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Jobs program aims to employ panhandlers and homeless  News-Press Now

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Ben Morrison and his friend Tenesha Beasley were cold and hungry and homeless recently, so they stopped by In the Spirit Christian ...

Okla. jobs program aims to employ panhandlers, homeless  Times Record

TULSA — Ben Morrison and his friend Tenesha Beasley were cold and hungry and homeless recently, so they stopped by In the Spirit Christian Church hoping ...

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

The Tulsa Tech Spirit Stick has reached the halfway point of the high school football season. Dave Davis is with the McLain Titans and With Tulsa McLain ...

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.

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, ...

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-, ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

'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 ...

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 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.

'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 ...

Major changes approved for north Tulsa schools  KOKI FOX 23

The changes include the closing of Penn Elementary.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

'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 with loaded gun arrested at McLain High School  Tulsa World

A student was arrested at McLain High School on Thursday morning after authorities reportedly found the student with a loaded gun, the Tulsa school district ...

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 ...

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.

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

Tulsa World researcher Hilary Pittman dropped off a copy of a 1976 sports column I wrote. I assumed she shared it because she thought my column sig — photo ...

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 ...

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

North Tulsa, an area that is attracting more charter schools, could soon see another education option: KIPP Tulsa wants to expand to high school. The charter ...

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 ...

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

A group of McLain High School students toured the Tulsa Police Department's Gilcrease Division and the TPD Police Academy on Monday as part of a program ...

Teen Pleads Guilty To Shooting At McLain High School Football Game  News On 6

A 16-year-old pleaded guilty to shooting another teen at a high school Football game back in September.

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 ...

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.

OU vs. Alabama: The story behind college football's most unlikely star

No player in college football has a more unlikely story than Alabama running back Josh Jacobs. The Tulsa native went from unknown recruit to a Crimson Tide ...

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 ...

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

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'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,

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

4A state wrestling: Tuttle rolling, McLain making its mark  Tulsa World

McLain's Taywone McNack is in the finals at 120 pounds.

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 ...

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.

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

Tulsa Public Schools wants the public to know that it still suspends students. But it doesn't want to. The district is suspending fewer kids but for more days, trying ...

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 World editorial: TPS needs to get real about its problems  Tulsa World

TPS Superintendent Deborah Gist must lead the district into finding peace with teachers, set a high bar for student achievement, and then achieve it.Clearly, the ...

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

A middle school teacher taught Virgil Davis to care for people, but it wasn't during a classroom lecture. “She gave me food, and she gave me clothes,” he said.

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 ...

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 ...

Police, Tulsa Public Schools launching program to connect officers with students  Tulsa World

Deputy Chief Jonathan Brooks said the object is to establish early relationships with children to help police understand the problems Tulsa youths face and to ...

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.

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 ...

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.

Tulsa Public Schools graduations stream on and Facebook  KOKI FOX 23

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Beyond Friday Night Lights Part 2: 'You want to change a kid's life? Go coach here'  Tulsa World

Webster running back Rashawn Penny pushes the drain water out of the equipment room after a recent practice. The drain needs to be fixed, and it floods each ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Entertainment:John Phillips Sees Basketball Career Wind Down  Greater Tulsa Reporter Newspapers

By TERRELL LESTER Editor at Large. PLAYER APPRECIATION: Indian Springs Country Club in Broken Arrow was packed with former players, colleagues and ...

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 ...

New TPD recruit training focuses on empathy and cultural competency as well as catching bad guys  Tulsa World

The Tulsa Police Department isn't focused on recruits who only want to hop fences, drive fast, shoot guns and catch bad guys.

How do you get a full ride to Stanford? This Memorial senior knows the formula  Tulsa World

David Ihim has studied hard, taught himself coding languages on YouTube and more. Now his hard work is paying off.

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.

10 people to watch in 2015: Ebony Johnson  Tulsa World

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

Photo galleries: See graduation photos from Glenpool, Wagoner, Memorial and more  Tulsa World

We are shooting photo galleries of area high school graduations.

Tulsa Police ID Man Found Shot To Death In Car With Daughter In Back Seat  News On 6

Tulsa police identified the victim in Tulsa's 69th homicide of the year. They continue to search for his killer.

Matthias Wicks sworn in as Tulsa Public Schools campus police chief after discussion  Tulsa World

Matthias Wicks was sworn in as Tulsa Public Schools Campus Police chief Monday after school district officials and board members discussed how concerns ...

TPS renews agreements with two north Tulsa charter schools  Tulsa World

The question of Tulsa Public Schools' continued sponsorship of two north Tulsa charter schools that serve more than 850 students was resolved Thursday, ...

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 ...

