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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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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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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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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...

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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...

Mysterious federal response in Lawton sparked by fears a chemical warfare agent had been made

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LAWTON — The massive federal response to a Lawton apartment in late January and early February was triggered by fears a man with a bomb-related conviction in his past had manufactured a chemical warfare agent that causes immediate extreme pain on...

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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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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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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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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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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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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.  

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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...

Elk City to get state's first diverging diamond interchange

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ELK CITY — Construction is expected to begin in late summer or early fall on Oklahoma's first diverging diamond interchange, which is expected to improve traffic flow between Interstate 40 and State Highway 6 in Elk City. The City of Elk City...

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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...

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At OU, cash donations fall, pledges rise

NORMAN — Cash donations to the University of Oklahoma have dropped by nearly a third since David Boren retired as president,...

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Gallogly's short tenure judged by budget cuts, reaction to racist incident

After finishing his salad inside the University of Oklahoma student union, Cameron Terry scrolled through the social media feed...

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Longtime Oklahoman reporters among those to join Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame

EDMOND — Nine journalists and two educators will be honored as the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame launches its 50th year with...

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Governor chooses OU grad from Ohio as new regent

Gov. Kevin Stitt on Friday appointed a graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s business school to serve on the OU Board of...

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Newcastle district hires new leader

NEWCASTLE — Newcastle Public Schools has hired a new superintendent. School board members voted unanimously Wednesday to hire...

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Part of $80 million bond package would support aerospace training

Many voters in Oklahoma City will have the chance Tuesday to vote on an $80 million bond issue for Metro Tech, the CareerTech...

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Former OU president sought for interview by investigating law firm

The law firm investigating allegations of serious misconduct at the University of Oklahoma on Friday asked for the first time...

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Governor taps business executive from Ohio to OU Regents

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's new Gov. Kevin Stitt tapped an Ohio businessman for the University of Oklahoma Board of...

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19 OKC schools receive 'F' on new report cards

Zero students at two elementary schools in the Oklahoma City district who took state tests are prepared for the next grade,...

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Putnam City one of few Oklahoma school districts offering child care to teachers

WARR ACRES — Conner Andrulonis likes to joke that he wouldn't leave his teaching job in the Putnam City school district even if...

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First Lady Melania Trump to visit Oklahoma on Monday

The stop in Tulsa is part of a trip promoting Trump's initiative "Be Best" which includes the well-being of children, online...

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Classes canceled Thursday across OKC metro

View a list of cancellations and delays across the metro.

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OKC students asked to tap into creativity for ‘Fix a Leak’ poster contest

Students can tap into their artistic talents for the inaugural water conservation poster contest celebrating “Fix a Leak” week,...

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Cooking is hard. These classes around OKC can help

Wednesday Mexican Madness Part uno: Chef Emilio Salinas, International Pantry, 6:30 p.m., $45. Thursday Instant Pot 101: Karen...

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Entries sought for June 1 Touch-a-Truck event at UCO

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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Yukon students to present 'The Little Mermaid' beginning Thursday

Yukon High School will present the Disney musical "The Little Mermaid" at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at the Yukon Fine...

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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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Riley Rowland, a local homeschooled student, was selected for the High School Honors Performance Series and played her violin...

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UCO-based Oklahoma A+ Schools announces Poetry Out Loud state finals

EDMOND — University of Central Oklahoma-based Oklahoma A+ Schools (OKA+) and the Oklahoma Arts Council will host the state...

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Two years later, state report card has new look

Oklahoma's public school report card is set to return this week following a two-year hiatus, with a new look and added...

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Cutoff date for kindergarten to be debated by full Oklahoma Senate

A Senate education committee voted Tuesday to move up Oklahoma’s kindergarten and prekindergarten cutoff date by one month,...

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Space race program still benefits Oklahoma

This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing — the NASA mission that made Neil Armstrong and Buzz...

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Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School has selected Denzel Akuffo as the February Student of the Month and Anna Doan as the...

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Lindsay Schools dismissed Monday due to threat

LINDSAY —A bomb threat was found on a boys' restroom wall Monday, and all classes at Lindsay Schools were dismissed early,...

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OKC schools chief preaching benefits of closure plan as vote nears

Oklahoma City Public Schools Superintendent Sean McDaniel believes so strongly in a plan to help students by closing and...

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Anita Hill says nation's divisions today require 'radical commitment to equal protection under the law'

A new university center dedicated to healing social and racial injustices is needed "perhaps now even more than ever,"...

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Data entry error caused $2.1 million shortage at Chickasha Public Schools

It appears a simple data entry error caused Chickasha Public Schools to be shorted more than $2.1 million in property tax...

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OU Daily adviser leaves over pay dispute

NORMAN — The former faculty adviser to the OU Daily newspaper asked for and accepted a retirement incentive and left the...

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Education data suggests top 10 state is possible

How can Gov. Kevin Stitt’s business approach affect public education? It’s clear Gov. Stitt is intent on data-driven change in...

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OKC district chief recommends school closure plan

Oklahoma City Public Schools will close 15 schools and reconfigure or relocate 17 others under an ambitious proposal...

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Thunder and movie fans are invited to watch Oklahoma student films with Patrick Patterson, Steven Adams and Jerami Grant

Oklahoma City Thunder power forward Patrick Patterson and teammates Steven Adams and Jerami Grant will be in attendance for a...

