ImpactTulsa COVID-19 Resources: Early Childhood

CAP Tulsa  CAP Tulsa has a Family Resource page with links to resources for food, baby supplies and internet services. Here’s the link.   Child Care Resource Center  The Child Care Resource Center has the most updated information on early childhood centers in our area. Check out their website for all the details.   Circle Time Fun This site is great for little ones! Learn and bond with your 0-6 year old while following and interacting with an expert instructor. The site offers Baby and Me Yoga, Yoga Adventure, interactive storytime, family...

ImpactTulsa COVID-19 Resources: Non-Profit Support

City Year  Click to read City Year’s response to the COVID-19 crisis.   Community Service Council of Oklahoma  The Community Service Council of Oklahoma has compiled a listing of nearly 100 updates from service providers in Eastern Oklahoma. See it here.   Reading Partners Reading Partners is rallying behind students and families during COVID-19. Read their statement here.   Tulsa Area United Way The United Way updated its website to include a listing of COVID-19 resources. Click to read more.   Tulsa Community Foundation  Tulsa Community Foundation (TCF) and Tulsa Area United Way (TAUW) have established the Tulsa...

ImpactTulsa COVID-19 Resources: PostSecondary

Oklahoma System of Higher Education Click to read the Oklahoma System of Higher Education’s COVID-19 response.   Oklahoma Career Tech The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education is closely monitoring the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Here’s their COVID-19 webpage.   Our post-secondary institutions are responding to COVID-19 in ways that prioritize the safety of students. Click below to be directed to our partner institutions' websites:  Langston Northeastern State University Oral Roberts University OSU-Tulsa OU-Tulsa Rogers State University Tulsa Community College Tulsa Tech University of Tulsa   Acessibyte Assistive technology company Accessibyte Online has offered free access to its cloud platform of...

ImpactTulsa COVID-19 Resources: K-12

Schools Districts in the Tulsa Region are responding to COVID-19 closures by communicating rapidly with students and families. Click to find out the latest information from your school district:   Berryhill Public Schools Bixby Public Schools Broken Arrow Public Schools College Bound Academy Collegiate Hall Public Schools Collinsville Public Schools Glenpool Public Schools Jenks Public Schools Keystone Public Schools KIPP Tulsa Charter Schools Liberty Public Schools Owasso Public Schools Sand Springs Public Schools Sapulpa Public Schools Skiatook Public Schools Sperry Public Schools Tulsa Public Schools Tulsa Honor Academy Tulsa Legacy Charter School Tulsa School of Arts & Sciences Union Public Schools     At Home Resources Need a list of things...

ImpactTulsa COVID-19 Resources: Family Services

Hunger Free Oklahoma Hunger Free Oklahoma has meal sites all over Oklahoma. To find a meal site near you, please visit https://meals4kidsok.org/. Families can enter their address or zip code to find locations providing food in their area. Bill Assistance Families who need assistance with bills or other essential services should visit www.211.org or dial 211 to speak to someone who can help. City of Tulsa Stay updated on the latest information from the City of Tulsa. All information can be found on their COVID-19 webpage. Community Food Bank of Eastern...

Keeping Community First: An Update from ImpactTulsa

March 17, 2020 ImpactTulsa Partners and Community Members,   As an education community, we have faced many challenges and know that by coming together collectively, we can get through not only COVID-19, but anything. This belief in collective impact - people coming together to solve social problems with a targeted strategy - is what drives us at ImpactTulsa. As our region, state and country grapple with the uncertainty of this time, we remain steadfast in our commitment to keep our community at the heart of what we do.   Many...

An Important Message from ImpactTulsa

March 13, 2020 Dear ImpactTulsa partners,   Thank you for all that you are doing to keep yourself, your family and our school communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are writing to update you on the status of ImpactTulsa's in-person programs and sessions during this crisis.   To protect the health of our partners, staff and community, all ImpactTulsa meetings will be hosted virtually or postponed through the end of April. We will assess at the end of April which events in May and future in-person programs will continue...

Equity in Education: Student- and Family-Centered Approaches

By Dr. Laura Latta, M.Ed., Ph.D., Director of Post-Secondary Partnerships & Research   This is the third installment in the ImpactTulsa multi-part series, Equity in Education. The first installment of the equity series, Defining Equity, Equality, and Standardization, discusses the conceptual differences between equality and equity. The second post, Equity and Standardization: Are they Compatible? explores the history of equality, equity, and standardization in the public education system. This post highlights research about schools and their practices that promote equitable and personalized education for all students.    History reveals that...

Equity and Standardization: Are they Compatible?

By Dr. Laura Latta, M.Ed., Ph.D., Director of Post-Secondary Partnerships & Research   This is the second installment in the ImpactTulsa multi-part series, Equity in Education.   The first installment of the equity series, Defining Equity, Equality, and Standardization, discusses the conceptual differences between equality and equity. Equality refers to the equal treatment, opportunity, and access to resources. Equity is the personalization of resources to the needs of individuals that will help them reach common goals. This post explores the history and context of standardization in public education so...

Equity in Education: Defining Equity, Equality, and Standardization

By Dr. Laura Latta, M.Ed., Ph.D., Director of Post-Secondary Partnerships & Research   This is the first installment in the ImpactTulsa multi-part series, Equity in Education.   Equal access to a high quality public education has been a top social justice issue for the past century. After all, it was only 65 years ago that the Brown vs. Board of Education ruling was made and “separate but equal” education was found to be decidedly unequal. One would hope that a landmark ruling and the passage of time might heal...