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Norman Chocolate Festival a sweet deal for education

As if you needed any more reason to eat chocolate, this weekend it helps support education in Norman. The 38th annual Norman...

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Patterson, Baylor president among 4 named to OSU Hall of Fame

STILLWATER — Former regents, a major booster and a university president will join the Oklahoma State University Hall of Fame....

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OSU receives $50 million to transform agriculture college

STILLWATER — A $50 million gift will rename and rebuild the agricultural college at Oklahoma State University and brings one of...

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OKC school district reports progress, unease from consolidation plan

Tremors from a massive shake-up in Oklahoma City Public Schools are still rumbling one full semester since district...

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OKLAHOMA CITY Member of 'Central Park Five' to speak at OC Raymond Santana, one of the wrongfully convicted "Central Park...

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Ex-superintendent charged with sex crimes accused of violating terms of release

NEWKIRK — The Kay County district attorney’s office is seeking to revoke the bail of a former longtime Oklahoma superintendent...

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#ThrowbackThursday: MLK birthday observed 50 years ago

We are running a #ThrowbackThursday image each week, showcasing Oklahoma’s history. Be sure to follow us on Twitter...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

Anadarko Anadarko High School class of 1960: Looking for classmates for a 60th reunion June 19-20. For more information, email...

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Putnam City School Museum to honor four with Lifetime Service awards

Four longtime volunteers will be honored as the 2020 recipients of Lifetime Service Awards presented by the Putnam City Schools...

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UCO to host events commemorating Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy

EDMOND — In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the University of Central Oklahoma will host King Week with events...

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Yukon district announces partnership with SWOSU

Yukon Public Schools and Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford have entered into a partnership to provide...

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Horn introduces bill to rename downtown post office for Clara Luper

Led by Rep. Kendra Horn, Oklahoma members of the U.S. House on Tuesday sponsored legislation to rename the downtown Oklahoma...

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'They want them gone': Norman parents complain of school devices

NORMAN — Dozens of Norman parents said they were unhappy with technology use in the city's public school district, with fears...

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Student fatally shot at Texas high school; suspect arrested

A student was shot Tuesday at a high school in Texas and a suspect remained at large, local officials said.Emergency crews were...

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Two injured in school bus accident in SE OKC

Two students suffered minor injuries Tuesday when their school bus got into an accident with a concrete truck in southeast...

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Harding Charter Prep hosts open house for prospective students

Harding Charter Preparatory High School will host its second Prospective Student/Family Open House at 7 p.m. Jan. 14 in the...

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Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt on quest to read book to every local elementary

Mayor David Holt is on a quest. With a book in hand, he hopes to read to children at every elementary school in Oklahoma City...

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Stitt wants state schools superintendent to be appointed, not elected

Gov. Kevin Stitt wants Oklahoma's state schools chief to be appointed, a move that would give the governor more control over...

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Super Bowl-winning coach Jimmy Johnson into Hall of Fame

Jimmy Johnson, who coached the Dallas Cowboys to two Super Bowl championships in the 1990s, has been elected to the Pro...

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Good results seen from OKCPS commitments

Welcome to the New Year, new decade and continued promise for Oklahoma City Public Schools. A promise is, by definition, the...

By land and air, weather researchers track tornadic storms

NewsMay 16, 2019

SALINA, Kan. — For the first time in almost a decade, meteorologists from across the Midwest will track and intercept tornado birthing grounds as part of a large-scale collaborative research project. The TORUS Project, or Targeted Observation...

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State briefs: Leaders of historically black towns to be honored

OKLAHOMA CITY Leaders of historically black towns to be honored Leaders from historically black towns of Oklahoma will be...

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State briefs: Educator discount takes 25% off at Barnes & Noble

OKLAHOMA CITY Educator discount takes 25% off at Barnes & Noble Barnes & Noble will offer discounts to teachers and...

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State briefs for Jan. 9, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY MACU eSports team coming this year A video gaming team, supplied with athletic scholarships, will join the MACU...

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Educator discount takes 25% off at Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble, the world’s largest retail bookseller, will offer discounts to teachers and school administrators for the...

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Ex-Thunder player Enes Kanter planning charter school in OKC

Former Oklahoma City Thunder player Enes Kanter intends to open a charter school in the metro area. Kanter, who now plays for...

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Bret Belindo and Mason Williams, seniors at Edmond Memorial High School, recently received the 15th annual Shelby Hudson...

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Deadline to sponsor 2020 Miss Mustang and Teen Pageant nears

MUSTANG — The deadline to sponsor the 2020 Miss Mustang and Teen Pageant is 6 p.m. Friday. The pageant will be at 6 p.m. Jan....

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Mustang students raise funds for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Mustang Horizon Intermediate School's HULK (Horizon Ultimate Leaders of Kids) Leadership students recently raised nearly $3,700...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

Anadarko Anadarko High School class of 1960: Looking for classmates for a 60th reunion June 19-20. For more information, email...

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Third OU student alleges sexual misconduct by ex-official

A third University of Oklahoma student has come forward with sexual misconduct allegations against a former university...

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Public school reopenings vary across Oklahoma City metro area

Winter break is over, or about to be so, for public schools in the Oklahoma City metro area, as students and staff return after...

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State senate bill could block use of state funds for school advertising

An Oklahoma lawmaker seeks to ban school districts and charter schools from using state funds for advertising and marketing....

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Registration open for UCO’s Multicultural Education Institute

EDMOND — Registration is open for the 37th annual Multicultural Education Institute at the University of Central Oklahoma....

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

Midwest City Carl Albert High School class of 1970: Looking for classmates for a 50th reunion. For more information, email...

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Three Harding Charter Preparatory High School students recently were chosen to be on the North Central Honor Orchestra. Poojita...

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Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center's automotive engine build team members in Jim LaFevers automotive program gained...

