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Like a little European opera house on the plains of Oklahoma

The University of Oklahoma's100-year-old Holmberg Hall is a "jewel" for performers and audiences alike. It is named for Fredrik...

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Morning Bell: Safe rooms in schools

Sunday was the five-year anniversary since a tornado killed 24, including seven children at Plaza Towers Elementary in Moore.

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GOP candidates blame morals, mental illness for school shootings

Republicans running for governor say moral decay, mental illness, to blame for school shooting tragedies.

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Organization turns fear, insecurity to hope for at-risk teens

For many homeless and at-risk teens, it's a struggle to find a place to sleep or enough food to eat. Pivot seeks to remedy that...

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Supreme Court battle shaping up over tax repeal effort

Oklahoma Supreme Court justices have created a fast track for challenges to tax repeal vote and invited Attorney General Mike...

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Education notes for May 20

Grant to aid students from foster care EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma Foundation has received a $154,000 grant...

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Student succeeds against odds

The nonprofit Pivot Inc. celebrated dozens of clients who are graduating from high school this year despite significant...

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Putnam City teachers spend Sundays volunteering, helping families

Arbor Grove teachers and members of their families have volunteered for Focus on Home on several Sundays, loading, delivering...

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New college program for people with disabilities

Northeastern State University in Tahlequah has teamed up with Lead Learn Live to create the RiverHawks Scholar Program to...

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Putnam City teacher job fair set for Tuesday

The Putnam City school district will hold its annual teacher job fair from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Francis Tuttle’s Reno Campus,...

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Achievers

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City recently announced faculty and staff members chosen as recipients of the L.E. 'Dean'...

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OKC school board set to name district's new leader

The school board has called a special meeting for Tuesday afternoon, and is "prepared to take action to select our new...

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Teen held in Texas attack is said to have used father's guns

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The Texas student charged in the school shooting at Santa Fe High School described planning the attack...

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Morning Bell: Educators challenge tax repeal effort

A coalition that includes former and current educators, along with parents and most of the state’s major education...

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Energy executives to lead local universities

Jim Gallogly's appointment in March to lead University of Oklahoma was among a series of people with ties to the energy...

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Four siblings take turns being valedictorian at their high school

When I asked the Grewal family the formula for their academic success, second youngest Gurtej jumped in with an answer. "We...

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Teacher accused of inappropriately touching another teacher

Kiera Monique Smith, 34, was arrested Wednesday. She was released from the Oklahoma County jail Thursday morning after posting...

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Morning Bell: Once homeless, student inspires others

David Berry, 18, carries a message of hope every time he volunteers at Positive Tomorrows, a school for homeless children in...

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Heritage Hall adds dance instruction for fall performing arts curriculum

Heritage Hall has announced the expansion of its performing arts curriculum and programs to include dance instruction beginning...

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State students recognized with 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.

The U.S. Air Force is getting close to receiving its next generation aircraft tanker.

BusinessMay 13, 2018

SEATTLE — Boeing Co. brought more than a dozen reporters to various production and testing facilities here earlier this month to update progress it has made toward delivering its first group of KC-46A Pegasus tankers to the U.S. Air Force. The...

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OKC elementary school teacher arrested

Oklahoma City police on Wednesday arrested an elementary school teacher on suspicion of sexual battery, The Oklahoman has...

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Morning Bell: Home schoolers get private school tax credit funds

For the first time ever, students can attend an Oklahoma private school part-time yet have most or all of the tuition paid by...

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The Taco Bell Foundation is awarding $3 million in Live Mas Scholarships to 300 employees and youth in 2018.

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Homeless as youth, senior pays it forward

David Berry was lucky. He ended up at Positive Tomorrows, where he spent the second half of the fourth grade and all of the...

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Morning Bell: Teachers push back on tax overturn effort

A group representing Oklahoma teachers is asking the state's highest court to stop an effort to overturn a tax-hike package to...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

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Scholarships awarded to metro-area students

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OKC board votes to change school names

Jackson Enterprise Elementary will soon bear the name of Mary Golda Ross, while Lee Elementary will be renamed after Adelaide...

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Teachers' group seeks to stop Oklahoma anti-tax question

A group representing Oklahoma teachers is asking the state's highest court to stop an effort to overturn a tax-hike package to...

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Tim Cook tells Duke graduates to 'be fearless,' takes jab at Facebook and Google

The CEO of Apple encouraged graduates to 'dare to think different' during his graduation commencement, and took a shot at...

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Students, parents outraged by caged tiger at high school prom in Miami

MIAMI -- Some parents and students are outraged after organizers of a Miami high school prom featured a caged tiger for its...

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Morning Bell: Should schools move forward with teacher raises?

The effort to repeal tax increases needed for across-the-board teacher pay raises has called into question how schools should...

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Arena hosts six commencement ceremonies

President Burns Hargis conferred nearly 3,500 degrees during six commencement ceremonies at Oklahoma State University.

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Ceremony last for commencement speaker

President David Boren conferred degrees to University of Oklahoma graduates and gave the commencement speech Friday evening at...

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Oklahoma teachers hold 'car show' in response to governor's comment

An Oklahoma teacher described her sports coupe as a good deal after she bought it wrecked for $1,600.

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OKC school board to meet with superintendent hopefuls

Three people are in the hunt to lead Oklahoma's largest school district, The Oklahoman has learned. While their identities...

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Oprah Winfrey takes aim at fake news, misinformation in speech to USC graduates

Oprah Winfrey condemned fake news and disinformation in a commencement speech to graduates of the University of Southern...

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Teens' experience shows campus reality for Native Americans

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The teenage brothers — both shy and Native American — had just entered a recreation center on a tour...

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Education notes for May 13

Three from state are Presidential Scholars Three Oklahoma students are among the 161 high school seniors named to the 54th...

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Retired energy exec tapped as OCU's first female president

Martha Burger delivered the commencement address at Oklahoma City University last weekend, upon the invitation of OCU President...

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A surprising bullying battleground: Senior centers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The unwanted were turned away from cafeteria tables. Fistfights broke out at karaoke. Dances became...

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Canadian Valley Technology Center students overhaul Shriner’s miniature parade car

Canadian Valley Technology Center Powersports students overhauled one of the Shriner’s miniature parade cars.

