Keeping promises

Education advocates hope changes to the Oklahoma’s Promise program will give it new strength.
Before 33-year-old Oklahoma State Rep. Cyndi Munson, D-Oklahoma City, made history in 2015 by becoming the first Asian-American woman elected to the state Legislature and the first Democrat to win representation in House District 85 and inspired a wave of female political newcomers in 2018, she was a starry-eyed middle school student in Lawton with a dream of becoming the first person in her family to earn a college degree.

Banking on education

Oklahoma City Public Schools will renovate Central National Bank building for its new administration headquarters.
Oklahoma City Public Schools will move their administration office to a building better-suited for its needs and services. The school district is going forward with plans to renovate the old Central National Bank building on 615 N. Classen Ave. into its new headquarters.

Strong foundation

The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools ignites change with community collaboration.
Mary Golda Ross Elementary School bilingual assistant Elizabeth Claudio, 26, had never met the president of The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools when she received an email from her a few years ago.

Battle cry

Sen. Elizabeth Warren recently spoke on education reform at Northwest Classen High School.
Northwest Classen High School’s cafeteria was filled Sept. 22 with teachers, students, families and politicians who eagerly trickled in and stood up in the crowd to hear Oklahoma born and raised Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, speak about education reform in the Sooner State and across the country.

Native victory

The Sovereign Community School founder promises a school rich in culture and understanding.
Bella Cornell, 17, remembers the day in middle school when her classmates asked her if she was a cannibal.

Nature’s classroom

John Rex Charter School expands to Myriad Botanical Gardens with a new middle school addition.
John Rex Middle School has no loud alarm that rings letting students know that it’s lunchtime and no locker doors slamming shut and echoing throughout the hallways.

Taking charge

New OKCPS Superintendent Sean McDaniel faces several challenges in his first year.
Like any student who just moved into town, new Oklahoma City Public Schools Superintendent Sean McDaniel is starting this school year as the new kid in class. 

Realized potential

Helpful resources exist for single Oklahoma parents attempting to continue their educations.
In fall 2015, single mother of four Camille Dennis was enrolled in the nursing program at Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC), ready to venture down a path of continued education that would ultimately land her and her family in a more secure financial position.

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