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Category: Education

How expert T’erra Estes deals with misbehaved children

The Black Wall St Times asked T’erra Estes, founder and director of the nonprofit Teach Not Punish. The organization provides a support system that empowers families and professionals by offering educational opportunities that inspire positive behavioral change in homes and the workplace.

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Keeping the name “Lee” means you approve and agree with…

OPINION BY | Nehemiah D. Frank 

Let us be frank: renaming Robert E. Lee Elementary School “Lee School” is a lash on the back of every African-American student attending a Tulsa public school, which is alarming considering 25 percent of TPS’ total student population is composed of African-American pupils. 

TPS may as well remount the “No Colored” signs and command all the Negro students, Negro teachers, and Negro staff to ignore the symbol that acknowledges, values, and promotes white superiority in a 21st-century integrated educational setting.

Tulsa Race “Riot” Commission is causing division in Tulsa

When African-American leaders from North Tulsa echo white supremacy, it hurts the entire black community as a whole. 

Echoing white supremacy can be defined as reinforcing racist stigma or perpetuating racial falsehoods for the purpose of personal gain or out of plain ignorance. Unfortunately, this ignorance or unrighteous act is harmful for the community and the race. And the predicable, unpredictable-unforeseen damages to come will have a long-lasting impact into the future on Tulsa’s African-American community and other historic African-American towns across the nation. 

The Purposeful Silencing of Black Women in Educational Leadership 

“Aggressive.”

“Strong-willed.”

“Passionate.”

— have been words falsely labeled as simple descriptors when in actuality, they are evidence of the continued sexism and racism that plagues our society. Women in leadership have always faced adversity and are still seen as second-rate citizens in our country. We see this play out on a national level, but we also see this through daily interactions with those of privilege.

Tulsa Public Schools opens 2018-2019 pre-K enrollment on Monday, Feb. 5

TULSA, Okla. – Tulsa Public Schools pre-kindergarten enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year will open on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018 at 8 a.m. Parents and guardians of children who will be four years old on or before Sept. 1, 2018 are encouraged to enroll online at www.tulsaschools.org/enroll or in person at the district’s Enrollment Center at 2819 S. New Haven Ave. in Tulsa. All district pre-kindergarten programs are free and full-day.