Greenwood Leadership Academy (GLA ), a Tulsa Public Schools (TPS) partnership school serving TPS students, and the Met Cares Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to building exceptional schools, strong economic development and robust community engagement in North Tulsa, held their first GLA 5K and Fun Run on the morning of Saturday, November 2, 2019, that took walkers and runners through the beautiful, rolling hills in the Gilcrease neighborhood.
History was made recently when Tulsa dignitaries, Tulsa Public School officials, and educators, were joined by students, along with their families to celebrate and to dedicate the John Hope Franklin Elementary School, located on 5402 North Martin Luther King Blvd., formerly known as ECDC Bunche.
We all know that change is difficult, especially when you’re trying to fill the shoes and vacuum of a strong, educated black woman who has similar lived experiences with those of the students, staff, and community which allows for her to better connect and communicate with the black students and black teachers.
By: Nate Morris, senior editor TULSA, OK – For nearly ninety minutes, a packed room at the Tulsa Public Schools Education Service Center sat at rapt attention as speaker after speaker approached […]
Oklahoma has surpassed Louisiana to become the incarceration capitol of the world earlier this year. Studies have shown that suspending students out of school leads to negative educational outcome and a higher likelihood of entering the criminal justice system.
Without partnership schools like Greenwood Leadership Academy, some African American students could end up back in low performing schools that surround Greenwood Leadership Academy. These students, especially African American students, have a higher probability of landing on the infamous school-to-prison pipeline at a lower performing school. Oklahoma currently ranks at the top in the nation for incarceration.
Last week I had the privilege of sitting down with a board member who voted in favor of keeping the name out of respect for the individuals who live in the Lee District. It was one of the best conversations I have ever had in my life. We approached one another as human beings. I sat at a table across from an American who looked different from me and allowed myself to become vulnerable with the hope of reaching the heart.