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McLain High School principal resigns; assistant principal selected as interim  Tulsa World

McLain High School Principal John Williams has resigned nearly two years after starting the position.

McLain High School gets much-needed facilities upgrade as new $12 million field house nears completion  Tulsa World

McLain's new field house will include all the features and amenities of the top high school athletic facilities in the area.

See the new $12 million field house at McLain High School  Tulsa World

McLain's new field house will include all the features and amenities of the top high school athletic facilities in the area.

Four years ago Crystal Garcia constantly skipped school. Now she's McLain's valedictorian  Tulsa World

From chronically absent to valedictorian of her senior class at McLain High School, Crystal Garcia has come a long way since freshman year.

Josh Jacobs scored two touchdowns in his Oakland Raiders debut. Here's a look at his career, from Tulsa McLain to Alabama to the NFL  Tulsa World

The Oakland Raiders opened their season on Monday Night Football with two touchdowns from first-round draft pick Josh Jacobs.

Josh Jacobs has a great story, one the Tulsa World has been telling for a long time  Tulsa World

Former McLain High School star Josh Jacobs will celebrate one of the greatest nights of his young life Thursday night when his name was called during the ...

TPS Board Gives Approval To Expand Tulsa Middle School  News On 6

The Tulsa Public School board is giving its approval to expand a middle school.

Alabama's Josh Jacobs, a McLain graduate, wants to prove to OU 'they missed out on me'  Tulsa World

The running back has scored a team-high 14 touchdowns for the Crimson Tide this season.Orange Bowl 2018: Brendan Radley-Hiles says freshman season ...

'There's a goal to shut the school down': Community upset with talk of closing McLain 7th Grade Academy  Tulsa World

North Tulsa community members believe Tulsa Public Schools isn't just considering closing McLain 7th Grade Academy but that the school's closure is a ...

Tulsa school board approves resolution to move forward with plan to create north Tulsa middle school  Tulsa World

The Tulsa Public Schools board approved a resolution saying the district will take the actions necessary to establish a single middle school complex for sixth-, ...

Families prepare for start of school at North Tulsa Extravaganza  Tulsa World

The 15th annual North Tulsa Parent and Community Enrichment Extravaganza was held Tuesday at McLain High School.

Alabama running back, McLain grad Josh Jacobs turning pro  Tulsa World

CBS Sports lists him as the fifth-best running back in the 2019 class.Related: See the best images from National Signing Day 2016 around the Tulsa area.

TPS has groundbreaking for new McLain High field house  Tulsa World

The Tulsa Public Schools broke ground Thursday on a new field house for McLain High School. Work on the $12 million project, which includes two basketball ...

Tulsa's Josh Jacobs taken 24th in NFL draft by Oakland Raiders  Tulsa World

Jacobs, who attended Alabama after graduating from McLain High School, was rated as the top running back in this year's draft.

TPS research into high school experience shows inequities, opportunities for improvement  Tulsa World

Tulsa high school students feel unsafe at school and burdened by systemic education inequalities and are worried about the public's perception of their schools, ...

Guerin Emig: Josh Jacobs' extraordinary path from north Tulsa to NFL first forged by his father  Tulsa World

At the top of Josh Jacobs' Twitter feed is a verse from 2 Peter. It reads in part: “God is being patient with you. He does not want anyone to be lost, but he wants all ...

'Project Trust' kicks off at McLain High School to improve students' perceptions of police  Tulsa World

A program aiming to improve young people's perceptions of police got underway Monday and left city and law enforcement officials feeling that while they have ...

Student pleads guilty to shooting during McLain football game  Tulsa World

The victim and his family were said to be "on board" with the plea agreement, which the state sought in large part because the McLain ninth-grader had no prior ...

Tulsa's McLain High School Graduate: Focus On Successes  News On 6

New information is trickling in about a push to save a troubled Tulsa school. You can now send community input directly to Tulsa Public Schools about McLain ...

More principal changes coming to Tulsa Public Schools in 2019-20  Tulsa World

A new school year means new leadership at several schools throughout the state's second-largest district.

After considering shuttering McLain 7th Grade Academy, TPS says school will remain open another year  Tulsa World

The district had discussed shuttering the center after the current school year and moving students to McLain High School for Science and Technology after ...

