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OKG Newsletter

Topic: maps for kids

Urban instruction

A site has been selected for a downtown elementary, which some hope will be established as a charter school.


Kelley Chambers
Despite sentimental attachments, a 1910 school building in downtown Oklahoma City will not be the home of a planned elementary school, although one will be built.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Charter connection

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


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

School work

A planned charter elementary school for downtown moves a step closer to becoming a reality.


Clifton Adcock
The public trust overseeing the MAPS for Kids project approved a contract Aug. 13 to purchase the land for the future MAPS downtown elementary school.
Monday, August 20, 2012

Up with young people


Gazette staff
High school isn’t for the faint of heart, what with worries over grades, the everyday dramas, peer pressure, teachers who don’t get it, parents who just don’t understand and Carly Rae Jepsen music.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012

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

School choice is the answer

Letters to the Editor

Matthew Trimble
The larger fallacy John Thompson (Commentary, “The fallacy of test-driven school reform, Jan. 16, Oklahoma Gazette) fails to recognize is the fallacy of centrally planned and administered education. MAPS for Kids has been a total failure, as schools are not buildings. The only obvious beneficiaries are the government contractors who built the buildings.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013