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Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School recently announced student scholarships and awards.

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New law school dean appointed

Jim Roth has been appointed law dean at Oklahoma City University, OCU President Robert Henry announced Friday. Roth, a former...

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Hofmeister to Oklahoma AG: Should teachers start getting raises amid effort to kill taxes needed to pay for them?

A Tulsa law firm recommends its school district clients hold off on paying the higher wages funded by HB 1010 because if...

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Morning Bell: State summit planned on student trauma

State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister announced this week that the Oklahoma State Department of Education will host a summit on...

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OKC School Board to consider school name changes

Students who attend Lee, Jackson Enterprise and Stand Watie elementary schools researched and voted on the new names, which the...

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Student center to get $18 million remodel

An $18 million renovation and expansion of the student center at Rose State College officially kicked off Wednesday with a...

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OU meeting last for retiring Boren

President David Boren wished much happiness to his successor and highlighted OU achievements Thursday at his final meeting of...

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Woman faces federal charge after alleged bomb threat to Oklahoma schools

Stephanie Montgomery had no known connection to the schools and allegedly told investigators that she “wanted to test police,”...

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Morning Bell: Stillwater program preparing students for STEM field

The STEM Academy at Meridian in Stillwater teaches students science, technology, engineering and mathematics principles at the...

The OK -- The Travel Issue

LifeMay 6, 2018

As probably too many of my co-workers here at The Oklahoman can tell you, I bleed purple. In a newsroom and state where the favored college colors tend to crimson and cream or orange and black, that can make a fella feel, well, let's just say...

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Magazine ranks OKC district schools among state's best

Three of the Top 5 schools are charters, with Harding Charter Preparatory High School claiming the top spot, followed by Dove...

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Midwest City Elks Lodge No. 1890 recently held their annual Youth Banquet and recognized students and athletes who had...

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Morning Bell: 'We heard loud and clear from our community'

Following a report by The Oklahoman in 2016 about the legacy of closed Oklahoma City schools being sold to the highest bidder...

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State of Employment: Oklahoma needs greater variety of jobs and job skills, experts say

State of Employment: Oklahoma needs greater variety of jobs and job skills, experts say

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OKC area home to multiple national scholarship winners

The winners were announced Wednesday by the National Merit Scholarship Corp. The program honors high school seniors who show...

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Edmond School Board approves bid for shelter after objections from another builder

A $5.15 million storm shelter, doubling as classroom expansion at Edmond North High School, has been approved by the Edmond...

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More engineers needed to fill critical jobs

The advanced engineering program at Meridian Technology Center is preparing high school students for the rigorous coursework...

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Perry schools sued again in federal court

The lawsuit was filed Monday in Oklahoma City by the parents of a girl who said she was molested by aide Arnold Cowen. It...

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OBU ministry program revamped with focus on marketplace skills and practical experience

To prepare future ministers for their careers, Oklahoma Baptist University recently updated its Christian ministry degree...

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Morning Bell: A school with the sole purpose 'to keep them from dropping out'

More Oklahoma teenagers are dropping out of high school than at any time in the past decade, but there are programs targeting...

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Payne Education Center plans reading tutor training course on Saturday

The Payne Education Center will host a four-hour reading tutor training course from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

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Oklahoma Christian University’s student PR firm placed in the top 25 nationally in the Public Relations Student Society of...

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Morning Bell: Funding went down, student trauma went up

Oklahoma schools have struggled through a decade of per-student funding decreases, resulting in larger class sizes and fewer...

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Stoneman Douglas Shooter Was Assigned To Controversial Broward Discipline Program, Officials Now Say

Broward school district officials admitted Sunday that the confessed Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School gunman was assigned...

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Japanese congressman visits American home in Tulsa

Yoshiaki Harada, a member of the Japanese House of Representatives and former Japanese diplomat, is a 1963 graduate of Edison...

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Adventurous graduates spreading out

The 68 seniors at the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics gathered Thursday to announce their college choices at the...

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Education notes for May 6

UCO names dean of College of Business EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma has named Monica Lam dean of the College of...

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OKC school district works with city on sales of abandoned schools

In early January 2017, Rachel Freeman was looking at the John F. Kennedy neighborhood east of downtown to buy an empty lot and...

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OKCPS Foundation President: Teachers, students matter

Public education matters. All students matter. Teachers matter and they do amazing work.

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HVAC students show up at Choctaw job site to gain experience

Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center students recently finished installing heat and air conditioning systems in a Choctaw...

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Oklahoma business briefs

Active rig count increases again The number of rigs drilling for oil and natural gas increased again this week, both in...

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Three KidWind teams headed to Chicago

Three teams that competed at the recent University of Oklahoma KidWind Challenge qualified for the National KidWind Challenge...

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Trump salutes NRA, says elect Republicans to save gun rights

DALLAS (AP) — Months after the horror of the Parkland school shootings in Florida, President Donald Trump stood before cheering...

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Political State: Will the real Republican voter please stand up?

Ben, Dale and Justin talk about the end of the legislative session and speculate on the mood of Republican voters headed into...

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Morning Bell: Hofmeister rebukes Fallin's veto

Hofmeister rebuked Gov. Mary Fallin's veto of Senate Bill 1190. The measure, which passed 88-1 in the state House and 42-0 in...

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Teen accepted into 113 colleges, awarded $4.5M in merit scholarships

Receiving an acceptance letter to college can be one of the most exciting moments of a teen's life. And one 17-year-old in...

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OU commencement speaker a familiar face

Commencement at the University of Oklahoma will be at 7 p.m. May 11 in The Gaylord Family — Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. OU...

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Morning Bell: 'It's a clear attack for teachers taking a stand'

A new bill introduced in the Oklahoma Legislature this week is being criticized as "revenge" for the teacher walkout and...

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Achievers: OU climber qualifies to compete in world championship

A competitive climber on the University of Oklahoma climbing team has qualified to compete in the 2018 FISU World University...

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Students attend 'preview day' at Cristo Rey Catholic High School

Cristo Rey Catholic High School last week hosted 'Preview Day' for new students who will be starting in August.

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Shifting of principals in OKC district

Two middle school administrators — Taft Principal Charmaine Johnson and Rogers Principal Cody Stull — will switch schools,...

