Tulsa Public Schools http://publicradiotulsa.org en Education Cuts Deeper in Oklahoma Than Any Other State http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/education-cuts-deeper-oklahoma-any-other-state <p></p><p style="margin-left:-.5in;">A new report shows since the start of the recession, Oklahoma has made the deepest cuts in school funding in the nation. The report by the non-partisan Center on Budget and Policy Priorities finds Oklahoma’s public school funding down by almost 23% or $810 per student since 2009. Gene Perry with the Oklahoma Policy Institute says it’s not&nbsp;a category where you want to be number one.</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 16:28:23 +0000 Marshall Stewart 46090 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Education Cuts Deeper in Oklahoma Than Any Other State With a New TPS Bond Issue on the Ballot Soon, Dr. Keith Ballard Makes the Case for Its Passage http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/new-tps-bond-issue-ballot-soon-dr-keith-ballard-makes-case-its-passage <p>Voters within the Tulsa Public Schools&nbsp;district will go to the polls on May 14th to vote on a $38 million bond issue devoted to classroom technology as well as safety and security. Looking at facilities across the span of the district, we find that some schools have a student-to-computer ratio of 3:1, while in other schools that ratio is as high as 13:1. This bond will address those disparities, and will also provide funds for sprinkler systems within TPS's oldest schools as well as additional security at various entrances and exits. Our guest today is Dr. Wed, 08 May 2013 18:13:38 +0000 Rich Fisher 38694 at http://publicradiotulsa.org With a New TPS Bond Issue on the Ballot Soon, Dr. Keith Ballard Makes the Case for Its Passage Memorial High Breaks Ground on a New Multi-sport Arena http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/memorial-high-breaks-ground-new-multi-sport-arena <p style="margin-left:-.5in;">Ground is broken today on a new sports complex for Memorial High School.</p><p style="margin-left:-.5in;">It’s the first new construction in a long time at Memorial. The complex, called Veterans Arena, will include a 12-hundred seat gym for basketball, volleyball, and wrestling. Public Schools Athletic Director Gil Cloud says there’s also room to accommodate all the boys and girls sports now offered. And he says it will be a community facility, that people in the Memorial area can use it for a variety of events…not just sporting events. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 17:24:02 +0000 Marshall Stewart 27677 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Memorial High Breaks Ground on a New Multi-sport Arena Superintendents Speak Out on A-F Grading System http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/superintendents-speak-out-f-grading-system <p>Oklahoma School Superintendents go to Oklahoma City to voice their displeasure with the new A-through-F School grading system. Among them, is Tulsa’s Superintendent Doctor Keith Ballard. He says the system is unfair and confusing.</p><p>For example, he says most people consider an “A” to be anything between 90-and-100-percent. But under this system, Ballard says a school would have to achieve a minimum grade point average of three-point-75 to get an “A”.</p><p>School Superintendents from 81 school districts in the state took part in today's gathering.</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 15:36:48 +0000 KWGS News 27299 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Superintendents Speak Out on A-F Grading System Back to School http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/back-school <p>School bells are ringing in the Tulsa Public Schools. This is the first day of classes in the state's largest school district.</p><p>Tulsa School Board President Gary Percefull says, despite the financial challenges, he is expecting a good school year ahead. He says the community is supporting the school district and its educators. The district has lost millions of dollars in state cut backs.</p><p>Tulsa Police are also watching the school zones for speeders and those that do not yield to school buses.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 12:02:29 +0000 KWGS News 24577 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Back to School Tulsa Public Schools Get a Big Donation from the Electric Company http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tulsa-public-schools-get-big-donation-electric-company <p style="margin-left:-.5in;">Tulsa public schools get a 195-thousand dollar grant from PSO to boost a program helping students who live in poverty conditions. The money supports the Community Schools Initiative. Lucky Lamons is President of the Foundation for Tulsa Schools. He says the program incorporates several elements of the community into the education of children, and can help those in difficult circumstances learn as well as improve their test scores.</p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 18:30:17 +0000 Marshall Stewart 22962 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Tulsa Public Schools Get a Big Donation from the Electric Company Another TPS Administrator to Leave http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/another-tps-administrator-leave Tulsa Public Schools’ Deputy Superintendent Millard L. House II has accepted an offer to become the Chief Operating Officer of Charlotte-Mecklenberg Schools. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School (CMS) district is one of the nation’s largest school districts, located in the Charlotte, North Carolina, region and serves more than 141,100 students in kindergarten through 12th grade in 159 schools throughout the cities and towns of Mecklenburg County. Most recently, CMS was named one of the top school districts in the country as winner of the 2011 Broad Prize for Urban Education. In addition, Dr. Mon, 09 Jul 2012 19:52:07 +0000 KWGS News 21919 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Another TPS Administrator to Leave Former Commissioner to Serve on School Board http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/former-commissioner-serve-school-board <p>The TPS school board tonight voted to appoint Wilbert E. Collins, Sr., to the District 2 seat recently resigned by board member Oma Jean Copeland.&nbsp; Collins, 71, a former Tulsa County Commissioner, was among three candidates who applied for the position.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 11:51:23 +0000 KWGS News 21606 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Former Commissioner to Serve on School Board Opinion Sought: Early-Release Days for Educators and Students http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/opinion-sought-early-release-days-educators-and-students <p>&nbsp;Tulsa Public Schools considers early-release days once per month. The early release allows educators to collaborate teaching techniques. Students would be released in the middle of the day.&nbsp;Tulsa schools administrators determined&nbsp;that early-releases are more cost effective than adopting the late-start method.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>A survey has been released for parents&rsquo; opinions.&nbsp;To take part in&nbsp;the survey, <a href="http://www.tulsaschools.org/2_News/01_public_info/survey_early_release.asp">click this link</a></p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 17:50:09 +0000 Renae Powers 20858 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Opinion Sought: Early-Release Days for Educators and Students New TPS Ticket Prices for Sporting Events http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/new-tps-ticket-prices-sporting-events <p>The Tulsa Public Schools Department of Athletics today announced new ticket prices for the coming athletics year.</p><p>In an effort to increase student attendance, student ticket prices for all levels of athletics will be reduced to $3. Included in the price reduction will be the senior citizen discount ticket which will also be $3 for anyone 65 years and older. Students and seniors citizens will be required to show a valid I.D. in order to purchase reduced price tickets.</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 15:01:48 +0000 KWGS News 20695 at http://publicradiotulsa.org New TPS Ticket Prices for Sporting Events