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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Education

Remington Park aids nearby OKC school with funds


News

Emily Jerman
  Millwood School District and Remington Park Racing Casino are working together to better opportunities for the district's some 1,150 students.   The school district recently received $100,000 fro...
 
Thursday, February 1, 2007

Breast cancer study seeks Oklahoma sisters of survivors


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Rod Lott
  One breast cancer research project hopes to find a cure by studying not women with cancer, but their cancer-free sisters.   Since 2004, The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences' "S...
 
Thursday, February 15, 2007

Oklahoma athletic legend's widow sold burial rights to Pennsylvania town


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Mike Coppock
When Oklahoman and American Indian sports hero Jim Thorpe passed away in 1953, the governor of Oklahoma refused to build him a $25,000 memorial. His remains are now in a distant Pennsylv...
 
Thursday, March 8, 2007

Sixty years after Woodward tornado, girl's kidnapping unsolved


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Mike Coppock
On April 9, 1947, Oklahoma experienced the deadliest tornado in state history, resulting in a mystery around a 4-year-old girl that remains unsolved.   A two-mile-wide cyclone left 107 d...
 
Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Media overlooking new John Marshall High's positives, say OKC officials


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Emily Jerman
Controversy raged when the new John Marshall High School opened last August. A district official said dozens of parents pulled their children from the unfinished facility in an exodus to private and c...
 
Thursday, April 12, 2007

Access questioned in OU's new open records request office


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Scott Cooper
The University of Oklahoma has established a new office to handle inquiries into disseminating public information, but there are questions about whether the office is in full compliance with state law...
 
Thursday, April 12, 2007

University of Oklahoma responds to false gun report


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Scott Cooper
The University of Oklahoma Norman campus was placed under a lockdown after a student reported possibly seeing an individual with a gun this morning.   The report turned out to be false, but th...
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2007

OKC's MAPS for Kids garners district recognition


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Emily Jerman
MAPS for Kids efforts garnered Oklahoma City Public Schools an award in a nationwide contest this month. The district earned honorable mention honors in the American School Board Journal's 2007 Magna...
 
Thursday, April 19, 2007

Deer Creek student wins South Africa trip


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Krista Nightengale
Aric Kampschaefer, 13, has earned himself a trip to South America through a contest with National Geographic Kids magazine.   The magazine recently asked for students age 9-14 to write a 100-200 word ...
 
Thursday, May 3, 2007

Garrett criticizes report flunking state education


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Emily Jerman
State superintendent Sandy Garrett released a statement today in response to a recently publicized report criticizing Oklahoma's education system, giving the state's academic achievement an "F."...
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
 
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