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Meaghan Taylor, Meadow Brook Intermediate functional skills teacher, knew from an early age her calling was to be a special...

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Mustang Schools holds #FillTheBus event to benefit toy drive

Four buses full of toys and students eager to help unload them arrived at the Mustang Fire Department recently as part of the...

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Robotics, speeches and livestock: State's 4-H program expands offerings while "core values" stay the same

On a recent windy Monday night, tucked into the library of Mayfield Middle School at 1600 N Purdue, Mia Mitchell wore a gray,...

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EPIC Principal of the Year one of ‘original 30’ teachers

When the nine-year EPIC Charter Schools veteran educator recently was named Principal of the Year, it came as a shock to no one.

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OSU-OKC’s Inspire program helps working adults achieve college success

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City has launched a program to inspire working adults to earn a college degree that can...

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Hundreds of accused clergy left off church's sex abuse lists

Richard J. Poster served time for possessing child pornography, violated his probation by having contact with children,...

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The Oklahoman wants to share your news, celebrate achievements

To have your metro-area community events and news considered for publication, please send details and contact information to...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

Midwest City Carl Albert High School class of 1970: Looking for classmates for a 50th reunion. For more information, email...

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Northwest Classen graduate returns to teach immigrant students

For Johnny Charqueño, the road has always led back to Northwest Classen High School. A member of the school's class of 1999,...

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Mustang High School woodworking students make toys to donate to Good Samaritan Toys

Almost 30 years ago, Glenn Morgan began making wooden toys, funded mostly from his own money, and donating them to children in...

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Oakdale Schools names new superintendent

Joe Pierce, a longtime educator who served as the founding superintendent and head of school for Oklahoma City’s John Rex...

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Resolution coming for lawsuit against Epic Charter Schools

A lawsuit against Epic Charter Schools by two Oklahoma parents has been delayed an extra month, but a conclusion to the case...

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Epic gets almost $44M more in midyear adjustments

Continued success in recruiting new students netted Epic Charter Schools an additional $43.7 million in annual, midyear...

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Millwood finding more African American teachers with emergency certification

Emergency certifications are a symptom of Oklahoma’s teacher shortage, but they’ve become a key way for a predominantly black...

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Life and money with Helaine: How best to pay for law school

Dear Helaine: My wife has been accepted into law school. It's a private university — a fancy, highly ranked one that costs a...

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Oklahoma faith briefs for Dec. 21, 2019

OC begins 'Ike’s Promise' Amid the alarming statistics related to national student loan debt, there is some good news. Oklahoma...

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Thunder GM Sam Presti's leadership program connecting with students

SPENCER — Twenty high school students sat before Oklahoma City Thunder General Manager Sam Presti on Friday. Not all of them...

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Predator pipeline: Athletes overrepresented in sex cases

Concealed public records hide extent of problem.

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OKC Thunder, Dodgers reward STEM education

Two Oklahoma City sports franchises are seeking to impact area classrooms. The Oklahoma City Thunder and Oklahoma City Dodgers...

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Tulsa charter school application in limbo

The Oklahoma State Board of Education agreed Thursday to send a denied charter school application back to Tulsa Public Schools...

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Custom scrunchie invented by an Florida State grad and his sister can help prevent date rape

A startup founded by a recent Florida State graduate and his sister has invented a product to help reduce drink...

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Superintendent accused of sexual misconduct charged

NEWKIRK — A former longtime Oklahoma superintendent accused of sexual misconduct was charged Wednesday morning with five...

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Oklahoma schools vying to keep 4-day weeks despite new limits

With more restrictions coming for four-day school weeks, some education advocates are fighting to keep their shortened...

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Science Museum Oklahoma transforms for holidays, offers fun activities

Science Museum Oklahoma is getting into the holiday spirit this month, transforming the museum into Santa’s science lab on...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

Midwest City Carl Albert High School class of 1970: Looking for classmates for a 50th reunion. For more information, email...

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Boeing grants $45,000 to support concurrent enrollment

The Boeing Co. has continued its support of concurrent enrollment programs at Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City with a...

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OU housing developer sues university, state

The developer of a financially floundering luxury housing complex at the University of Oklahoma has filed a lawsuit against the...

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New downtown campus opens at UCO

UCO opens new downtown campus The University of Central Oklahoma has opened its new downtown Oklahoma City branch. UCO at Santa...

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Monks in the marketplace: Monastery rejects suggestions for cannabis-growing enterprise

SHAWNEE — St. Gregory's Abbey has become known for the honey produced from its bee hives and fresh eggs from a flock of...

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Predator pipeline: Feds help star athlete hide campus rape charges

Tristen Wallace had the qualities every college football team wanted.Tall and strong with blazing speed, he courted offers to...

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Mary Melon: Taking a reasoned view of school report cards

There is so much more to the story than is seen by just looking at the scores on the recently released A-F school report card...

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Predator pipeline: NCAA looks other way as athletes punished for sex offenses play on

College athletes are implicated in an outsized share of campus sexual assaults.But while the NCAA disciplines athletes for...

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Edmond school reveals Oklahoma's 1st book vending machine

EDMOND — A round of cheers erupted at Charles Haskell Elementary for the surprise unveiling of Oklahoma’s first book vending...

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Western Heights school district shorted $7.3 million in state aid over 11-year period

The Western Heights Public School District was shorted more than $7.3 million in state aid payments over an 11-year period...

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Audit cites complaints of unprofessional conduct by former OSSM finance official

The head of finance at the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics retired abruptly last summer after complaints of...

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Oklahoma City students aim for change through action civics projects

The next generation of Oklahoma citizens already has a head start in local activism. Dozens of high school students from the...

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Hobby Lobby donates former Catholic university to OBU

SHAWNEE — The Green family and Hobby Lobby formally donated the former St. Gregory's University campus to Oklahoma Baptist...

