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community

through the support of Tulsa Public Schools.

Support McLain

We are committed to supporting McLain and encourage all Tulsans to do the same. The Ed Darby Foundation has generously committed a $25,000 matching donation to support McLain High School as it recovers from the September 30th shooting. #TulsaLovesMcLain

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Supporting Novice Teachers

Beginning in the 2017-2018 school year the Foundation for Tulsa Schools prioritized funding support for novice teachers. This includes on-boarding, additional professional development days and mentoring from a seasoned peer. The Foundation is committed to continuing to support additional resources for Tulsa Public Schools’ novice teacher workforce.

Through these investments novice teacher retention increased 7% from the previous year; equating to 70 additional teachers choosing to stay at Tulsa Public Schools. The Foundation plans to continue our investment in novice teachers with a goal of further increasing retention from 75.5% to 80%.