Oklahoma attorney general seeks receiver for OETA Foundation

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The state attorney general is asking an Oklahoma County judge to appoint a receiver to take control at the OETA Foundation. OETA joined in the request Friday, saying its very future as the state's public television source is at stake. The...

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Teacher pay raise, business recruitment initiative move to Oklahoma Senate

Oklahoma’s state House approved an increase in the teacher pay scale Thursday, sending the $1,200 raise to the Senate and...

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Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City students helping build tiny homes for homeless youths

Construction technology students at Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City are learning career skills while helping a...

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University of Oklahoma regents meet in closed session regarding 'ongoing personnel issues'

The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents declined to answer questions Wednesday after a 2 1/2 hour closed meeting to discuss...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

Del City Del City High School class of 1969 is looking for classmates for a 50th reunion June 7-8. Contact Sherryn (Barris)...

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Heritage Hall to host Middle School Discovery Day for prospective students, parents

Heritage Hall will host a Middle School Discovery Day from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Students and parents will experience “life...

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Community, law enforcement to meet during 'Let's Talk' event Saturday

The Cleveland County sheriff’s office and the Police and Community Trust Initiative (PACT) will host a community forum for...

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Edmond Public Schools to host teacher job fair Feb. 26 and 28

Edmond Public Schools will host a teacher job fair from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Feb. 28 at the district’s administrative...

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Oklahoma City University students to perform in Cinderella-inspired opera 'Cendrillon'

A cast of 33 singers and a 46-member orchestra will present a “zany and enchanting” interpretation of the Cinderella fairytale...

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Heritage Hall to present 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' Feb. 21-24

Heritage Hall’s Performing Arts Department will present "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at 7 p.m. Thursday...

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Colonial Day transports students back in time at state Capitol

Nearly 500 Oklahoma students recently traveled back in time and met such historical figures as Martha Washington and Benjamin...

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Nine in running for OKC district's top teacher

The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools announced nine finalists for district Teacher of the Year on Tuesday. The...

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Bill clears to force more school districts to return to five-day week

Two bills backed by Senate President Pro Tem Greg Treat cleared a committee Tuesday, including one that would force more...

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Meeting on OKC school closures reset for Thursday

Oklahoma City Public Schools Superintendent Sean McDaniel will recommend the best option for closing and consolidating schools...

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Senate votes to allow schools to administer opioid overdose drug

The Oklahoma Senate on Tuesday unanimously approved a bill that would authorize school nurses or other designated employees to...

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Oklahoma panel clears bill for return to five-day weeks

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A plan to force more Oklahoma school districts to return to five-day school weeks has cleared a Senate...

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OU Regents call special closed door meeting to discuss potentially multiple probes

The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents has called a special meeting Wednesday to discuss "personnel investigation(s)." The...

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Illness will close Western Heights district

Western Heights Public Schools will close Tuesday and Wednesday because of illness among students and teachers, the district...

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Former bank building on N Classen to become Clara Luper Center

After more than a century of being crammed into buildings not designed for offices, the Oklahoma City Public School district...

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Edmond school raises $786,000 for child abuse center

EDMOND — Edmond North High School's annual fundraiser has netted $786,052, with $500,000 of that amount coming for an anonymous...

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University of Oklahoma regents to discuss investigation

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents have scheduled a special meeting to discuss an undisclosed...

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Putnam City teacher's project about former slave continues to inspire youths

He's been to Times Square in New York City, visited Paris and Rome, Jordan in the Middle East and even trekked to the White...

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Panel nixes bill to use state money for private tuition

An impassioned plea by a Norman senator wasn't enough to advance a bill to provide bullying victims with state funds for...

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Bills addressing teacher shortage, pay clear committees

State legislative committees acted on several education bills last week, including one that would provide another teacher pay...

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Problem-solver finds his calling at Oklahoma City Community College automotive program

The first time Luis Bondi started college he wanted to study aeronautical engineering, but “sitting behind a computer doing...

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Nursing student seeking a better career at 58

Jan Dowlearn started over at 52. She got a divorce and left office work for a job in the oil field. Soon she was asking...

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Rose State College 'a good fit' for freshman pre-ed major

Esther Sloup is “on the two-year plan” at Rose State College. A full-time student, she enrolled last fall and began earning the...

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Oklahoma community colleges tackle multiple missions

Of the 222,000 students in Oklahoma’s public higher education system, 42 percent attend a community college. At Oklahoma's 14...

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Pell Grant pilot program for prisoners extended for 2019-20

A pilot program that helps inmates pay for college behind bars will be extended for a fourth year. The U.S. Department of...

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OKC schools leader revisited parts of closure plan

Oklahoma City Public Schools Superintendent Sean McDaniel has retooled several components of the district's proposed...

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Wildlife Commission opposes bevy of bills

This year's battles over wildlife legislation has begun. The Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission, the governing body for...

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State briefs for Feb. 15

OKLAHOMA CITY Vet tech students to hold dog-washing fundraiser Veterinary technology students from Oklahoma State...

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Kansas college paying for aerospace students

A Kansas college is offering a sweetheart deal to students willing to move to Wichita, get a degree and work in that state's...