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Morning Bell: 'That's why we're teachers, ... what we do matters'

Oklahoma City Public Schools have a new teacher of the year - it's Belle Isle Enterprise Middle School teacher Anthony Chancellor.

Dozens of schools built safe rooms following Moore tornado

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At least 65 school districts across the state have constructed safe rooms since 2013, according to a survey conducted by The Oklahoman.

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Sonic Drive-In donating $1 million to public school teachers

As part of an annual recognition of teachers, Oklahoma City-based Sonic Drive-In is donating $1 million to public school...

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Casady's Science Olympiad Teams successfully defended their 2017 championships by taking first place in both B and C Divisions...

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Five charter schools get boost from federal funds

Five current and future Oklahoma charter schools will receive a portion of $3 million in federal funding, part of a larger...

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U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Steve Censky speaks to Oklahoma FFA youth

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Steve Censky told future Oklahoma farmers Tuesday the world will depend on their work ahead.

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OKC district names Teacher of the Year

About two hours into the foundation's Stars of Education event, Belle Isle Enterprise Middle School teacher Anthony Chancellor...

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Effort to impeach OEA leaders reveals divide among educators after walkout

A petition began to circulate on social media and at an OEA meeting in Norman on Friday as the rifts among educators spilled...

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Morning Bell: Millwood supt: 'I have so much to do'

Cecilia Robinson-Woods has been superintendent of Millwood Public Schools in Oklahoma City for five years, and she doesn't see...

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Westminster eighth-graders help grow Curbside Chronicle's Mother's Day flower campaign

Westminster School’s eighth-graders are partnering this spring with the Homeless Alliance’s Curbside Chronicle to learn more...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

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37th annual Putnam City Festival of the Arts planned for Saturday

Young artists from Putnam City schools will entertain the community and display their artwork from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday...

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Oklahoma school finances have changed little despite walkout, officials say

Districts will receive about $50 million statewide — $33 million for textbooks and $17 million for operations.

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This university's "cry closet" lets students "just let it all out" during finals

"Let yourself just get away from your studies for the next 10 minutes."

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Interviews: Putnam City school puts emphasis on the arts to inspire students to success

The only school district to receive a Governor’s Arts Award this year, Putnam City is expanding its fine arts programs at a...

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Hub gives creative thinkers tools for success

The Tom Love Innovation Hub at the University of Oklahoma offers creative thinkers and entrepreneurs the tools and support they...

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Old texts come alive to students

Students at the Academy of Classical Christian Studies explore logic and Latin, read dozens of major Western classics and join...

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Oklahoma technology centers help empower students, equip businesses

Thousands of Oklahomans are turning toward technology centers for workforce training, career development, industry...

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Family research reveals surprise

Tracing Your Roots — a Rose State College class offered each semester in partnership with the Oklahoma History Center — helps...

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Education notes for April 29

Outstanding educators to be honored NORMAN — Five outstanding Oklahoma educators will be honored along with 100 of the state's...

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Despite statewide budget cuts, Putnam City expands arts programming

Whether playing the national anthem at an Oklahoma City Thunder home game or performing an intriguing string quartet cover of...

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Superintendent's longevity keys Millwood's success

More than a decade away from Oklahoma City had prepared her to make tough decisions that come with trying to turn around a...

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The brains behind the driverless car

Engineers at Oklahoma State University are tackling the challenges of developing autonomous vehicles and preparing future...

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Achievers

The National Student Council recently recognized the Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School Student Council as a 2018 National...

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Teacher walkout fallout: Impeachment effort underway against OEA leaders

Teachers began to circulate a petition through social media Friday to initiate impeachment proceedings against OEA President...

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Ken Bone claims son was suspended over gun range photo

Ken Bone — aka the “red sweater guy” — claims his son was suspended from school on Thursday and is now being investigated by...

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How an Iowa teenager used an Etch A Sketch to help land spots at MIT and Caltech

College admission has become increasingly competitive, but one Des Moines teenager found a unique way to distinguish himself...

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Oklahoma students taught by unqualified teachers nearly doubles

Speaking at Thursday's state Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Joy Hofmeister said 112,344 students are being taught...

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Students plead for affordable tuition

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education were urged to keep rates affordable Thursday during the annual public hearing...

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Student sues school after being punished for wearing pro-gun shirt

NEVADA -- An eighth-grade student is suing the Washoe County School District after he was told to cover his pro-gun...

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OKC district changes last day of school

Following the two-week teacher walkout, the district announced that students would go to school for one extra hour each day and...

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Tulsa superintendent, staffers suspended after allegations of grade-tampering

TULSA — The superintendent and three other staff members at Langston Hughes Academy for Arts and Technology were suspended this...

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Panel interviews candidates for OKC superintendent

Oklahoma City School Board members met with an undisclosed number of finalists for superintendent Wednesday night on the second...

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Budget bump to fund tuition waivers

Oklahoma higher education is set to get its first increase in state funding in four years. House Appropriations and Budget...

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3 OKC principals plan to leave district

The resignations of Alisa Stieg (Edgemere); Neal Johnson (Greystone); and Katherine Price (Jackson) are effective June 30,...

Low enrollment may force OKC district to close schools

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Oklahoma City Public Schools will consider closing some schools, expanding others and redrafting boundaries before the end of the year to cut costs amid declining enrollments.

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Achievers

C‑SPAN and Cox Communications will visit Edmond Memorial High School Thursday to honor local winners for C‑SPAN’s annual...

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Staff briefs for April 25

OKARCHE Block party planned for Friday The Center of Family Love Teen Board members will host a Backyard Block Party from 6:30...

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FOI-O sets gubernatorial debate, annual awards

Eight candidates for Oklahoma governor will debate the First Amendment and government transparency Saturday at an event...

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Student's racist prom proposal fuels online backlash

The student's high school says it is investigating.

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

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Heritage Hall students to host Unity Day

Heritage Hall students will host the second annual Unity Day on Tuesday. This year’s theme is 'Many Chargers, One CommUNITY.'

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Oklahoma business plan competition shines because of students, teachers, sponsors

We've just completed Oklahoma's 14th annual statewide collegiate business plan competition. Last Thursday evening, as we...

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Mount St. Mary starts new tradition of giving with ACTS week

A new tradition has started at Mount St. Mary Catholic High School.

