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OKG Newsletter


Topic: public schools

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

Go back to iSchool


CFN

Gazette staff
In an effort to streamline communication between educators, students and, well, anyone else who wants information from Oklahoma City’s public schools, the school district has released a handy app to deliver timely information via push messages.
 
Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Wanna bet?


CFN

Gazette staff
Thunder pride and gambling mania have taken hold at the Oklahoma City Public Schools district.
 
Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Getting schooled

A national program to provide high-quality education in low-income areas comes to OKC.


News

Ryan Querbach
Teach For America, a national nonprofit that focuses on improving education for low-income students, has wrapped up its first year operating in Oklahoma City.
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Friday night frustration

OKC and Putnam City public schools want a different athletic classification to spur competitiveness on the football field.


News

Clifton Adcock
Alex Levescy knows about perseverance.
 
Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Be true to your schools

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


News

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

School shakeup

An OKC school principal resigns amid allegations that he rigged student grades and attendance.


News

Jerry Bohnen
Embattled Douglass Mid-High School Principal Brian Staples resigned last week in the wake of a an Oklahoma City Public Schools investigation into allegations of grade-tampering and other misconduct.
 
Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hey, Legislature, nothing’s happening here!


Commentary

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

Civics lesson

OKC voters on Tuesday will determine the next chair of the school district’s board of education.


News

Clifton Adcock
Tuesday’s Oklahoma City Public Schools Board of Education election will determine who will lead the board through a time of transformation for the district.
 
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
 
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