MyLinh Hoang

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Students lagging several levels behind, test scores show

Students at Sojourner Truth Academy high school, which earned an F- on recently released school report cards, are performing as many as six grades below their actual level, according to data provided to its governing board Tuesday. Sarah Stern, the school’s director of data and assessments, explained that the school tests students three times a year to measure their progress, with the first given at the start of the school year.

After-hours tutoring in algebra advocated; school may issue city bus tokens to combat absenteeism

The board of Sojourner Truth Academy began its September meeting with reports on challenges ranging from academic performance to misconduct and suspensions. Thirteen board members were present:  Robert Burvant, Sybil Favrot, Charline Wright, Keith Crawford, Elizabeth Rhodes, Anne Michaels, David Perlis, Alice Parkerson, Ryan Mast, Lawliss Turner, Reginald Flenory, Patrick Walsh and Shelly Dobard.