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State education board begins new era with new members

Kurt Bollenbach of Kingfisher had to think twice before agreeing to join the state Board of Education. "Whenever I was asked,...

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Unique degree paths present numerous possibilities for Oklahoma college graduates

Til death do us part has new meaning for Cassie Alvarez and Ryan Johnson. The two University of Central Oklahoma students both...

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Fifteen OKC schools close for good

Kids wearing blue sunglasses, a gift from the Oklahoma City Thunder, played outside Horace Mann Elementary School and snacked...

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OKCPS could take over charter school following audit

Oklahoma City Public Schools is expected to assume the day-to-day operations of Justice Alma Wilson Seeworth Academy, a charter...

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Stitt signs budget bill that funds many of his priorities

Gov. Kevin Stitt signed an $8.1 billion budget into law Friday that includes most of the major legislative priorities he sought...

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Star Spencer student wins new car

Star Spencer High School student Dejaun Moore won a 2019 Chevrolet Spark for perfect attendance during the school year....

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Oklahoma Board of Education votes to change testing window

In an effort to provide more instruction time for state tests and keep students more engaged after taking them, the new-look...

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Oklahoma Legislature adjourns one week early

Having passed a state budget and debated hundreds of bills over the past three months, the Oklahoma Legislature is done for the...

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Bill to curb 4-day school weeks heads to governor

The Oklahoma House gave final legislative approval Wednesday to a bill that would make it harder for school districts to...

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Facebook town hall discussion to be held at OU

Facebook is heading to Norman seeking feedback on its future. Representatives of Facebook, the online social media giant, will...

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Achievers: Edmond Youth Leadership class graduates announced

The Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce’s Youth Leadership Edmond Class XVIII has graduated 41 Edmond high school juniors. Youth...

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Mount St. Mary Catholic High School breaks ground for new turf, track and grandstands

Mount St. Mary Catholic High School recently held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the installation of a football field...

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Metro Tech Culinary Arts program reveals new instructional training space

Metro Tech’s Culinary Arts program for high school and adult students recently relocated to a newly renovated instructional...

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Achievers: Essay winners announced for weeklong citizenship program

Local winners have been announced for an essay contest conducted by the National Patriotic Service Committee of The National...

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Mustang Public School Board approves Mustang Education Center leader

The Mustang Public School Board has approved the hiring of Daryl Williamson to lead the Mustang Education Center for the...

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Achievers: Debra Wood announced as 2019 On the Farm STEM participant

Debra Wood has been selected by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture to participate in an On the Farm STEM...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

Anadarko Anadarko High School class of 1964: Looking for classmates for a 55th reunion June 14-16. For information, email David...

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Oklahoma students win Red Ribbon poster, essay contest

Oklahoma students were honored recently for their winning artwork and essay contributions as part of Oklahoma’s Red Ribbon...

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OKC school district's network up and running

Oklahoma City Public Schools' computer network and technology systems are operating fully once again following last week's...

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Putnam City North seniors sign for fine arts

Each year, student-athletes at high schools take part in signing ceremonies to commit to colleges they will attend. This year,...

Man with disability finds job, works toward independence

HealthApr 21, 2019

Mike Zuech has a developmental disability, but he still wants to work. Despite trouble speaking, he works hard and listens well. Zuech, 24, works part-time at a Pizza Hut, washing dishes and cooking. His days also are spent at Among Friends in...

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Education notes: Rose State receives $250,000 donation for student center

Rose State College received a $250,000 gift from the Robert Croak Family in support of the student center currently under...

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El Reno school district doesn't cancel classes

El Reno Public Schools Superintendent Craig McVay on Monday defended his decision to open schools despite a high tornado...

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OU chief focuses on inclusion

The University of Oklahoma's interim president wants to improve inclusion efforts during his tenure, which follows several...

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Interview: Kelli O'Hara talks about OKC Broadway's inaugural Kelli O'Hara Awards

Now a Tony Award winner starring in the acclaimed Broadway revival of “Kiss Me, Kate,” the Oklahoma native is hoping to inspire...

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About 90% of state kindergartners up-to-date on vaccines, but exemption rate above 20% in some schools

Nearly 1,200 kindergartners' parents across Oklahoma opted out of one or more required vaccinations during the 2017-18 school...

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Health department seeks input for programming at Sequoyah, Oakridge schools

Neighborhood residents anxious about what will become of Sequoyah Elementary, 2400 NW 36, after the final school bell rings...

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OSU Extension offers 'Kids in the Kitchen' cooking workshop

Kids ages 9 to 12 are invited to attend a two-day cooking school where they will learn the basics of food preparation, along...

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A billionaire commencement speaker at a Georgia college announced that he will pay off the Class of 2019's student loans

Robert F. Smith announced in his commencement speech at a Georgia men's college that he would wipe the graduating class'...

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Glassdoor reveals highest-paying entry-level jobs

A decade after the Great Recession, when new college grads walked into an abysmal job market with long-lasting effects, the...

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Northeast Academy backers bemoan name change

Like many with ties to Northeast Academy, Richard Clark is unhappy about the school's pending name change. Clark, though,...

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Harroz the pick as OU's interim president

Into the wee hours of Friday morning, the University of Oklahoma regents discussed who would lead the university through one of...

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Now-dead Ohio State doctor accused of sexually abusing at least 177

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on an investigation into a former Ohio State team doctor (all times local): 11:10 a.m. A...

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OU Regents name OU Law School Dean, Joseph Harroz as interim president

The announcement of an interim president came well after midnight.   At 2 a.m. and after more than five hours in executive...

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State briefs for May 17

Click It or Ticket campaign begins Monday The Oklahoma Highway Safety Office and Oklahoma law enforcement remind drivers to use...

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Budget bills advance in Oklahoma Legislature

A Republican lawmaker inserted language into the proposed state budget package to scrap an April 1 statutory deadline to fund...

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EPIC's National Honor Society president praises opportunities

Record number of EPIC Charter Schools students inducted into national honor societies.

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State briefs for May 16

Journalist Carmen Fields to headline Juneteenth events The Oklahoma Historical Society will celebrate Juneteenth by hosting...

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Senate confirms education, budget picks

The Oklahoma Senate confirmed a slate of Gov. Kevin Stitt's appointments Wednesday, despite pushback from some lawmakers. The...

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By land and air, weather researchers track tornadic storms

SALINA, Kan. — For the first time in almost a decade, meteorologists from across the Midwest will track and intercept tornado...

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Budget deal includes teacher pay raise

Gov. Kevin Stitt and leaders of the Oklahoma House and Senate announced Wednesday a state budget deal that includes more than...

