Author:Alex Paschal

Congratulations Class of 2016!

by Katie Carter 2016 University of Oklahoma Graduate   [caption id="attachment_51477" align="alignright" width="240"] As I walked through campus today after graduation, I looked back and realized how many people have been behind me my whole life.[/caption] Throughout my college career, I gained once in a lifetime opportunities and experiences. One...

Education Budget Crisis

by Cathy Burden, Ph.D.   America was founded on the belief that an educated citizenry is necessary for a true democratic society.  Therefore, universal access to quality educational opportunities is axiomatic as the bedrock of our society that values freedom and equality.  Unfortunately, those very institutions in Oklahoma...

In Oklahoma, Anyone Can Afford to Go to College

Howard G. Barnett, Jr. President, Oklahoma State University-Tulsa   One of the real strengths of Oklahoma’s public higher education system is its accessibility, not only from an admissions standpoint but, maybe more importantly, from a cost standpoint.  Add to those benefits the wide variety of college and university...

What To Expect In 2016

As many people do in the new year, ImpactTulsa is taking inventory of our accomplishments and assessing progress toward our goals. As a collective impact partnership, we ended 2015 proving there is a unified mission to guarantee every child a high-quality education. It was incredibly energizing...

Everyone’s Job

[caption id="attachment_50914" align="alignright" width="203"] Jonah Edelman, CEO , Stand for Children and Kathy Taylor, CEO, ImpactTulsa[/caption] Jonah Edelman Co-founder and CEO, Stand for Children   Most people have a vague idea of what "school-to-prison pipeline" means: that due to inadequate educational quality and disproportionately harsh discipline of students of...