The district includes the following schools: Booker T. Washington High School, Carver Middle School, Will Rogers College Junior High and High School, and Kendall-Whittier, McKinley, Mitchell, Owen, Sequoyah, and Springdale elementary schools.
Students, parents, teachers, staff, and community members are invited to a special event celebrating the opening of the school year at the recently renamed Wayman Tisdale Fine Arts Academy.
The consequence of nearly two decades of poor education funding mostly harms Oklahoma’s rural and inner-city students.
Richard Phillips, who identified himself as an employee of the Kravis Foundation in Tulsa, took to the podium at Monday night’s TPS Board meeting to seemingly threaten current funding for a children’s summer arts program if the school board voted to remove the name ‘Lee’ from the former ‘Robert E. Lee Elementary.’
My purpose in life is to serve communities where everyone can grow to their highest potential. My work as founding principal at GLA has been in service to that purpose, and I wholeheartedly believe in the mission of GLA to enable our community to continue to manifest its limitless potential. I am yielding to the guidance of a higher power to step aside, not yet fully understanding why, but certain that it is the right thing for me to do at this time, and that hindsight will once again provide validation.
If there’s one thing that gets today’s parents upset, it is when they think that their child isn’t getting the playing time they deserve on a team. There are all sorts of reasons for this “injustice,” not the least of which is when the coach plays his own son or daughter over players that are demonstrably better by every measure. And there’s nothing wrong with thinking that what’s happening with your child is unfair; it often is. Daddy Ball is real.
Robert E. Lee Elementary, as a newly built school, was dedicated in honor of the Confederate General as part of a four-day-long Reunion of Confederate Veterans that happened in Tulsa in September 1918.