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Pilot program helps students overcome COVID-19 learning gap

Posted Sept. 11, 2020

With students facing numerous challenges during COVID-19, a new pilot program is being brought to Fort Worth by Precinct 1 Tarrant County Commissioner Roy Charles Brooks to help students overcome learning gaps caused by the pandemic.

The program is being launched by the National Organization of Black County Officials (NOBCO). Brooks is chairman of NOBCO.

“This pilot program will help provide students with the ability to receive instruction if they are falling behind in any of these subjects,” Brooks said. “We need to do whatever we can to ensure the achievement gap does not widen during this pandemic.”

Sunrise McMillan Elementary School, 3409 Stalcup Road, has been selected for the online pilot program, which will focus on English language arts and math for first-grade students.

NOBCO will provide a licensed and certified teacher to conduct tutoring sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7 p.m. The program will launch Sept. 14.

“It is a privilege working hand and hand with the National Organization of Black County Officials,” said Latres Cole, principal at Sunrise McMillan.

“I am excited to see the fruits of our labor during the 2020-2021 school year,” Cole said. “It has always been said, ‘It takes a village…’ I am very thankful for NOBCO being a part of our village.”

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