By Carma Henry

Educators from Title I Schools Meet in Philadelphia

Black Educators Share Success Stories at the 2018 National Title I Conference in Philadelphia

Principal Salome Thomas-EL takes a photo with members of the award-winning Thomas Edison Charter School chess team. (Thomas Edison Charter School)

By Lynette Monroe (Program Assistant, NNPA ESSA Public Awareness Campaign)

Salome Thomas-EL, a charter school principal and award-winning national education expert, captivated an audience of over 500 educators with his keynote address on overcoming barriers to success at the 2018 National Title I Conference in Philadelphia, Penn.

Dr. Robert Kirton, the CEO for DNA Educational Solutions and Support delivers remarks during the 2018 National Title I Conference in Philadelphia, Penn. (Travis Riddick/NNPA)

Title I schools are characterized by the additional funds they receive to meet the needs of their most vulnerable students. Title I funding provisions are designed to improve the academic achievement of the disadvantaged and to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education. The National Title I Conference engaged educators at all levels around the relationship between cultural competence and best academic practices.

Principal EL leads Thomas Edison Charter School, a tuition-free, public charter school in Wilmington, Del. According to …read more

Source:: The Westside Gazette