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OKC Symphonic Band to present spring concert, feature 2018 Young Artist

The Oklahoma City Symphonic Band will present its spring concert, “American Composers Past and Present,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday...

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Earning a master’s degree while working full-time

For Scott Pfister, earning a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy was always a goal. However, it initially felt...

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Morning Bell: Setbacks and victories for teachers union

During the walkout, the Oklahoma Education Association said its membership had grown for the first time in years, yet it...

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OSU honoring farmer, soprano

Oklahoma State University will present honorary doctorates to two Enid natives — farmer and entrepreneur Cecil O’Brate and...

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Native charter school proposal rejected by OKC schools

Supporters of a proposed charter school serving indigenous students plan to take their application to the state Board of...

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Game-based learning keys student engagement

Milton uses the game Mind Your Own Budget, a hands-on way for students to build financial literacy and strategically apply...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on April 22, 2018: See Oklahoma City University’s production of ‘On the Town’

Oklahoma City University celebrates Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday with today's season-finale production of his acclaimed...

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Teachers union showed its power, limitations during walkout

During the walkout, the Oklahoma Education Association said its membership had grown for the first time in years, yet it...

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Even younglings need to learn.

Delight your Padawans with "Star Wars" workbooks.

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Support staff brings enormous value to schools

The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools will be highlighting three “Super Support Staff” at the upcoming Stars of...

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Sculptor tried to show strength, kindness, love

A statute of President David Boren was unveiled Saturday on the University of Oklahoma campus, part of a weekend celebration...

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Education notes for April 22

Dyslexia symposium planned Payne Education Center, a nonprofit teacher training and dyslexia advocacy center, will host a...

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Boren statue planted in OU garden

The University of Oklahoma will unveil a statue of retiring President David Boren on his 77th birthday Saturday. The younger,...

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Norman district names Teacher of the Year

Teresa Lansford, a teacher librarian at Lincoln Elementary School, was recognized Thursday night during a Celebration of...

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Onetime Flying Aggie in new documentary

"Mercury 13," a new Netflix documentary, tells the story of 13 female pilots who passed the same tests as the men who became...

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Teens are using 'Fortnite' to ask out prom dates

Here's one way to ask out a potential prom date: Build her a digital fort. Thanks to Fortnite — the popular video game that's...

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Morning Bell: High school games continue as wildfire burns

In what's been a week of heartache, loss and devastation for the small town of Vici as wildfires rage nearby, the high school's...

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UCO receives approval for Edmond’s first LGBTQ Pride festival

The first LGBTQ Edmond Pride event will be Oct. 20 in Hafer Park and include a day full of activities.

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Morning Bell: Textbook fund about $55 per student

One of the outcomes of the walkout, or at least the threat of the walkout, was a funding package approved by lawmakers for...

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Achievers

Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s College of Pharmacy recently held its annual honors and awards convocation on the...

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Three Putnam City orchestras to be in London performances

Visitors from across the ocean recently visited Putnam City West High School to invite district orchestra students to take a...

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Mistake will result in more days for students

Superintendent James White told parents last week that despite closing 10 days for the teacher walkout, the district would be...

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Professor who called Barbara Bush an 'amazing racist' under investigation

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A California state university is investigating comments made on Twitter by an English professor who...

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Morning Bell: Why this schools stayed open during walkout

As thousands of Oklahoma teachers held a two-week walkout earlier this month, many were helped by schools that preemptively...

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Norman preps for Earth Day with student art contest: Annual festival April 22 at Reaves Park

Hundreds of drawings and paintings by Norman students covered the walls at Stash on Main Street during April's Second Friday...

A 10-year-old kid just wrote one of Oklahoma's newest laws

NewsMay 14, 2018

Fifth-grader Ephraim Bowling noticed that Oklahoma didn't have an official state raptor. On Nov. 1, his bill becomes law.

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Q&A with Kendall W. King: Parents, grandparents should understand 529 Plan rules to maximize educational benefits

Q&A with Kendall W. King: Parents, grandparents should understand 529 Plan rules to maximize educational benefits

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OU students, faculty and staff give back in 'Big Event'

Thousands of students, faculty and staff recently joined together on April 14 to participate in "The Big Event," the University...

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Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at age 92

Former first lady Barbara Bush has died. She was 92.

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Norman district to extend school days, calendar

Beginning Monday, schools will start 10 minutes earlier and end 20 minutes later for students. The adjustments will include...

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Morning Bell: Some teachers return to Capitol

Hundreds of teachers showed up Monday at the Capitol to let lawmakers know that even though classes are largely back in session...

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Oklahoma business briefs

$250K in grants to support school safety The Oklahoma School Assurance Group and CompSource Mutual Insurance Co. have pledged...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

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Longer days await returning OKC district students

Teachers and students separated for two weeks by a statewide walkout returned to the classroom in Oklahoma's largest district...

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OU says weekend Boren celebration on track

Events honoring University of Oklahoma President David Boren for his year's of leadership will take place as planned this...

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Morning Bell: The politics of the teacher walkout

While the massive demonstrations at the Capitol are over, the impact of the walkout will last for years. And the presence of...

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Acting OKC district leader threatens resignation

The acting superintendent of Oklahoma City Public Schools threatened to quit Thursday night, accusing the school board of...

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Population explosion at Oklahoma colleges

As Oklahoma's Hispanic population grows, so does the number of Latino students at the state's public colleges and universities....

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Classes and collaboration: Tony winner Lillias White to work with students, perform with OKC's Ambassadors' Concert Choir in UCO Broadway Tonight visit

When Lillias White was growing up, Sunday dinners at her grandmother's house were mandatory, and she was the featured...

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Education notes for April 15

Two state teachers win ag awards Two Oklahomans are among 40 K-12 teachers from across the United States selected to receive...

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With little fanfare, 'OU Thousands Strong' crowdfunding site raises money for university, students

The University of Oklahoma's official crowdfunding site, 'OU Thousands Strong,' launched two years ago with little fanfare, and...

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Teacher walkout was nonpartisan, but politics came into play

Republicans and Democrats brace for the November impact of the teacher walkout.

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What is a capital-gains tax deduction and what are the benefits and drawbacks of repealing it?