Dueling developments proposed

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A prominent triangular-shaped block that previously was envisioned for a new Greater Oklahoma Chamber headquarters and then a 17-story residential tower is once again being bid on by two competing developers pitching very different visions. The...

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Former Harrah principal agrees not to teach again

A former Harrah principal has agreed never to teach again after pleading guilty to child abuse. Douglas Parker, 58, pleaded...

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Young leader J.D. Baker making mark on Oklahoma City

It was a bold move, but the decision to ask Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt out to lunch paid off for J.D. Baker. Holt was so...

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Harding Fine Arts would chart its own course, leader says

Harding Charter Preparatory High School Principal Steven Stefanick told families Wednesday the school is nearing agreement with...

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Boren under investigation for sexual harassment

The University of Oklahoma is paying one of the largest law firms in the world to investigate former President David Boren,...

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Oklahoma college students advocate for more higher education funding

Students from campuses across the state rallied for increased funding for their colleges and universities Tuesday during 2019...

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Heritage Hall's Gala 2019: Heart of Gold fundraising event planned for April 6

Gala 2019: Heart of Gold, the annual Heritage Hall fundraising event and auction, will be April 6 at the Oklahoma City Golf...

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Edmond Schools to open pre-K enrollment Feb. 18

Edmond Public Schools will open its online application period for 2019-2020 pre-K programs Feb. 18 through March 1. Children...

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Dragons, tacos, stories and more coming to Moore Public Library

MOORE — Adam Rubin’s popular book “Dragons Love Tacos” will come alive during the Dragons Love Tacos Party at 11 a.m. Monday at...

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Choctaw High School students to perform 'Shrek The Musical'

Choctaw High School drama and music students will join their talents to present "Shrek The Musical" during seven performances...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

Del City Del City High School class of 1969 is looking for classmates for a 50th reunion June 7-8. Contact Sherryn (Barris)...

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Voters approve school bond issues in Edmond, Norman

Voters in Edmond and Norman on Tuesday approved school bond issues that will pay for new schools, classroom additions, storm...

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St. Gregory's trustee denies a museum's $2.3 million claim

SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — A museum is wrong to demand $2.3 million from a St. Gregory University auction of mineral interests,...

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Report: 30,000 Oklahoma teachers have left profession in past 6 years

A new report released by the state shows 30,000 Oklahoma teachers have left the profession in the past six years.

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University of Central Oklahoma is offering full-time faculty a retirement incentive to bridge budget gap

EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma is offering qualified full-time faculty a retirement incentive to help offset a...

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Chickasha schools shortchanged $2.1 million by county treasurer

Chickasha Public Schools received a check for $2.1 million Monday after Grady County Treasurer Robin Burton acknowledged that a...

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Hands-on learning critical for STEM education

In Oklahoma, as in every other state, we need to be doing everything we can to imbed STEM in school curriculum from...

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William Wang, of the Oklahoma School of Science & Mathematics, has been named a finalist in the Regeneron Science Talent...

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Safety, security upgrades focus of school bond elections

Voters on Tuesday will consider school bond issues in Edmond and Norman that will pay for new schools, storm shelters and...

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Council races, bond issues, voting for a deceased man part of Tuesday election story

Amanda Sandoval wants a career in public service and envisions herself someday seeking office at the state or federal level....

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Oklahoma's final education budget could include more classroom spending than Gov. Stitt proposed

Days after Gov. Kevin Stitt proposed no significant increase in classroom funding, legislative leaders said they still expect...

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OU Regent Bill Burgess dies

University of Oklahoma Board of Regents member William “Bill” Burgess died Friday. He was 62. Former Gov. Mary Fallin appointed...

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Allied Arts launches 2019 fundraising campaign

Oklahoma City nonprofit Allied Arts launched its 2019 campaign at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, with the...

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OU Regent member Bill Burgess dies

University of Oklahoma Board of Regents member William "Bill" Burgess died Friday, according to multiple reports.

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Mid-Del plans to consolidate middle schools

MIDWEST CITY — Midwest City-Del City Schools is moving forward with a $26.5 million consolidation project that will result in...

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Patti Neuhold named next University of Central Oklahoma president

EDMOND — Patti Neuhold will become the University of Central Oklahoma's 21st president July 1 — the first woman to lead the...

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Oklahoma school principal accused of child sexual abuse

An Oklahoma middle school principal has been charged with child abuse and rape after a relative told police he abused her years...

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28 University of Oklahoma employees cut in first layoffs of 2019

NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma announced Thursday the first layoffs of the new year — 28 positions on the Norman and...

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OKC district seeks input on building use

Oklahoma City Public Schools is asking the public to recommend new uses for school buildings that will be closed as part of the...

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Stitt to look for diversity in next OU regent

Gov. Kevin Stitt wants to add diversity to the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents, the governor-appointed body that...

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Icy weather leads to school closures, dozens of wrecks

What started as waves of thunderstorms Wednesday night quickly turned into a winter weather event for central Oklahoma on...

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Oklahoma ramps up Capitol security after teacher walkout

OKLAHOMA CITY — Leaders in the Oklahoma House ramped up security by erecting guard stations in hallways, banning public access...

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International students at the University of Oklahoma fear deportation

NORMAN — A dozen international students at the University of Oklahoma are worried the inability to pay outstanding fall...