All-State Wrestling: Too small for other sports, McLain's Thaddeus Long found success on the mat  Tulsa World

Thaddeus Long was the first McLain wrestler since 1977 to win a state title and represent the school as an all-state wrestler Wednesday night.

Bill Haisten: Former McLain star Josh Jacobs makes a first-round fashion statement  Tulsa World

It's a remarkable story -- Jacobs' rise from anonymity to first-round prominence, and now he's a Raider.

2018 Week 5 - Tulsa Tech Spirit Stick At Tulsa's McLain High School  News On 6

Dave Davis is with the McLain Titans and With Tulsa McLain Marching Soul who are celebrating Friday's homecoming against the Cleveland Tigers.

Graduations 2019: See graduation ceremonies from Jenks, Owasso, Collinsville, Glenpool and more  Tulsa World

Congratulations to the Class of 2019. Check out area high school and college graduation ceremony photos here.

Guerin Emig: How Shea Seals forged everlasting bond with McLain High School  Tulsa World

Before he was a TU star, Lakers draftee and successful coach, Seals was a McLain Scot.

Four Tulsa high schools likely will participate in 'Tulsa Beyond' redesign project; unclear what that means  Tulsa World

Four high schools with different and significant challenges could soon participate in Tulsa Beyond, an initiative aimed at re-imagining high school in Tulsa Public ...

Tulsa Public Schools selects new principals for Booker T. Washington High School, McLain High School, Tulsa Learning Academy  Tulsa World

Melissa Woolridge to lead Booker T.; John Williams named at McLain; and, Clay Vinyard picked for Learning Academy. Selections require school board ...

TPS hosts 10th annual back-to-school 'Extravaganza' at McLain High School  Tulsa World

The yearly event aims to provide educational information and build partnerships with parents, stakeholders and community members.

McLain students paint mural  Tulsa World

McLain High School students spent part of the day Tuesday at 36th Street and Hartford Avenue on a project: Painting a mural in an effort to beautify the ...

Loaded Handgun Confiscated From Tulsa High School Student  News On 6

Campus police confiscated a loaded handgun from a McLain High School student Thursday morning.

North Tulsa Students Accepted Into Prestigious College Summer Programs  News On 6

Two North Tulsa students have the chance to attend summer programs at two different prestigious universities. They need community support to make that ...

Tulsa World editorial: TPS missed a chance to be transparent on the North Tulsa Community Education Task Force  Tulsa World

We don't question the district's motives. Everyone involved wants the same thing: the best education possible for the children of the McLain area. Somewhere ...

TPS forms community-based North Tulsa Task Force to figure out McLain 7th Grade Academy problem  Tulsa World

The future of a one-grade school suffering from a student-enrollment crisis is in the hands of its community after the formation of a task force in search of answers ...

TPS Task Force Releases Recommendations For North Tulsa Educatio  News On 6

A Tulsa Public Schools task force is recommending changes it says will improve education in North Tulsa.

Tulsa superintindent releases statement on event safety after Friday night high school shooting  KOKI FOX 23

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Six decades after dropping out of Union High School, 77-year-old pastor fulfills lifelong goal of graduating  Tulsa World

Leo Johnson dropped out of school his senior year and spent the next 60 years living with regret. And according to him, it's all because of a misunderstanding.

'We want to design high schools for our future, not for our past': TPS launches Tulsa Beyond high school redesign initiative  Tulsa World

The four TPS high schools in the initiative — McLain, Webster, Hale and the Tulsa Learning Academy — each have design teams that will guide the work of ...

John Klein: North Tulsa life in 1968 was 'pivotal time in all of our lives'  Tulsa World

The Booker T. Washington, McLain and Central high schools' class of 1968 50th reunion will be held Sept. 16-22. It was a momentous year in U.S. history and in ...

Families welcomed back to school at 11th annual North Tulsa Extravaganza at McLain High School  Tulsa World

The line at McLain Junior & Senior High School wrapped around the building Tuesday afternoon as families took their place for the 11th annual North Tulsa ...

