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.

Bright future

Positive Tomorrows breaks ground on a new and improved campus, nearly quadrupling the school’s size.
In 2019, Positive Tomorrows — Oklahoma City’s only school for homeless children — celebrates its 30th anniversary.

‘Hypersexualized’ environment

Former OU students allege receiving inappropriate comments from the current school of drama director
The alleged sexual misconduct of University of Oklahoma (OU) emeritus professor and former donor John Scamehorn has garnered a lot of attention recently, but some former students are saying the university’s school of drama fostered an environment that might have been conducive for such harassment.

No Pax

The University of Oklahoma says it acted quickly against John Scamehorn, but many of his accusers disagree
John Scamehorn dreamed of a world where “insolent women causing trouble are given their just reward.” Now a group of outspoken women might lead him to his own comeuppance.

Another path

Emerson South students who have struggled in school get a second chance to earn a diploma.
This month, Emerson South principal Brad Buxton received a few phone calls from parents asking that he perform graduation checks on their students; however, Buxton doesn’t mind.

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