Opioid manufacturers turn to state's top court in effort to delay trial

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Complaining that they are at risk of "trial by ambush," a group of 13 opioid manufacturers filed documents with the Oklahoma Supreme Court on Monday seeking to delay the May 28 start date for their Cleveland County District Court trial. A...

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Principal's attorney denies cellphone use

NORMAN — Cleveland Elementary School Principal Ty Bell was using his cellphone when he lost control of a bus on a Texas...

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#ThrowbackThursday: Students climb to new heights in 1955

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

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Oklahoma ramps up Capitol security after teacher walkout

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Leaders in the Oklahoma House are dramatically ramping up security at the state Capitol less than a year...

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Choctaw Homerun Club to host Chili Dinner and Auction Saturday

The Choctaw Homerun Club will host its annual Chili Dinner and Auction on Saturday. The event will benefit the...

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Video shows two arrested in Jenks threat standing outside school with firearms, investigators say

Two people who have been arrested in connection with a threat against Jenks Public Schools were allegedly recorded on video...

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UCO to celebrate Black History Month in February with ‘Defining Moments’

EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma's Office of Diversity and Inclusion will celebrate Black History Month with a...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

Del City Del City High School class of 1969 is looking for classmates for a 50th reunion June 7-8. Contact Sherryn (Barris)...

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Strength in recruiting: Navy recruiter also dedicates time to weightlifting, volunteering within her community

Recruiting can be a heavy workload, especially with goals of increasing the number of future sailors. When a Navy recruiter is...

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Canadian Valley Technology Center students restore utility vehicle for Center of Family Love

EL RENO — Randy Graham stared at a broken-down utility vehicle. The engine would not start. Graham wondered if there was any...

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University of Oklahoma CFO says financial condition remains 'very troubling' despite progress

The University of Oklahoma’s financial condition remains “very troubling,” despite steps taken since July 1 to improve the...

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Democratic agenda includes issues key to red rural Oklahoma

House and Senate Democrats are largely an urban caucus, but they presented an agenda Tuesday that includes some issues most...

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Water leak shuts down Edmond elementary school Tuesday

Classes have been canceled Tuesday at Angie Debo Elementary due to a water leak, Edmond Schools reported.Crews are working to...

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Civil rights icon Andrew Young speaks in OKC

Andrew Young reached heights he never imagined. He was one of the civil rights leaders who was closest to Martin Luther King...

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Board member wants leaders to reserve seats for students in northeast OKC

Oklahoma City Public Schools board member Charles Henry is asking Superintendent Sean McDaniel to reserve seats at Classen...

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Stitt budget proposes funding boost for common education while keeping most agencies flat

Common education and the Oklahoma Health Care Authority would receive revenue boosts, while funding for higher education and...

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Woody Guthrie Center honors teachers for demanding change

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Woody Guthrie Center is honoring Oklahoma teachers for demanding improvements to state education...

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How to get kids to enjoy reading

While some kids can easily lose themselves in a book, others have more trouble and need to be hooked. Plenty of tips and tricks...

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Oklahoma education notes for Sunday, Feb. 3, 2018

Oklahoma education news briefs for Sunday, Feb. 3, 2018

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What to expect from lawmakers during the 2019 session

Legislators have four months to pass a budget and address key issues, and committee chairman have already narrowed their focus.

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Love's employees pack boxes of food for Oklahoma schoolchildren

Love's employees from across the country packed boxes of food for Oklahoma schoolchildren. The food is distributed through the...

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Legislative Black Caucus calls for reform following racist incidents at OU

Leaders of Legislative Black Caucus call for changes after meeting with OU officials about racist incidents.

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Statue honors civil rights activist

A life-size statue of civil rights pioneer Nancy Randolph Davis was dedicated Thursday on the Oklahoma State University campus.

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Sen. Greg Treat discusses GOP hopes for 2019

Sen. Treat discusses his new role as leader of the Senate, his career and his hopes for 2019.

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OSU expands student mental health services

Oklahoma State University has added two new mental health services for students to meet a growing demand. The digital platform...

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OU regents face changes

Citing health issues, Clay Bennett resigned Wednesday as chairman of the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents before the...

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Over 1,000 attend final OKC school closure meeting

About 30 minutes before the start of what promised to be another emotional community meeting, two educators hugged. "At least...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

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Llama is new mama

Children at Keystone Adventure School and Farm welcomed a new addition to their outdoor classroom this month — a baby llama.

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Science Museum Oklahoma offers spring break camps March 18-22

Science Museum Oklahoma’s spring break camps are set for March 18-22 at the museum, 2020 Remington Place.

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OKC district realignment: Race becomes focus of Douglass meeting

Race took center stage Tuesday night at Douglass Mid-High, where a school board member called on Oklahoma City Public Schools...

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The Harding Charter Preparatory High School students recognized for achievement.

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Bishop McGuinness to host 11th annual alumni bingo night

Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School will host the 11th annual Irish Family Bingo Night on March 2.

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Senate Republicans want to end four-day school weeks

Senate Republicans plan to push for an end to four-day school weeks, which are currently used by nearly 100 mostly rural school...

The OK Photo Issue

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Near as I can tell, photographers from The Oklahoman archived nearly 30,000 photos during the past year. Our photo staff is seasoned, talented and hugely productive. In this issue of The OK, we share their gifts and hard work with you. In these...