James Earl Beaty  Tulsa World

May 19, 1945 - July 10, 2019. Jim Beaty passed on to be with his Lord and Savior in the early morning of July 10, 2019. He was preceded in death by parents, ...

North Tulsa residents fear how KIPP Tulsa expansion to high school grades would affect McLain  Tulsa World

The proposed expansion of KIPP Tulsa to high school grades drew the community's ire Monday night as residents and a school board member voiced concerns ...

Raider fans: Get to know your new running back Josh Jacobs  Tulsa World

In a moving November 2018 profile, Bleacher Report detailed the difficult childhood of Josh Jacobs. When his parents divorced in 2006, Josh, one of five ...

Graduations 2019: See graduation ceremonies from OSU-Tulsa, Owasso, Collinsville, Glenpool and more  Tulsa World

Congratulations to the Class of 2019. Check out area high school and college graduation ceremony photos here.

'It's about time': Son of famed Tulsa historian joins opening celebration of John Hope Franklin Elementary School  Tulsa World

Three words came to mind when John Whittington Franklin was asked what his father would have thought about a north Tulsa school being named after him: “It's ...

KIPP Tulsa hopes to expand to high school next school year  Tulsa World

If approved by the Tulsa School Board, the high school would have an inaugural ninth-grade class of 125 students, adding one new grade each year until it ...

What you need to know about education in Tulsa

Montessori. School choice. Charter. Magnet. When it comes to education, many terms are used on a regular basis. But they don't need to be scary or confusing.

Cobbler Mom in Turley getting reputation for her sweets without preservatives  Tulsa World

There is no sweeter smell in Turley than that of a *fresh*, hot cobbler that has just been pulled out of an oven inside the Cobbler Mom kitchen.

All-State golf: Jackson White still relishing championship run at Regent Prep  Tulsa World

CATOOSA — As a freshman, Jackson White was the only student-athlete in Regent Prep's boys golf program, competing as an individual at links events.

'It gives them hope': Summer boot camp offers off-track seniors one last chance to graduate on time  Tulsa World

About 30 Tulsa Public Schools seniors from throughout the district's high schools took advantage of its Senior Boot Camp program, which is designed to help ...

'Worst Public Schools' rankings and reporting errors rankle Tulsa Public Schools leaders  Tulsa World

District leaders say they are troubled by having five local schools make a website's ranking of the 100 worst public schools in the U.S., and to add insult to injury,

McLain High School students tour Tulsa police station, academy in Project Trust program  Tulsa World

The tours marked the end of the pilot program for "Project Trust," but Deputy Chief Jonathan Brooks said he's excited to continue the program with groups of ...

'We worked together as a team': Players look back on unique, mixed-race makeup of high school teams in mid-'70s  Tulsa World

Tom Vermillion was the only white basketball player at McLain, and Dwight Jeffries and Jeff Matthews the only black players at Edison.

Guerin Emig: Josh Jacobs is my favorite story in the run-up to OU-Alabama  Tulsa World

Of all the stories in the run-up to Oklahoma-Alabama, my favorite is easy – Josh Jacobs, the kid who went from “under the radar” at McLain to “off the radar” when ...

High schools: After years of struggles, Hale football ready for big turnaround  Tulsa World

DeAngelo Washington is one reason optimism around the Hale program is high going into the 2019 season as second-year head coach Brian Jones appears to ...

Tulsa World editorial: Tulsa Beyond first step in transformation  Tulsa World

Tulsa Public Schools is launching a process to re-imagine struggling high schools by asking their communities to think outside the box. In a story reported last ...

TPS announces finalists for teacher, support employee of the year  Tulsa World

The 2019 teacher and support employee of the year will be selected this spring.

High schools: Rejoice's Justin Seay will end basketball career in All-State's `bright' lights  Tulsa World

The Class 2A state tournament MVP could have played college athletics, but he will be attending the University of Arkansas only as a student, studying business ...

Raven fans: Everything you want to know about Justice Hill  Tulsa World

Video: On National Signing Day, B.T. Washington's Justice Hill talks about signing with OSU.

Father Of Alabama Star Running Back Describes Son's Drive  News On 6

McLain High School has a player on both sides of the Orange Bowl with Isaiah Harris a freshman walk-on at OU and Josh Jacobs is a star at Alabama. Jacobs ...

