Tulsa Street School President Invited to Speak in Greenland
The deputy minister of education, culture and church for the country of Greenland, Dr. Lone Moeller invited the president and of Street School, Dr. Lori McGinnis-Madland, to speak at a symposium attended by 90 top-ranking education officials in Nuuk, Greenland. Because Street School is recognized nationally as a leader in increasing graduation rates for at-risk youth they wanted to learn more about Street School’s methodology and systems.
In September 2017, Moeller and Doris Jakobsen-Jensen, the then minister of education for Greenland visited Street School under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program and hosted by the Tulsa Global Alliance.
Bob Lieser, vice president of programs and interim director of the Tulsa Global Alliance said, “We are thrilled at the follow-up between our recent visitors from Greenland and Street School. It is a very rare and generous opportunity for the Government of Greenland to fund this reciprocal exchange.”
“Touring Street School was inspiring to us,” said Moeller. “I wanted Lori to come to Greenland and share information about the many aspects of Street School that we may someday replicate in our education system here.”
Greenland’s current school system allows students to receive a diploma after tenth grade. Data shows that when students do graduate, they are not furthering their education or developing trade skills.