What started life as a vague sentence buried in a complex ballot question has grown into a huge tax break for some Oklahomans...

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OU's crowdfunding site helps fund student research, travel and more

Six to nine projects are usually available at any given time on OU's crowdfunding site, 'OU Thousands Strong'

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President recovering after minor stroke

University of Oklahoma officials said Oklahoma President David Boren suffered a minor stroke Saturday during a campus event,...

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Oklahoma State University dedicates new business school building

Oklahoma State University’s Spears School dedicates its new Business Building Friday with a celebration highlighted by speeches...

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OC engineering students earn top-10 finish

Oklahoma Christian University engineering students have placed in the top 10 in an international flight competition.

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State's largest school district to reopen Monday

Earlier Friday, the Oklahoma City American Federation of Teachers asked the district to close schools Monday, citing a...

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Teachers return to Capitol as walkout ends

As most Oklahoma schools reopened following a two-week walkout, some teachers returned to the Capitol for a final show of force.

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Political State: Teacher walkout edition

On this week's episode of Political State, Anna Langthorn, chair of the state Democratic Party, discusses the teacher walkout...

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Yukon schools will be closed on Election Day

In order to drive up votes for pro education candidates, Yukon schools plan to be closed on election day in November.

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Poll: Do you support OEA's decision to end the teacher walkout?

Do you support the decision? Take our poll and let us know.

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Teacher: 'This is actually the best day'

On Friday, a few thousands teachers gathered on the south plaza and inside the Capitol. The crowds were much smaller than they...

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Day 12 poll: Do you support the Oklahoma teacher walkout?

Day 12 poll: Do you support the teacher walkout?

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Morning Bell: Is the walkout over?

Saying "we need to face reality," The Oklahoma Education Association announced Thursday that it was calling off the teachers...

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Edmondson, Stitt file for governor as Oklahoma legislative candidates dominate

State election officials expected about 600 candidates to file in the three-day period that ends Friday. Filing hit the 600...

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Students earning while learning

A new automotive technology program at Oklahoma City Community College allows students to work full time while earning their...

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OKC may add time to school day

Oklahoma City Public Schools will add one hour to each remaining day if teachers vote to end their participation in a nearly...

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Teachers union calls off walkout, claims 'victory' for schools

The Oklahoma Education Association, the state's largest teachers union, has called for an end to a statewide walkout, 11 days...

Employment falls as the oil industry becomes more efficient

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A heightened focus on technology and efficiency gains over the past four years has allowed the oil and natural gas industry to return to profitability and recover from the deepest industry downturn in a generation. But not all of the industry...

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Hundreds of Moore district teachers skip school

Moore Public Schools opened Thursday as planned. About 500 of the district's 1,500 teachers were out and about 100 substitute...

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OEA calls for end of teacher walkout

Oklahoma Education Association President Alicia Priest said the teacher walkout will end.

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Norman district will resume school Monday

Norman Public Schools and Putnam City Public Schools will resume classes Monday, officials announced Thursday. Both districts...

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State employees end involvement in walkout

The Oklahoma Public Employees Association joined the Oklahoma Education Association last month in its call for more state...

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Teachers chant 'take a vote' as walkout continues

On Thursday, the crowds were noticeably smaller. But inside the Capitol it was as intense as it has been with thousands of...

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Morning Bell: Walkout continues, but some return to class

On Wednesday, as thousands of Oklahoma teachers returned to the state Capitol for Day 10 of a statewide walkout, several...

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OU Hornsemble to hold spring concert Friday

The University of Oklahoma School of Music will present the OU Hornsemble in concert at 8 p.m. Friday.

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Candidates file for governor, Congress, Legislature and other offices

Record 458 candidates turned in their paperwork on the first day of filing at the Capitol for state and federal offices.

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It's Day 11 of the Oklahoma Teacher Walkout. Do you know where your kids are?

Quail Creek Bank has hired its own sitters to watch employees' kids during the teacher walkout. Its makeshift day care has...

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Amid statewide walkout, some teachers push for elected office

As thousands of Oklahoma teachers returned to the state Capitol for day 10 of a statewide walkout, several teachers filed for...

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Empty OU regent's seat filled

Gov. Mary Fallin has appointed Natalie Shirley, her former secretary of education and workforce development to serve on the...

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Day 11 Teacher walkout poll: Do you support the teacher walkout?

Day 11 Teacher walkout poll: Do you support the teacher walkout?

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Moore district teachers protest decision to return to school

"After much deliberation and after considering many factors, Moore Public Schools' Leadership has made the decision to resume...

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Teachers file for office as walkout continues

Educators have rallied each day in support of more funding for public schools and some suspect 2018 will see an influx of...

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Day 10 Poll: Do you support the teacher walkout?

Day 10 Poll: Do you support the teacher walkout?

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Teachers get bats to fight school shooters

A Pennsylvanian school district has given its teachers baseball bats in the fight against school shooters. All 500 teachers of...

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Morning Bell: TEACHER WALKOUT - DAY 10

For many of the thousands of teachers who have gathered at the Capitol since April 2, the daily rally has been a show of...

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South OKC Chamber honors educators, students at Excellence in Education Banquet

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GOP gubernatorial candidates ripped for positions on teacher pay package

A national Democratic group says some of the GOP gubernatorial field would be worse than Gov. Mary Fallin on education.

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OKC school district closes Wednesday as walkout continues

Officials also announced the district would open the Capitol Hill High School field house to out-of-town teachers for overnight...

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Teachers stay focused on Capitol as walkout continues

As lawmakers have failed to make the substantial investment in education that educators have demanded, teachers say it's easy...

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Mounds teacher under investigation

A male Mounds High School teacher is under investigation for reported inappropriate contact with a female student, according to...

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Candidate filing will overlap with teacher walkout

Filing for state office begins Wednesday. With thousands of teachers at the state Capitol who have expressed frustration with...

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Teacher: 'I am a little pessimistic'

As the Oklahoma teacher walkout continues, some teachers say they are feeling a mixture of emotions.

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Mind Your Own Business: 'Snow' strike days mean workplace whiteout for many employers, parents

Walkout's 'snow' days may cost Oklahoma parents vacation time or even wages

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Arizona Supreme Court: No in-state tuition for DACA college students

Young immigrants with DACA status who want to attend college in their home state of Arizona will have to pay out-of-state...