Schools Seek To Avoid Same Fate As Tulsa's McLain High School  News On 6

State-initiated changes for Tulsa's McLain Junior and Senior High Schools could be as substantial as making it a charter school in little over a year.

Black History Month: Former BTW band director recalls desegregation's impact on Tulsa's black high school  Tulsa World

Clyde Yeldell, 80, retired in 1990 after 30 years with Tulsa Public Schools. For the first 13 years, he was band director and music instructor at Booker T.

A new way to do high school? Tulsa Public Schools program to explore options  Tulsa World

Tulsa Public Schools plans to begin pilot programs for what a reimagined high school experience would look like, starting with two schools in the 2019-20 ...

Alabama Running Back Josh Jacobs Is Living the Impossible Dream  Bleacher Report

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — When he arrived at Alabama, Josh Jacobs spent his first few months sleeping on the floor in his dorm room. Not because he didn't have a ...

McLain Seventh Grade Academy Focuses On High School Preparedness  News On 6

The new school, with just a single grade, is a new effort to improve learning for children feeding into McLain High School.

John Klein: The Curious Case of Joshua Jacobs  Tulsa World

The McLain quarterback/running back has gone from virtual unknown to highly-rated recruit in less than two weeks.

All-State Girls basketball: Sand Springs' Destiny Johnson scores 7, but Large West rolls  Tulsa World

All-State basketball gallery. Destiny Johnson said her action in the All-State girls basketball game was probably her first without her Sand Springs partner, Holly ...

TPS board approves new KIPP high school  Tulsa World

Andrew McRae, executive director of KIPP Tulsa, said the school will offer something unique among the educational offerings in north Tulsa.

Tulsa Public Schools names new principals  Tulsa World

Tulsa Public Schools has selected new school principals to lead Lee Elementary, Zarrow International School, Carver Middle School, Mitchell Elementary and ...

A night of firsts: Kyler Murray becomes second straight OU quarterback selected with first pick of NFL draft  Tulsa World

Kyler Murray, the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback who dazzled football fans in his lone season as Oklahoma's starter, will be reunited with an old friend.

Tulsans Address Racial Differences On Teen Arrests At City Council  News On 6

The Tulsa City Council opened the floor for people to share their thoughts on the number of arrests of black and white teenagers on June 19.

Who are all the Tulsa Public Schools named after?  Tulsa World

Here is who each school in the Tulsa Public Schools district is named after from information provided by TPS.

'It's a balancing act': Tulsa Public Schools suspending fewer students but for more days  Tulsa World

After several people claimed the district has told principals not to suspend students, officials have tried to reassure the public about suspensions. District leaders ...

Tulsa Changemakers helps students understand, connect with communities  Tulsa World

Sixth-grader Cairo Pray and his classmates set out to collect 50 items to donate to the city's homeless residents for their Tulsa Changemakers project this year.

High principal turnover plagues Oklahoma schools  NonDoc

In the OKC and Tulsa school systems, high principal turnover disproportionately affects schools with high minority and poor populations.

All-State Swimming: Isabelle Packard looks back at time at Metro Christian, ahead to the next level  Tulsa World

BARTLESVILLE — Monday night's All-State swim meet at the Phillips 66 Aquatic Center was a bittersweet time for the seniors who were swimming for the last ...

Tulsa Shock Player Outfits High School Basketball Team With New Shoes  News On 6

McLain High School's girls' basketball team may be able to run the court a little bit faster thanks to a donation from the Tulsa Shock's Skylar Diggins.

After a whirlwind week, McLain's Joshua Jacobs signs with Alabama and remembers the community that got him there  Tulsa World

Lightly recruited just a few weeks ago, Jacobs chose to "Roll Tide" on Wednesday over offers from Oklahoma and Missouri.Photo gallery: See the highlights from ...

Tulsa Public Schools graduations: watch live  KOKI FOX 23

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Bill Haisten: Josh Jacobs, the most compelling story of the 2015-16 recruiting process, represents Tulsa in the Alabama backfield  Tulsa World

Among the more compelling stories of the 2015-16 recruiting process – both in Oklahoma and nationally – was the chain of events that to Josh Jacobs' signing ...

