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Two students share their experiences with urban education

Check out the Skiff's full report on urban educationCarolyn CastellanosSophomore, engineering majorHigh school: Diamond Hill-JarvisOne of the major differences between the high school that...

Urban education: In their own words

Check out the Skiff's full report on urban educationSen. Barack Obama, D-Ill."No Child Left Behind has been false advertising. And there doesn't seem to...

Performance disparities in schools reflect socioeconomic differences

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Less than four miles from the TCU campus, Arlington Heights High School boasts students who score above the state's average on the SAT, ACT and advanced placement tests.

Armed with a plethora of student organizations and advanced placement classes, the students are given the opportunity to make the best use of their academic achievements.

Urban education: By the numbers

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  • Tarrant County state records show 83.2 percent of public school students as minorities - 26.3 percent black and 56.9 percent Hispanic.

  • The Fort Worth Independent School District classifies 71.3 percent of its more than 79,000 students as economically disadvantaged.

College of Education aims to combat teaching shortage in urban schools

Check out the Skiff's full report on urban educationEach day, students of different races, genders, ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds enter the nation's classrooms. Unfortunately,...

High schoolers recruited for teaching

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Urban schools need more qualified teachers, but odds are against students from those schools ever becoming teachers themselves.

Out of the 13 million children living in poverty, only about half will graduate high school, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress. The assessment shows even fewer will go to college, and even fewer will pursue careers as teachers.

Fraternity to host pageant, award scholarship money

Alpha Phi Alpha will crown its ninth Ms. Black and Gold - the recipient of $1,000 in scholarship money - at the annual pageant today.This evening in the Student Center ballroom, Alpha Phi Alpha will judge eight contestants to see who is eligible to hold the crown and title of Ms. Black and Gold.

The ninth annual Ms. Black and Gold pageant serves to promote scholarship in the community, said Gary Briggs, a sophomore political science major and member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. He said scholarship is one of the major aims of the organization.

KTCU adds security after phone threats

The campus radio station is installing new devices to ensure the safety of its staff, after threatening phone calls forced the station to be evacuated two weeks ago.On Oct. 23, a man called and threatened to come to the station, KTCU FM 88.7 "The Choice," after he made complaints about the music and said racial slurs about a disc jockey. Following the threat, students were evacuated from the station located in Moudy Building South.

Historic cartography collection comes to North Texas museums

Beginning Nov. 3, people across the state will have the opportunity to experience more than 400 years of Texas history through maps, as a result of TCU's partnership with the Museum of the Big Bend at Sul Ross State University in Alpine.The exhibit, titled "Going to Texas: Five Centuries of Texas Maps," consists of 64 historic maps from the Yana and Marty Davis map collection dating from 1548 to 2006.

Prank calls may be to blame for group’s suspension

Two anonymous phone calls made to Alpha Kappa Alpha's corporate office are to blame for the sorority's suspension this semester and one of those calls may be a fake, said AKA's regional adviser.In April, one caller identified herself as a student and pledge of the sorority's TCU chapter, and another identified himself or herself as the parent of a hazed student, said Tari Bradford, AKA's south-central region adviser.

"Do I believe one (of the phone calls) was a prank?" Bradford said. "Yes, I do."

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