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Boca teacher faces firing after alleged threat 'to [expletive] kill someone'

A PE teacher at Eagles Landing Middle could be fired Wednesday by the school board.A physical education teacher at Eagles...

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Events, honors highlight schools

Bishop McGuinness recognized Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School was recently recognized as the recipient of the Values...

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UCO School of Music to present ‘There’s No Business Like Snow Business’

EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma’s School of Music will continue this week presenting its annual holiday revue,...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

Midwest City Carl Albert High School class of 1970: Looking for classmates for a 50th reunion. For more information, email...

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Epic Charter Schools suing state senator alleging libel, slander

After months of a back-and-forth dispute, Epic Charter Schools is suing state Sen. Ron Sharp over his comments on attendance...

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$160,000 grant offers childcare, student-parent support at OSU-OKC

A $159,556 federal grant will support student parents at Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City. The U.S. Department of...

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State briefs for Dec. 10, 2019: Stitt to speak at OSU graduation ceremonies Saturday

STILLWATER Stitt to speak at OSU graduation ceremonies Gov. Kevin Stitt will return to his alma mater Saturday to speak at both...

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Stitt to appoint Cawley to OU Board of Regents

Gov. Kevin Stitt intends to appoint attorney and businessman Michael A. Cawley to the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents,...

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Suspended student expelled after posting "IT'S OKAY TO BE WHITE" flyers at OCU

A student has been expelled from the Oklahoma City University School of Law after posting flyers that said “IT’S OKAY TO BE...

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\State briefs for Dec. 7, 2019: Hobby Lobby to donate St. Gregory's University campus to OBU

SHAWNEE Hobby Lobby to donate campus to Oklahoma Baptist University Hobby Lobby and the Green family will donate the former St....

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Oklahoma public school enrollment at record high

Oklahoma reached record public school enrollment this school year by exceeding 700,000 students for the first time in state...

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Mid-America Christian University awarded STEM distance learning grant to benefit three rural Oklahoma school districts

The grant is a part of the MACU’s Access to Online Math and Science (ATOMS) rural development project.

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OKC middle school teacher accused of assaulting student

A suspended John Marshall Middle School teacher is accused of assaulting a student. Police identified the teacher as Jason...

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New president chosen for Northeastern Oklahoma A&M

STILLWATER – A six-month search for a new Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College president has ended. Kyle J. Stafford was...

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OSU-OKC to tackle court reporter shortage through new program

The critical shortage of certified court reporters in the state has sparked a new program at Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma...

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School board candidates mostly unopposed in 2020 elections

Most school board candidates in the Oklahoma City metro area will run unopposed in spring elections this year. School board...

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University of Central Oklahoma students recently competed in two recent pageants. UCO student Nina Fox won the title of Miss...

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Four Southwestern Oklahoma State University biology students in Weatherford recently received funding from the Beta Beta Beta...

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High school students Marleigh West, left, of Edmond, and Reagan Klutts, right, of Ringling, won $1,000 scholarships at the...

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Four members of the Cleveland County Trailblazers 4-H horse club represented the county at the Tulsa State Fair. Each...

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National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum invites students to drop in for fun activities

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum will be hosting family friendly, drop-in activities inspired by the holiday...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

Midwest City Carl Albert High School class of 1970: Looking for classmates for a 50th reunion. For more information, email...

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UCO School of Design to present a 'Pop-Up Shop at the Department Store’

EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma’s School of Design will present “The Pop-Up Shop at the Department Store,” a free,...

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The Oklahoman wants to share your news, celebrate achievements

To have your metro-area community events and news considered for publication, please send details and contact information to...

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Strategic framework to answer core questions at OU

NORMAN — For the first time in a generation, the University of Oklahoma is developing a framework to define the core vision and...

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New Positive Tomorrows school for homeless students opens

When students at Positive Tomorrows were asked what they’d want at their dream school, answers included a tree house, a...

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English learner 'boom' comes to Oklahoma City schools

It was the first period of the day at Northwest Classen High School, and the English language arts class was labeling body...

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Ida Freeman Teacher of Year dies from injuries in Payne County collision

YALE, Okla. — An Edmond school site teacher of the year died along with another passenger in a collision at 2:09 p.m....

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Oklahoma Electric Cooperative and Norman Public Schools approve a deal to bring solar to unused school land

NORMAN — Educators, students and the community here are about to get positively schooled on the benefits of large-scale solar....

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Needs & Deeds: Oklahoma nonprofit notes for Nov. 28, 2019

Effort provides turkeys, groceries The Oklahoma Department of Human Services Office of Strategic Engagement joined a community...

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UCO WinterGlow celebration will begin lighting Broncho Lake

EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma is inviting the community to celebrate the holiday season at its 22nd annual...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

Midwest City Carl Albert High School class of 1970: Looking for classmates for a 50th reunion. For more information, email...

Life

Metro Camera Club to host photography workshop

Metro Camera Club of Oklahoma City will host a Portrait Lighting and Tabletop Photography Workshop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb....

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Deadline approaches for nominations to SWOSU alumni hall of fame

Monday is the deadline to submit nominations for the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame at Southwestern Oklahoma State...

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UCO radio station to play nonstop holiday music

EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma’s student-operated radio station, KZUC 99.3 FM, known as UCentral Radio, will begin...

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30 OKC schools get F's on annual report cards

Thirty schools in the Oklahoma City school district got an F on state report cards for the 2018-19 school year, a sharp...

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'The Oscars of teaching': Oklahoma teacher surprised with prestigious, $25,000 award for professional excellence

CLAREMORE — A Claremore teacher was surprised Tuesday morning with a $25,000 award known as “The Oscars of...