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Morning Bell: Public support for walkout?

Education advocates have continued to say that public opinion is on their side when it comes to the ongoing teacher walkout....

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Norman teachers, parents march to Capitol as walkout continues

NORMAN — Not to be outdone by their counterparts in other cities, educators here took to the streets early Monday and walked...

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OKC district hosts cookout, out-of-town teachers

To assist out-of-town teachers participating in daily rallies at the Capitol, Oklahoma City Public Schools is making the field...

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State testing window extended due to walkout

The state Department of Education announced Monday that public schools have until April 27 to administer paper tests, which is...

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Deadline nears to enter UCO photography contest

Submissions now are open for the University of Central Oklahoma Photographic Arts program’s annual juried photography contest,...

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Elementary school teachers, students reunite

School was closed again Monday, but teachers carved out some time for their students before walking over to the Capitol on the...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

Auto thefts decline in Oklahoma City

NewsMay 14, 2018

Auto thefts in Oklahoma City have declined by about 30 percent since 2012. Police said although it's difficult to say why the number of thefts increase or decrease from one year to the next, advances in technology likely have played a role in the...

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Ex-teacher gets probation for failing to report abuse

In police interviews, Jeffrey Sullins said he didn't report the allegations to law enforcement, the Department of Human...

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Tattered textbook picture not accurate portrayal of Owasso schools, district official says

A picture of a tattered textbook aired by some national media outlets misrepresents the situation at the Owasso school district...

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Teachers return to Capitol as walkout enters second week

With crowds noticeably larger than last week, thousands of teachers returned to the Capitol as a statewide walkout entered its...

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Past and present ed secretaries comment on walkout

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said Oklahoma teachers shouldn't let their disputes with the Legislature impact...

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OKC union prez: Support in the community is still strong

Ed Allen, president of the Oklahoma City American Federation of Teachers, said the ongoing teacher walkout continues because...

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Child care options for caregivers as Oklahoma teacher walkout continues

As the Oklahoma teacher walkout continues, agencies across the state have stepped up to offer feeding and child care services.

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Four things to watch for as walkout continues

On Monday, thousands of teachers return to the Capitol as a statewide walkout enters a second week. As the fight for more...

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Morning Bell: Walkout enters second week

It's the start of a new week and teachers are expected back at the Capitol today for the continuation of a statewide walkout.

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Teachers return to Capitol as walkout continues

Thousands of teachers are expected back at the state Capitol Monday for the eighth day of a statewide walkout, which has closed...

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Dark money group funding pro-teacher ads

A group headed by three prize-winning Oklahoma teachers financed pro-education ads during teacher strike.

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For OKC school kids, dance is just a hop, skip and a jump

Prairie Dance Theatre dance teachers believe art through movement will enhance brain development and teach life skills far...

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Oklahoma City School District to open facility to traveling teachers

"We know housing & travel costs can be a barrier for our fellow educators from afar, and OKCPS wants to ensure that all...

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Interviews, photos and videos: Downtown OKC's Artspace at Untitled hosts high school mentorship program in printmaking studio

About 120 Oklahoma City area high school students are being empowered this year through Artspace at Untitled’s burgeoning...

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Women artists recorded details, emotions of wartime

Beth Anderson presented her research on "Women Artists at War" during the 2018 National Conference on Undergraduate Research at...

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Oklahoma City Public Schools to hold SAT testing Tuesday even if walkout continues

Oklahoma City Public Schools officials said in the event of a continued walkout Tuesday they will open high schools for...

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Community partners supporting Oklahoma City Public Schools students during teacher walkout.

Agencies from across the metro have come together to meet, plan and collaborate with each other and Oklahoma City Public...

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Teacher walkout promises to alter school landscape

As the Oklahoma state Capitol rattled this week with the sounds of chants, impassioned speeches, school bands and helicopters...

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Education notes for April 8

OSU student is Goldwater Scholar STILLWATER — Oklahoma State University student Sage Becker has been awarded a 2018 Goldwater...

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OSU’s School of Accounting will honor three

Oklahoma State University’s School of Accounting will honor three alumni during the 2018 Wilton T. Anderson Hall of Fame and...

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Lawmaker tells teachers to look to wind, not capital gains

The state’s largest teachers union has demanded an elimination of the capital gains tax deduction to end the current teacher...

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OKC Public Schools to hold SAT testing Tuesday even if walkout continues

Oklahoma City Public Schools officials said in the event of a continued walkout Tuesday they will open high schools for...

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Here's the latest on the teacher walkout

The past five days made up a historic week for public education in Oklahoma. Thousands of teachers rallied at the state...

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'Lack of support' leads to school district resignations

On Monday, the school board voted 4-1 to limit the walkout to one day and resume classes the following day, despite pleas from...

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Kids wrangle fun at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63, has been hosting drop-in activities for children during the...

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Businesses cater to striking teachers

Business is good near the Oklahoma State Capitol right now. As thousands converged to advocate for education funding,...

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Three metro area students won first place in the recent statewide Law Day art and writing contests sponsored by the Oklahoma...

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OKC's economic diversity is growing, chamber leader says

Roy Williams, president and CEO of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, fielded question's along with The Oklahoman's Steve...

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How Oklahoma parents are handling the teacher walkout

Some parents are struggling to find care for their children during the Oklahoma teacher walkout

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OEA demands bills, but not funding amount

If state lawmakers eliminate the capital gains tax exemption and the governor vetoes a bill repealing a hotel/motel tax, the...

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Several Oklahoma school districts announce Monday closures

Moore Public Schools announced plans to close Monday after teachers "overwhelmingly indicated they intend to continue to...

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Students run, walk to Oklahoma Capitol in support of teachers

About 50 from U.S. Grant High School, including members of the track and cross country teams, ran, walked and jogged about...

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GOP gubernatorial candidate decries "union tactics"

GOP Gubernatorial candidate Gary Richardson calls for walkout to end

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Oklahoma natives Carrie Underwood and Kelli O'Hara voice their support for Oklahoma teacher walkout

Grammy Award-winning country music star Carrie Underwood and Tony Award-winning Broadway star Kelli O'Hara have joined the...

A new Cold War? Depends on who you ask.

