Reimagining Education

A blog about pushing past the status quo in how we school our youth. Honest, data-backed, stakeholder-driven, and relentlessly committed to kids. 

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We have a deep hunger to feed, and we're all responsible.

Tulsa is in an educational crisis. It's hard to pay attention to when there are national headlines that grab at our attention. And simply being informed is quickly becoming not enough. In 2006, The Guardian reporter Paul Harris profiled Tulsa. He called our city "America's heartland" and "picture book middle America". It's an image we've cultured over generations. It's our shared habits. We're proud of our city. But even then, a decade ago, he identified "a hunger [here]". It's a hunger at our edges, in the forgotten neighborhoods and schools. We've built the storybook and shunned the hungry. Our schools are underfunded and understaffed. Our teachers are overworked and overwhelmed. Our kids

Four simple things YOU can do each month to pave the road to college for kids

There’s a growing divide in the United States. Not the one between political parties, though this seems to garner most of our attention lately. There’s a much more important, consequential divide in education. More and more opportunities are tied to a college degree. It’s woven into the new American Dream, a nearly ubiquitous marker of success. And in our national consciousness, the path to college is fair, even, entirely reliant on a student’s aptitude, effort, and talent. But there are hidden costs – overlooked requirements to college admittance – that have made the new prerequisites for success nearly unreachable for our most in-need. Oklahoma is home to several prestigious college instit

Three ways the education system is failing our kids and what we need to do about it

Americans have a belief in our education system as a place of egalitarianism. It may be the single point within our lives where our collective “bootstrap” ideal is most noticeable - in the pressures we put on students, in the institutions and performance markers we have created, in the very way we discuss the problems of education. But our system is not fair, equal, or meritocratic. Those rising aren’t always the objective best. Money plays a role, but our problems are foundational. We lack quality teachers and the means to keep them. Our system, and especially those schools and districts in impoverished areas of our country, lack the resources to deal with the realities of their students’ l

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