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Western Heights spars with state officials over ending meal service

State and city leaders have criticized a decision from Western Heights Public Schools to stop distributing free meals to...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Some colleges announce summer courses will be online

Rose State College and Carl Albert State College have both announced upcoming summer classes will be taught online as a safety...

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OKC Dodgers to provide 5,000 hot dogs to front-line workers, essential personnel The Oklahoma City Dodgers were originally set...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: How an animal disease lab became critical to COVID-19 testing

Nestled within Oklahoma State University’s hub for veterinary medicine sits the largest COVID-19 testing capacity within the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Listen to The Oklahoman's daily COVID-19 podcast

Welcome to the home of The Oklahoman's daily podcast dedicated to informing readers about the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

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A common assignment given in schools for years has been to write a letter to your future self. Vivian Hua, a senior at Mustang...

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Amber Johnson, of Midwest City, has earned the State Farm Insurance Companies Scholarship from the Robinson College of Business...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

Editor's note: In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, several venues and businesses are temporarily closed. Please...

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Emily Reed, executive director of development for the University of Oklahoma Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education, has been...

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EDMOND — Four Oklahoma educators and one metro-area organization were recognized recently for their contributions to...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Schools roll out distance learning

Travis Sloat had recorded 20 minutes of a video lesson for his English students before he realized something was wrong. His...

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Diana Fields wants people to see their stories at National Cowboy Museum

"Bringing in other perspectives is on the forefront of our mission here at the institution," she says.

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Outlook 2020: 'We must stay aware of the shortness of life, using it well,' Jeanne Hoffman Smith says

Name: Jeanne Hoffman Smith, 90, arts patron. Current community boards: Oklahoma City University trustee; OCU Center for...

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Outlook 2020: Celebrating the women of Oklahoma

To women throughout our city: I know you. You are the woman who is taking care of your aging parents. You are juggling a job...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Online meetings ripe for inefficiencies, gaffes

Christy Taylor of Oklahoma City had an “intense” meeting with executives of her company last week. Taylor, who manages a...

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OKC schools foundation receives $1 million donation

A $1 million donation to the Oklahoma City Public Schools Foundation could be a “game changer” for COVID-19 relief efforts,...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Governor orders schools to continue support staff pay

An executive order from Gov. Kevin Stitt on Thursday ensures public schools will continue to pay support staff. A news release...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: UCO launches relief fund for students

EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma Foundation is raising funds to help students experiencing unexpected hardships...

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Oklahoma coronavirus updates: Here's what we know

With the coronavirus spreading throughout the country and across the globe, here is what we know about what's going on in...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

Editor's note: In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, several venues and businesses are temporarily closed. Please...

By land and air, weather researchers track tornadic storms

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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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The Hearing Loss Association of America Central Oklahoma Chapter has announced two recent scholarship recipients. Haleigh Scott...

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Scholarship application deadline extended

The Hearing Loss Association of America Central Oklahoma Chapter (HLAA COC) is extending the deadline for its $1,500...

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Canadian Valley Technology Center instructor Andrea Verser has been named the National Technical Honor Society’s Advisor of the...

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Campus Compact has announced students who will make up the organization’s 2020-21 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows, including...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OCCC seeks donations to help students

The Oklahoma City Community College Foundation is accepting donations for the COVID-19 Student Emergency Fund, which provides...

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OCCC gathers funds for students

Today's "kindness" news brings us a trifecta of things everyone likes: dogs, students and food. Helping college students and...

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OKC school meal plan a 'perfect picture' of community

Three semi-trucks pulled up to the Oklahoma City Public Schools Operations Center on Tuesday carrying 19,000 sacks of food and...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: USDA allows all Oklahoma school districts to give free meals

A new federal waiver will open free school meals to students statewide during the COVID-19 pandemic, not only in high-need...

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OU receives $4.8 million gift for Native Peoples Initiative

NORMAN — A $4.8 million donation to the University of Oklahoma will launch a new institute dedicated to studying Native...

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Educators worried 'summer slide' in academics could start early

As Oklahoma students spend the rest of the school year away from the classroom, some educators worry academic losses, typically...

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OKC schools planning lesson packets at meal sites, virtual learning

A distance learning plan is still in development for Oklahoma’s largest school district, but on Friday, officials discussed...