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TU takes lead in Cyber District vision

University of Tulsa President Gerry Clancy sees a distinct parallel between a TU-led Cyber District and the university's link...

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Spencer community reacts to closure plans

SPENCER — Not surprisingly, supporters of schools in this city of about 4,000 are taking pending school closures and...

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'The land has been redeemed': St. Gregory's Abbey monks retain property that was collateral on university loan

The Benedictine monks at St. Gregory's Abbey will retain 480 acres of land they put up as collateral for a loan to keep the...

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Another teacher walkout? Hot topic in education circles, but still just a rumor

The Oklahoma Education Association is seeking about $400 million during the upcoming legislative session. Many educators...

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UCO Foundation hosts South American travel tour with UCO President Betz June 1-10

The University of Central Oklahoma Foundation is inviting UCO alumni and friends to join university President Don Betz on a...

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Price Lang announces scholarship for UCO communications students; application deadline Feb. 1

UCO communications students have until Feb. 1 to submit applications for the Price Lang Scholarship for Communications...

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Epic Charter Schools gain 8,147 students, Tulsa loses 540: New enrollment data shows popularity of virtual option

Newly released student enrollment data from the state reveals most Tulsa County school districts posted declines — some...

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Oklahoma education notes for Sunday, Jan. 27, 20

Oklahoma education notes for Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019

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More dialogue to come on school closures

A letter was sent to all Oklahoma City Public Schools community partners and volunteers who are in our system ahead of the...

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Steps taken to address racism at OU

The University of Oklahoma has hired a person of color to be vice president of student affairs, one of several steps that have...

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New regent takes seat on OSU board

An updated intellectual property policy puts Oklahoma State University "more in line with what goes on around the country,"...

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State lawmakers criticize social media in talk with students

In discussion with Putnam City district students, two state lawmakers from Oklahoma City cite problems with social media.

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6,000 high school grads earn free tuition

A record 73.6 percent of 2018 high school graduates who signed up for the Oklahoma's Promise college access program completed...

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OU professor says 'sideshows' are taking focus off racism issue

A professor's rant against President Jim Gallogly and a subsequent rally to support the president are distractions from the...

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Looks who's going to college now

Two programs at Oklahoma public universities are preparing students not just for a career, but also to live independently. Each...

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Public weighs in on school closures

Coolidge Elementary School parents Amy Neal and Kim Tanksley studied the new boundary maps outside the U.S. Grant High School...

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Oklahoma Centennial High School may be almost out of time

Oklahoma Centennial High School, whose athletics have always been a bright spot, has been tapped for closure under sweeping OKC...

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Governor wants to work closely with superintendent

New governor says he won't have a separate education secretary in his cabinet, a signal that he would rather rely on expertise...

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Blackface incident reported again on campus

The University of Oklahoma tweeted someone has been seen walking on and near campus in blackface. It isn't clear if the person...

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Broken Arrow's Donna Gradel among final four finalists for national Teacher of the Year honor

Gov. Kevin Stitt and State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister made the announcement Wednesday after touring Broken Arrow High School...

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OKC district reveals plans to close schools

For weeks, Oklahoma City Public Schools Superintendent Sean McDaniel has talked about reinventing the state's largest district...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

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OU president faces strong criticism

University of Oklahoma students demand change after another racist incident.

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Second-degree murder charges filed in death of McLoud teen

Two teens could face 10 years to life for allegedly killing Kaylen Thomas.

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3 students leave WVU, 15 others punished, regarding frat member’s hospitalization

West Virginia University announced Tuesday that three unnamed students “have agreed to permanent separation” from the school...

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Former dean calls for OU president to resign

The former dean of the College of International Studies at the University of Oklahoma called for President Jim Gallogly to...

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Oklahoma bills aim to punish, limit future protests

Oklahoma lawmakers have filed a host of bills that seek to crack down on the methods educators employed to stage a statewide...

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Recap: OKC district meets to discuss school closures

View a live feed of Tuesday's Oklahoma Cit School Board meeting, where officials addressed school closures as part of the...

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Journalist fired after wishing death on Covington Catholic HS students, parents: report

A freelance Vulture journalist was fired from his main job at digital company INE Entertainment after wishing death for...

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Ex-OU students who made racist video apologize

Two students responsible for a video portraying one of the women in blackface have issued public apologies after withdrawing...

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Three Moore schools on lockdown as police search for home invasion suspect

Northmoor and Winding Creek elementary schools, as well as Moore High School are still on lockdown while Moore police search...

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OKC district to close 12 elementary schools

Oklahoma City Public Schools would close 12 elementary schools as part of a plan to provide students with more teachers, course...

Founders keepers: Buyers take bargains at condo auction in Oklahoma City

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Founders Tower's clearance sale wasn't: All condos did not go. At auction Tuesday night and Wednesday in the former Queen Ann Cafeteria, attached to the tower, were 29 luxury residential condos, some unoccupied, some under lease, 64 in all;...

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Covington Catholic, school at center of D.C. march video, facing threats and protesters

When students return to Covington Catholic High School on Tuesday, they will be greeted by police and protesters. The...

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Two students leave OU after blackface video

In a news conference, James Gallogly said the students withdrew voluntarily and issued an apology for viral video.