NewsMay 7, 2018

With tensions between Russia and the U.S. heating up, we talk to a Russian living in Oklahoma and Oklahomans living in Russia.

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OEA demands bills, but not funding amount

If lawmakers eliminate the capital gains tax exemption and the governor vetoes a bill repealing a hotel/motel tax, the teacher...

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Teachers pack Capitol early ahead of Senate session

The Capitol building was full shortly after 6:00 a.m., a full two and a half hours before the Senate meets to consider three...

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Here's what to expect as teacher walkout reaches fifth day

Friday marks the fifth day of a statewide teacher strike, surpassing the four-day walkout of 1990, which resulted in a series...

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What a fifth day of school closures means

Other districts could have to add days to the end of the school year if the walkout persists. The Edmond, Moore and Norman...

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Walkout continues, setting up 'very important day' in the Senate

The fourth day of a statewide teacher walkout and rally produced more calls for increased public school funding and inaction...

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Senate leader: Legislature won't change ed budget

The Senate’s second-most powerful Republican said he doesn’t know what is necessary to end the teacher walkout, which reached...

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What will it take to end the teacher walkout?

Thousands of Oklahoma teachers have vowed to stay out of school until the state Legislature provides a substantial boost in...

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How MACU aims to attract future teachers to the profession

Providing Oklahoma’s schoolchildren with qualified teachers and combatting Oklahoma’s teacher shortage are two topics currently...

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What's the playlist for a teacher walkout?

At times, the Oklahoma teachers walkout has turned into a dance party on the south plaza of the Capitol.

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Morning Bell: WALKOUT - DAY 4

Today is Day 4 of a statewide teacher walkout as Oklahoma educators continue to demand additional funding for public schools.

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Mustang schools to hold job fair

Mustang Public Schools is holding its annual certified and support job fair from 4 to 7 p.m. April 12 at Mustang High School.

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Efforts to provide storm shelters at all Edmond schools progresses

Thanks to a $100 million investment, all Edmond School District campuses are only a few years away from providing maximum...

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Students join their teachers at the Capitol

Gabrielle Davis, a senior at Edmond Memorial High School, organized the student rally using social media. Davis said she drew...

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Edmond teachers, students demonstrate close to home

Multiple teachers from Clegern Elementary School gathered at 15th and Bryant in Edmond on Tuesday as the statewide teacher...

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Q&A with Gauri Nautiyal: Complex issues may arise for companies desiring interns

Q&A with Gauri Nautiyal: Complex issues may arise for companies desiring interns

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Tech center plans spring plant sale

A spring greenhouse sale is planned April 12-13 at Canadian Valley Technology Center’s El Reno campus, 6505 E Highway 66.

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'Students not getting foundation they need'

Forty percent of Oklahoma's 2016 public high school graduates were unprepared in at least one subject as college freshmen, a...

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Teachers pledge to wait out lawmakers

On day three of a statewide teacher walkout, educators from across Oklahoma returned to the state Capitol to convince lawmakers...

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Day 3 notes: Paid protesters at the Capitol?

Today was the third day in a row that thousands of Oklahoma teachers packed the Capitol for a statewide walkout. We heard...

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Students join Capitol rally, advocate for education funding

Wednesday's teacher rally at the Capitol received a influx of students who said they wanted lawmakers to hear their own stories...

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OEA says public supports teacher walkout

In a poll released Wednesday, OEA said 68 percent of Oklahoma midterm voters support the teacher walkout, an increase from 58...

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Teachers feel like lawmakers want to 'wait 'em out'

Standing shoulder-to-shoulder with other teachers inside office number 409, behind the frosted-glass door with the name "Rep....

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Florida survivors defy clear backpack rule

Survivors of the deadly school shooting in Florida have resisted new security rules that ban all but clear backpacks at their...

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Morning Bell: TEACHER WALKOUT - DAY 3

Thousands of teachers are expected back at the state Capitol today, and one group even plans to start a 110-mile march from...

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Teachers continue walkout despite warning

Some teachers from Western Heights Public Schools rallied at the Capitol for a second day even though schools were open in...

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OSU is the place to be not only get your suds on but learn a little something while you're at it.

Oklahoma State's unveils its inaugural Craft Beer Forum of Oklahoma on Saturday, including seminars, tastings and great food...

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Oklahoma business briefs

Oklahoma business briefs for April 4.

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Senior Lucas Schrantz was selected as Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School's March Student of the Month.

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Churches continue aid during teacher walkout

Several churches are joining together to offer ongoing aid to families impacted by the teacher walkout.

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OKC district will feed students who attend Capitol rally

Students will rally at the Capitol on Wednesday and Oklahoma City Public Schools will feed all of them for free, district...

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Teachers return to Capitol to demand legislative action

As hundreds of schools remained closed across the state for the second day of a walkout, thousands of teachers returned to the...

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Observations from Day 2 of the teacher walkout

Thousands of teachers returned to the state Capitol for the second day of a walkout and rally. Educators continued to demand...

House staffers allowed to leave Capitol for "safety reasons"

Some legislative staff were told they could go home Tuesday after legislative assistants encountered "unruly" activists at the...

A KC-46A Pegasus is no car. But when it comes to maintenance, it helps to think of it as one.

BusinessMay 13, 2018

The KC-46A Pegasus is about to become part of the U.S. Air Force's fleet, and when it does, Tinker Air Force Base will help it stay in the air.

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Teacher walkout fills Capitol to capacity

Oklahoma teachers filled the state Capitol on Tuesday, resulting in a shutdown of all entrances as law enforcement said the...

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Teacher walkout continues on Tuesday at state Capitol

The thousands of teachers at the Capitol on Monday rallied on the south steps, marched around the building and went inside to...

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Morning Bell: TEACHER WALKOUT - DAY 2

Good morning. Monday was day one of an Oklahoma teacher walkout. Today, thousands of teachers are expected to return to the...

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Achievers

Five individuals will be inducted May 5 into Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame.

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Daily Q&A: Measurement methods behind Oklahoma's low rankings in student achievement

Measurement methods behind Oklahoma's low rankings in student achievement Q: Why is Oklahoma's goal of ranking among the top...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be among keynote speakers for research event in Edmond.

More than 4,000 students and faculty mentors from the United States and 13 other countries will present and display research on...