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Oklahoma governor, legislative leaders reach budget agreement with average $1,220 teacher pay raise

OKLAHOMA CITY — Teachers would receive an average $1,220 pay raise and state employees would received raises up to $1,300 under...

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The annual Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School Awards Ceremony was held recently to recognize several Bishop McGuinness...

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Edmond Electric Touch-a-Truck still accepting entries

Edmond Electric is accepting entries for its annual Touch-a-Truck event set for June 1 at the University of Central Oklahoma....

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Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City student Jose Ibarra recently received the George and Donna Nigh Public Service...

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STEM teacher Samantha Lindsey, a teacher at Mustang Horizon Intermediate School, has been recognized by Devon Energy and the...

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Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy seniors were recently honored at a commencement and graduate...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

Anadarko Anadarko High School class of 1964: Looking for classmates for a 55th reunion June 14-16. For information, email David...

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Metro-area students earn honors at SWOSU

Among Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy students receiving awards from Oklahoma City are, front from...

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Oklahoma City residents Elbin Carrillo, Quante Sellers, TaiYauri Thomas and Julio Valdez competed and earned top awards in the...

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Edmond Memorial High School students were winners in C-SPAN's national 2019 StudentCam competition. Hope Suttles, Alyvea Sloan...

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The Mustang High School chapter of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) recently competed in the...

New Norman mayor says state government overreach a problem for cities in Oklahoma

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Oklahoma has a long history of conservative politics, but as urban centers have flourished, more city residents are interested in progressive policies. This is especially true for the City of Norman, which is considered one of the most...

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Ryan J. Maxwell has been selected as Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School's 2019 Alumni of the Year. Maxwell was born in...

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Despite opposition, ed board appointees advance

A Senate panel on Tuesday advanced Gov. Kevin Stitt’s remaining appointees to the state Board of Education despite opposition...

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Teacher met with investigators before fatal crash

PRAGUE — A middle school teacher accused of sexually assaulting students met with investigators the night before he died in a...

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OKC school district network remains shut down

Oklahoma City Public Schools on Tuesday continued to deal with a ransomware attack that "significantly compromised" the...

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Internships pave way for new grads' employment

Only 37% of college graduates nationwide have jobs lined up, while 55% have negative employment outlooks. That’s according to a...

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OU Regents to meet to discuss president opening

The University of Oklahoma Regents will meet this week to discuss how to go about replacing President James Gallogly. The OU...

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Norman teacher no longer with district after reportedly sending inappropriate messages

A Norman Public Schools teacher is no longer with the district after NPS received a report the teacher was sending...

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Malware takes down OKC school district's computer network

Oklahoma City Public Schools’ computer network has been “significantly compromised” by a form of malware, district officials...

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Northeast supporters protest name change

Northeast Academy supporters, including alumni, parents and students, attended Monday night's Oklahoma City School Board...

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Oklahoma budget negotiations heat up

The Oklahoma Senate is the odd man out in state budget negotiations. Gov. Kevin Stitt and House Speaker Charles McCall agree on...

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Lyric Theatre hosting first Student Share Celebration for OKC students in Disney Musicals in Schools program

More than 200 elementary students from the Oklahoma City Public School District will have the opportunity Saturday to sing and...

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State briefs for May 15

Oklahoma awarded federal funds for opioid treatment The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy awarded $24 million in grants...

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Boren, Hall accusers issue statement about Gallogly's retirement

The alleged victims of sexual misconduct by former OU President David Boren said President James Gallogly's decision to retire...

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Teen overcomes early trauma to become Youth of the Year

Moore High School junior Javon Boston was placed in 17 different foster homes for the first six years of her life.In 2008, she...

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OU graduate wears Kentucky blue to honor late wife

NORMAN — As he stepped up to accept his diploma, Phil Todd stood out among the sea of black robes on the floor of Lloyd Noble...

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Dreamer's journey: For Rosalinda Espinosa, being an undocumented immigrant made her work harder

NORMAN — When she wasn't studying, Rosalinda Espinosa spent hours at the public library researching college majors and taking...

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University of Oklahoma President James Gallogly to step down

After less than a year in office, University of Oklahoma President James L. Gallogly is stepping down. OU announced Sunday...

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School choice at the heart of state ed board debate

Democrats in the state Senate have revolted against the governor’s picks to the state Board of Education, a product of a mostly...

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Health briefs for May 12

CDC pushes need of measles vaccine The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported 764 confirmed cases of measles...

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State briefs for May 11

Educator hall of fame names this year's inductees The Oklahoma Educators Hall of Fame board members have announced this year’s...

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Spencer educator named top OKC district teacher

Oklahoma City Public Schools' top teacher dropped out of high school because of illness. Christina Kirk, though, went on to...

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State briefs for May 9

OKLAHOMA CITY Salvation Army to offer food handling class The Salvation Army serving Canadian, Cleveland and Oklahoma counties...

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Oklahoma Senate supports $1,200 teacher pay bump; budget compromise appears close

Gov. Kevin Stitt expects teachers and public education advocates will be pleased when they see the finalized state budget for...

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Rotary club's music donation sparks improved literacy

Four years ago, just 5% of the roughly 350 students at Shidler Elementary in the Oklahoma City district could read. "We're...

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#ThrowbackThursday: Vietnam War ignites anti-war demonstrations on state campuses

We are running a #Throwback​Thursday image each week, showcasing Oklahoma’s history. Be sure to follow us on Twitter...

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OBU renames former St. Gregory's campus

SHAWNEE — Oklahoma Baptist University has renamed it's new addition, the former St. Gregory's University campus, to honor the...

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University of Oklahoma regents will not meet with Boren this week

University of Oklahoma regents will not meet with former President David Boren this week but they could consider doing so in...

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OKC developer blames board leader for charter delay

The developer behind a proposed dual language charter school accused the leader of the Oklahoma City School Board on Wednesday...

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Senate confirms Pierson to OU Board of Regents

The state Senate on Wednesday approved the confirmation of a local businessman to the University of Oklahoma’s Board of...

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Kindness may be No. 1 skill for career success

When my daughter Jess was in the fourth grade, I got choked up in a parent-teacher conference. All it took was her teacher...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

Anadarko Anadarko High School class of 1964: Looking for classmates for a 55th reunion June 14-16. For information, email David...

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Western Oaks Elementary to hold garage sale

Western Oaks Elementary School will host a garage sale from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the school’s...