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How an OU and OSU alum made the Happy Meal happen

"Over the years, so many people have told me, 'Gee thanks for keeping my kids quiet in the back seat. I go to McDonald’s, get...

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OU President James Gallogly addresses blackface video

University of Oklahoma President James Gallogly addresses video of a white student in blackface using a racial slur that was...

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Student told she was 'too dark' to perform with school dance team, lawsuit claims

A young woman is suing a school district in Kansas for discrimination and retaliation, claiming she was told she couldn't...

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Local Girl Scouts break ground on nation's first STEM camp

Officials broke ground Saturday on the nation’s first Girl Scout camp built specifically to teach science, technology...

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New charges filed in Oklahoma teen's shooting death

McLOUD, Okla. (AP) — New charges have been filed in the shooting death of an Oklahoma high school sophomore that authorities...

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Education notes for Jan. 20

Forestry scholarships available Oklahoma's Forest Heritage Center Museum is offering scholarships to college students studying...

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OU students demand action after blackface video surfaces

The Black Student Association at the University of Oklahoma has demanded changes to the university's policies and procedures...

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Professor faces second stalking charge

A second criminal charge and three protective orders have been filed against an Oklahoma State University professor who was...

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Best online degree programs reported

Oklahoma State University’s online programs in the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology are ranked in the top 20...

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OKC district could close as many as 20 schools

In an interview at The Oklahoman, OKC school superintendent says a minimum of 14 schools will be closed and up to 20 could meet...

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School districts open to federal workers on furlough

"We're just trying to help out anybody experiencing a furlough or working and not receiving a paycheck," said Yukon Public...

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Report: Pell Grants for inmates would save state $2.4 million per year

Report advocates making Pell Grants available to qualified people in prison to improve their chances for success once they are...

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Perry school district must pay $3.5 million in sexual predator case

"There was no doubt that these children were molested and (the school district) admitted it," said attorney Cameron Spradling.

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Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School to host 33rd annual auction dinner and dance

Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School will host the 33rd annual auction dinner and dance, 'Clancy in Wonderland,' on Feb. 1.

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

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Chili cook-off and auction to benefit 4-H programs

Residents wanting a bowlful of homemade chili are invited to attend the Oklahoma County 4-H annual Chili Cook Off and Auction...

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Mount St. Mary Catholic High School senior receives full-ride ROTC college scholarship

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Superintendent: Failure to notify parents was an 'oversight'

"He contacted them the Monday after Christmas break," Chapman told The Oklahoman. "That would have been approximately 25-26...

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New facility addressing workforce needs

A new $6.5 million facility on Francis Tuttle Technology Center's Reno campus will train workers for some of the most in-demand...

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Putnam City Schools Museum to honor four with Lifetime Service Award

The Putnam City Schools Museum will recognize four individuals on Tuesday with the Museum’s Lifetime Service Award.

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Oklahoma slips in science and technology ratings

I value benchmarking. Whatever the goal, comparing metrics with industry leaders is the best way to test and improve results....

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State briefs for Jan. 15

Conservation academy deadline approaching The Nature Conservancy of Oklahoma is looking for interested individuals to become a...

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OKC school principals to get incentive to retire early

OKC Public School District is offering $8,000 to principals and $5,000 to assistant principals to retire early as school...

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OKC School Board approves medical marijuana use

Oklahoma City district students with a medical condition that requires marijuana will be permitted to use the drug at school,...

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Interviews, photos and video: National Cowboy Museum plans multimillion-dollar indoor-outdoor educational expansion called Liichokoshkomo’

The Annie Oakley Society of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum has in mind an ambitious new project: an...

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Harding Charter Preparatory High School hosts prospective student-parent open house Tuesday

Families with students considering attending Harding Charter Preparatory High School are invited to a Prospective Student...

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Catholic high school students to attend March for Life Jan. 16-20

Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School students will attend March for Life in Washington, D.C., along with students and...

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Past year historic for Oklahoma education

Reflection is the perfect exercise as a year ends and another begins. Pausing to celebrate successes while keeping a critical...

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Borrowers name company worst for student loans

A new analysis of student loan-related complaints submitted to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in 2018 shows one loan...

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Education notes for Jan. 13

Students need to file financial aid form Students who plan to attend college next fall should file the Free Application of...

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Budget increase aimed at filling skills gap

Oklahoma CareerTech has requested a $21 million increase in state funding for fiscal year 2020 to expand programming that will...

Demolition set on former OGE data center

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The former OGE Energy data center downtown is set to be razed within weeks with construction to start this summer on an 1,100-space parking garage that will be wrapped with an eight-story mix of housing and retail. The Oklahoma City Urban...

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Knowledge of Oklahoma history can pay for college

Oklahoma high school students who want to take part in the 2019 Oklahoma Scholarship Competition must register by Feb. 15....

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Oklahoma middle school student arrested after brandishing pellet gun at school

A Broken Arrow middle school student was arrested after he reportedly brandished a pellet gun during a dispute with another...

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Voters reject Luther school bond proposal

It was the first bond election for Luther Public Schools since 2015, when a $35 million dollar proposal failed by 85 percent of...

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University of Central Oklahoma crowns Miss Native American UCO

Claudia McHenry, a business and legal studies major, was recently crowned Miss Native American UCO.

