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NTEDi 6th Annual Education Gathering - November 4, 2014

Posted by Lturner_NTEDi on October 22, 2014 at 2:10 AM


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Pauline Harris, 918-607-3343


Tulsa, OK – The North Tulsa Economic Development Initiative (NTEDi) is getting ready for the Sixth Annual NTEDi Education Retreat, “The Education Retreat” will be held on November 4, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Tulsa Community College – Northeast Campus, 3727 E Apache. The “Education Gathering” will feature Tulsa graduate of Central High School, Berthaddeus Bailey a current student at University of Oklahoma.

The theme for 2014: “Parents We're All in this Together, “Make Education Work!” The objectives of the NTEDi Annual Education Retreat is to equip attendees with information related to the Reading Sufficiency Act (RSA), importance of family and community support, and we will address the needs of students and schools in north Tulsa.

“The Educational Retreat is a great opportunity for our community to come together and learn how we can actively participate and contribute to the educational future of our children,” said Dr. John Gibson, a member of the NTEDi Education committee. “We know education enhances the quality of life and builds a prosperous community, and it is our responsibility as parents and community members to invest our time and resources in the future of our city and surrounding communities by ensuring access to a quality education for our children.

Two students along with two adults will serve as panel members. Speakers who will provide remarks are Dr. Keith Ballard, Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent and Dr. Lana Turner-Addison, NTEDi President and TPS School Board member; there will be several educators and education advocates from around the city and state of Oklahoma who will provide useful information about education and the ‘Reading Sufficiency Act.’

NTEDi members understand that education is the number one key element that has significant impact to building strong communities. We know that the lives of the citizens residing in the North Tulsa Community can be better. Dr. Lana Turner-Addison, President for NTEDi stated that “this event is held annually to bring useful and relevant information that will help propel the community of North Tulsa to get more involved in the public school system and lives of children. Our objectives are focused on equipping families with educational tools they can use. Providing them with pertinent information that will ignite their desire, to do what they can to stimulate, improved educational outcomes for students.”

The North Tulsa Economic Development Initiative works collectively to improve Education, Retail/Business Development, Housing/Homeownership, Workforce Development and improving the image of north Tulsa. The NTEDi organization serves as a pathway to revitalization and business development efforts for current and future residents of Tulsa. The Education Retreat is Free and open to the public. Families are encouraged to participate. Dinner will be provided by Sodexo.

If you would like additional information please call Dr. Pauline Harris, NTEDI Education Chair, 918-746-6517or Mark LeHouiller, Executive Assistant, NEC Provost 918-595-7524or visit the website at

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