American Education http://publicradiotulsa.org en Making the Case Against HB 3399, Which Would Remove Oklahoma from the Common Core Initiative http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/making-case-against-hb-3399-which-would-remove-oklahoma-common-core-initiative <p>On May 23rd, the Oklahoma State Legislature approved HB 3399, a bill which would, if it became law, withdraw this state from the Common Core State Standards initiative. This bill is now on Gov. Mary Fallin's desk, awaiting her decision; the Governor has until June 7th to sign the bill into law, or veto it, or do nothing (in which case the bill will not take effect). Tue, 03 Jun 2014 21:51:30 +0000 Rich Fisher 60784 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Making the Case Against HB 3399, Which Would Remove Oklahoma from the Common Core Initiative "The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/promise-pencil-how-ordinary-person-can-create-extraordinary-change <p>What if a bright young guy who had enough brains, training, and ambition to thrive on Wall Street suddenly decided --- in his mid-twenties, while watching an especially "passionate" pianist perform at a concert --- to give up on all the money and glory associated with his fledgling career...in order to start a small, independent nonprofit dedicated to building schools in the world's poorest regions? On this edition of ST, we meet just such a person. Tue, 20 May 2014 21:42:53 +0000 Rich Fisher 59963 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change" The Keynote Speaker at the Franklin Center's 2014 Symposium on Reconciliation: Dr. Freeman Hrabowski http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/keynote-speaker-franklin-centers-2014-symposium-reconciliation-dr-freeman-hrabowski <p>Tulsa's John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation will present its 2014 National Symposium on Reconciliation in America on May 29th and 30th here in our city; the theme for this 5th annual symposium is "Education for Reconciliation." (You can learn more about this upcoming event <a href="http://www.jhfcenter.org/the-centers-work/2014-symposium/">here</a>.) On today's installment of ST, we speak with the keynote speaker for that symposium, Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, who has been president of UMBC (The University of Maryland, Baltimore County) since 1992. Dr. Tue, 13 May 2014 22:41:39 +0000 Person: Rich Fisher 59530 at http://publicradiotulsa.org The Keynote Speaker at the Franklin Center's 2014 Symposium on Reconciliation: Dr. Freeman Hrabowski "Freedom’s School" --- A New Documentary Film Profiling Tulsa's Booker T. Washington High School http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/freedom-s-school-new-documentary-film-profiling-tulsas-booker-t-washington-high-school <p>On this edition of ST, we speak with Andrea Jobe, a local filmmaker whose latest offering is a 45-minute documentary about the history and development of Tulsa's Booker T. Washington High School. The school celebrated its 100th anniversary last year, and as Jobe tells us on today's program, her just-completed film profiles not just BTW but also the wider community of Tulsa. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 20:37:58 +0000 Rich Fisher 58712 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Freedom’s School" --- A New Documentary Film Profiling Tulsa's Booker T. Washington High School "Why Kids Need to Read What They Want --- and Why We Should Let Them" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/why-kids-need-read-what-they-want-and-why-we-should-let-them <p>Our guest is Michael Smith, a professor of teaching and learning at the Temple University College of Education. Thu, 09 Jan 2014 22:19:59 +0000 Rich Fisher 52536 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Why Kids Need to Read What They Want --- and Why We Should Let Them" Tough Talk --- and Hard Truths --- about America's Public Schools from Dr. Steve Perry http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tough-talk-and-hard-truths-about-americas-public-schools-dr-steve-perry <p>On StudioTulsa today, we speak by phone with Dr. Steve Perry, a passionate, down-to-earth, and plainspoken --- make that outspoken --- education-reform advocate who's best known as the founder and principal of Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, Connecticut. This school has sent one-hundred percent of its predominantly low-income, minority, first-generation high-school graduates to four-year colleges every year since its first class graduated in 2006. Dr. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 18:29:21 +0000 Rich Fisher 34594 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Tough Talk --- and Hard Truths --- about America's Public Schools from Dr. Steve Perry TU Only Oklahoma School On Best College List http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tu-only-oklahoma-school-best-college-list <p>U.S. News &amp; World Report's 2013 edition of Best Colleges has named The University of Tulsa as the 83rd best national research university.</p><p>This marks the 10th consecutive year that TU has been listed in the top 100 national universities --- TU is the only Oklahoma university to be included in the top 100. The publication's 2013 rankings, released on Sept. 12th, also show TU at 48th among the nation’s private doctoral universities.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 13:00:05 +0000 University Relations 26019 at http://publicradiotulsa.org TU Only Oklahoma School On Best College List "What Teachers Make" (Encore presentation.) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/what-teachers-make-encore-presentation <p>(Note: This program originally aired back in April.) We speak by phone with the noted performance poet, former middle-school teacher, and current teachers&#39; advocate Taylor Mali. His new book --- &quot;What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World&quot; --- is based on a poem that he wrote several years ago, a spirited and encouraging defense of the teaching profession that has, by now, been seen and forwarded millions of times on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and elsewhere. Thu, 26 Jul 2012 18:43:16 +0000 Rich Fisher 22967 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "What Teachers Make" (Encore presentation.) A Conversation with Gary Peluso-Verdend, President of Phillips Theological Seminary http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/conversation-gary-peluso-verdend-president-phillips-theological-seminary <p>Our guest on ST is Gary Peluso-Verdend, President of Phillips Theological Seminary (or PTS) here in Tulsa. Established in 1907, PTS recently changed both its identity and mission statements. Thu, 12 Jul 2012 21:04:01 +0000 Rich Fisher 22138 at http://publicradiotulsa.org A Conversation with Gary Peluso-Verdend, President of Phillips Theological Seminary The University of Tulsa Welcomes Dr. Geoffrey Orsak as Its 18th President http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/university-tulsa-welcomes-dr-geoffrey-orsak-its-18th-president <p>On this edition of StudioTulsa, we are pleased to speak with Dr. Geoffrey Orsak, who begins his tenure as TU&#39;s 18th president. Dr. Orsak was formerly Dean of the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering at Southern Methodist University (SMU). He earned his bachelor&#39;s, master&#39;s, and doctoral degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Rice University, and he&#39;s widely seen as one of the nation&#39;s outstanding leaders in engineering research and education. In recently announcing Dr. Mon, 02 Jul 2012 22:06:46 +0000 Rich Fisher 21584 at http://publicradiotulsa.org The University of Tulsa Welcomes Dr. Geoffrey Orsak as Its 18th President