UCO honors diversity work

NewsApr 28, 2019

The University of Central Oklahoma recently honored three metro-area residents and one organization for contributing to diversity in the Sooner State. On Feb. 22, UCO’s 36th Multicultural Education Institute recognized diversity work in...

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Scholarships available for Science Museum Oklahoma field trips

Students in numerous Oklahoma counties and public school districts have the opportunity to visit Science Museum Oklahoma for...

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Students raise funds through 'Super Mario' Olympics

Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School recently held its spring fundraising Olympics, themed "Super Mario." A tradition since...

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Former University of Oklahoma President David Boren asks for meeting with regents

In an extraordinary move, former University of Oklahoma President David Boren asked in writing Tuesday to meet with regents...

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Edmond senior is Presidential Scholar

EDMOND — The U.S. Department of Education delivered some good news to Sharara Shabeeba Kasem on Tuesday but she was too busy to...

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State briefs for May 8

OKLAHOMA CITY Northeast OKC block party planned Northeast OKC Renaissance Inc. will host the annual oNE OKC street festival...

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Oklahoma Senate panel advances OU regent nominee

A Senate panel on Tuesday unanimously approved confirmation of Gov. Kevin Stitt’s latest appointment to the University of...

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Moore schools plans to eliminate gifted classes

MOORE — Moore Public Schools’ plan to discontinue a weekly class for its gifted students has raised concerns with state...

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OKC area high schools among state's best

Oklahoma City and Edmond are well-represented in the latest rankings of Oklahoma high schools by U.S. News & World Report....

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State briefs for May 7

OKLAHOMA CITY Crossings Church plans Senior Day Senior Day at Crossings Church, 14600 N Portland, will allow adults 55 and...

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Prague district doesn't identify teacher, allegations

PRAGUE — A longtime teacher who died Friday morning when his pickup collided with a tractor-trailer was under investigation,...

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Fight continues to make public places, workplaces smoke-free

Oklahoma is one of only three states that allow smoking in bars. That won't change any time soon. Legislation addressing the...

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The doctor is in: OKC man earns Ph.D. by blending research with hip-hop

My mama tried to push this diploma as an achievement/but I was busy looking for something I could believe in/when they make you...

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Oklahoma City Community Foundation awards $368,000 in scholarships to 184 metro area high school students

The Oklahoma City Community Foundation recently awarded $368,000 in scholarships.

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Oklahoma City Public Schools hold open house for parents affected by school closures

Oklahoma City Public Schools held open houses throughout the city Saturday for parents and their children affected by the...

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OKC Public School District support staff deserves recognition

There are stars of education throughout Oklahoma City Public Schools, but a group that oftentimes stays under the radar is...

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OKC district seeks John Rex fees

John Rex Charter Elementary School, which doesn't pay rent and receives tens of thousands in financial assistance from Oklahoma...

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Finalists announced for inaugural Kelli O'Hara Awards honoring Oklahoma high school musical theater students

The awards, named for the Oklahoma native and Tony Award winner, add Oklahoma City to the list of other cities nationwide in...

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OKC teacher won't carry Stitt's nominations

A Democratic state senator and former teacher has refused to carry two of Gov. Kevin Stitt’s appointments to the state Board of...

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Two charged with neglect after forgetting student on school bus

An elementary school student in a wheelchair was left alone for five hours in a parked school bus. Now, two former Midwest...

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Students attending the State FFA Convention in downtown Oklahoma City hit the streets Wednesday during a break.

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State briefs for May 2

OKLAHOMA CITY Initiative aims to support cancer research led by women The American Cancer Society in Oklahoma City announced...

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Junior ROTC students to commemorate World War II Bataan Death March

  Cadets who are part of JROTC units at Putnam City High School and Putnam City West High School will join cadets from...

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The Air Force JROTC unit at Putnam City High School has been selected as one of 376 units to receive the 2018-2019 Air Force...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

Anadarko Anadarko High School class of 1964 is looking for classmates for a 55th reunion June 14-16. For information, email...

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Putnam City's James L. Dennis Elementary School to mark 40 years

When Putnam City’s James L. Dennis Elementary School first opened its doors to students in 1979, Jimmy Carter was president of...

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During the 2018 Oklahoma teacher walkout, then 16-year old Edmond Memorial High School student Grace Fox was among a group of...

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Stitt signs campus free speech bill

Oklahoma’s public colleges and universities will be prohibited from creating “free-speech zones” under a new law. A bill Gov....

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Journalist Soledad O'Brien to speak at OU Commencement

Award-winning journalist Soledad O'Brien is set to deliver the commencement address at the University of Oklahoma next week....

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State briefs for April 30

OCCC prepares for summer camp Enrollment is open for College for Kids summer enrichment program through Oklahoma City Community...

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Former OU President William Banowsky dies at 83

From a roadside payphone on the way to California in the 1980s, William Slater Banowsky called to say he had made a huge...

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Budget talks to decide if teachers get pay raises

Whether Oklahoma teachers receive pay raises next school year is likely to be dependent on how budget negotiations shake out at...

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OKC district hikes fees, rent for charter schools

Local charter school leaders expressed surprise over a letter from the leader of Oklahoma City Public Schools calling for rent...

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'This is for all kids': Robotics program is seeing more diversity

Asked to picture a budding computer genius, most people would think of a young Steve Jobs or Bill Gates tinkering in their...

Oklahoma leading the way in training Native American doctors

NewsApr 28, 2019

TAHLEQUAH — Fewer than one-half percent of U.S. doctors are Native American, but efforts are underway in Oklahoma to enroll more Native Americans in medical school and to bring more physicians to Indian Country. The Oklahoma State University...

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Boost in funding could be coming for Higher Education

After a decade of cuts to higher education funding, all signs from the state Capitol appear that an increase in funding could...

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What to do in Oklahoma on April 28, 2019: Check out the final day of the inaugural RexFest in downtown OKC

Proceeds from RexFest go to arts education at John Rex and to the Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools.

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Bilingual paraprofessionals, those of color, return to college

Glorene Stewart wanted to do more than help teachers. She wanted to be one. But the longtime classroom assistant at North...

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Community colleges, technology centers help grow Oklahoma's economy

Community colleges and career technology centers are playing a major role in efforts to diversify and strengthen Oklahoma’s...

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Ivy League graduate leaves mark in OKC Latino community

Thelma Ramirez always has had a drive to learn and a desire for impact. It pushed the Oklahoma City native all the way to two...

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Oklahoma districts seek to bring teacher diversity in line with student body

Oklahoma City Public Schools, the state's largest school district with 45,000 students, is also among the most diverse. They...

