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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Education

Oklahoma City Public Schools aims to address urban dropout trend


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Jenny Coon Peterson
Abigail Sweeney is determined to graduate. The 15-year-old freshman at U.S. Grant High School wants to stay in school, even though she said her school has a big problem with kids dropping out, even fr...
 
Thursday, October 23, 2008

Two books differ on John Steinbeck's 'The Grapes of Wrath'


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William W. Savage Jr.
Editor's note: The following review was written by University of Oklahoma history professor William W. Savage Jr., author of several books on popular culture, the American West and Oklahoma. Next Apr...
 
Thursday, November 6, 2008

Oklahoma receives grant to upgrade school buses


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John David Sutter
The last time the Union of Concerned Scientists evaluated Oklahoma's efforts to reduce kids' exposure to unhealthy school bus exhaust, they gave the state a "D" on its report card. FEDERAL STANDARDSV...
 
Thursday, November 6, 2008

A local nonprofit seeks to help Ghana's schoolchildren


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Lea Terry
In northern Ghana, students begin school speaking their native language, Mampruli, and switch to the country's official language, English, in the fourth grade. Speaking the language and actually compr...
 
Thursday, November 6, 2008

The Cheyenne and Arapaho Book Project hopes to introduce history


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S.E. Ruckman
I want all Indians and white men to read and learn how the Indians lived and thought in the olden time and may it bring holy-good upon the younger Indians to know of their fathers. "Hiamovi, Cheyenne ...
 
Thursday, December 11, 2008

People who live large can be happy, group professes


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Scott Cooper
If you're happy and you know it, raise your fork. To all those who believe the key to happiness is a healthy and fit lifestyle, at least one study and a few organizations might throw food in your fa...
 
Thursday, January 8, 2009

OKC's enterprise schools are not the same as charter schools


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Emily Jerman
On opposite sides of the Oklahoma City Public Schools District stand two testaments to school improvement efforts in the city: Belle Isle Enterprise Middle School and Columbus Enterprise Elementary. A...
 
Thursday, January 29, 2009

Kirk Humphreys faces Angela Monson for OKCPS chairman


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Jenny Coon Peterson
Two candidates will face each other in a Feb. 10 election to determine the next chair of the Oklahoma City Public Schools Board of Education. KIRK HUMPHREYS ...
 
Thursday, February 5, 2009

Monson defeats Humphreys in OKCPS election


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Scott Cooper
Oklahoma City school board president Kirk Humphreys was unseated by former state Sen. Angela Monson as the final election results were finalized today. The final results of the elect...
 
Thursday, February 12, 2009

Wilson Elementary transitions from struggling inner-city to accomplished arts school


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Jenny Coon Peterson
On a recent Tuesday, a small crowd gathered to mark the groundbreaking of MAPS for Kids construction at Wilson Elementary, 2215 N. Walker. It was the culmination of years of work to turn the sch...
 
Thursday, March 5, 2009
 
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