ERIC Number: ED239750
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun-20
Reference Count: 0
A Call to Action: An Address to the Tulsa Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, A Response to the Report of the National Commission on Excellence in Education: A Nation at Risk.
Zenke, Larry L.
The Superintendent of Schools reports factual information about and briefly describes accomplishments of the Tulsa Public Schools to enable the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce to assess the status of the schools vis-a-vis the Report of the National Commission on Excellence in Education. Recent scores of students on national standardized achievement tests are emphasized; exceptional achievements of students and teachers are noted; and accomplishments of the school system as a whole are described. System-wide accomplishments include placement of students in Chinese universities; selection to pilot the Fitness Program (a program sponsored in part by the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports); extensive school/community cooperation and volunteer participation in the schools; as well as national recognition for working with Junior Achievement, Incorporated. The report concludes with summary descriptions of other programs offered by the public schools, such as programs in the areas of foreign languages, computer math, gifted education, special education, advanced placement, the International Baccalaureate diploma, basic skill acquisition, school to school transfer, Community School classes, student discipline, alternative schooling, community services, interdistrict transfer, teacher qualifications, a management team approach to administration, racial integration, and school effectiveness. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tulsa Public Schools, OK.
Identifiers: Individual Recognition; Oklahoma (Tulsa)