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OKG Newsletter

Topic: classes

Fight club

Thirteen years after an injury left him in a coma, Travis Hoffman took over a boxing gym to restart his pro combat career.


Charles Martin
In 1994, mixed martial arts was not the heavily regulated sport it is today, and when Travis Hoffman entered the ring, he had no idea that more than a decade would pass before he would be able to fight professionally again.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Summer school

Head back to school without the hassle of tests or report cards. Plus, we’re pretty sure Japanese Bookbinding wasn’t offered where you matriculated.


Jenny Coon Peterson
School is fun. No, really. Even if you weren’t Sally Study as a kid, going back — especially to these classes — can be enriching.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011

No boys allowed

Fitness geared toward moms and moms-to-be makes its mark. Here's your rundown of where to run.


Malena Lott
When you mention the word “fit” to moms, our first thought is probably kids’ tantrums.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Cheese, please!

Pungent or mild, whatever you fancy, local cheese blocks are full of choices!

Food and Drink Features

Carol Cole-Frowe
Hundreds of delightful cheeses are popping up in markets and grocery stores, from assertive blues to washed-rind Taleggios or fresh, unripened ones like a queso fresco or queso blanco.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

At what price?

Some fear that Oklahoma schools are not just broke, but broken.


Peter Wright
Only two states cut per-pupil spending more than Oklahoma in the last five years, according to a recent think-tank report. While it appears nearly impossible to determine what funding is adequate for education, it is inarguable that funding for public schools in Oklahoma has decreased. With an eye on unpredictable state and federal budgets, education leaders are talking about the need for more money.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Be true to your schools

A community drive collects 30 pallets of items for OKC schools.


Gazette staff
Wrapping up a community-wide drive for school supplies, The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools today collected 30 pallets loaded with items for students and teachers. The supplies will be distributed over the coming months through the foundation's Teachers Warehouse.
Thursday, October 11, 2012

Report-card reaction

Parents and educators mull over the state Education Department’s grades for OKC public schools.


Tim Farley
Surprise was not among the reactions administrators and parents showed when the state Department of Education last month released its grades for Oklahoma’s public schools.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Hey, Legislature, nothing’s happening here!


Bill Bleakley
As Buffalo Springfield’s lyric of “There’s somethin’ happenin’ here” filled our ears in the ’60s, the downward spiral of public education in Oklahoma City began. Families with school-aged children began a mass exodus from the Oklahoma City Public Schools as the courts belatedly implemented the desegregation requirements of Brown v. Board of Education. They took their support for public education with them, enhancing suburban districts.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The fallacy of test-driven school reform


John Thompson
There is a lot wrong with the Oklahoma City Public Schools, but the blame game is not a solution. OKCPS, largely made up of low-income students (88 percent), earned a D in the Oklahoma Department of Education A-F school grading system. But the state also earned a D for improving outcomes for low-performing students. To serve our children and help those who struggle, we must stop blaming individuals and address systemic problems that have stymied all urban school systems.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Who our schoolchildren need


Bill Bleakley
Tuesday is election day for choosing the chair and two members of the Oklahoma City Public Schools School Board. Many believe the school elections are set in the middle of winter and not in conjunction with regular elections to subdue voter turnout and strengthen the political power of education special interests. The usual voter turnout in these elections proves them right.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013