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Topic: douglass high school

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Letters to the Editor

Randy Burghart
Blair Humphreys (Commentary, “Streetcar for the car-free,” Feb. 16, Gazette) is using bait-and-switch tactics! He is trying to get support of the rail system by saying it is going to serve the poor and impoverished.
 
Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Dance this


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Gazette staff
Renowned dance company Ailey II leaps into town at 8 p.m. Saturday at Douglass High School, 900 N. Martin Luther King Jr., as part of its 2011 tour.
 
Thursday, March 24, 2011

Stage this


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Local playwright La’Charles Purvey attacks the stereotypes within his own African- American community in “Condescendin’ White Boys.”
 
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Action precedes Jackson

Rev. Jesse Jackson's visit to OKC high school follows brief student scuffle.


News

Gazette staff
The Rev. Jesse Jackson told students at Douglass High School this morning that they can aspire to be anything in life, but his words of inspiration might have come a few hours too late for a group of youths at the Oklahoma City school.
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

To the letter

The OKC school district begins investigating charges of grade-tampering by a high school principal.


News

Jerry Bohnen
The Oklahoma City school district has quietly begun investigating allegations of falsification of attendance records and grades leveled by former teachers, employees and students against the principal of Frederick A. Douglass Mid-High School. The disclosure came following the June 4 district board meeting in which a former teacher and an official of the Oklahoma City NAACP made second appearances bringing the allegations to the board’s attention.
 
Monday, June 18, 2012

Back at school

Protesters greeted students at the first day of class of Douglass High School.


News

Jerry Bohnen
Car horns blared from passing motorists, and the morning sun promised another scorching day as nearly a dozen protesters gathered Wednesday morning outside Frederick A. Douglass Mid-High School at 900 Martin Luther King on the first day of the new school year. The protesters — some of whom had been fired by the Oklahoma City Public Schools district — tried drawing attention to their allegations of grade-tampering by principal Brian Staples.
 
Thursday, August 2, 2012

The principal's office

The Douglass High School principal is placed on administrative leave pending an investigation on charges of grade-tampering.


News

Jerry Bohnen
Amid accusations of grade-tampering and lying about student attendance records, Frederick A. Douglass Mid-High School Principal Brian Staples was placed on administrative leave yesterday, pending an investigation by the Oklahoma City Public Schools district.
 
Thursday, October 11, 2012

A tale of email

Questions arise from emails unearthed by a school district investigation into a former high school principal.


News

Jerry Bohnen
Documents obtained from Oklahoma City Public Schools show that former Frederick A. Douglass Mid-High School Principal Brian Staples changed failing grades of some students, as alleged by teachers he had fired. Emails written by Staples suggest he improved Ds and Fs to Cs because some teachers had not complied with grade reporting standards created at the high school. Douglass’ standards were different from district policy due to a federal education improvement program.
 
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
 
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