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OKC schools serve 82,000 meals in 1st week of closures

Oklahoma City Public Schools has served 82,373 meals in its first week of grab-and-go service. The school district distributed...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OETA educational broadcasts begin Monday for at-home learning

Educational TV programming will start next week for students learning at home. The Oklahoma State Department of Education has...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Public schools move to distance learning

Oklahoma’s 700,000 public school students will navigate education at home, as school districts follow a state order to...

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How Oklahomans are helping others get through these tough times.

Getting through this pandemic takes a little help from friends.

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Deferred student loans and who gets money: More details of Senate coronavirus aid released

Senate leaders released more of its toplines on a $2 trillion emergency package to help Americans and businesses hurt by the...

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Canceled: Spring greenhouse sale set April 9-10 at Canadian Valley Technology Center’s El Reno Campus

The annual spring greenhouse sale previously planned for April 9-10 at Canadian Valley Technology Center’s El Reno Campus has...

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Braum’s has announced D. Brian Ward, of Oklahoma City, and his niece, Deighton Howell, of Edmond, have won the Braum’s Dr...

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OCCC cybersecurity program offering full scholarship

Qualified students with an interest in cybersecurity have the opportunity to earn a full scholarship to Oklahoma City Community...

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Applicants sought for scholarship; students with hearing loss may apply

Students with hearing loss who will be attending higher education this fall may apply for scholarships being offered by the...

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Oklahoma Christian University offers conversational English classes

The Department of Language and Literature at Oklahoma Christian University is offering We Speak English as a second language...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

Editor's note: In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, several venues and businesses are temporarily closed. Please...

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Edmond Electric Touch-a-Truck seeks entries for June 6 event

Edmond Electric is accepting entries for its annual Touch-a-Truck event set for June 6. Touch-A-Truck is a fundraising event...

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Oklahoma Christan School breaks ground for new elementary

EDMOND — Oklahoma Christian School recently celebrated the groundbreaking of its new 72,000-square-foot elementary building,...

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Raven Wade, a business major at Oklahoma City Community College, was recently selected as a 2020-21 Newman Civic Fellow, one of...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Parents keeping it simple when talking to kids about COVID-19

Rudy Gobert’s name has been associated a lot with the COVID-19 pandemic, and in Royce and Keri Young’s house, Gobert’s name...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: How college professors transition to teach online

For the foreseeable future, the guest-room closet in Kate Brennan’s home will be a recording studio. Brennan teaches voice and...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Hofmeister proposes distance learning to keep school buildings closed

Oklahoma public schools could remain closed for the rest of the school year, as all learning would take place at a distance to...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: UCO buildings closed to public in response to COVID-19

EDMOND — University of Central Oklahoma buildings are closed to the public until further notice due to the COVID-19 virus...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OU launching fundraising campaign for students during COVID-19

NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma is considering multiple measures to support student finances and academic progress during...

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Metro schools offering free meals to children

Oklahoma City Public Schools will have 42 locations with free meals while schools are closed. Other school districts in the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OU's Norman campus announces second positive coronavirus test

A second member of the University of Oklahoma's Norman campus community has tested positive for COVID-19.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: College students 'definitely hurt' over graduation postponement

The first weekend of May will pass without a hint of “Pomp and Circumstance” at the University of Oklahoma. Students dressed in...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: State seeking to postpone student testing

State education officials are seeking a waiver to excuse Oklahoma children from taking annual exams. The Oklahoma State...

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Wichita Tribe: State reneged on gaming agreement, jeopardizing education funding

Oklahoma state officials reneged on their agreement to provide tribes with substantial exclusivity to conduct gaming operations...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OSU to keep all classes online until May

STILLWATER — Oklahoma State University will keep all classes online for the rest of the spring semester for its Stillwater and...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: We can still help each other get through this

Oklahomans are used to pitching in when disaster strikes. We want to give. We want to drop off bottles of water. We want to...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OU, UCO classes staying online through semester's end

The University of Oklahoma and the University of Central Oklahoma announced Wednesday they will suspend in-person instruction...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Mustang Schools to provide student lunches beginning March 23

Beginning March 23, Mustang Public Schools will begin providing curbside service of lunch and the following morning’s breakfast...

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Boeing awarding $50,000 grant to University of Central Oklahoma Foundation

Boeing recently announced it will award a $50,000 grant to the University of Central Oklahoma Foundation for a project being...

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George and Donna Nigh Public Service Scholarships recently were awarded to college students from across Oklahoma. The $1,000...

