TPS Seeks Input to Improve Education in North Tulsa


Tulsa Public Schools is seeking community input as the district prepares for meaningful change in the coming school year. is in the process of transforming schools in the city?s most economically depressed areas in a number of innovative ways. A community forum is planned for Tuesday, June 16 to discuss effective school leadership and other initiatives that impact especially high-poverty schools.

Some of the innovations-in-progress include a brand-new partnership with Teach For America, the highly successful teacher recruiting and training program that focuses on high-need, urban schools. Dozens of the nation?s top college graduates are training now to teach in Tulsa Public Schools. Other innovations will transform TPS? high schools and alternative schools. An infusion of federal stimulus funds will provide state-of-the-art instructional technology and teacher training in Title I schools. Much of this transformation will lead to vast improvements for students and teachers in historic North Tulsa.

Real, meaningful change is only sustained through consistent, effective leadership. Who should take the helm at McLain High School, Gilcrease Middle School and Houston Elementary School? The community is invited to share in the conversation Tuesday, June 16, 11 a.m.- 12:00p.m. or 6:oop.m. -7:00 p.m.

would also like to hear from the community about other important programs designed to unite parents, faith-based partners, local businesses and school staff behind the common goal of improving education in the North Tulsa community.

Please join us and spread the word about this important community forum on Tuesday, June 16 at Gilcrease Middle School, 5550 N. Cincinnati Ave.
For more information, contact Jane Malone at (918) 746-6301 or malonja@tulsaschools.org.

Updated 06-12-2009

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