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A challenging adolescence gave a local professor the ability to inspire students, which he has been doing for four decades.


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Emily Jerman
Professor Henry Kirkland Jr.’s eyes twinkle as he settles into a story of pranks pulled on his classes. The tall man with salt-and-pepper hair has been known to write across the board and right onto the wall.
 
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

State questions 744 and 754 offer two sides of the same coin


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Emily Jerman
If passed Nov. 2, State Question 744 would require the Legislature to raise Oklahoma's per-pupil funding to the average of per-pupil funding in surrounding states.
 
Thursday, August 26, 2010

Why is Robert Henry leaving his judge's bench to become Oklahoma City University's new president?


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Emily Jerman
On a coffee table in Judge Robert Henry's offices in downtown Oklahoma City, underneath a copy of the "centennial Quran" that made rounds through the state Legislature in 2007, lies an inconspicuous w...
 
Thursday, March 18, 2010

Douglass High School's principal works to improve OKC school one student at a time


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Emily Jerman
When Douglass High School Principal Brian Staples first entered an Oklahoma City public school as a student teacher almost 20 years ago, he asked if he could take over teaching the class on the ...
 
Thursday, October 22, 2009

Single frontier women took part in Oklahoma 1893 land run


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Emily Jerman
Bang! A woman wearing a long black dress dropped the gun she'd fired at the pesky reporter who'd ventured too close to her Cherokee Outlet claim. She and the other women watching ran for t...
 
Thursday, June 4, 2009

OKC's enterprise schools are not the same as charter schools


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Emily Jerman
On opposite sides of the Oklahoma City Public Schools District stand two testaments to school improvement efforts in the city: Belle Isle Enterprise Middle School and Columbus Enterprise Elementary. A...
 
Thursday, January 29, 2009

Fifty years ago, Oklahoma City activists stood up by sitting down


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Emily Jerman
On a sweltering summer night, Clara Luper was preparing grape Kool-Aid and cold-cut sandwiches in her un-air-conditioned Oklahoma City home when one of the children there changed an inauspicious NAACP...
 
Thursday, August 7, 2008

Oklahoma City Astronomy Club has a place to call its own


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Emily Jerman
In early 1958, 200 people turned out near a dark field outside town to get a glimpse of Sputnik as it crossed the metro's skies. Thirty amateur astronomers officially keeping track of the craft's prog...
 
Thursday, July 3, 2008

OKCPS board chairman-elect talks about MAPS for Kids


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Emily Jerman
Former Oklahoma City Mayor Kirk Humphreys likes to quote a saying he gleaned from another metro mover and shaker: "Never climb a ladder leaning toward you; never kiss a girl leaning away from you; and...
 
Thursday, June 19, 2008

John Marshall principal withdraws resignation


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Emily Jerman
New John Marshall High School Principal Corey Harris has decided to remain in the post next fall, an Oklahoma City Public Schools spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday. Harris had announced earlier in May th...
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2008

American Indian museum secures $25 million more


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Emily Jerman
Progress on an American Indian museum in Oklahoma City has gained momentum with an additional $25 million in funding, part of a much larger state bond package agreement reached late last week. &nbs...
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Animal activist makes Oklahoma City stop to sign book


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Emily Jerman
Author Dan Mathews makes Oklahoma City stop to promote his book detailing his animal-activist adventures. Getting pelted with lunch meat while costumed as a root vegetable in Iowa might sounds like a...
 
Thursday, May 22, 2008

Is the Oklahoma City Animal Shelter's goal to switch to being a 'no-kill' by 2010 possible?


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Emily Jerman
The Oklahoma City Animal Shelter says it wants to be a no-kill facility by 2010.  "It's great for us to go no-kill," Unit Operations Supervisor Jon Gary said, standing nearby. "But we're not goi...
 
Thursday, May 15, 2008

John Marshall principal leaving after first year


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Emily Jerman
John Marshall High School Principal Corey Harris is stepping down from his Oklahoma City Public Schools position after this school year ends. The administrator has indicated he intends to finish his d...
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2008

New workout equipment worth the 'weight' at John Marshall


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Emily Jerman
With one counting off "uno, dos , tres," a handful of John Marshall High School students cut a ribbon to dedicate the school's newly equipped weight room Tuesday, made possible through alumni donation...
 
Thursday, April 24, 2008
 
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