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Mustang's Canyon Ridge Intermediate School's running club honors Moore students

Mustang's Canyon Ridge Intermediate School's running club recently honored Moore students who died or were injured when a...

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Harding Charter Prep holds drawing for freshman applicants to school

A record-tying number of freshman applications for next fall at Harding Charter Preparatory High School prompted school...

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Bishop McGuinness teens' TedEd talks showcased

More than 50 AP English language and composition students from Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School recently gathered for the...

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Rose State opens Kids College enrollment

MIDWEST CITY — Rose State College has opened registration for its Kids College summer courses that draw more than 1,500...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: How the teacher walkout gave OKC schools a blueprint for COVID-19 plans

As Oklahoma City Public Schools prepared for a two-week closure, administrators realized they had an unexpected blueprint. The...

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Watch live: OKC Public Schools Emergency Board of Education Meeting

The Oklahoma City Public Schools will hold an emergency board of education meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 17. Watch live here:

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: All Oklahoma public schools to close over COVID-19

All public schools in Oklahoma will close until April 6 in an effort to shield teachers, school staff and more than 700,000...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Some of the state's most popular family attractions shutter due to pandemic

The last place Sherry Marshall expected to be the Monday of spring break was the small town of Little Elm, Texas. The...

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Could schools across the state be forced to shut down?

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: The Oklahoma State Board of Education has called an emergency meeting for 4 p.m. Monday.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Count on us to get the facts right

We feel collectively displaced. Kinda lost. Kinda nervous. As the spread of coronavirus dominates our lives, Oklahomans are...

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Morrison teacher's desire to teach agriculture to students earns her award

MORRISON — Curiosity drives discussion in teacher Tammy Will’s classroom. Will, who has taught at Morrison Public Schools for...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Spring break in the time of coronavirus

Robyn Winters had just set foot on the deck of the Carnival Vista cruise ship when she got the notification on her phone....

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Program sends Jewish teens into classrooms to counter anti-Semitism

Everything was in place: the silver kiddush cup beside the rolled-up Torah. The ceremonial candle, brushing braided challah....

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma college students face 'new reality' in pandemic

Over the next week, college campuses in Oklahoma will be all but deserted. Of course, that’s to be expected during spring...

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Stitt: Oklahoma schools shouldn't close yet for COVID-19

With only three confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Oklahoma, state leaders have recommended schools remain open. Gov. Kevin...

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OU, OSU suspend in-person classes for 2 weeks

The University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University will have only online classes on their largest campuses for two weeks...

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UCO extends spring break, prepares possible move online

EDMOND — Students at the University of Central Oklahoma will get an extra week of spring break this month as the school...

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OU officials: 'Disgusting' incidents must lead to systemic change

NORMAN — In their first meeting since student protests, the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents said the racial slur that...

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Senate passes bill targeting parts of SQ 780, increasing penalties for drug possession near schools

On Wednesday, the Oklahoma Senate passed a bill increasing the penalty for possessing or selling drugs near schools. Senate...

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#ThrowbackThursday: 1947 bedlam game draws record crowd

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

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Senate passes bill targeting parts of SQ 780, increasing penalty for drugs around schools

“I don’t think the people of Oklahoma knew they were taking away the 1,000 foot drug-free zones around our schools,” Sen. Casey...

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5 Things You Can Do Now to Help Your Child Test With Confidence

Spring Break is upon us, and as families make plans for the last big break of the school year, it’s worth remembering that when...

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Excellence in Education banquet to be April 28; tickets, corporate tables available

The South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce will honor outstanding educators and students at its annual Excellence in Education...

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Postponed: Mustang Public Schools’ Pre-K Round-Up planned

Mustang Public Schools is looking for families with children who will be 4 years of age on or before Sept. 1, making them...

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Positive Tomorrows hires new staff

Positive Tomorrows, Oklahoma’s only private, tuition-free elementary school and social services agency specifically serving...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

Altus Altus High School class of 1980: Looking for classmates for a 40th reunion June 26-28. For information, contact Michelle...

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OCCC partners with Moore schools for IT training

A partnership with Moore Public Schools soon will allow students at Oklahoma City Community College the opportunity to gain...

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Grant allows Mustang Public Schools to employ student advocates

Mustang Public Schools has hired Erica Davis and Jordan Gruenberg as student advocates with assistance from the Victims of...

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Karla Monjaraz recently began an internship in the congressional office of Sen. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma. Monjaraz, 19, of...