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Report cards released for every Oklahoma public school

Statewide grades for Oklahoma public schools have dropped in evaluations of the 2018-19 school year. Oklahoma School Report...

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OKLAHOMA CITY OSU-OKC poinsettia sale begins Dec. 4 Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City will host its annual Poinsettia...

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Lawsuit challenging school name change to proceed

A lawsuit challenging the Oklahoma City School Board's authority to rename a high school will be allowed to proceed, a judge...

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A-F report cards to grade every Oklahoma public school

Oklahoma School Report Cards are about to be released with A-F grades for every public school in the state. These grades will...

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Executive Q&A with Freda D. (Jones) Deskin: Teacher in Space Program launches STEM focus for charter school exec

ASTEC Schools next year will mark 20 years since it opened as Oklahoma’s first start-up public charter school. On the brink of...

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Oklahoma City School Board appoints newest member

The Oklahoma City School Board has appointed one of its youngest members to office in recent years. Meg McElhaney, 28, was...

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Oklahoma schools teach native history in Thanksgiving

Oklahoma teachers are painting a more complete picture of Thanksgiving as they embrace the Native American perspective of the...

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Fourth teacher sues Epic over termination

A fourth teacher has filed a lawsuit against Epic Charter Schools, alleging she was fired after objecting to questionable...

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Edmond Public Schools' Kim Hastings has been named the School Psychologist of the Year by the Oklahoma School Psychological...

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Craig Tompkins has been named a student ambassador at McKendree University in Lebanon, Illinois. Student ambassadors represent...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

Midwest City Carl Albert High School class of 1970: Looking for classmates for a 50th reunion. For more information, email...

Life

John Rex Charter's Rocket Fun Run raises $60,000 for school

The third annual John Rex Charter School Rocket Fun Run recently raised $60,000 to support expanded curriculum programs related...

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UCO recognized for bicycle-friendly efforts with national award

EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma has been designated a Bicycle-Friendly University at the bronze level by the League...

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Filing Dec. 2-4 for prospective Edmond School Board candidates

The filing period for Edmond Board of Education seat No. 5 will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 2-4 at the Oklahoma County...

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Putnam City proposing historic $133.45 million bond issue

Voters will decide on the largest bond issue in the history of the Putnam City school district next year, as a $133.45 million...

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Oklahomans with DACA fight to protect the program

Even with their immigration status in question, undocumented Oklahomans are speaking out for the federal program allowing them...

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Oklahoma City University announces state's first eSports degree

Oklahoma’s first eSports degree program will open to students next fall. Oklahoma City University announced a new eSports...

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Substitute teacher seen in video beating student, charged with assault

A substitute teacher was fired and faces an assault charge  after being caught on video beating a 16-year-old student in a...

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Teachers turn OERB dollars into STEM courses for students

Just some Little Bits of Petro Active Rockin’ Ratios can turn Fossils to Fuel and generate some Core Energy to help students on...

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ReadOKC reading challenge shows success

The theme was Leave No Page Unturned, and 4,489 OKCPS students took that to heart as they participated in the ReadOKC Fall...

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UCO International students share global voices in exhibit

Elyssa Wong believes differences can bring a community closer together. As the University of Central Oklahoma and city of...

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Sandy Hook lawsuit could force Remington to open books

A recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court has upended a longstanding legal roadblock that has given the gun industry...

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Chicago teachers approve contract deal that ended strike

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers on Friday approved the contract deal that ended an 11-day strike and includes pay raises, $35...

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SWOSU Symphony Orchestra to present final concert of fall season

WEATHERFORD — The SWOSU Symphony Orchestra will present its final concert of the fall semester at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Fine...

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2 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A student gunman opened fire Thursday at a Southern California high school, killing two students...

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SWOSU to present 'Where Words Once Were' Nov. 16-19

WEATHERFORD — Southwestern Oklahoma State University Theatre will present the Oklahoma premier of "Where Words Once Were" by...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

Midwest City Carl Albert High School class of 1970: Looking for classmates for a 50th reunion. For more information, email...

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UCO to host International Festival in downtown Edmond

EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma International Student Council, along with 14 country and regional associations,...

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UCO seeks proposal submissions for 2020 Black Male Summit

EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion is accepting presentation proposals for the...

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OC to stage one-act play 'The Magic Flute' Friday and Saturday

The Oklahoma Christian University Theater Company will perform the one-act play “The Magic Flute” on Friday and Saturday. OC’s...

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Heritage Hall selects director of diversity and inclusion

Heritage Hall has appointed Teresa Turner as the school’s director of diversity and inclusion. Turner will head the school’s...

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Harding Charter hosts Career Day for students

Harding Charter Preparatory High School recently hosted its first Career Day. There were 35 professionals from different...

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Harding Charter Preparatory High School to celebrate new location with 'Pack-the-House' event.

Harding Charter Preparatory High School's “Pack-the-House” event will celebrate the basketball season opener on Tuesday in a...

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Dove Science Academy to create statewide virtual school

A new statewide virtual school from Dove Science Academy has been approved to open next school year. An application and...

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Active shooter drills are traumatizing students, experts say

Active shooter drills, which periodically occur at schools across the nation, might be doing more harm than good.

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Oklahoma City school district sued over increase in charter fees

A charter school organization is challenging an Oklahoma City Public Schools plan to collect hundreds of thousands of dollars...

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Texas substitute teacher seen in video beating student, charged with assault

A substitute teacher was fired and faces an assault charge after being caught on video beating a 16-year-old student in a Texas...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Nov. 11, 2019: Hear Oklahoma Youth Orchestra perform a free concert at Oklahoma City University

The concert will feature the orchestra's youngest Festival Strings players, plus the flagship ensemble, which will perform at...

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Body found on University of Oklahoma campus, no threat

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The University of Oklahoma says a student was found dead at a campus student housing building, but there...