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

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Tinker Federal Credit Union names three teachers of the year for financial education

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Canadian Valley Technology Center offers medical marijuana seminar 'How to Recognize Impairment'

Canadian Valley Technology Center will offer a medical marijuana seminar on 'How to Recognize Impairment.'

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Concert raises funds for Women of the South scholarships

Women of the South recently teamed up with Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Famer Justin Echols and Oklahoma City Community College for a...

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8 finalists selected for UCO president post

Eight people will be interviewed this month for the job of president of the University of Central Oklahoma. The new president...

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Test scores will factor in OKC school closures

"Our academic challenges are further evidence that these hard decisions are essential to the future of our students and our...

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Research is providing seismologists with valuable information that might someday be useful in identifying potential risks for damaging earthquakes, one says.

Oklahoma State Seismologist Jake Walter says scientists are not yet able to forecast when a potentially damaging earthquake...

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Education notes for Jan. 6

Colleges return for spring semester Spring semester classes begin Monday at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. For...

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OSU, OU both underrated

Oklahoma's two research universities are among the Top 10 colleges in the region that should not be overlooked by students...

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Ex-teaching assistant charged with sex crime

A former teaching assistant at a Putnam City middle school has been accused in a felony charge of sending messages of a sexual...

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Rose State awards 10 educators with Golden Apple awards

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Two Putnam City seniors win QuestBridge College Match Scholarship

Lyssa Albertson, of Putnam City West, and Long Pham, of Putnam City High School, were selected in early December as recipients...

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Victorian Tea shared by Edmond's Central Middle School seventh-graders

Central Middle School seventh-graders and their teachers recently participated in a Victorian Tea event.

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

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Opioid fight to be waged in 4 Oklahoma communities

The Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences will take its crusade against the opioid addiction epidemic to four of...

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Stitt joins weekly #OklaEd chat on Twitter

On the campaign trail Gov.-elect Kevin Stitt promised a top 10 education system, a goal he asked educators to help define...

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Oklahoma's regional universities are ladders to success

Oklahoma's public regional universities are outperforming the national average of upward social mobility by 38 percent,...

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Education notes for Dec. 30

TULSA Arnall endowment to fund scholarships A $5 million endowment at the University of Tulsa, established through a gift from...

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Transgender student alleges sexual harassment

Veronica "Tyler" Bors accuses professor Kole Kleeman of making repeated statements about his physical appearance, forcibly...

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State briefs for Dec. 28

Grant to buy hearing aids for low-income seniors The Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma has awarded a grant to purchase 776...

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More than 41,000 public service workers sought federal student loan forgiveness. The government approved just 206.

When Daniel Cuciak went online this month to check his student loan balance, his first reaction was disbelief. His loan balance...

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OSU-OKC partnership gives Dove high school graduates 2-year jump on college

Spring graduation will be a dual celebration for 17 seniors at Dove Science Academy who are on track to earn both a high school...

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It's never too late to give the gift of education

It's never too late to give the gift of education Q: Why does Oklahoma 529 College Savings Plan (OCSP) continue to stress the...

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John Rex Charter School receives Funding the Future grant

John Rex Charter School has received a Funding the Future grant from Continental Resources.

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

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UCO President Don Betz named Edmond Chamber Citizen of the Year

The Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce has presented the 2018 Citizen of the Year Award to University of Central Oklahoma...

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Nursing aide students receive $250 scholarships

The Norman charter chapter of the American Business Women’s Association has awarded two $250 scholarships to Moore Norman...

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UCO administrator named Outstanding Civic Leader by Asia Society of Oklahoma Inc.

The Asia Society of Oklahoma Inc. recently awarded the Outstanding Civic Leader Award during its 30th annual Awards for...

Attorney: First Christian not under contract with any buyer

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David Box, one of the city’s leading real estate attorneys, is going to fight an effort by Ward 2 City Councilman Ed Shadid to rezone the First Christian Church as a historic landmark by saying such an effort could complicate efforts to sell the...

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OKC school board to consider revised transfer policy

Superintendent Sean McDaniel, speaking to school board members Dec. 10, said new attendance zones will be created through the...

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Last sister at 'The Mount'

Sister Betty Elmer became the last sister at 'The 'Mount' after she retired from her post at Mount St. Mary High School, the...

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Lawmaker targets virtual schools, which continue to grow

State Sen. Ron Sharp, a longtime critic of virtual charter schools, is continuing his effort to rein in this growing sector of...

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Bill requires superintendent pay come from local funds

Senate Bill 60 is authored by Sen. Ron Sharp, R-Shawnee, a former educator who said it "eliminates the politics that state...

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Four-day week helps recruit, retain teachers

"We don’t have teachers worrying about having to take a day off to go to the bank or put tires on the car or doing other...

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Education notes for Dec. 23

OKLAHOMA CITY Dove Science Academy teacher gets teaching award Dallas Fields of Dove Science Academy is one of 51 teachers...

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Making the case for a $100 million increase

Chancellor Glen Johnson kicked off a statewide tour Wednesday to explain the $100 million budget increase higher education has...

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Teachers' union seeks bulk of new revenue for schools

Oklahoma's largest teachers union is seeking $400 million in new annual spending for educator salaries and classroom funding,...

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Harding Charter receives $10,000 grant for media center renovation

Harding Charter Preparatory High School recently received a grant toward the renovation of the school's media center.