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Parkland students mock new security measure — clear backpacks

They were intended to keep students safe. But on Monday, as teens at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida,...

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Teachers, students speak out about walkout

Throngs of teachers, students, state employees and other supporters rallied Monday at the state Capitol. Here's what some had...

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'X-Men' actors and Oklahoma natives Olivia Munn and James Marsden support Oklahoma teacher walkout

Actors James Marsden and Olivia Munn, two Oklahoma natives known for their roles in the blockbuster "X-Men" film franchise,...

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Teachers walk off the job, march to Capitol

Between 400 and 500 people sang songs and carried signs that read "NO! WE'RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT ANYMORE" and EDUCATION = OUR...

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Gallery: Signs from the Oklahoma teacher walkout

See the signs educators and supporters held during the first day of Oklahoma's teacher walkout.

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Teachers shutdown schools, fill Capitol to demand funding

Deanna Ferland jogged in place to stay warm as the morning temperature hovered just above freezing. She was huddled with fellow...

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Students spend day away from classes

While their teachers walked out, students across the Oklahoma City metro-area spent Monday displaced from their classrooms....

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Edmond schools to be closed Tuesday

Edmond Public Schools have announced they will shut down Tuesday.

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Five observations from the teacher walkout

As schools have increasingly turned to emergency certified teachers and moved to four-day weeks, and hundreds of teachers have...

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Around 200 schools closed across state

Around 200 school districts across Oklahoma are closed today for a teacher walkout, according to Oklahoma Education Association...

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Hofmeister believes walkout will bring legislative action

State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister said she believes this week's teacher walkout will move the Legislature to increase funding...

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Morning Bell: TEACHER WALKOUT - DAY 1

Good Monday morning. Today could become one of the most consequential days in Oklahoma public school history as tens of...

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Event to help fund Oklahoma City's only school for homeless children

Positives Tomorrows, OKC's only school for homeless children, will host its Cork and Canvas event will raise funds for services...

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Schools close, teachers rally at Capitol

In what is expected to be one of the largest political demonstrations in recent Oklahoma history, thousands of teachers,...

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Your guide to the Oklahoma teacher walkout

On Monday, thousands of teachers are expected at the state Capitol to protest for more funding for public schools. Schools...

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He never says 'no' to OU

James "Jim" Gallogly says leading the University of Oklahoma will require much more than being a good administrator. He must...

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Education notes for April 1

STILLWATER OSU celebrates outstanding seniors Fourteen students have been named Oklahoma State University 2018 Outstanding...

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Praise, frustration and resolve follow teacher pay bill

With the passage of around $400 million in tax hikes, the Legislature had funded a $6,000 teacher pay raise and seemingly...

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OU alumna, organist to be lauded; concert planned April 8

The American Organ Institute at the OU School of Music will honor organist Diane Bish April 7 and 8.

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Students show their spots and stripes in musical

“Spots and Stripes,” a family-friendly musical, premiered Thursday in the auditorium of Norman’s Longfellow Middle School, 215...

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Students offer ideas to improve downtown Blanchard

Students enrolled in the University of Oklahoma Institute for Quality Communities (IQC) program recently met in Blanchard to...

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State's 20 largest districts will close Monday

A quick check of districts shows that Oklahoma's 20 largest districts, which account for nearly half of the state's enrollment,...

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Teacher walkouts may last longer than one day

Approximately 66 percent of teachers polled Thursday night said they plan to walk out Monday and beyond, Edmond Public Schools...

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Oklahoma City museums and attractions plan special activities during teacher walkout

With many central Oklahoma school districts closing Monday - and possibly beyond - so their teachers can participate in a...

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Political State: What about Monday?

Amber England, a consultant with the Oklahoma Education Association, talks about the pending teacher walkout on Monday and the...

Recap: Teacher walkout chat with Ben Felder

The Oklahoman's Ben Felder answered reader questions about the teacher walkout and more education news during a live chat on...

Great expectations

LifeMay 12, 2018

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Oklahoma City has raised more than half the funds needed to build a 2000-seat church and Stanley Rother shrine in south Oklahoma City.

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Governor signs tax hike and teacher pay bills; House votes to repeal hotel/motel tax increase

Declaring it a "historic moment," Gov. Mary Fallin signed major tax hike and teacher pay raise bills Thursday — signing the...

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Morning Bell: Schools discuss Monday walkout

After the Legislature passed $400 million in tax hikes that includes a teacher pay raise (around $6,100 on average), a...

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State sees drop in college degrees

Oklahoma's public colleges and universities conferred 692 fewer degrees and career certificates in 2016-17 than the previous...

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Norman, OKC districts to close Monday for teacher walkout

While Norman and Oklahoma City districts will close Monday, Edmond Public Schools leader encourages teachers to come to work,...

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Morning Bell: Senate passes teacher pay raise

The Oklahoma Senate voted Wednesday night to approve a $474 million tax package that includes a pay raise for teachers,...

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Teacher walkout plans unknown following Senate vote

Attention now turns to educators and the state's largest teachers union, which has threatened a teachers strike next week...

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Students say they're impacted most by school funding

As lawmakers, teachers, union leaders and special interest groups battle over tax increase bills to fund schools, the most...

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Aerospace contractors in Oklahoma City like what they have, but it wouldn't hurt for the community to improve its offerings.

Representatives of three aerospace-related firms who work for military and civilian aerospace clients in the Oklahoma City area...

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OKC district teachers can work during walkout

Acting Superintendent Rebecca Kaye, in an email sent to teachers Wednesday, said the district is giving teachers the options of...

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More minority students are going college

Oklahoma's secretary of education and workforce development said great progress has been made in the area of college access for...

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Faith organizations will offer support for families impacted by walkout

Several churches and faith-based groups around the metro are preparing to offer child care and meals to children and families...

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Achievers

OU professor Jeanette R. Davidson has been selected by the publication Diverse: Issues in Higher Education as one of 25...

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Harding Charter students to host mentors

The Harding Charter Preparatory High School Senior Capstone class will be inviting their business mentors to a Lunch Chat from...

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Edmond Memorial High School track coach accused of pointing weapon at motorist

A volunteer track coach at Edmond Memorial High School was arrested Tuesday, accused of pointing a BB gun at another motorist...