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More OKC schools adopting newcomer graduation ceremonies

In 2017 and 2018, graduating English-language learners at U.S. Grant High School in south Oklahoma City received their diplomas...

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Building interest: STEM programs help encourage girls to become engineers

An interest in science, math and how things work comes naturally for some girls. For those who are more hesitant, great role...

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Choctaw Nation offers grant program to Native education majors

The Choctaw Nation’s Kelly Brame is pleased with the initial response to Teach to Reach, which helps Native American students...

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Black administrator chosen to lead new southside school

For Greystone Elementary School Principal Shlonda Brewer, it's about providing the best possible customer experience....

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Community colleges serve diverse student population with limited resources

Oklahoma's 14 community colleges serve students that range from high school students getting an early jump on college credits...

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Federal grants are preparing a more diverse student body in Oklahoma

NORMAN — The freshmen who enter Oklahoma colleges in 2025 are likely to be more racially diverse than today’s student body,...

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How a blind grandmother won a prestigious scholarship

At age 51, Cathy Tuton is not your typical Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City student. She’s a wife, a mother with three...

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Students' inclusion is 'Cornerstone' of Mount St. Mary program

Kerri Brooks' sons always had attended school together, and she wanted that tradition to continue when they left elementary and...

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Oklahoma college grads find jobs in business, health, education fields

Oklahoma’s public and private colleges and universities awarded degrees to more than 193,300 graduates during the past five...

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Langston University continues to shape Oklahoma history

LANGSTON — By fulfilling its historical mandate and continuing to grow and develop, Langston University has helped shape...

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Education and eSports are trying to level up in Oklahoma

The high score keeps getting broken. The world of competitive video gaming has been ratcheted up to new heights in recent...

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Alleged victims demand investigation into OU Title IX office

Standing just outside the closed door where the University of Oklahoma regents met on Friday, accusers of high-ranking OU...

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Research shows water can aid production of plant-based fuel

Making gas out of grass isn’t easy. But researchers at the University of Oklahoma and University of Tulsa have discovered a way...

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Prekindergarten students could be moved off-site to accommodate transfer plans

Official calls it an 'interim solution' to ease transition of closure plan.

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Oklahoma Gov. Stitt diversifies mostly white, male board of education

Previously all white and mostly male, the state Board of Education under Gov. Kevin Stitt will see an increase in both racial...

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10 years later, OCU conference continues to inspire women

Approach job interviews like you’re talking with an old friend. … Act on feedback given in performance reviews. ... Pre-plan...

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Bethany fifth-grader cooks his way to cusp of appearance on 'Chopped!'

Bethany Elementary fifth-grader needs help from his community to bring home the gold in national competition for young chefs.

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

Anadarko Anadarko High School class of 1964 is looking for classmates for a 55th reunion June 14-16. For information, email...

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Edmond church refurbishes, cleans school

EDMOND — Almost 150 church and community members came together to refurbish Central Middle School recently. In the second...

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Foundation seeks nominations for Oklahoma City Public Schools Wall of Fame

The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools is seeking to honor alumni whose lives added significantly to the city, state...

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Annual OSU-OKC Spring Plant Sale set for April 24-27

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City’s annual Spring Plant Sale will return this week, with a number of seasonal plants...

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Westwood Park Golf Course offers co-ed clinic

NORMAN — Registration is open for a four-week golf clinic from 6 to 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday in May at Westwood Park Golf...

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Hip-hop artist shares life story with charter school students

Oklahoma Youth Academy Charter School students recently had the opportunity to rap with Emmy Award-winning hip-hop artist and...

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UPDATED: Interviews, photos and video: Former Oklahoma Teacher of the Year Peter Markes opening downtown OKC Festival of the Arts today

The 2014 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year will give a solo performance at 11 a.m. Tuesday when he helps OKC Mayor David Holt, local...

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OKC district begins enrollment for 4- and 5-year-olds

Oklahoma City Public Schools is kicking off prekindergarten and kindergarten enrollment beginning Monday. The enrollment period...

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Entrepreneur competition benefits students, Oklahoma

This is the competition’s 15th year. Hundreds of Oklahomans are involved. A dedicated cadre of business leaders, investors,...

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OKC district improves some suspension numbers

Oklahoma City Public Schools is suspending fewer students, but the district continues to disproportionately discipline black...

OMRF scientists may be nearing breakthrough in understanding of sarcoidosis

HealthApr 21, 2019

Researchers at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation are working on a project they hope will help them better understand a debilitating disease that seems to affect people of African descent disproportionately. Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory...

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'First Amendment Day' set Thursday at UCO in Edmond

EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma will observe a "First Amendment Day" on Thursday as it kicks off the 50th year of...

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UCO ranks high in work-study jobs offered

Looking up from her desk inside the student affairs office, Mikayla Montoya smiles as a fellow student comes in needing help....

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'We're waiting for Superman to stay': Stability seen as crucial among school leadership

Roosevelt Middle School teacher Felix Linden has seen his share of principals come and go. Superintendents, too. Seven...

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OKC Teacher of the Year candidates featured

This week marks the first anniversary of Oklahoma’s teacher walkout. Many are pontificating about what happened, why it...

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Schools win top honors at SWOSU Interscholastic Meet

Putnam City, Weatherford and Drummond Win Top Honors at SWOSU Interscholastic Meet      Putnam City, Weatherford...

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Innovative teaching, flexibility, compensation encouraged veteran educator to 'jump' to EPIC

A blended approach of online curriculum and one-on-one attention from teachers like Regina Bell makes up the bulk of EPIC’s...

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Recipients to receive annual college stipends

Seven high school seniors from Oklahoma, including two from Edmond and one from Oklahoma City, have won corporate-sponsored...

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#ThrowbackThursday: A good egg on 1967 Good Friday

We are running a #Throwback​Thursday image each week, showcasing Oklahoma’s history. Be sure to follow us on Twitter...

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Stitt abandons effort to force shift in dollars into classroom

Gov. Kevin Stitt has abandoned a 2017 effort by the state to push schools to funnel more dollars into the classroom or risk...

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'Trolls' and 'LEGO Movie 2' director Mike Mitchell to be honored by Oklahoma alma mater

A 1988 graduate of Putnam City North High School, Mitchell has directed live-action films like "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo,"...

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Video: Oklahoma educators discuss public schools one year after walkout

One year after the teacher walkout, The Oklahoman visits with three educators to talk about the public school landscape across...

