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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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January 13, 2017

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 colleg...

January 3, 2017

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 a...

November 22, 2016

Few things have the unique ability to shape our opinions, construct our perceptions, and bring us together like stories.

For most of my life, my story was one of rural Oklahoma. It was full of red clay, hollers and bottoms, and people who lived a life very much like my own. I was fortunate to discover the power of stories early. The tales of other people and experiences have inspired me to listen...

November 16, 2016

I’ve always been fascinated with the idea of perception—the way people view the world around them and how two people can be looking at the exact same scenario yet see different things.

Anais Nin once said, “We don’t see things as they are; we see them as we are.” I heard this when I was just a little girl, and it is still one of my favorite quotes. It communicates what I believe to be an important...

November 12, 2016

I am a die hard, unashamed lover of Tulsa. I've traveled and am aware of what other cities across America have to offer. Yet, despite the benefits of other places, I’m certain Tulsa will forever be my home.

When I describe Tulsa to those who are unfamiliar, I try to paint a picture of a community that has a natural inclination to help one another without expecting anything in return. There are...

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