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Three Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center students have been nominated for Oklahoma Career Tech Equity Council's Breaking...

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OU spring choral concert set for March 12 at the University of Oklahoma

NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma School of Music will present "Heartsongs: Choral Tales and Witticisms" at 7:30 pm. Thursday...

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OC, high school bands to collaborate for winter concert

The public is invited to Oklahoma Christian University's free, collaborative winter band concert with area high school band...

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OU, OSU considering online-only classes to avoid spread of COVID-19

Oklahoma’s two largest universities, with more than 50,000 students combined, announced Tuesday they are considering the...

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Francis Tuttle grows aviation, aerospace services

How does Francis Tuttle Technology Center support Oklahoma’s aviation and aerospace industry? Francis Tuttle’s Workforce and...

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University of Tulsa moves to online instruction as second COVID-19 patient announced in Tulsa County

An email sent to TU staff Tuesday evening noted the university is encouraging students who are able to go home to do so...

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Senate passes bill altering virtual charter school board

Senate lawmakers passed their own revisions to the Oklahoma Statewide Virtual Charter School Board on Monday, a week after...

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Epic Charter Schools' management company won't turn over records, state auditor says

Epic Charter Schools’ management company, run by the school’s co-founders, has been accused of refusing to turn over financial...

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State Briefs: Nominations open for Oklahoma African American Educators Hall of Fame

Hall of fame to recognize African American educators Nominations are open for the Oklahoma African American Educators Hall of...

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House passes bill protecting student loan borrowers

A bill establishing the Oklahoma Student Borrower’s Bill of Rights Act passed through the House Monday afternoon.

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State Crisis Response Team is a new service to grieving schools

A deadly crash near Moore High School spurred a widespread mental health response and drew the state’s new Crisis Response Team...

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Paycom yanks OU ads amid race tensions on campus

Paycom will pull advertisements at the University of Oklahoma in the wake of racial tensions on campus, and after "meaningless...

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Grand reopening planned for School of Rock OKC location

The festivities will include live music, school tours, refreshments and giveaways, along with a ceremonial guitar smashing,...

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Oklahoma County jail focus of new architecture class at OU

A new fall class at the University of Oklahoma will look at future design possibilities to improve the Oklahoma County jail....

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Inhofe, Lankford oppose $1 million cut to rural schools

Oklahoma's two U.S. senators have opposed a U.S. Department of Education decision that could shift more than $1 million away...

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Aircraft Towing Systems, OSU work on prototype Aircraft Towing Systems World Wide LLC has transformed from an inventor's dream...

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Kristin Chenoweth named artist in residence at OCU

Kristin Chenoweth will be returning to her Oklahoma City alma mater this spring for a special appointment. The Tony- and...

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Oklahoma colleges cancel study abroad plans as coronavirus spreads

Amid the global spread of the coronavirus, Oklahoma universities have begun to cancel study abroad programs to highly-affected...

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Jacey Wilson, of Midwest City, was announced recently as a fall 2019 Distinguished Scholar at Rockford University in Illinois....

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UCO Melton Gallery to showcase transformation of jewelry in ‘When Worn’ exhibit

EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma’s Melton Gallery will host a free and open-to-the-public opening reception for...

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Three Harding Charter Preparatory High School graduates recently were awarded $5,000 each for the Clyde Riggs Life is Great...

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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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Women’s History Month at UCO encourages women to be empowered

EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma will host a variety of events throughout March to mark Women’s History Month,...

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OKC Schools to host teacher fair March 11

Oklahoma City Public Schools will host a teacher fair from 4:30 to 6 p.m. March 11 at Douglass High School, 900 N Martin Luther...

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Norman mayor to host girls empowerment event at City Hall for eighth-grade girls

NORMAN — To celebrate International Women’s Day, Norman Mayor Breea Clark will host a girls empowerment event March 8 for 80...

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Erica Burkett, a sophomore musical theatre major from Dallas, was crowned Miss Black UCO 2020 during the annual Miss Black UCO...

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Deputies respond to complaints of electioneering outside precincts

NORMAN — Sheriff's deputies Tuesday responded to multiple reports of electioneering outside polling places by people gathering...

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House passes bill to abolish virtual charter school board

A House Floor vote on Monday signaled support for major restructuring of the state agency overseeing virtual charter schools....

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Insect researcher wants to build massive bug biodome in OKC

Aaron Dossey wants to build the world's largest biodome in Oklahoma City. The bug researcher with a Ph.D. and big dreams is...

