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OKG Newsletter


Topic: school

Spectacular story

Oklahoma author Tim Tharp approves of The Spectacular Now’s buzzed-about film adaptation.


Drama

Aimee Williams
Tim Tharp doesn’t need vampires, magical powers or a dystopian backdrop to make his novels relevant. The award-winning, Oklahoma-based author’s realism distinguishes him from the bulk of young-adult storytellers.
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

OKC schools need real change

We must teach kids to be students, and that cannot be done with quick fixes.


Commentary

John Thompson
After more than 35 years in the education realm, retiring Oklahoma City Public Schools Superintendent Karl Springer said that he is most proud of three policies he helped implement.
 
Wednesday, August 28, 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

Sporting injuries bite


CFN

Gazette staff
Just ask Noble high school quarterback Dakota Boxwell. NewsOK reported last week that the athlete was taken out of the game not by a tackle but from a non-field injury after wrasslin’ in muddy water with catfish.
 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Dreadful


CFN

Gazette staff
Tiana Parker, 7, was yanked from her school last week after her father, a barber, was told her hairstyle was unacceptable.
 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Film it


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff

Cate Shortland’s World War II epic Lore has been called “a remarkable visual, cinematic and moral journey” by entertainment website Salon. The Oklahoma City University Film Institute opens its 32nd season with a screening of the film at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Meinders School of Business Kerr McGee Auditorium, NW 27th Street and McKinley Ave. Admission to all films in the series is free. Call 208- 5472 or visit okcu.edu.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Vince Gill looks hate in the face


CFN

Gazette staff
Sometimes, people surprise you (in a good way). We here at CFN were more than pleasantly surprised last week when we ran across a video of one of Oklahoma’s world-famous country crooners (and Northwest Classen High School grad — go mighty Knights!), Vince Gill, giving those jerks at Westboro Baptist Church the what-haveyou. On Sept. 8, Westboro members set up outside the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Mo., where Gill was set to perform.
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
 
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