From the editor: Always learning
The old adage “You learn something new every day” isn’t lost on me.
As a journalist, I’m always asking questions. Whether they are to a source, to my publisher, or even just to Google, questions make up a large part of my vernacular.
Many of my questions are aimed at myself, usually asked on my drive home from work. What could I have done better today? What’s that new business? What’s for dinner tonight? Why is there so much road construction?
Asking questions is the easiest way to learn something new. That’s one of the reasons behind our feature about some of Tulsa’s educational opportunities. Defining some of the basics will hopefully shine some light onto the countless resources and learning endeavors currently in progress in Tulsa.
Questions were no doubt swirling in the heads of the four students featured in our cover story when they first ventured to their American schools. Now these young women are all high school graduates, thanks to their determination, as well as support from their families, friends and teachers. Those student/teacher relationships are explored in the story written by our summer interns, and demonstrate how important good teachers are to young minds.
We also celebrate 50 years of Tulsa Community College. Many of us can say we are former students or graduates of TCC — me included. Today it serves more than 24,000 students each year. TCC also provides an exceptional opportunity through Tulsa Achieves, a program that waives tuition and fees for eligible high school graduates. The program has helped 20,000 students receive a college education. Nice job, TCC.
Learning opportunities surround us each day. I encourage each one of us to challenge ourselves. Ask questions. Introduce yourself to someone new. Seek out a new passion. Reignite an old one. Whether you are taking a formal dance class, brushing up on a skill or two for your career, or learning about growing tomatoes in your backyard, learning never ceases.
Learn something new.