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Super Tuesday: Where the candidates stand on key issues

As Super Tuesday approaches, here's a look at some of the Democratic candidates' stances on several key issues, including...

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Oklahoma college recruiter fired after lining up high school students by skin color, hair texture

Students at an Oklahoma City high school were made to line up by skin color and hair texture by a college recruiter who has...

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US students lag other countries in math. The reason likely lies in how schools teach it

American students struggle in math. One likely reason: U.S. high schools teach math differently than other countries.

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Epic Charter grads less likely to enroll in college

Like many teenagers, Maggie Waldon caught a sort of senioritis halfway through a traditional high school. She was ready to be...

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Billionaire Tom Steyer ends 2020 Democratic presidential bid

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Billionaire activist Tom Steyer, who poured millions of dollars into his Democratic presidential...

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Oklahoma school standards could add biological evolution, expand on climate change

A proposal for new state academic standards could explicitly include biological evolution for the first time in Oklahoma. The...

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OU student protest ends after meeting over latest demands

NORMAN — Calling it a "win for the people," black student leaders ended their protest after three days at the University of...

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Oklahoma awarded $16 million for emergency road, bridge repairs

Federal money awarded for damaged roads The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Oklahoma just over $16 million in...

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OU students continue sit-in at administration building

NORMAN — Student protesters on Thursday sat for a second consecutive day outside the president’s office at the University of...

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OKC school district apologizes for racially offensive photo frame

Oklahoma City Public Schools has apologized for depicting a negative racial stereotype at a Black History Month event. A photo...

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OU student protest calls for provost resignation, new multicultural center and Popeyes on campus

Following two controversial incidents of professors using a racial slur while teaching, dozens of University of Oklahoma...

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Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center opens registration for new Studio School in downtown OKC

Oklahoma Contemporary's new Studio School will offer more than 50 classes and workshops year-round for adults and teens,...

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Stitt signs private-school scholarship bill despite privacy concerns

Gov. Kevin Stitt signed House Bill 1230 into law Tuesday, requiring private schools to provide information about recipients of...

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OU College of Dentistry students to offer free dental care to children on Feb. 29

Students from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry will offer free dental care for children between the ages of 4...

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OCCC community invited to comment on campus police accreditation

A team of assessors from the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) will arrive Sunday at...

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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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Registration open for UCO’s Black Male Summit on March 24

EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion will host the sixth annual Black Male Summit on...

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Harding Charter Prep sets March 5 meeting to form alumni association

Harding Charter Preparatory High School alumni are being asked to attend an upcoming meeting to establish a Harding Charter...

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Science museum offering two opportunities for teens

Teens wanting to participate in Science Museum Oklahoma's Earth Optimism Teen Event must apply by March 2. The event, a...

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Yukon High School to present 'The Addams Family: A New Musical' on stage

Yukon High School students will present "The Addams Family: A New Musical" at 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at...

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House lawmakers vote on virtual charter school transparency

A bill with widespread impact on virtual charter schools received unanimous support Tuesday in the House Common Education...

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Bill lengthening emergency teacher certifications passes committee

A bill that would allow emergency-certified educators to teach longer without full certification has passed the state Senate...

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OU professor issues apology to class for speaking "N-word"

NORMAN — For the second time in less than two weeks, a faculty member at the University of Oklahoma has used the racially...

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EPIC's UTeach program: growing teachers through innovation

UTeach aims to train degreed professionals – but not with education degrees – to become special education teachers via a...

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Free Little Library opens at OKC's Scissortail Park

Oklahoma City’s favorite new park last week got a legible enhancement. ReadOKC, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber and the...

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Diversity efforts pay off for district

Embracing and encouraging diversity brings with it many blessings, and the makeup of Oklahoma City Public Schools’ teacher...

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Metro Tech unveils its newest classroom, a passenger jet

Forget the school desks and old-school chalkboards, this classroom can fly. Oklahoma CareerTech on Thursday unveiled a retired...

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Stitt appointing 2 to OU, OSU/A&M regents

Gov. Kevin Stitt announced appointments Friday to the governing boards of Oklahoma’s two largest university systems. Stitt will...

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Henry leaving Northeast Academy lawsuit

Once a leading voice against the renaming of Northeast Academy, Oklahoma City School Board member Charles Henry will dismiss...

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OSBI to investigate Dove Charter Schools

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation will open an investigation into Dove Charter Schools officials, which have been...