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Several Heritage Hall students recently were recipients of opportunities, scholarships and honors. Heritage Hall students Mary...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

Anadarko Anadarko High School class of 1964: Looking for classmates for a 55th reunion June 14-16. For information, email David...

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Edmond Schools' kindergarten enrollment available online

Edmond Public Schools 2019-2020 kindergarten enrollment is now available online by going to the district’s website. Parents of...

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School to host 'Last Hurrah' Party

Harding Charter Preparatory High school will host a “Last Hurrah” Party on May 3 at the school, 3333 N Shartel. Beginning at 8...

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Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center students recently showcased their video production skills for Keep Oklahoma...

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UCO to host First Amendment Conference April 25

EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma will host a First Amendment Conference from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 25 in the Mass...

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Dove Science Academy offers project-based learning with aviation and aerospace technology

Middle and high school aviation club students at Dove Science Academy recently hosted a grand opening for the school’s new...

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Donation enhances school's STEM curriculum

John Rex Charter School recently revealed the Enable Innovation Space, which was made possible by a $25,000 donation through...

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Oklahoma School Foundations Network names director

Katy Leffel, a former educator with experience in school foundation and nonprofit leadership, has been named director of the...

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All major Denver-area school districts cancel class Wednesday

DENVER — Several of the state's largest school districts are canceling class Wednesday in an unprecedented move while law...

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Special counsel appointed to oversee David Boren investigation

A former U.S. attorney who prosecuted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh has been appointed as a special counsel over the...

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Governor appoints Gary Pierson to OU Regents

Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Tuesday that businessman Gary Pierson is his choice for the remaining open spot on the University of...

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Governor's Arts Awards honors educators, artists and administrators

When Oklahoma State University President Burns Hargis and his wife Ann arrived on the Stillwater campus more than 11 years ago,...

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Vaping banned: Stitt signs bill expanding tobacco-free schools law

Vaping in Oklahoma schools will soon be illegal. Gov. Kevin Stitt signed legislation Tuesday aimed at preventing teenagers from...

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TheRx: Training Oklahoma’s physicians

Spring is always exciting for the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine because it marks the time when medical students...

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Horn fields questions about Congress from Girl Scouts

"Do you know how many laws you've made?" "Do you always have to wear a dress like that?" "Have you met Donald Trump?" The Girls...

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Concurrent resolution filed with Legislature asks for information before additional cuts

Cuts announced nearly two years ago by Oklahoma’s Cooperative Extension Service to both its program and the Oklahoma...

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Ex-PTA treasurer accused of theft

NORMAN — Police are investigating a former Kennedy Elementary PTA treasurer accused of embezzlement, officials said Monday. The...

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Arizona teachers can now discuss LGBTQ issues without worrying about the law

Lawmakers in Arizona have repealed a law that banned teachers from portraying "homosexuality as a positive alternative...

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Getting her kicks: Governor's Arts Awards honoree Jo Rowan relishes helping dancers reach their dreams

Forget the guy on the beer commercials. For thousands of students who have attended Oklahoma City University over the past four...

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Application schools add opportunity

The end is near for Parmelee Elementary School. Same for West Nichols Hills Elementary. Northeast Academy, too, will cease to...

Sisu Youth Services offers shelter, services to homeless young people

NewsApr 21, 2019

In 2010, Penny Reynolds was running a gay-straight alliance at Rose State College when a student there asked her where LGBT teenagers who'd been kicked out of their homes could go. Reynolds told the student she didn't know, but she'd do some...

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Oklahoma City Memorial Kids Marathon teams up with Oklahoma Cleats For Kids

The Oklahoma City Memorial Kids Marathon teamed up with Oklahoma Cleats for Kids recently, providing new running shoes to the...

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Petroleum engineering school celebrates centennial

It is hard to imagine where the world would be today without the impact of petroleum engineers on the nation's oil and gas...

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She was told a black girl couldn't be valedictorian. Now this Oklahoman is No. 1 in her class, accepted at over 62 colleges

Raylynn Thompson, 18, is on track to be among the top 3% of seniors announced as valedictorians this year at Muskogee High...

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Panel sends teacher pay raise to full Oklahoma Senate

A $1,200 teacher pay raise bill is headed for the Senate floor. The Senate Approp- riations Committee on Wednesday passed House...

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'Just be excellent at everything': Governor tours OKC high school

Gov. Kevin Stitt made the most of a 45-minute visit to Southeast High School on Wednesday, touring the technology-focused...

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State briefs for April 11

OKLAHOMA CITY Child abuse prevention awards presented The state Health Department recognized six leaders in child abuse...

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Family suing Harrah School District over abuse by former principal

After pleading guilty to child abuse and agreeing to never teach again, a former Harrah principal is facing a lawsuit from the...

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Truman Elementary students win parade float design competition

NORMAN — A Truman Elementary School team won the Design+Do competition at the University of Oklahoma Tom Love Innovation Hub....

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USAO students to bring life-changing decisions to the stage: 'Songs for a New World' to run April 12-13

CHICKASHA — University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma students will perform Jason Robert Brown’s musical “Songs for a New...

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Canadian County students eligible to apply for Democratic scholarship

Canadian County students may apply for the Canadian County Democrats’ Robert "Bob" Burton Democratic Scholarship. The $500...

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Salvation Army offers disaster training

The Salvation Army will host Emergency Disaster Services training to give people an overview of the organization's mission and...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

Anadarko Anadarko High School class of 1964 is looking for classmates for a 55th reunion June 14-16. For information, email...

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Harding Charter Preparatory High School class of 62 honors classmate

The Harding High School class of 1962 has collected $5,000 to honor classmate Nora Muller, an American Field Service exchange...

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OU regents hear findings of Boren investigation

University of Oklahoma regents spent more than six hours on Tuesday hearing the findings of an investigation into former...

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Senate panel OKs bill to loosen rules on arming teachers

A state Senate panel Tuesday approved a measure to make it easier for teachers and school personnel to carry firearms in...

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OKCPS filling most teacher, principal positions

Oklahoma City Public Schools has placed nearly all of its principals and assistant principals for the 2019-20 school year and...

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Local schools compete with airlines for trained pilots

Oklahoma aviation and aerospace officials are generating ideas to help train the estimated 206,000 new pilots needed in North...

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OSU-Tulsa educator merges passion for aviation with teaching

Mallory Casebolt's 2-year-old daughter shares a first name with famed American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart. Casebolt also...

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Charter school backers present to OKC board

A new charter school being proposed for the Wheeler District would offer students a rigorous curriculum and cultural learning...

