New online tutoring program keeps Fort Worth kids from falling behind

LaTres Cole’s students were struggling even before the COVID-19 pandemic.

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She’s the principal at Sunrise-McMillan elementary in Fort Worth’s Stop 6 neighborhood, and she says 96% of her students are counted as economically disadvantaged.

“I just think that we need to be given a chance,” Cole said. “We may not have as much as other schools may have but the ability is there.”

With students learning online, there was fear they’d fall further behind.

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Tarrant County Commissioner Roy Brooks leads the National Association of Black County Officials, and the group provided a $25,000 grant for a new online tutoring program aiming to not only keep kids from falling behind but improve their performance.

Kelly Carson’s son Jeremiah was selected to be part of an after-school tutoring program that just

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