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Crews respond to report of natural gas odor at OKC middle school

More than 800 students were evacuated Thursday at Taft Middle School, 2901 NW 23, after reports of a possible natural gas leak....

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Oklahoma business briefs for Feb. 20, 2020

OU geologists win competition A team of undergraduate and graduate petroleum engineering students from the Mewbourne School of...

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Dove Charter Schools sued after sending mailers to 107,000 students

Dove Charter School officials are being accused of illegally accessing confidential student information to send recruitment...

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4 finalists for OCU VP of diversity to speak in public forums

Oklahoma City University has narrowed a list of finalists for a permanent vice president of diversity and inclusion. The...

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Epic Charter Schools lawsuit against Sharp dismissed

A judge on Wednesday dismissed Epic Charter Schools’ libel and slander lawsuit against a state senator. Epic was seeking at...

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Briefs for The Oklahoman's Business cover on Feb. 20, 2020

Devon boosts dividend Devon Energy announced this week its board of directors is boosting the company’s quarterly stock...

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#ThrowbackThursday: Students given 'Stranger/Danger' reminder in 1981

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

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Mustang students present gavels

For the last 36 years, Mustang High School's woodworking classes have made and sold gavels to the governor of Oklahoma. The...

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Students must apply by May 1 for Canadian County Democrats' scholarship

Students registered as Democrats may apply for the Canadian County Democrats’ Robert "Bob" Burton Democratic Scholarship. The...

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Fred Keller, professor of Computer Information Technology and Cyber Security, is a recent addition to the Rose State College...

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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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Science Museum Oklahoma to host teacher workshop Feb. 29

Oklahoma teachers wanting to supercharge science education in their classrooms have the chance to learn from Steve Spangler,...

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Mustang High School’s BEAST Week to benefit Hearts For Hearing, Trails Elementary Families

Proceeds from Mustang High School's Broncos Empowering A Society Together Week, or BEAST Week, will benefit Hearts for Hearing...

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Stitt to have final say on private school voucher transparency

A bill asking for more information on private school voucher recipients is heading to the governor’s desk. On Tuesday, the...

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Video: Kent State ‘gun girl’ who walked campus with AR confronted by protesters at Ohio University

Gun rights activist and Kent State graduate Kaitlin Bennett was greeted by a crowd of screaming protesters when she visited...

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'A source of hope': Oklahoma teachers learn impact of child trauma at state summit

Thousands of educators gathered in the Cox Convention Center on Monday and eagerly stared at a model of a brain. With 86...

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'These things add up': OU students weary of repeated expressions of a racist nature

NORMAN — A professor’s use of a racial slur sparked outrage at the University of Oklahoma, where several incidents of racism...

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Western Heights opening magnet fine arts, STEM academy

Western Heights Public Schools has announced its new magnet school will open in August in a $23 million facility. The Oklahoma...

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OU professor to leave class, take training after using N-word

NORMAN — A University of Oklahoma professor who used the N-word during a lecture will not teach his journalism class for the...

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Historic $133 million bond issue passes in Putnam City

A $133.45 million bond issue, the largest in the history of Putnam City schools, passed at the ballot box Tuesday. More than...

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Looking for an inclusive student body? These colleges are among the most diverse

For many young Americans, college is often the first time they have the chance to meet and socialize with people from other...

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OU professor apologizes for using racial slur

A University of Oklahoma professor has apologized for using the N-word in class. Professor Peter Gade sent an email to students...

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Oklahoma Christian University to perform 31st annual 'Cabaret: Broadway Bound' Feb. 13-15

Oklahoma Christian University will present the 31st annual “Cabaret: Broadway Bound” Thursday through Saturday in Judd Theater...

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OU Chorale to present requiem, Adam Pajan guest organist

NORMAN — Gabriel Fauré’s "Requiem Opus 48" will be performed by the University of Oklahoma School of Music at 7:30 p.m....

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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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Ladies Music Club of OKC offers concert, scholarships

The Ladies Music Club in Oklahoma City is planning an upcoming concert, as well as seeking student entries for music...

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Oklahoma City area achievers

Excellence award Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School has been identified as Oklahoma’s only Cognia, formerly known as...

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State education department fines Epic $530,000

Epic One-on-One virtual charter school has been fined $530,527 for exceeding a legal limit on administrative costs. The...

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OU professor allegedly uses racial slur in class

A University of Oklahoma professor came under fire Tuesday for allegedly using a racial slur in class. Peter Gade, director of...

