As Report Cards Near, King Students Urged to Pick Up Pace
Fifty-two sober-faced 6th graders sit shoulder to shoulder in Nikia Dillard’s classroom, silently listening as Doris R. Hicks, the principal of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School for Science and Technology, speaks to them forcefully about their academic responsibilities.
Ms. Dillard and King’s two other 6th grade teachers had told Ms. Hicks that several students had been slacking off. Some had failed to complete a class project on scientists and inventors that was assigned during the first two weeks of school in August.
Ms. Hicks is not pleased. So she calls them together Tuesday morning for...
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