Leaders of a new initiative to reform education across the Tulsa area issued a call on Oct. 21 for schools and the community entities that support them to have the courage to do things differently. Superintendent Dr. Kirt Hartzler says Tulsa-area superintendents already collaborate more than is typical for an urban area and that contrary to political rhetoric, public school leaders embrace the use of data to drive decision-making. ... read full story
The annual Union Schools Education Foundation casino night dinner and auction starts at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, November 1, at the Renaissance Hotel in Tulsa. The Foundation’s annual Dinner and Auction is the premier event to support Union Public Schools. .... Information about tickets, the online auction and more ... Through this event the Foundation is able to meet its’ sole purpose and goal of providing funds for projects and programs to Union Public Schools that would otherwise go unsupported. We invite ...... read full story
Message from Superintendent Dr. Kirt Hartzler: Oklahoma’s State Board of Education has released school grades for all of Oklahoma schools. As you may recall from last year, the validity and reliability of these school grades are of great concern to us all. Let me assure you, Union Public Schools embraces accountability as we have set a very high bar in seeking to graduate 100 percent of our students.... read full story
Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. Although the start end dates can vary slightly depending on the organization and source, Red Ribbon Week generally takes place the last full week in October, with the weekends before and following the last full week included as appropriate celebration dates. This year, Red Ribbon Week will be celebrated October 23-31.
Red Ribbon Week serves as a vehicle for communities and individuals to take a stand for the hopes and dreams of our children through a commitment to drug prevention and education and a personal commitment to live drug free lives with the ultimate goal being the creation of drug free America.
And, perhaps more importantly, Red Ribbon Week commemorates the ultimate sacrifice made by DEA Special Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, who died at the hands of drug traffikers in Mexico while fighting the battle against illegal drugs to keep our country and children safe.