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Organizational Learning and Equity

Our Shared Core Value of Equity

Equity is the leading core value at Tulsa Public Schools. Valuing equity means that we must provide resources and supports matched to student need, for every student in every school. We have a collective responsibility for interrupting and transforming systemic educational inequities so that social and cultural factors such as race and language are no longer predictors of student success. 


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intentionally honor

Our diversity is a community treasure. We honor our diversity by working to be culturally responsive educators and building a culture of inclusion and acceptance in a way that actively challenges systemic inequities.

courageously discuss inequities

Engaging in productive dialogue about bias is challenging but necessary to figure out better ways to educate our children. We acknowledge biases are contributing factors in disproportionate student outcomes and hold challenging conversations across difference.

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Authentically engage communities

Communities must be empowered to advocate for their children. We work to engage our community, families, and school teams in decision making in ways that are meaningful and authentic.

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continuously learn and improve 

Interrupting systemic inequities starts with humility and curiosity. We continuously work to examine our personal and organizational biases, policies, and practices, while taking action to improve student outcomes.


The Organizational Learning and Equity team provides equity-focused professional development, meeting facilitation, coaching, and design structures to support the Tulsa Public Schools community on it’s journey to Destination Excellence. 

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Exploring Equity Community Conversations

Open to the public, this series of community gatherings provides a space for Tulsans to broaden our collective knowledge of diversity, justice, and tolerance issues that impact local students and families while building alliances across difference.

Equity-Focused Professional Learning Series

Focusing on building collective and individual knowledge of equity and inequity within the local context, these sessions provide opportunities for Team Tulsa members to build capacity for engaging in equity-focused discourse across difference.

Equity Design Teams
In collaboration with National Equity Project and the
K-12 Lab at Stanford’s design school, district and school site based teams engage in a year-long Liberatory Design process to identify and resolve equity focused problems of practice.

Our Partners and Supporters

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George Kaiser Family Foundation Logo
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