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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Elementary

Charter connection

OKCPS entered a memorandum of understanding with a nonprofit to make the downtown elementary a charter school.


News

Clifton Adcock
In a move Oklahoma City Public Schools officials and downtown business leaders hope changes the landscape of public education in the city, the school district entered into a memorandum of understanding with a nonprofit group to make the planned MAPS For Kids downtown elementary a charter school.
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Seeking shelter for students


Commentary

Rep. Joe Dorman
Forty-seven lives were lost during the storms that hit our state last month. The death toll could have been lower if suitable shelters were widely available.
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Booking it to Moore

Residents of a Texas retirement community contribute to a local book drive for Moore schoolchildren.


News

Molly Evans
Residents of a senior living community in East Texas were deeply touched by news reports of the May 20 tornado that devastated Moore. The seniors — some of them retired teachers, some grandparents and great-grandparents — were especially concerned about the young students of Plaza Towers and Briarwood, the two elementary schools demolished by that EF5 twister.
 
Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Urban education

For city planners, the construction of a downtown elementary school is hopefully just the beginning for more schools in the area.


News

Tim Farley
While work continues on a new elementary school downtown, city leaders say other schools eventually will be needed in the area to maintain residential development there.
 
Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Informed and engaged

Foundation offers much-needed hand-up to city’s most desperate students and families.


News

Mark Beutler
More than 17,000 students in Oklahoma City Public Schools live in households making $11,000 a year or less. It’s a sobering statistic, one the Oklahoma City Public Schools Foundation is trying to change.
 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Seeking shelters

Families endorse a petition drive that could ultimately put storm shelters into public schools without raising taxes to pay for them.


News

Tim Farley
Three fathers — Scott McCabe, Rick Cole and Ross Legg — sat in the first row of chairs at the State Capitol’s Blue Room on Sept. 18, listening intently to plans that could bring storm shelters to every public school in Oklahoma.
 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Hunkered down

Parents who lost children in May 20 tornadoes are fighting mad about what they feel are attempts to sabotage their attempt to get storm shelters built in schools.


News

Tim Farley
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and Attorney General Scott Pruitt are trying to sabotage a citizen-led effort to place storm shelters in every public school, say two mothers whose children perished in the May 20 tornado.
 
Friday, October 18, 2013

LETTERS


Letters to the Editor

Doug Rixmann
My son came home with a project from school about whether we should have a “cradle-to-grave” system or not. He was the only one choosing to argue against it — the only one.
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Public education is changing


Brandon Dutcher
When I started school in Bartlesville some 40 years ago, “public education” basically meant you went to the government-operated school closest to your house.
 
Monday, December 30, 2013

To pledge, or not to pledge


CFN

Gazette staff
Remember in school when you would stand up with your classmates and recite the Pledge of Allegiance each morning? And remember how, especially by high school, some who wanted to stay seated and abstain from the pledge didn’t get in trouble?
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
 
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