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Suspensions vary by race, school in Oklahoma City, officials say

With suspensions on the rise, Oklahoma City Public Schools is examining its student discipline and staff training practices....

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Moore tragedy could cause student trauma, experts say

As Moore High School reels from the deaths of two track athletes, experts say the student body could experience various effects...

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'We must love one another': Moore student's mom makes plea on behalf of daughter

Erika Martinez scanned the crowd before collecting herself to offer one final plea on behalf of her daughter. She asked the...

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Four-day school supporters turn appeals to Legislature

Advocates of four-day school weeks are appealing to state lawmakers not to approve new regulations on academic calendars, which...

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Support efforts pay dividends for Oklahoma City Public Schools

It is no secret that our community is extremely generous, but the magnitude and focus of this generosity is worthy of sharing....

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Stitt administration hires consultants to reimagine state government structure

In his State of the State address Monday, Gov. Kevin Stitt called for consolidating some state agencies, a recommendation met...

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Police say threat made against school 'not credible'

MOORE — Police in Moore and Oklahoma City on Friday investigated online threats made against three junior highs in the Moore...

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Girls spend Scouts BSA anniversary on campout

MUSTANG — When Ron Frampton's youngest daughter asked to join a Scouting group, it didn't occur to him that she meant the Boy...

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Moore police locate students who threatened local schools

Police have located students accused of threatening violence at two schools, The Oklahoman has learned.

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3 Oklahoma schools up for $100,000 fitness center

Three Oklahoma schools could receive $100,000 fitness centers through a national grant. Gov. Kevin Stitt's office announced on...

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#ThrowbackThursday: Robert F. Kennedy dedicates OKC school, speaks often of JFK

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

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Activities and classes canceled Thursday for Oklahoma City Public Schools

All activities and classes for Oklahoma City Public Schools have been canceled for Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 due to inclement...

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Oklahoma Christian University’s chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta history honor society recently had its history journal named as...

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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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OCCC to present 'The Choir Man' Feb. 10

Oklahoma City Community College’s Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater will present "The Choir of Man" at 7:30 p.m....

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Bethany Williams, a University of Oklahoma College of Allied Health nutritional sciences doctoral student, recently received...

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Edmond 2020-21 pre-K applications available Feb. 17

Edmond Public Schools' online application for 2020-21 pre-K programs will be open Feb. 17 through March 6. By state law,...

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Oklahoma Academy evaluates Oklahoma's role as an energy leader and makes recommendations to state leaders

Undoubtedly, Oklahoma is an energy leader. But more should be done to keep Oklahoma in a leading role by creating programs and...

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OU, OKC metro schools close for winter weather

Oklahoma City Public Schools, the state's largest school district, has canceled classes Wednesday because of predicted winter...

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Stitt budget does not include teacher, state employee pay raises

Oklahoma teachers and state employees will not receive pay raises next year under a budget proposal from Gov. Kevin Stit. Stitt...

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Stitt asks lawmakers for $100 million to fund education during ongoing gaming dispute

Stitt announced plans Monday to ask the state Legislature to approve using $100 million in state reserves to fund education...

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Harding Charter in OKC to hold open house

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

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OKC students learn damage, disposal of prescription drugs

With water, solution and the shake of a bottle, Oklahoma City high school students demonstrated how to keep prescription drugs...

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'Campus carry' bill won't get far, GOP leaders say

Republican leadership in the Oklahoma Legislature have assured Oklahoma City's business community that a proposed campus carry...

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Clancy steps down as president of TU

The University of Tulsa Board of Trustees on Thursday accepted the resignation of President Gerard P. Clancy. Clancy is...

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Bernice King, daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., continues father's message

Dr. Bernice King addressed the packed lunch-time crowd at OU Health Sciences Center, speaking on the life, philosophies and...

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Daycare teacher fired after child comes home with 'I'm out of diapers' written on torso

FORT MYERS, Fla. – A young Sanibel Island mom who  discovered a day care worker had written her a note on the belly of her...

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Lawmaker wants to ban transgender students from playing in female sports

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Arizona would ban female transgender students from competing in female sports under a bill that already has...

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UCO Office of Diversity plans Black History Month activities, Miss Black UCO Scholarship Pageant in February

EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion will celebrate Black History Month with a...

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Ryan Harrigan, of Oklahoma City, was named an Annika Rodriguez Scholar at Washington University in St. Louis. Harrigan, one of...

