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.

Walk, run

With the statewide teacher walkouts over, attention turns to elections, in which dozens of educators are candidates.
The moment Lauren Richter, a fifth-grade teacher in Shawnee, decided to run for office came during the fourth day of the statewide teacher walkout, when educators and their allies continued to demand additional funding for public schools.

Sharply focused

Oklahoma City’s new mayor wants to focus on establishing an education conversation.
On the second floor of Oklahoma City Hall, just inside the mayor’s conference room connected to both the mayor’s office and the council chambers, framed portraits of the city’s past mayors have always hung on the wall.

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