Greater Tulsa Reporter
Today, Superintendent Deborah A. Gist announced a reduction of the amount of time students at Tulsa Public Schools spend on district-required tests by 54 percent. Dr. Gist made the announcement at a TPS Board of Education meeting, which was attended by teachers who served on the district’s Assessment Study Group. Dr. Gist accepted the group’s recommendations to curb over-testing by reducing the frequency of some tests, eliminating one entirely and by removing the district requirement to implement others. This cut the overall time spent on testing in the district by half.Read More
Oklahoma State University Marketing and Communications Services in Tulsa took top honors in two categories and received 11 awards overall at the annual Oklahoma College Public Relations Association conference in Sulphur. The annual OCPRA competition featured entries from public and private higher education institutions across Oklahoma.Read More
Northeastern State University in Broken Arrow has partnered with local law enforcement agen-cies to better equip officers for crime scene investigations.Read More
Although Tulsa Tech offers many different programs and opportunities for all types of students to succeed, students must be dedicated to learning new skills in order to truly make their own path. Carpentry student Jordan Dunkin demonstrates his dedication each morning by waiting for the 6:50 a.m. bus that takes him to downtown Tulsa, then catching a second bus that stops near Tulsa Tech’s Lemley Memorial Campus for class.Read More
Bixby High School 2015 graduates Katherine Kramer and Bryan Lee have been named Academic All-State Scholars by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, a nonprofit statewide organization. The 2015 Academic All-State Class is made up of 100 top public high school seniors, who come from 74 schools and were selected from 558 students throughout Oklahoma. David L. Boren, chairman and founder of the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, describes the selection of the scholars as “Oklahoma’s most rigorous academic competition.”Read More
Keith Ballard, Ed.D., former superintendent of Tulsa Public Schools, joins the faculty of the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa on July 1. Ballard will serve as director of the Professional Development and Leadership Academy and professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in the OU Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education.Read More
Tulsa Community College opened in Owasso in August 2013, offering programs tailor-made for the needs of the community and workforce.
The school offers three degree programs: Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Cardiovascular Technology and Nursing: LPN/Paramedic to RN.Read More
TU Uncorked welcomed more than 500 guests to the Donald W. Reynolds Center on June 5 for the 11th annual University of Tulsa Alumni Association wine festival. Since its inception, the event has raised more than $700,000 for the TU Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. Scholarships are awarded to Tulsa-area students based on financial need and academic qualifications.Read More
Growing up in a family that valued learning, Margaret “Meg” Deweese could have easily been set on an early path to becoming an educator.
“Growing up, we took vacations to battlefields,” she says. “Both my parents loved education and loved to learn.”Read More
In addition to providing exciting courses for high school students and award-winning business and industry training opportunities, Tulsa Tech also offers hundreds of part-time classes that allow students to pursue their individual career goals or simply explore a variety of interests. A wide assortment of class subjects includes everything from sewing and quilting to machining.Read More
University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren and University of Tulsa President Steadman Upham have announced the establishment of a $10 million endowed scholarship fund made possible through the generosity of the William K. Warren Foundation and Saint Francis Health System.Read More
Junior Achievement of Oklahoma hosts the semi-annual JA Business Success Series (BSS) on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 11:30 am at the DoubleTree Warren Place presented by Hewlett Packard.Read More
OK2Grow held its third annual Scholarship to Success Entrepreneurship Workshop at the Wilson Teaching and Learning Academy in March.
About 50 juniors from Tulsa Public high schools participated in the event, received insights into starting a business and interacted with local business owners. Students also brainstormed to generate business ideas and designed business scripts, marketing materials and business cards.Read More
Two Oklahoma State University-Tulsa faculty were recognized for exceptional teaching and research during the university’s graduation ceremony on May 11 at The Pavilion at Expo Square.Read More
On April 23, Owasso High School junior Gina Cordray accepted the Oklahoma State Department of Education Superintendent’s Awards for Arts Excellence in both the band and orchestra categories.Read More