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OU Daily: Body found on campus at Cross Village, university says

A body was found at Cross Village on Saturday, a university spokesperson told The Daily in an emailed statement. According to...

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'Here to stay': Oklahoma students walk out for DACA

Hundreds of students in the Oklahoma City area roared in support of undocumented immigrants Friday morning. Their voices...

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Medal of Honor recipient talks combat and life to high school students

A week after receiving the nation’s highest military honor for his heroism during a battle in Afghanistan, U.S. Army Master...

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Open seat on OKC school board still vacant for southeast side

An empty seat on the Oklahoma City School Board remains vacant, as the state's largest school district has yet to receive any...

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New charter means changes are coming for John Rex

A host of changes are coming for John W. Rex Charter School, but administrators say the student experience will remain the...

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Preview: Oklahoma City Philharmonic kicking off 2019-2020 Discovery Family Series with banjo player Lucas Ross

The banjo player will perform a fun rendition of "Dueling Banjos," the fast and furious instrumental by Arthur Smith famously...

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Canadian classical ensemble The Ezra Duo, which has Oklahoma ties, to play free OKC concert Thursday

Open to the public, the concert will be first of the Harding Fine Arts Academy Foundation’s "Ignite! Master Artists Series."

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Edmond Public Schools to host teacher recruitment reception Nov. 14

College seniors pursuing a degree in education or special education and who will be graduating in fall 2019 or spring 2020 are...

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Harding Charter Preparatory High School to host open house Nov. 12

Harding Charter Preparatory High School will host its first Prospective Student/Family Open House at 7 p.m. Nov. 12 in the...

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Science Museum Oklahoma plans nights of wizardry, space exploration

Science Museum Oklahoma is planning a night of wizarding fun on Nov. 15 and also will take visitors on a journey to a galaxy...

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OSU-OKC to host Latinx/Hispanic Resource Fair

Members of the metro-area’s Hispanic community are invited to Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City to attend a...

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OKC school district to sponsor John Rex charter, eighth grade plan approved

A new charter application for John W. Rex Charter School unanimously passed an Oklahoma City School Board vote on Monday. The...

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Declining ACT scores raise college readiness concerns

Oklahoma high school graduates’ scores on the ACT college-readiness exam declined in every subject this year, according to a...

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OKC's American Banjo Museum announces new educational program featuring Kermit the Frog

The program is hosted by local TV personality, five-time Regional Emmy-winning broadcaster and regional children’s entertainer...

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Bethany educator touts 'Whole Brain Teaching'

On her first day teaching kindergarten at Western Oaks Elementary School in Bethany, excited new teacher Stephanie Meder was...

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Majors that almost guarantee a job

Want the perfect job offer before you’ve even crossed the stage at graduation? It’s possible. These majors will prepare you for...

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Study highlights 'urgent need' for financial aid literacy

High school students know very little about how financial aid works, according to a new analysis. An overwhelming majority of...

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Chancellor discusses benefits of college degree

Glen D. Johnson Jr., chancellor of the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education, spoke at a Woodward Chamber of Commerce...

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Oklahoma colleges and universities

OKLAHOMA CITY AREA OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY — OKLAHOMA CITY • Type of institution: Two-year technical branch • Emphasis:...

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5 factors admissions officers really care about

Everyone knows that grades are key in college admissions, and at most schools, scores on the SAT or ACT play an important role,...

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Navigate admission process without losing your mind

A lot has changed since today’s parents went through the college application process. Start with the delivery and availability...

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SAT vs. ACT — Which test is right for you?

It’s time to start thinking about the big college admissions test. So which one will it be: the SAT or the ACT? Let us help you...

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Colleges quietly rank prospective students based on personal data

To learn more about prospective students, admissions officers at the University of Wisconsin at Stout turned to a little-known...

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Avoid these overdone admission essay topics

Teachers know it, guidance counselors know it, even colleges know it: High school students dread writing the personal college...

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Changes are coming for the ACT

High schools and colleges are bracing for changes to the ACT test that could fundamentally alter how students approach the...

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7 ways to pay for college

It can be fun to daydream about college: the ivy-draped campus, making new friends in the dorm, long intellectual discussions...

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Individuals, group show support for John Marshall students

When a focused plan comes together, good things happen. The room wasn’t packed, but quality vs. quantity prevailed in the group...

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Oklahoma's minority students show improvement on national report card

Despite underwhelming results statewide, a national report card showed a few notable gains by Oklahoma’s minority students on...

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Harding Fine Arts Academy Foundation’s 'Ignite! Master Artists Series' to launch with Canada's The Ezra Duo

The Ezra Duo, a classical ensemble featuring violist Jacob Clewell and pianist Sasha Bult-Ito based in Toronto, Canada, will...

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Game designer Amy Green will speak at OC

In some communities, faith and art seem opposed, but integrating the two is central to the education experience at Oklahoma...

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Police searching for person who left flyers at OCU Law

Police are trying to identify a person who posted flyers saying “IT’S OKAY TO BE WHITE” at the Oklahoma City University School...

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Arrest warrant alleges assault by Oklahoma City teacher

An arrest warrant has been issued for an F.D. Moon Middle School teacher after she reportedly pushed a student “violently.”...

Life

Battle of Honey Springs short film wraps production, biannual historic reenactment planned this weekend

The film will interact seamlessly with the museum exhibit, and it will also air at a future date as a stand-alone short on PBS.

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Hearing postponed for case against Epic Charter Schools

A lawsuit contending dual-enrollment policies at Epic Charter Schools has been moved to another hearing date. Judge Aletia...

Life

Day of the Dead rises in Oklahoma City

Awareness about Dia de Los Muertos, the Mexican holiday also known as the Day of the Dead, is rising in Oklahoma City, with...

