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School superintendent's suspension causes heated board meeting


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Emily Jerman
A meeting that originally slated approving MAPS for Kids design reports turned into a forum for voicing anger and frustration to the Oklahoma City Public Schools board Monday night. Nineteen communit...
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Students sought for free transportation industry program


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Emily Jerman
The application deadline is approaching for Oklahoma high school students interested in participating in a free summer program highlighting the transportation industry, June 1-26. Hosted by Langston...
 
Friday, January 4, 2008

Urban League gets OK for $5.1 million housing development


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Emily Jerman
A new affordable housing development in northeastern Oklahoma City should break ground in six months if all goes according to plans. Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City gained the Oklahoma Hou...
 
Friday, December 7, 2007

Statehood celebration protested by American Indians


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Emily Jerman
A large group of American Indian people, wearing red armbands suggesting solidarity, gathered to protest telling only one side of Oklahoma history Friday outside the state Capitol.  While crowds ...
 
Saturday, November 17, 2007

Black community, city leaders dodged bullet in resolution of 1969 trash strike


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Emily Jerman
An estimated 1,500 black marchers progressed up to the steps of Oklahoma City's City Hall, highway patrol troopers wary with shotguns across their chests, riot sticks at hand. Council members peered...
 
Thursday, November 15, 2007

Poet Momaday debuts centennial work


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Emily Jerman
Pulitzer Prize-winning Kiowa author N. Scott Momaday continued a lifelong interest in storytelling and oral tradition Friday with a debut reading of his centennial poem. Lt. Gov. Jari Askins introduc...
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Black Oklahomans' statehood experience focus of celebration


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Emily Jerman
A celebration in Guthrie Friday aims to shed light on the black experience in Oklahoma at statehood " a perspective that one event organizer says before seemed missing not just from centennial event...
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2007

American Indian tribes celebrating statehood in own way


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Emily Jerman
A century after statehood, the state's American Indian communities will gather for a new ceremony of their own design. A literal and metaphorical journey into a new day, a sunset ceremony in Guthrie w...
 
Thursday, November 8, 2007

Bach subject of festival in Chickasha


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Emily Jerman
German composer Johann Sebastian Bach's work and life will be explored through Saturday during the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma's six-day Bach Festival in Chickasha, via:" lecture-concer...
 
Thursday, October 25, 2007

Former mayor, current rocker to be feted at public school awards


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Emily Jerman
A former mayor, architectural engineer, community volunteer and alt-rocker " all products of Oklahoma City Public Schools " will get props Thursday for their contributions to the city and their fields...
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Despite rise in scores, OKC public school students lag behind other districts


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Emily Jerman
Achievement results presented at the Oklahoma City Public Schools board meeting Monday suggested while district schools are doing better on some fronts, there's still room for improvement. STATE TE...
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Voters OK public school bond issues


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Emily Jerman
A handful of Oklahoma County voters overwhelmingly approved issuing bonds Tuesday to provide for school improvements beyond MAPS for Kids.   Each of the four propositions, which required a 60 p...
 
Thursday, October 11, 2007

State's 11 charter schools not unconstitutional, says AG


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Emily Jerman
While debate over charter schools continues nationwide, a recent attorney general's opinion appears to affirm their place here. Rep. Al McAffrey, D-Oklahoma City, requested the opinion last spring on...
 
Thursday, October 11, 2007

Bullying subject of conference at Metro Tech


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Emily Jerman
A conference addressing school bullying aims to tackle taboo topics Thursday at Metro Tech Springlake, providing intervention and prevention tools to:" educators, " counselors and " mental health prof...
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Thomas on Hill: 'my most traitorous adversary'


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Emily Jerman
Former University of Oklahoma law professor Anita Hill made headlines again this week, 16 years after her sexual harassment allegations against then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. In an auto...
 
Friday, October 5, 2007
 
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