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Senate confirms Stevenson to OU Board of Regents

University of Oklahoma graduate and Ohio-based businessman Eric Stevenson was confirmed by the state Senate on Monday to serve...

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Graffiti vandal wanted to 'scare Jewish people,' also hit two churches

NORMAN — A woman accused of spray-painting racist graffiti described in detail "committing all of the acts that had occurred in...

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Oklahoma districts form high school esports league

Students in about 10 Oklahoma school districts can participate in competitive video gaming as an extracurricular activity with...

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State leaders debate how best to fund education

Gov. Kevin Stitt and legislative leaders are ironing out differences on education funding. During his February State of the...

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Official calls for more diversity on state Board of Education

Gov. Kevin Stitt, who has pledged to make Oklahoma a Top 10 state for education, could help his cause by adding more people of...

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David Boren answers investigators' questions about allegations

Former University of Oklahoma President David Boren on Friday fully and candidly answered all questions from investigators...

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State Republicans pick chairman, adopt platform seeking sanctions for teacher walkouts

MOORE — Oklahoma Republicans on Saturday elected a Tulsa County businessman as their new state chairman and adopted a platform...

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Neighbors, artist cope with arrest of accused vandal

NORMAN — Robin Hood Lane residents expressed disbelief Friday at the arrest of a neighbor accused by police of spray-painting...

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A perfect pitch

A new futsal court opened Friday at Santa Fe South High School in Oklahoma City. The Energy Assist Foundation, Musco Lighting...

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Enable Midstream Partners pays to equip innovation space at John Rex Charter School with STEM gear, curriculum

Enable Midstream Partners’ CEO joined students at John Rex Charter School on Wednesday to unveil the Enable Innovation Space...

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Legislative pages return to Capitol

Oklahoma legislative pages returned to the state Capitol this week, but male and female pages will not serve together for the...

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Application deadline nearing for Central Oklahoma chapter of Hearing Loss Association of America scholarships

The application deadline is nearing for two $1,000 scholarships offered by the Central Oklahoma chapter of Hearing Loss...

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Oklahoma governor picks ex-chief justice to be state regent

Gov. Kevin Stitt chose a former chief justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court to serve as the next member of the Oklahoma State...

'It’s about identity': How Children's Hospital is leading in care for gender diverse teens

HealthApr 21, 2019

You won’t find a sign on the door for the Roy G. Biv program at The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center, and if you weren’t looking for messages, you might assume whoever picked out the decorations had a soft spot for rainbows. That’s part...

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Racist graffiti in Norman similar to OKC incident

NORMAN — Racist graffiti found Wednesday morning at three buildings, including an elementary school and the county's Democratic...

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Racist graffiti found at Norman school and Democratic office

Racist graffiti was found Wednesday morning at three buildings in Norman, including an elementary school and the county's...

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Teacher fired over topless selfie plans to sue school district

BELLPORT, N.Y. -- A middle school teacher from Long Island, New York, is planning to sue her former school district after she...

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The Piedmont Public Schools Education Foundation awarded over $12,000 in grants to teachers across the district during an...

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The Oklahoma Bar Association’s Indian Law Section has awarded the G. William Rice Memorial Scholarship to two recipients...

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UCO to host annual Native American spring powwow

EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma will host the annual Spring Powwow at 1 p.m. Sunday in Hamilton Field House on...

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Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School selected Alexandra Parrott as the March Student of the Month. Alex was nominated by her...

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Armstrong Auditorium concert manager Ryan Malone has been awarded a "highly commended" accolade in the 2019 Composition...

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EDMOND — Three individuals and one metro organization were recognized for their contributions to diversity efforts in Oklahoma...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

Anadarko Anadarko High School class of 1964 is looking for classmates for a 55th reunion June 14-16. For information, email...

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Oklahoma briefcase for April 3

Grants available for aviation, aerospace education The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission is accepting applications for the Fiscal...

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Torres wins re-election to OKC School Board

Opponent was vying for seat once held by his dad

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Parkinson's patients find joy in dance

NORMAN — The dancers are seated in a large circle as the music begins, one in a wheelchair. Their movements are slow at first —...

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Stitt names Tulsa educator to education board

Gov. Kevin Stitt has appointed Tulsa education leader Carlisha Williams Bradley to join the State Board of Education. Bradley...

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CV Tech plant sale to feature annuals, perennials, vegetable varieties

EL RENO — The Canadian Valley Technology Center’s annual spring greenhouse sale will be April 11-12 at the El Reno campus, 6505...

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Dozens of districts adopted four-day weeks to save money

Legislation waiting to be heard by a House committee would permit four-day weeks if school districts can prove the schedule is...

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Rural superintendent sought federal funds for firearm training

A rural Oklahoma school superintendent sent an email to the White House last year requesting federal funds to train armed...

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Rose State president passionate about educational opportunities

MIDWEST CITY — The view from the president’s office at Rose State College is a big dirt hole, and Jeanie Webb couldn’t be...

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Former OU dean Suzette Grillot files lawsuit against president, board of regents

A former University of Oklahoma dean alleges in a lawsuit that the university president, provost and board of regents violated...

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Boren accuser praised him to investigators hired by OU

The OU graduate now accusing retired President David Boren of sexual battery told investigators in February "that never...

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Student: 'I just want to pass all of the tests'

As students filed into the F.D. Moon Academy gymnasium Friday morning, some did a double-take when they walked past Principal...

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OSBI investigating former OU President David Boren

The OSBI on Thursday began investigating former University of Oklahoma President David Boren after a former teaching assistant...

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Two teens arrested after gun found at Capitol Hill High School Thursday

Two students at Capitol Hill High School were arrested Thursday after a handgun was found on campus.

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Two people shot at Langston University apartment Thursday

LANGSTON -- Two people suffered gunshot wounds on the Langston University campus early Thursday, according to reports. Two...

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Oklahoma school bus carrying eight students involved in crash near Yukon; No injuries reported

YUKON, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says there were no injuries reported when a school bus carrying eight students...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

Anadarko Anadarko High School class of 1964 is looking for classmates for a 55th reunion June 14-16. For information, email...

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Zhamarius Harmon, a junior at Putnam City High School and a cadet in the school’s Air Force Junior ROTC, has received a...

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Midwest City Elks plan Youth Golf Skills Challenge

MIDWEST CITY — The Midwest City Elks Lodge No.1890 will host its ninth annual Youth Golf Skills Challenge April 27 at Hidden...

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Boeing challenges OSSM students to design, build wing prototypes

Engineers and other STEM professionals from Boeing OKC visited about 140 junior and senior students at the Oklahoma School of...