Life

Achievers

Heritage Hall senior Sukanya Bhattacharya is among the 2019 recipients of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rensselaer Medal...

News

UCO earns prestigious All-Steinway School designation

EDMOND — When students and faculty returned to the University of Central Oklahoma School of Music this fall, they discovered...

Health

Putnam City Schools donates to OMRF cancer research

For the 44th consecutive year, Putnam City Schools has made contributions to support cancer research at the Oklahoma Medical...

Life

Edmond Mayor’s Essay Contest open for entries; first- through fifth-grade students eligible

EDMOND — The 36th annual Mayor’s Essay Contest is now open for entries. The contest is open to all first- through fifth-grade...

News

Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

Midwest City Carl Albert High School class of 1970: Looking for classmates for a 50th reunion. For more information, email...

Life

UCO’s Woody Gaddis Gallery seeks photo entries for ‘Defining Home’ contest

EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma’s Woody Gaddis Gallery is seeking participants for its fifth annual national photo...

News

List of Edmond Public Schools

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS • Angie Debo, 16060 N May • Centennial, 4400 N Coltrane • Charles Haskell, 1701 NW 150 • Chisholm, 2300 E...

Life

Heritage Hall Upper School to host open house

Heritage Hall Upper School will host an open house at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at 1800 NW 122 St. Student guides will share their...

News

At a glance: Norman Public Schools

About the district The Norman Public School District is the eighth-largest in Oklahoma. Superintendent: Nick Migliorino School...

Life

UCO Hispanic American Student Association to celebrate Day Of The Dead

EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma’s Hispanic American Student Association will host its annual Day of the Dead...

Life

USAO Bachelor of Fine Arts candidates for fall 2019 prepare for final exhibition

CHICKASHA — Three art students from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma are preparing for their final exhibition,...

Health

State briefs

Free ACT prep boot camp offered to Native Americans The Cherokee Nation Foundation will offer a free ACT Boot Camp to Native...

News

National education report card shows mixed results for Oklahoma

Oklahoma fourth and eighth graders produced similar or worse results in reading and math compared to 2017 scores, a national...

Health

Commentary: The inclusive life

There is power in an inclusive life. When my son Josiah was still in utero, we found out he had an extra chromosome. In the...

News

‘My kid is a school shooter now’: In Oklahoma, school threat hoaxes are harming students, disrupting learning and wasting law enforcement resources

On Sept. 17, threats of gun violence forced Yukon Public Schools to cancel classes for more than 9,000 students. Posted on...

Sports

2 dead, 12 injured in shooting at college party in Texas

GREENVILLE, Texas (AP) — A gunman opened fire at an off-campus college party in Texas, leaving two people dead and 12 others...

Life

Baptists dedicate new collegiate ministries building at OU

NORMAN — Oklahoma Baptists held a homecoming of their own during the University of Oklahoma's homecoming weekend Oct. 18-20....

Life

Chipotle pledges to pay 100% of college tuition costs for its employees

If workers at Chipotle have a little extra pep in their step next time you visit, there’s a good reason.The restaurant chain,...

News

Oklahoma higher ed cuts worsen inequality, report says

Years of devastating funding cuts for higher education have led to significant increases in college tuition and a bigger burden...

News

$3.29 billion education budget request passes state board

A $3.29 billion budget request for Fiscal Year 2021 passed an Oklahoma State Board of Education vote Thursday, leaving the door...

News

OCU interim chief returns to work as sergeant, Citty moves into chief role

Oklahoma City University’s interim police chief has returned from leave as a sergeant while a formal complaint is pending...

Sports

OU Board of Regents approves hiring of construction manager

NORMAN — The OU Board of Regents voted Wednesday to approve the hiring of a construction manager for the softball facility and...

News

Hofmeister's new budget request aims to restore state aid for Oklahoma public schools to 2009 level

State schools Superintendent Joy Hofmeister is seeking new state funding to add more school counselors and a restoration of...

News

OU regents say they were 'surprised' at Stone's resignation

NORMAN — The resignation of Renzi Stone from the University of Oklahoma board of regents was unexpected, even to other board...

News

Stone resigns from OU Board of Regents, Pierson named next chairman

NORMAN — Former University of Oklahoma basketball player Renzi Stone abruptly resigned from the OU board of regents on Tuesday,...

Life

OSU-OKC to hold Health Sciences Division open house

The Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City Health Sciences Division will hold an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The...

Business

Achievers

Cheri Long, of Moore, recently was named the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Farm to School program...

Life

OSU Extension offers 'Handmade & Homemade for the Holidays' workshop

The Oklahoma Home and Community Education group is sponsoring a free “Handmade and Homemade for the Holidays” workshop....

News

Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

Enid Enid High School class of 1967: Looking for classmates for a 70th birthday celebration Friday and Saturday. For more...

Life

UCO to host prescription drug takeback community event

EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma’s Health Promotion program will host a public Prescription Drug Takeback from 10...

Life

After-school art theater classes to begin Thursday at Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art

SHAWNEE — The Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art will begin offering after-school theater classes on Thursday. The Theater for Kids...

Life

Bishop McGuinness sets high school placement testing dates

Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School will be administering the STS High School Placement test on three different dates to any...

Business

Boeing donates over $11,900 to Mustang Schools' robotics programs

The Boeing Co. has provided an $11,925 grant that will help fund 50 Mustang robotic teams' robotics kits and entry fees into...

Life
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The archivist: A tale of two OU students

128 years ago on Dec. 19, 1890, the University of Oklahoma was founded and according to the university's website at...

Life

Rare 'bird': OCU and Oklahoma Children's Theatre are taking the unusual chance to stage Broadway's new hit 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

Before Ed Harris takes over for Jeff Daniels in the smash Broadway production of "To Kill a Mockingbird," local actor Eric...