A Better Way: Collaborative jobs program hopes to put panhandlers and homeless people to work  Tulsa World

Almost 50 former panhandlers are employed at local businesses as a result of the program, which aims to get people off the streets and into productive jobs.

4A state wrestling: Cascia Hall's Skidgel picks up third championship  Tulsa World

Tuttle claimed its ninth consecutive team state championship and 14th overall.

Community Helping To Make McLain Basketball Players A Matching Team  News On 6

A Tulsa high school is trying to raise at least $1500 to buy the basketball team items that many might take for granted - matching shoes.

Guerin Emig: How Tulsa football great Shawn Jackson helps turn boys into men  Tulsa World

When he was a little boy, Shawn Jackson got out of the house because he couldn't stand to hear his parents yell at each other. He'd go play sports. Eventually ...

MLK Day: Tulsa Alpha Phi Alpha members share a fraternal bond with Martin Luther King, seek to carry on legacy  Tulsa World

A number of MLK-related activities are on tap, starting Sunday evening with the annual Interfaith Community Commemorative *Service*. The annual parade is set ...

10 people to watch in 2015: Ebony Johnson  Tulsa World

Central Junior and Senior High School Principal "In it to see kiddos succeed."

Photo gallery: Justice Hill's career at Oklahoma State and Booker T. Washington  Tulsa World

After running a 4.4 second 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine, former Oklahoma State and Booker T. Washington standout Justice Hill may be one of the top ...

Some Tulsa Public Schools substitutes due pay raise  Tulsa World

The Tulsa school board voted unanimously Tuesday to raise substitute teachers' pay at nine schools for the first time in years.

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OU football notebook: Tulsa native LaRon Stokes' strong spring catching eyes of coaching staff  Tulsa World

Mykel Jones talks about sitting out much of the 2018 season, and coach Lincoln Riley gives an injury report on the Oklahoma football team.

'If it wasn't for you, I wouldn't be here': Tulsa seniors thank their teachers who went the extra mile  Tulsa World

A new class of high school seniors has graduated. Before they leave their campuses, Tulsa World asked students from area high schools about the one teacher ...

Orange Bowl 2018: Breaking down the Oklahoma-Alabama matchup with analysis from columnist Guerin Emig  Tulsa World

Oklahoma leads the all-time series 3-1-1 against Alabama.

McLain RB Josh Jacobs leaving defenders in his dust, but flying under college recruiters' radar  Tulsa World

Senior standout leads eastern Oklahoma in rushing, but doesn't have a NCAA Division I scholarship offer to his name.

Two Tulsa moms who sold drugs likely to die in prison on life-without-parole sentences  Tulsa World

McLOUD — As inmate Damita Price pushes fellow prisoner Sheila Royal in her wheelchair into the interview room at Mabel Bassett Correctional Center, ...

While outsiders argue about north Tulsa's problems, a church/nonprofit is working from the inside on solutions  Tulsa World

Intern Jaela Walters, 18, helps students, Tyran Griffin, 9, and Jaelyn Ezell during a STEM class at the summer program held by Crossover Church at Hawthorne ...

Nearly 70 percent of Tulsa schools get failing grade as A-F criticism continues  Tulsa World

The Oklahoma State Department of Education released the 2015 A-F school grade cards on Thursday with the disclaimer that the system is inaccurate and ...

Man shot in chest at Booker T. Washington High School  Tulsa World

A man was shot in the chest Saturday night after an alumni basketball game at Booker T. Washington High School.

TPS renews agreements with two north Tulsa charter schools  Tulsa World

The school board approved a renewal of its sponsorship of Tulsa Legacy Charter School and KIPP Tulsa College Preparatory Charter School for four more ...

Shooting after alumni basketball game reportedly stemmed from argument over who had been the better athlete  Tulsa World

Tulsa County prosecutors charged a man Friday with shooting with intent to kill, alleging that the shooting came during an argument over who had been the ...

With chronic absentee rate 88 percent over national average, Tulsa Public Schools prioritizes attendance efforts  Tulsa World

On a near daily basis, the district tweets about attendance. It sends notifications to parents through mobile applications. In the coming months, there will be a ...

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