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Moore Chess Club seeking beginning chess players for seminar

MOORE — The Moore Chess Club will have a seminar for “beginners” from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday to teach new players how to play...

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State briefs for March 27

OKLAHOMA CITY Law enforcement recruiting targets women The FBI Oklahoma City Division has partnered with state and local law...

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OU issues a new statement on investigation after graduate speaks out

The University of Oklahoma issued a new statement Tuesday night about an ongoing investigation after a witness told an online...

Need grows for more work opportunities for those with different abilities in central Oklahoma

HealthApr 21, 2019

For adults who live with different abilities, their needs for a better quality of life continue to grow, especially during their adult years, advocates said. Those who work to help such adults see a growing need in central Oklahoma, not just...

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Two vie for south OKC school board seat

Incumbent Gloria Torres has raised more than $5,600 in her bid to win re-election to the Oklahoma City School Board, records...

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OSU Center for Health Sciences to receive bulk of settlement with Purdue Pharma to enhance addiction research

TULSA — Standing before a packed hall on the campus of Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, Dr. Kayse Shrum...

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Putnam City Schools celebrates Youth Art Month, names art winners

Putnam City Schools hosts an annual Youth Art Month celebration with student exhibitions and performances during March, the...

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Learning to be president at OU was a trial by fire for James Gallogly

NORMAN — A stately desk covered in folders, memos and spreadsheets keeps University of Oklahoma President James Gallogly tied...

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Science Museum Oklahoma announces Schlumberger matching grant for energy exhibit renovation

Science Museum Oklahoma has announced that Schlumberger will provide a matching grant of $90,000 to help renovate the museum’s...

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Dr. Dre deletes post about daughter's acceptance to USC after $70M donation resurfaces

Hip hop legend Dr. Dre deleted an Instagram post about his daughter getting into the University of Southern California without...

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Area students pitch in to build community for homeless teens

Preliminary work began in early March on a tiny home community to house teens living on their own in the Oklahoma City area....

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March Madness makeover promotes dreaming big at OKC school

March Madness comes and goes each year, but one Oklahoma City Public School recently received a gift that will last well into...

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Two vie for south OKC board seat

The incumbent is a 49-year-old former educator who has served on the Oklahoma City School Board for more than four years...

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Program makes college reality for low-income students

Oklahoma’s Promise has come a long way in helping low-income students achieve a college degree since the tuition scholarship...

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Woman sues for workplace discrimination at OU

A former University of Oklahoma employee is suing the school’s board of regents, claiming workplace discrimination and...

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Kansas State to lower tuition for students in 5 states

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State University is becoming cheaper for good students from five more states. The Manhattan...

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Langston University receives $1.8 million research grant

LANGSTSON, Okla. (AP) — Langston University is to receive six grants totaling $1.8 million for agriculture-related research...

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Weeklong vacations for Thanksgiving, fall break coming with Tulsa Public Schools' redesigned 2019-20 calendar

Beginning next school year, fall and Thanksgiving breaks will last all week as part of an effort to crack down on chronic...

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State briefs for March 21

EDMOND UCO to host photography camp in June High school students who are interested in learning more about photography are...

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Man charged in $20,000 theft of school musical instruments

A Del City man has been charged with stealing $20,000 in musical instruments from a middle school. Patrick Sean Hicks, 37, is...

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Two teachers in New York fired after noose images displayed in classroom

Two teachers at a middle school on Long Island, New York, where an image of a pair of nooses labeled "back to school...

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Putnam City teacher job fair set for Tuesday

Putnam City Public Schools will hold its annual teacher job fair from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Francis Tuttle’s Reno Campus, 7305...

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Noble Public Schools uses 'Crazy Sock Hops' to promote Down syndrome awareness

NOBLE — Students from Noble Public Schools participated in a recent districtwide campaign to promote Down syndrome awareness....

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

Anadarko Anadarko High School class of 1964 is looking for classmates for a 55th reunion June 14-16. For information, email...

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Cooking is hard. These classes around OKC can help

Wednesday Asian Favorites Part One: Chef Misung Billins, International Pantry, 6:30 p.m., $45 Gyoza: Michiko Dowling, 6:30 to...

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State briefs for March 20

ARCADIA Musician to perform Sunday at Round Barn Singer-songwriter T. Z. Wright, a longtime member of the Woody Guthrie Folk...

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Two state legislators invited to White House as Trump expected to sign executive order about free speech on college campuses

Two Oklahoma lawmakers plan to visit the White House this week to discuss First Amendment rights on college campuses. State...

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41 'prospective partners' identified for school buildings

A multitude of community partners are interested in occupying school buildings that will be closed in the coming months,...

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State briefs for March 19

STILLWATER OSU to host science, engineering fair More than 150 junior high and high school students in science, technology,...

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Spring break bounce

Students in Oklahoma City Public Schools are in their second week of spring break, but many students in the region started...

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Edmond says good-bye to beloved educator

Students, faculty members, administrators and friends were remembering Central Middle School’s Gateway to Technology (GTT)...

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Hamilton wins 2019 Central Oklahoma Spelling Bee

Continuing a winning family tradition, Rachel Hamilton from Whitebead Elementary School in Pauls Valley won the 2019 Central...

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Hamilton wins 2019 Central Oklahoma Spelling Bee

Rachel Hamilton from Whitebead Elementary School in Pauls Valley won the 2019 Central Oklahoma Spelling Bee. Hamilton’s winning...

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Focus on diversity intensifies at OU with appointment of Eric Stevenson to board of regents

It was movie night on Thursday for the University of Oklahoma Black Student Association. Junior Taylor Wilson, who serves as...

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Author inspires students with message of ‘healing hope’

SHAWNEE — Author and ministry leader Katherine Wolf recently shared her remarkable story of suffering from a brainstem stroke...

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Bill would give $2,200 tax credit for college grads in IT workforce

Oklahoma lawmakers are considering an attractive tax incentive for new software and cybersecurity employees in a bid to beef up...

With newfound hiring power, Stitt still interviewing for state agency directors

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After the Oklahoma Legislature granted Gov. Kevin Stitt unprecedented oversight of certain state agencies this year, Stitt has not made sweeping changes to who leads some the state’s largest agencies. He is still mulling over who he wants to...

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State briefs for March 16

OKLAHOMA CITY Free and half-price pet adoptions Sunday at OKC Animal Welfare Wear green to OKC Animal Welfare on Sunday for a...

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High school student accepted to 39 colleges, offered $1.6M in scholarships

High school senior Jordan Nixon was confident she would get into a few schools. But she was shocked as the acceptance letters...

