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Throwback Tulsa: Called a ‘white elephant,’ Mason High School lasted only 5 years

Charles C. Mason was a beloved former Tulsa Public Schools superintendent who served from 1944 until 1969, when enrollment surged from 33,000 to its peak of 80,000 students. Today, TPS has about half that number.

Booker T. Washington to Hold Hall of Fame Induction

In April, five Booker T. Washington alumni will be inducted into the Booker T. Washington High School Hall of Fame: a community organizer, a former NFL running back, a nationally-known broadcaster, an internationally-renowned opera director and a longtime educator.

Webster High School Could Double In Size Under TPS’ Consolidation Plan

Drastic cuts at Tulsa Public Schools to save millions could mean closing schools and merging sports teams, buying fewer textbooks and sending teachers home without pay for two days.

Should I always yield for pedestrians in unmarked crosswalks?
Vehicles must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians crossing the roadway within any marked or unmarked crosswalk at an intersection. Drivers approaching a pedestrian in a marked or unmarked crosswalk must reduce their speed and take other action necessary to ensure the pedestrian’s safety.
McLain High, Tulsa World, 02/24/2017.  NPR

How Tulsa football great Shawn Jackson helps turn boys into men

When he was a little boy, Shawn Jackson got out of the house because he couldn’t stand to hear his parents yell at each other. He’d go play sports. Eventually he excelled at football and wound up starring at McLain High School and the University of Tulsa.

Sand Springs High, 02/24/2017

Sand Springs guard Holly Kersgieter’s dad has a basketball history of his own

A sports writer had to inform Sand Springs guard Holly Kersgieter that her dad played in one of the more memorable games in Oklahoma high school basketball history.

In 1982, Chuck Kersgieter was part of an eighth-ranked Edmond Memorial team that upset No. 1 Booker T. Washington in the first round of the 5A state tournament at the Mabee Center, ending the late, great Wayman Tisdale’s high school career.

Tulsa World.  02/24/2017.

Chasing perfection: Kenny Monday’s Tulsa roots shaped his legendary career

Last weekend in North Carolina, Tulsa native Kenny Monday and his family did what families and friends tend to do when they get together: They talked about the past, before the medals and the fame, back when they were all just growing up in north Tulsa.

Tulsa World.  02/24/2017.

School A-F grading system survives House vote

The state’s new A-F grading system remained on track Thursday despite opponents’ charges that it will promote institutional racism.

Tulsa World.  02/24/2017

Students show progress in annual Impact Tulsa report, but racial and socioeconomic gaps persist

While educational achievement gaps between socioeconomic and racial groups continue to persist, Tulsa-area students are showing progress, particularly in reading proficiency and post-secondary opportunities, according to a report released Thursday.

Rogers College High KJRH 02/23/2017

‘Link up: The orchestra rocks!’ teaches classical music to Tulsa elementary school students

Sounds of classical music filled the auditorium of Will Rogers High School Thursday morning, and the musicians are probably not who you’d expect. Many of them are local elementary school students.

KOTV – Ch 6.  02/23/2017

Report: Tulsa Third-Grade Reading Improves, Concern For Older Students

A new report is just out on the state of education in Tulsa, and it’s showing progress for third-grade reading students, and some concerns for middle and high schoolers.

Tulsa World.  02/22/2017

State agencies face budget cuts as revenue failure declared

Finance Secretary Preston Doerflinger on Tuesday declared a revenue failure for the current fiscal year.

KTUL – Ch 8.  02/21/2017

Bill requiring fewer background checks for teachers passes state Senate

Senate Bill 29 would make it a little bit easier for teachers to transfer schools.

KTUL – Ch 8.  02/21/2017

Educators want concrete plans on state’s teacher raise proposals

Teachers across Oklahoma could soon see a pay raise. House Bill 1114 is eligible to be heard in the state’s House of Representatives, after passing a 26-2 vote, Monday. However, concerns about how the raises will be funded, considering Oklahoma is already dealing with a budget crisis.

KOTV – Ch 6.  02/21/2017

Local Company Holding Paper Drive For Sapulpa, Tulsa Public Schools

Public schools are getting less and less state money, and with future federal education dollars also uncertain, a local company is doing its part to make sure some districts are stocked with a needed supply.

Tulsa World.  02/20/2017

SAR sets Outstanding Citizenship Awards

The Tulsa Chapter of the National Society, Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) will host its 2017 Outstanding Citizenship Awards on Saturday, 10:30 a.m. at Hardesty Regional Library, Frossard Auditorium.

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