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...

ImpactTulsa names Mayor G.T Bynum as new Leadership Council Chair

Tulsa, Okla. –– Mayor G.T. Bynum will join ImpactTulsa on Oct. 30 as the new Leadership Council Chair. The ImpactTulsa Leadership Council is a group of innovative leaders from various groups that participate in strategic discussion to actualize these education solutions and remove potential barriers. Among this council are representatives from education, non-profit, business, civil and faith-based Tulsa-area organizations.   “ImpactTulsa is an organization that uses data, evidence, and evaluation to improve education outcomes for Tulsa children,” Mayor Bynum said. “Having sought the office of mayor out...

Strive Together Conference 2019: Together We Are Unstoppable!

This month, the entire ImpactTulsa team traveled to Washington D.C. to attend the 10th annual Cradle to Career Network Convening hosted by StriveTogether. Cradle to Career is a gathering of changemakers united in the work of breaking down barriers and creating opportunities for every child, regardless of race or zip code.   Several of our ImpactTulsa team members presented to more than 400 community leaders, social change agents and policymakers at the national convening. Jessica Smith, Andrea Stacy and Dr. Delia Kimbrel, along with Jonathan McIIroy from...

State of Education: How Innovative Approaches Can Increase Postsecondary Completion in Oklahoma

By Dr. Laura Latta   A city where every kid has equal opportunity Those who attended Thursday’s State of Education luncheon walked away with two challenges, one from Mayor G.T. Bynum and one from Dr. Danette Howard, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Lumina Foundation. Mayor Bynum directly addressed the racial inequities in education in the city, sharing the statistics that less than half of all Tulsa students graduate high school with the English and language arts skills necessary to be successful in a postsecondary program...