Initiative Seeks to Bring Together the Puzzle Pieces for Improving Tulsa Schools

By: Rebecca Hollis, Oklahoma Policy Institute With over 300 early childhood education providers, fifteen independent school districts, ten four-year colleges, one community college, and more than one hundred education-related nonprofits in the greater Tulsa area, the task of educating students involves a huge number of individuals and institutions. Yet for all these efforts, we don’t have a good idea of who is doing what, or what programs are showing the best results. This disconnect is what Jeff Edmonson, Managing Director of the StriveTogether Network, has called...

Lunch & Learn | CREOKS Helps Fill the Gaps

Lunch & Learn's kicked off at CREOKS, a behavioral health non-profit in located in Tulsa and serving the entire state. CREOKS has a number of school and home based services and were early on seen as an important partner for the initiative. “From the very early stages, CREOKS was recommended to be a part of the conversation. Their outcome-based work with students in schools and homes show they help students improve in all areas of their lives.” said Monroe Nichols, Chief Operating Officer, IMPACT!Tulsa. Nichols presented the...

Leaders from Business, Education, Philanthropy, and Faith Community Meet for Design Institute

First, we want to thank you for attending the Design Institute. We had nearly 100 people from Business, Education, Philanthropy, and the Faith Community—you make this partnership possible. Second, we were reading through the commitment cards–we’re grateful for your generosity and the level of commitment to improving the lives of students in the Tulsa area. We’ll follow up on the areas you indicated soon. Next Steps We had great response from the data side and we fully expect to have a strong group working in this area. Our...