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MLK relying on substitutes to teach 7th grade English

March 22, 2016 8:05 am by

WTVR has a story up on how MLK Middle School doesn’t seem to have an actual 7th grade English teacher this year:

Keon Booker’s daughter is a 7th grade student at Martin Luther King Middle School. He said her class has been without an English teacher for the majority of the school year.

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RPS spokeswoman Cletisha Lovelace provided the following statement:

Three 7th grade English teachers have been temporarily replaced with long-term substitutes as a result of a medical condition experienced by one teacher, the retirement of another teacher and the resignation of a third teacher.

The 2015-2016 school year is the first for the school under Principal Derrick Scarborough and a somewhat reconstituted staff after years of ineffectual leadership, a disintegrating culture, and plummeting test scores. Word has it that Scarborough has been given job #1 to first rebuilt the environment and culture at MLK instead of chasing standardized test results. This has been (for the most part) the most outwardly quiet year at the school in a while.


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