Later this week, on the morning of October 24th, the Opportunity Project -- a Tulsa nonprofit that (per its website) acts as a "citywide intermediary for expanded learning [and for] connecting youth to the world of opportunity" -- will celebrate the 20th anniversary of National Lights On Afterschool Day. This celebration begins at 8:30am at the Central Center in Centennial Park, near 6th and Peoria, and it will include a presentation regarding "What Tulsa's Youth Need to Thrive" by Karen J. Pittman, co-founder and CEO of The Forum for Youth Investment.

Teachers Rally Ahead of New School Year

Aug 17, 2012

Tulsa teachers are back in the classroom, getting ready for the first day of classes on Monday. This morning, educators gathered for a back-to-school pep-rally of sorts. Tulsa School Superintendent Doctor Keith Ballard praised the teachers for their dedication.

The teachers heard from Ballard, School Board President Gary Percefull, former State School Superintendent Sandy Garrett and the head of the Tulsa Classroom Teachers’ Association. President Lynn Stockley focused on the importance of teachers in the classroom.