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USAO student receives Distinguished Graduate Award for fall 2018

Ethan Gorrell has been awarded the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Alumni Association’s Distinguished Graduate Award.

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OKC students win at Cane Quest competition

Four Oklahoma City residents earned top awards at the sixth Oklahoma Regional Cane Quest competition hosted recently in...

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OSU-OKC receives grant for STEM Careers program

OSU-OKC is the recipient of an $8,000 grant from the Union Pacific Foundation for the school’s Fridays are for STEM Careers...

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Yukon teachers receive Funding the Future Grant for innovative STEM programs

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Metro area alumni named to SWOSU Board of Trustees

Lori Baker Boyd, of Yukon, and James Keehn, of Edmond, have been named to the Board of Trustees of the Southwestern Oklahoma...

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PHOTOS: Midwest City students perform 'Holiday Playlist'

Fourth- and fifth-grade students at Soldier Creek Elementary School recently performed 'Santa's Holiday Playlist.'

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State briefs for Dec. 19

Southwestern Oklahoma State University has announced the creation of the Wright Family Scholarship Fund.

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Student's article brings recognition to school paper

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

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OSU employees will have to wait on pay raises

Joe Weaver, senior vice president of administration and finance, said improved graduation rates among fourth- and fifth-year...

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Edmond Santa Fe High School teacher arrested on sex complaint

Arrest came after victim attempted suicide, police say

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Once friends, Boren and Gallogly are now at odds

Former OU president David Boren and current president James Gallogly haven't spoken in months. At least to outsiders, they...

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Education notes for Dec. 16

Teachers can apply for Williamsburg trip Fellowship applications are available for Oklahoma fifth- and eighth-grade teachers...

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Teachers union hires new executive director

Oklahoma's largest teachers union has hired a new executive director who believes the organization can build momentum following...

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State briefs for Dec. 15

Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center will offer guided walks Dec. 21 so visitors can learn about the winter solstice.

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Report: Oklahoma lagging in per-student spending

Oklahoma is trailing behind neighboring states in per-student spending, even when factoring in this year's teacher pay raises,...

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Commission Investigating Parkland Shooting To Lawmakers: Arm Teachers

The commission that's directing the Florida Legislature's response to the Parkland shooting will recommend that public school...

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Norman district to pay bus crash victims $1 million

In a statement, Norman Public Schools Superintendent Nick Migliorino said the court’s involvement assures that all claimants...

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Catholic Foundation of Oklahoma awards grant to Bishop McGuinness art program

The Catholic Foundation has awarded Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School a $1,000 grant to assist in buying an electric kiln.

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OU working on MBA for aerospace, defense contractors

University staff have engaged the local defense industry about how the program should be designed.

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Michael Dwerlkotte was named Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School's November student of the month.

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University of Oklahoma Regents approve faculty raises, executive hires

The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents approved the $4.6 million pay increase plan Tuesday for faculty on the Norman...

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PC West plans lively Yuletide celebration

Putnam City West High School’s annual Yuletide program will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the school's auditorium, 8500 NW 23.

Stitt achieves power boost early in his term

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Just nine weeks into his first term, Gov. Kevin Stitt achieved his central policy objective, becoming the most powerful governor in modern state history after the Republican-controlled Legislature gave him indirect control over five state...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

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Bishop McGuinness students collect canned goods during annual food drive

Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School students recently collected enough canned goods in their annual food drive to prepare...

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OKC district agrees to pay ex-teacher $400,000

Oklahoma City Public Schools has agreed to pay $400,000 to a former teacher who complained in a lawsuit about being subjected...

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Mustang school district promotes interim leader

MUSTANG — Mustang Public Schools didn't have to look far to find a permanent leader. The school board voted unanimously Monday...

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State Department of Education delays release of new school grade cards

The Oklahoma State Department of Education notified school districts across the state on Monday evening that the release of...

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UCO’s UCentral Radio plays nonstop holiday music

UCO’s student-operated radio station is playing nonstop, commercial-free holiday music throughout December.

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$3.9M project to address obesity in rural eastern Oklahoma

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State University has a $3.9 million plan to address obesity in two rural counties, one of...

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Debtors choose loan payment over gifts

A new survey of 1,000 people by LendEDU shows most recent graduates would prefer a student loan payment to a traditional...

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Data shows inefficiencies in OKC district schools

Superintendent Sean McDaniel said one of the goals of the district's Pathway to Greatness project is to "shine a light on some...

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Q&A with David Chaney: EPIC Charter Schools encourages community involvement among students and staff

EPIC Charter Schools encourages community involvement for students, staff Q: How do you reward employees for good outcomes and...

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Education notes for Dec. 9

USDA to hire Pathways interns U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced OneUSDA internship opportunities for...

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Pay raise and funding changes part of Stitt's education platform

Gov.-elect Kevin Stitt wants to make Oklahoma a top 10 state in education.and has appointed a policy committee that includes...

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Supper program fills hunger gap

"This is an effort to combat child hunger and to help students fuel their minds and bodies with an additional well-balanced...

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Interviews, photos and video: RACE Dance Company features OKC students with holiday production 'RACE's Hip Hop Nutcracker'

For the seventh year, RACE Dance Company – a professional hip-hop, contemporary and jazz dance company based in Oklahoma City...