Game Flow: the highs and lows during the 2018 Orange Bowl  Norman Transcript

Oklahoma. • High point: Down 38-20 and facing fourth and 5 at his own 25, OU coach Lincoln Riley decided to go for it. There seemed nothing to lose, but it was ...

Tulsa World endorsement: Lana Turner-Addison is a strong leader in Tulsa school board District 3 and deserves re-election  Tulsa World

Turner-Addison is an effective voice of her community. She understands the delicate role of school board members — they must leave management of the ...

McLain High School Kicks Off New Year With Community, Political Leaders  News On 6

The McLain Extravaganza was the kick-off Friday for a school year that's certain to be significant, and a lot of people are going to be watching what's happening ...

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 ...

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.

Photo Galleries: 2015 graduations at high schools in the Tulsa area  Tulsa World

Find links to slideshows of high school graduations in the Tulsa area.

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 ...

You know Lee. Who are the other TPS schools named after?  Tulsa World

A 99-year-old decision to name a school after Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee by Tulsa Public Schools is now being debated. Here is who each school in the ...

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 ...

Proposed new Tulsa charter schools could require change in state law  Tulsa World

The Tulsa school board learned Monday that a new kind of partnership with three newly proposed charter schools could require a state attorney general's ...

Teachers learn strategies to help English learners, as 80 languages span TPS student population  Tulsa World

One-third of the 40000 students in Tulsa Public Schools speak a total of 79 languages other than English.

Photo Galleries: 2014 Graduations at high schools in the Tulsa area  Tulsa World

Find links to slideshows of high school graduations in the Tulsa area.

Class 4A boys basketball: Seth Youngblood, Roland reach state finals with win over Tulsa McLain

A trip to the state championship game was the natural next step in Seth Youngblood's Roland career. The Rangers' senior guard reached the area finals as a ...

Near-death experience has lasting impact on TU receiver Nigel Carter  Tulsa World

By Kelly Hines. Nigel Carter remembers staying up late to play a video game. He remembers his mom cooking oatmeal for him for dinner before making coffee ...

In north Tulsa, 'Buck' Buchanan helps give basketball a purpose  Tulsa World

With the NCAA Tournament coming to Tulsa this week, we look at the roots of basketball in Oklahoma. Monday, how small-town basketball can shape a ...

Tulsa Public Schools Inducts Inaugural Athletics Hall Of Fame Class  News On 6

The Tulsa Publics Schools Athletics Hall of Fame inducted its inaugural class Thursday night.

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

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

Many Parts of State Are High-Level Math and Science 'Deserts'  Oklahoma Watch

Participation in advanced-level math and science classes in high school is a strong predictor of success in college. But up to two-thirds of Oklahoma high ...

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, ...

5 Questions with John Regur of Hamilton Group Funding  Tulsa World

In addition to his work in the mortgage industry, Regur has also created MUSED with his partner to spread poetry and creativity in classrooms and nonprofits, ...

Gone too soon: Tyreek Hill joins OSU list that includes Prentiss Elliott, Dez Bryant  Tulsa World

When children identify their favorite player on a football team, they typically don't select an offensive tackle or a safety.

21-year-old Tulsan killed in SUV crash on Gilcrease Expressway  Tulsa World

The driver lost control of a maroon Chevrolet sport utility vehicle as it was exiting U.S. 75 and entering the westbound lanes of the Gilcrease Expressway.

Surge in teacher activism challenges GOP austerity mindset  Christian Science Monitor

A wave of teacher walkouts in Republican-run states, from West Virginia to Kentucky and Oklahoma, has cast a national spotlight on their tax-and-spend ...

'Police Already Knew Who Khyre Was”  Oklahoma Watch

TULSA — When she first saw a photo of the skull, Deonna Williams knew it was her stepson. Eighteen-year-old Khyre Campbell went missing Dec. 29, 2012.

Tulsa Changemakers program empowers children to drive change in community  Tulsa World

Tulsa Changemakers is a youth-driven initiative founded earlier this year by Andrew Spector and Jacob Lerner, who moved to Tulsa last year for Teach for ...

Where the sidewalk ends: Peoria pedestrians must step into traffic  Tulsa World

On her mile-long walk to school, 16-year-old Syquirria Joiner hauls her books in one arm while holding the other out for balance.

Sequoyah students join millions to honor victims, protest violence  Tahlequah Daily Press

When the bell rang at 10 a.m. Wednesday, roughly 150 Sequoyah High School students left the building to take part in National Walkout Day.

Updates on the 1993-94 Tulsa men's basketball team | Sports Extra  Tulsa World

1993-94: In advance of his third season as the Golden Hurricane head man, Smith's Tulsa team was picked to finish fifth in the Missouri Valley Conference.

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