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    Raising Kings: Ron Brown College Prep Teachers Give Voice to Expectations

    by Charles Borst posted October 27, 2017

    From the early stages of recruiting students and training teachers, to the final bell of the school year, Education Week‘s Kavitha Cardoza and NPR’s Cory Turner followed teachers, students, and parents as they documented the first year of Ron Brown College Preparatory High School in the District of Columbia. The school is designed specifically to meet the needs of its young male students students of color – who are called “kings.” And for many of the young men, their needs are profound.

    In Episode 2 of the three-part audio series, Ron Brown’s unique CARE team and the teaching faculty continue their focus on nurturing students’ social and emotional growth. But their time becomes increasingly dominated by a few kings who are getting into trouble. The school’s math and English teacher talk about their expectations for the students; their comments are excerpted in an audio slideshow below, with portraits by Jared Soares.

     

    Math teacher Shaka Greene talks about the need for high standards do to limited spots for internships and scholarships.

    English teacher Schalette Gudger talks about the camaraderie among the students.

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