TPS teaching students social, emotional skills

Tulsa Public Schools is teaching its elementary students skills they’ll use beyond the classroom. A fourth grade class at Eugene Field Elementary is learning about poetry and they’re gaining other skills you can’t learn in a book. “From Ms. Howard I learned that you can’t just bulge out because people are gonna not want to…

Education advocate, officials stress need to fund expanded learning at event celebrating after-school programs

Karen Pittman has seen a lot of progress in how people view the role of after-school programming in the development and success of at-risk children. While these programs used to be seen as a pleasant but ultimately unnecessary luxury, more and more communities are beginning to understand the intrinsic value of expanded learning opportunities, said…

Flood Warning from 3PM CDT FRI until 2:34PM CDT SAT ‘Ready to shift gears’: After 16 years, Gary Percefull is trading school board seat for bike seat

Gary Percefull, often found with a helmet strapped to his head and a crew of kids riding behind him, has no regrets about trading in his school board seat for a bike seat. Tulsa Public Schools’ longtime District 1 representative decided against pursuing a fifth term this year, instead choosing to focus more on volunteer…