TULSA, Okla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tulsa parents and students will have the opportunity to learn more about
their education options at a free community-wide event on Thursday, Jan.
28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Greenwood Cultural Center at 322 North
The School Choice Expo is open to all metro area students and their
families who want to hear about the different types of schools that are
available. Schools represented will include public, charter, online,
home, private, faith-based and magnet.
Vendors who are supportive of education also will have exhibits.
“We are answering the call from parents to showcase the marketplace of
options available to students and families,” said Renee Porter,
executive director of ChoiceMatters. “Also this is a great way to
locally celebrate National School Choice Week, which is Jan. 25-29.”
Attendees will learn about schools, the different schools’ application
processes and enrollment procedures, as well as calendars and dates of
acceptance. Students who are interested will also have an opportunity to
apply that evening.
The expo is a follow-up to last week’s Marvin Sapp School Choice Concert
held at the Mabee Center.
“More than 7,000 Tulsans attended the concert, sharing their dreams
around the creation of high quality educational options for all
children,” said Pastor Ray Owens of Metropolitan Baptist Church, which
hosted the concert. “The upcoming expo gives parents the opportunity to
meet in person with leaders of schools that are working to offer
high quality choices for kids.”
Tulsa schools that are interested in showcasing their school, for free,
may contact Tracey Medina at (405) 360-1200.
ChoiceMatters is a program that was established earlier this year by
Scissortail Community Development Corporation. ChoiceMatters focuses on
educating and motivating parents on the educational choices available in
Oklahoma for their children, and serves as a resource to them. For more
information please contact Renee Porter at (405) 360-1200, firstname.lastname@example.org.