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Community event aims to develop plan after incidents at OKC middle school

“We who hold the power should be the dreamers about a better education because the children we serve are in no position to make...

Sports

Nestor heads into Georgia after tornados damage Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Nestor rushed into Georgia on Saturday as a post-tropical cyclone after the former tropical storm...

News

OU hires vice president for diversity and inclusion

NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma announced a new hire on Friday to help bolster the school’s promise to ensure a more...

Around The Web

High school turns down free Chick-fil-A lunch ‘out of respect’ to LGBTQ staff

The principal of a New Orleans high school turned down a free Chick-fil-A lunch offered to teachers “out of respect to our...

Life

Former OSU Cowboy becomes a Paris Fashion Week designer

When she debuted as an international clothing designer in Paris during Fashion Week this fall, Crystal Lee, a former Oklahoma...

Life

State briefs for Oct. 17, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY Speaker to discuss Tulsa Race Massacre Hannibal B. Johnson, Harvard Law graduate and expert on the 1921 Tulsa...

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Parents sue Epic over charter's enrollment practices

Six parents are asking a judge to stop Epic Charter Schools from removing students who also attend a private school. The...

News

Ex-teacher accused of having sex with student charged

A former Yukon High School history teacher and basketball coach accused of having sex with a female student was jailed...

Life

Achievers

Amanda Freeman, a teacher at St. Philip Neri Catholic School in Midwest City, was one of 114 teachers selected for a National...

Life

Achievers

Two Mustang students were recognized as winners for projects entered in the North American Woodworking Contest held recently in...

Life

Lawmakers visit Mustang Functional Learning Skills classroom

Functional Learning Skills teacher Ryan Smith recently invited several Oklahoma lawmakers to visit his classroom at Mustang...

Life

Achievers

Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School selected senior Jacob Marino as the September Student of the Month. Jacob was nominated...

News

Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

Chickasha Chickasha High School classes 1960 through 1969: "A Day in the ′60s" reunion, 5 p.m. Saturday at Quality Inn in...

Health

State regent resigns following criticisms of his role in opioid appeal

An Oklahoma State Regent for Higher Education has resigned after state elected officials expressed concerns about his...

News

OKC school gardens becoming second science classroom

If you need to learn sustainable gardening techniques, a third grader at Cleveland Elementary might be able to teach you....

Health

School districts ramp up efforts against student vaping

A surge in student vaping and a national outbreak of related lung injuries have compelled local districts to ramp up their...

News

Oklahoma schools prepare for major ACT changes

High schools and colleges are bracing for changes to the ACT test that could fundamentally alter how students approach the...

Around The Web

Ripley school superintendent, former teacher caught up in northeastern Oklahoma sex-industry investigation

The superintendent of Ripley Public Schools was arrested Friday on a complaint of soliciting prostitution, and a former Ripley...

News

Authorities warn against posting school threats

After a rash of threats against school campuses, area educators gathered with local authorities Thursday to warn parents and...

Health

Legislator questions 'loyalty' of state regent aiding opioid appeal

An Oklahoma State Regent for Higher Education came under fire Thursday for representing opioid manufacturer Johnson &...

Around The Web

Maine school suspends girl who alerted fellow students about accused rapist on campus

A student at a Maine high school found herself suspended after she alerted fellow students that an accused rapist was attending...

Life

Youth program explores fire service careers

An Oklahoma City Metro Fire and EMS Explorer Post informational and recruiting meeting will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday...

News

Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

Enid Enid High School class of 1967: Looking for classmates for a 70th birthday celebration Oct. 25-26. For more information,...

News

John Rex Charter School applying to add 8th grade with Oklahoma City Public Schools

A downtown charter school hopes to expand its grade levels and enrollment zone under Oklahoma City Public Schools. John W. Rex...

News

OU in dispute with partners in housing development

A dispute between the University of Oklahoma and its partners in a campus housing development has drawn in two hard-hitting law...

Life

Mustang High School Theatre to present 'And the Rain Came to Mayfield'

Mustang High School Theatre will present the one-act play "And the Rain Came to Mayfield" that recently garnered the troupe a...

News

Citty named interim director of Oklahoma City University police

Oklahoma City University has named longtime municipal police chief Bill Citty as an interim director of campus police. The...

News

Putnam City schools launches one of the largest eSports programs in the state

Students at Putnam City high schools can now enter darkened rooms, switch on a gaming console and make their sports dreams come...

Business

Survey Says: Oklahoma City is good for college graduates

Is Oklahoma City good for college graduates? Apparently so. Here's why.

News

OU in dispute with partners in housing development

The student housing facilities at Cross Village residence hall are at the center of a dispute between the University of...

News

ReadOKC initiative building a love of reading

Building a culture takes time. ReadOKC, an initiative of the Oklahoma City Public Schools Compact, has the mission to develop a...

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Grand opening: OSU launches inaugural season for McKnight Center for the Performing Arts, including Kelli O'Hara and Sarah Coburn

Reuniting with the New York Philharmonic, Oklahoma native Kelli O'Hara earned strong reviews for her September performance of...

News

Car strikes Edmond school bus leaving middle school

Students received medical treatment Friday afternoon after a car struck a school bus leaving Heartland Middle School, an Edmond...

Crime

Reports of rape nearly double at 2 universities in Oklahoma

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Crime statistics show that reports of sexual assault nearly doubled at Oklahoma's two largest public...

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Wilson Elementary celebrating 100 years of artistic history

Throughout its 100-year history, Wilson Elementary has woven art into the fabric of its legacy. Emphasis on the arts has...

News

F.D. Moon Middle School welcomes $12,000 school supply donation

F.D. Moon Middle School discovered just how many school supplies $12,000 can buy. Local nonprofit Generation Why unveiled...

News

Norman principal retires a year after bus crash that injured 27

A Norman principal cited in a 2018 bus crash has retired from education Ty Bell announced by email his retirement from...

