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OKG Newsletter


Topic: schools

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

Resilient repetition

What about the other issues that emerge more slowly and with fewer cliches nearly 6 months after May's weather disaster?


Commentary

Kurt Hochenauer
Anyone who has lived in the Oklahoma City area for a long time knows the post-disaster refrains by heart.
 
Tuesday, September 17, 2013

BREAKING: Petition drive seeks storm shelter funding

Victims of the May tornadoes, with Take Shelter Oklahoma, called this an apolitical effort


News

Tim Farley
Supporters of school storm shelters are ready to work. That was the message conveyed by volunteers Wednesday at the State Capitol after it was announced an initiative petition seeking a statewide vote on building storm shelters in all public schools would be launched.


 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

‘No tolerance’ doesn’t teach


Commentary

John Thompson
The bipartisan MAPS for Kids Student Achievement Committee knew that Oklahoma City could not increase student performance without first creating safe and orderly schools. We also knew that would be our toughest challenge.
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Kickin’ it

Fields and Futures event gives OKC schools — and communities — a running start at bright futures. The Oct. 6 event welcomes sports stars and local celebrities to Webster Middle School opening.


News

Giancarlo Gonzalez

Tim McLaughlin, founder of Fields and Futures, remembers taking a bus tour with the Wes Welker Foundation to see the athletic fields of the Oklahoma City School District in order to determine which ones would get funding.

 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Nowhere to hide

A new report shows that nearly 140,000 metro public school students and workers are unprotected during severe weather.


News

Tim Farley
More than 140,000 public school students, teachers and staff members in the Oklahoma City metro are unprotected from potential killer tornadoes, according to a survey commissioned by an Oklahoma lawmaker.
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Hunger pains

Most of Oklahoma’s hungriest are the working poor, the elderly and families.


News

Tim Farley
Ardyn Graham is a college-educated woman who once owned a business, taught English overseas for years and worked in the state’s corrections and social service agencies.
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

LETTERS


Letters to the Editor

Shelley Reeves
I am sorry. I am sorry for my lack of concern for the state of the Oklahoma Public Schools until it affected my child directly.
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Congrats, wanda (belated)


CFN

Gazette staff
Earlier this month, three Oklahoma City Public Schools alumni became the 29th class inducted into the district’s Wall of Fame. Among them? Legendary singersongwriter Wanda Jackson.
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Dotted line

The drive to put storm shelters into schools is quickly turning into a political fight, say some organizers.


News

Tim Farley
Gov. Mary Fallin doesn’t intend to sign a petition that would allow voters to decide if they want to spend $500 million to build storm shelters in every public school.
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
 
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