North Tulsa to Hold Second Community Conversation
Closing the Achievement gap in North Tulsa schools is the focus of the Tulsa Classroom Teachers Association and the OEA’s latest Community Conversation. North Tulsa’s elementary schools, Gilcrease Middle School and McLain High School will convene a series of conversations between parents, community members and school personnel thanks to a grant from NEA.
Parents, community members and school employees of McLain High School and all of its feeder schools will convene Thursday evening at Gilgrease Middle School for their second Community Conversation.
The Public Engagement Project is funded by a grant from the National Education Association grant funds and is coordinated by Tulsa CTA and the OEA.
During the first Community Conversation in mid-November, nearly 200 people met and discussed the issues creating achievement gaps between the various ethnic groups in North Tulsa schools. They identified three categories they wanted to further explore – Reading Across North Tulsa, Behavior (which includes school climate, safety and character), and Relationships and Trust (which includes Teacher/ Parent, Teacher/Student and District/Community).
During this week’s Conversation, the community will reconvene to brainstorm ideas for solving these issues and to determine which group(s) will take responsibility to see that the action items are carried out.