News

Former state schools superintendent, businessman join GOP race for Congress

Republican Janet Barresi, a former dentist who served one term as state schools superintendent, joined a crowded primary field...

News

Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

Del City Del City High School classes of 1955-61: Looking for classmates for a reunion on Saturday at the Del City Community...

Life

Achievers: Heritage Hall honors faculty and staff

Heritage Hall has announced three inaugural chaired endowments: The Guy A. Bramble Chair in English and Language Arts, the...

Life

Oklahoma City natives serve with Navy

Three Oklahoma City natives are working within the U.S. Navy. Family tradition Macy Hinds, a 2015 University of Oklahoma...

Health

Achievers

Four University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy students will be presenting a business plan in a live competition on Oct. 26 at...

News

UCO introduces automatic scholarships for qualifying students applying for 2020 admission

EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma is offering automatic scholarships for qualifying students as it begins accepting...

Life

Science Museum Oklahoma to host fall break camps

Children from preschool to sixth grade can explore wizardry, the science of sport, and unusual plants and animals during...

Life

Achievers

EDMOND — University of Central Oklahoma students Nathaniel Heinen, Mateah Lewis and Katayla Mongold recently received UCO...

Life

EOC Tech Center’s 23rd annual Golf for Grads tournament set for Oct. 17

CHOCTAW — Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center's 23rd annual “Golf For Grads” tournament will be at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 17 at...

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OSBI seized former OU vice president's emails after student reports unwelcome sexual encounter

A new witness has come forward against former University of Oklahoma Vice President Tripp Hall, telling a state agent a massage...

News

Oklahoma City University hires interim diversity official

Oklahoma City University has hired a diversity administrator as the campus addresses recent racial controversies. Jessica...

News

State briefs

OKLAHOMA CITY OSU-OKC extends nurse applicant deadline Nursing program officials at Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City...

News

New research shows racial gaps in Oklahoma student test scores

A pioneering study of Oklahoma student test scores revealed troubling results while setting the path for public education in...

Life

Preview: Oklahoma City Philharmonic to perform in concert 'Adventurous Voyage,' a piece by El Sistema Oklahoma high school student Dacey Tietz

The 14-year-old aspiring composer will witness the professional debut of her original orchestral piece "Adventurous Voyage"...

News

Emergency response app available to school districts statewide

NORMAN — Schools statewide now have access to a public safety app that's designed to improve communications and response in...

News

Nonprofit registered Oklahoma high school students to vote as part of 'action civics' initiative

A national nonprofit with local ties is educating Oklahoma City Public Schools students on how they can effect change in state...

News

Lankford bill would help students after felony drug convictions

U.S. Sen. James Lankford introduced a bill this week that would make a higher education tax credit available to students with a...

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'Immense impact': OSU celebrates legacy of booster Boone Pickens

STILLWATER — Not to be mistaken for a funeral, Oklahoma State University’s Celebration of Life for T. Boone Pickens started...

Life

OSU Extension offers 'Backyard Composting' seminar

A free “Backyard Composting” workshop will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the OSU Extension Conference Center, 2500 NE 63. Joshua...

Life

Iris club partners with Edmond FFA for plant sale

EDMOND — The Edmond Iris and Garden Society will hold its annual iris rhizome sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. All iris...

Life

UCO invites community to Asian Moon Festival on Sept. 27

EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma is inviting the community to celebrate Asian culture during the annual Asian Moon...

Business

Achievers: Leadership Edmond Class

The 35th class of Leadership Edmond has been selected by the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce. Leadership Edmond is a...

News

Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

Blanchard Blanchard High School class of 1969: Looking for classmates for a 50th reunion Friday and Saturday. For more...

Life

OSU-OKC debuts new impaired-driving simulator

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City has a new tool for educating motorists about the dangers of impaired or distracted...

Life

Achievers: Heritage Hall alumni award

The Heritage Hall Alumni Association has honored assistant athletic director Kelly Allen as the 2019 recipient of its...

Business

Achievers: 4-H'ers recognized

Metro area 4-H students were recognized during the 98th State 4-H Roundup that took place on the Oklahoma State University...

Life

Science Museum Oklahoma offers free admission Sept. 28 for Tinkerfest event

Two cars will be completely disassembled, 3D printers will hum, rockets will launch, drones will fly, locks will be picked and...

News

OCU addresses allegations of racial profiling, use of slur

Oklahoma City University officials and student leaders are responding to an allegation of racial profiling by campus police and...

News

New data: Oklahoma's minority children still more likely to live in concentrated poverty

Oklahoma children who are black, Latino or Native American are significantly more likely to live in high-poverty,...

Life

OU interim president releases statement after latest blackface incident

NORMAN — University of Oklahoma interim president Joseph Harroz released a statement Sunday evening after another incident of a...

Life

Heritage Hall opens 2019-20 Distinguished Speaker Series on Monday

Heritage Hall will open its 2019-20 Distinguished Speaker Series on Monday with author and literature professor Daniel S....

News

Putnam Heights Academy takes on challenge

"This is my life, yep it’s me on the mic. Tonight is the night to get it right. Gonna get my education shining bright. It’s...

News

Schools seek new ways to lower chronic absenteeism

When the state began holding schools accountable for whether students show up for school, Bradley Griffin chose to roll up his...

Life

Oklahoma faith briefs for Sept. 21, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY Church plans festival Episcopal Church of The Redeemer will host an International Festival from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m....

News

ASTEC Charter Schools break ground on new elementary

ASTEC Charter Schools has taken the first stab in the dirt toward a $13 million elementary school facility. ASTEC — Advanced,...

News

Epic demands lawmaker retract comments in cease-and-desist letter

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma's largest virtual charter school is demanding a state lawmaker stop making what it calls "false,...