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State briefs for March 15

OKLAHOMA CITY Prescribed burn set at Martin Park Nature Center Oklahoma Forestry Services will help reduce the risk of...

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Others interested in replacement building district offering

Oklahoma City Public Schools will not renew its lease with Harding Fine Arts Academy, telling school leaders this week they...

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New transparency reporting requirements for virtual charter schools advance to state Senate

One of the few surviving measures aimed at adding restrictions for virtual charter schools sailed through the Oklahoma House of...

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OU finances 'turning a corner,' Gallogly says

NORMAN — Eight months into his tenure, University of Oklahoma President Jim Gallogly thinks the university’s finances are...

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Several Heritage Hall students were recently honored. Heritage Hall senior Alina Wilson is one of 15 recipients of the Bryan...

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OKC Phi Beta Kappa plans annual meeting March 28

The Oklahoma City Association of Phi Beta Kappa will host its annual meeting and banquet at 6 p.m. March 28 at the Oklahoma...

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The National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Farm Credit partner each year to...

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Edmond schools to host public forum Thursday

Edmond Public Schools will host its annual public forum from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Board of Education Room at the...

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Three Harding Charter Preparatory High School Alumni recently received a Clyde Riggs Life is Good scholarship for $5,000 each....

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The Harding Charter Preparatory High School speech and debate team recently placed second in the 5A Team Sweepstakes at the...

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State briefs for March 13

OKLAHOMA CITY French and francophone studies colloquium begins Thursday The University of Central Oklahoma will partner with...

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TV stars and coaches charged in college bribery scheme

BOSTON (AP) — Fifty people, including Hollywood stars Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, were charged Tuesday in a scheme in...

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Italy bans unvaccinated children from school

Italian children have been told not to turn up to school unless they can prove they have been properly vaccinated. The deadline...

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Wiggle Out Loud school initiative challenges students to be active

Students at Edwards Elementary School were the first to participate in the Wiggle Out Loud Schools Program, a new physical...

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Official: Building offered for relocation needs repairs

Harding Fine Arts Academy officials have put plans to relocate students on hold, telling Oklahoma City Public Schools they are...

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Konawa residents mourn death of 12-year-old girl

KONAWA — Residents of this small town in Seminole County continue to mourn the death of a young girl who perished last week...

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State briefs for March 12

OKLAHOMA CITY Online career awareness program launches Oklahoma CareerTech will launch a new online career awareness program...

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'Knock Your Socks Off' awareness campaign celebrates World Down Syndrome Day

The Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma will kick off a 'Knock Your Socks Off' awareness campaign on March 21.

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

Anadarko Anadarko High School class of 1964 is looking for classmates for a 55th reunion June 14-16. For information, email...

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Purcell Schools cancel classes Monday due to threats on social media

PURCELL -- Threats of violence at Purcell High School are under investigation by police, and the district has canceled classes...

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OSU professor's alter ego is video game-playing YouTube star

Shane Hoffman is a mild-mannered professor at Oklahoma State University, but that might just be his alter ego. “Prof Hoff” is...

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OKC school district's past problems must be left behind

As Oklahoma City Public Schools embarks on the recently passed Pathway to Greatness plan, it is worthwhile to reflect for a...

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NASA Administrator visits Oklahoma for robotics competition

NASA Administrator, and former Oklahoma congressman, Jim Bridenstine visited Oklahoma City on Saturday to encourage youth...

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University expulsion incident made headlines

It should come as no surprise that news of the student demonstration at (then) Oklahoma Christian College made headlines. The...

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Oklahoma Christian works to right a wrong against black students 50 years ago

"We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord. And we pray that our unity will one day be restored. And they'll know we are...

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Performance set for 8 p.m. Saturday at Catlett Music Center

Jazz artist Joey DeFrancesco will be in concert with his trio at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 9, in the Paul F. Sharp Concert Hall of...

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Positive Tomorrows school officials consider how to expand programs once new school building opens

With work underway on the school's new building, officials at an Oklahoma City elementary school for homeless children are...

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Oklahoma business briefs for March 7, 2019

TULSA Donation to help create entrepreneurship center Oral Roberts University graduates Jim and Crystal Stovall and the Tulsa...

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OKC district school locator updated to reflect closures

Oklahoma City Public Schools on Wednesday updated its online school locator to reflect planned closures, building conversions...

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Yukon Public Schools will host a job fair from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 11.

Potential applicants are encouraged to bring their resumes and learn more about Yukon Public Schools.  

Nader took good shots but didn't pass much

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Nader worked himself into the Thunder rotation, then was replaced

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President, CEO of The Foundation for OKC Public Schools takes on new leadership roles in national organization

The president and CEO of The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools has taken on new leadership roles in a national...

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Convention showcases students' inventions for solving 'everyday problems'

About 180 young inventors participated in the 30th Annual Oklahoma Student Inventors Exposition held recently at Rose State...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

Anadarko Anadarko High School class of 1964 is looking for classmates for a 55th reunion June 14-16. For information, email...

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Haudenosaunee Social Dances and Music to be presented at OU

NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma School of Music will present Haudenosaunee, Iroquois Social Dances and Music at 8 p.m....

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Principals learn new assignments day after closure vote

Oklahoma City Public Schools on Tuesday announced new assignments for more than two dozen principals, a day after the school...

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Agreement struck to give governor power to pick more agency heads

Following weeks of closed-door negotiations, Republican leaders have reached agreement over a plan to restructure five state...

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$70,000 grant from College Football Playoff gives school new look

The Big 12 is investing in three elementary schools in the cities of its championship games

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Board chair: 'Historic day in OKCPS'

Oklahoma City Public Schools is moving forward with a controversial plan to close 15 schools and reconfigure or relocate 17...

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Former Putnam City Schools employee arrested on complaints involving child

BETHANY — A former Putnam City Schools employee who worked at an elementary school has been arrested on complaints of lewd acts...

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First lady Melania Trump visits Tulsa's Dove School of Discovery

TULSA — Monday was a snow day for most Tulsa-area students, but it was much more memorable for the children who braved the ice...

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UCO pom wins first at nationals

The University of Central Oklahoma’s pom team danced its way to a national championship at the recent Universal Cheerleaders...

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OKC district teachers await fate if school board approves closure plan

Hundreds of teachers in the Oklahoma City district will be shuffled in the coming year if the school board approves a plan to...

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Tennessee school apologizes for asking students to pretend to own slaves

A Tennessee school district has issued an apology for a social studies assignment that asked students to pretend to be...