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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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OCCC to screen National Theater Live’s 'The Lehman Trilogy' Feb. 2

Oklahoma City Community College’s Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater will screen Stefano Massini’s “The Lehman Trilogy”...

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Harding Charter Prep to host open house for prospective students

Harding Charter Preparatory High School will host its final Prospective Student/Family Open House at 7 p.m. Feb. 6 in the...

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'Caught in the middle': $130 million in education funding embroiled in tribal gaming clash

As Gov. Kevin Stitt faces a court battle with Oklahoma gaming tribes, about $130 million in education funds hang in the...

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OKC district considering overhaul of school start times

Oklahoma’s largest school district is considering new start times for all of its schools, as district officials hope to...

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OCU's first African American police chief selected

Oklahoma City University has chosen its first African American police chief, ending a months-long search for a permanent leader...

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David Boren discloses history of gift-giving to OU

NORMAN — In a surprise move, David Boren has released how much he and his wife gave to the university he led for nearly 24...

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OSU-OKC student, 57, overcomes addiction, prison to earn degree

Katherine Burch spent 30 years addicted to drugs and half that time in prison. Since 2008, however, she has taken one big step...

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OKC school enrollment on 5-year decline, more losses expected

As public-school enrollment hit record highs in Oklahoma, the state’s largest school district has trended in the opposite...

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Chance at a new car provides incentive for OKC students to get to school on time every day

A carrot is almost always better than a stick. The second half of the school year is underway, which means that Oklahoma City...

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Art Works: Four Oklahoma institutions receive NEA funding for creative projects

On the 25th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, Robert Mills is working to bring "A Little Peace" to the Civic Center...

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Feast, celebrating German roots, to benefit Corn Bible Academy

CORN — The legacy of the German Americans who founded this small Washita County town lives on in the hearts of the students and...

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State briefs: Citizen Potawatomi seeks to join gaming compact suit

Citizen Potawatomi seeks to join gaming compact suit The Citizen Potawatomi Nation, based in Shawnee, has asked permission of...

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Rules affecting 4-day school weeks advance to Legislature

New rules that could curtail four-day school weeks were adopted Thursday by the Oklahoma State Board of Education. The board...

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#ThrowbackThursday: Oklahomans celebrate release of American hostages in 1981

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

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Canadian Valley Technology Center adds EKG tech curriculum, monitor tech course

Canadian Valley Technology Center has added new electrocardiogram curriculum. High school students now can receive four health...

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Grant to fund lacrosse at Harding Charter Preparatory High School

Harding Charter Preparatory High School has been awarded a 2020 First Stick Grant from the U.S. Lacrosse organization. The...

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Oklahoma business briefs for Jan. 22, 2020

Teachers tour rig More than 30 Oklahoma City Public Schools teachers were given an opportunity to tour a working drilling rig...

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Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center to be host site for Global Game Jam

Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center will host Global Game Jam (GGJ) from Jan. 31 through Feb. 2 at the school, 4601 N...

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Edmond Historical Society & Museum hosts 1920s exhibit through Jan. 29

EDMOND — The "1920s Edmond: Ain’t We Got Fun" exhibit that lets visitors step back in time 100 years will end Jan. 29 at the...

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Oklahoma City Community Foundation offers $2.5 million in college scholarships

Nearly $2.5 million in funds from the state’s largest private scholarship program is now available to Oklahoma high-school and...

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David Boren out at foundation

David Boren is no longer on the board of directors of a philanthropic organization started by Michael Bloomberg, the former New...

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David Boren paid University of Oklahoma after internal audit

NORMAN — OU employees did landscaping and other improvements at David Boren's personal residence more than 100 times while he...

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Fate of Oklahoma scholarship program could rest with U.S. Supreme Court

As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments about public funding of religious schools, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike...

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Back to school: King's remarks inspire educator to return to OC

About 51 years ago, Robert Edison was part of a group of black students booted from Oklahoma Christian University in an...

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OSBI in sex probe asking if David Boren traded promotions for cooperation

OSBI agents have begun a new round of interviews in a major push to wrap up their sexual misconduct investigation of retired...

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Three arrested after fight during basketball game at John Marshall High School

A fight broke out Friday night during a high school basketball game at John Marshall High School.The fight occurred between...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Jan. 18, 2020: Snack for a good cause at the Norman Chocolate Festival

The festival is organized by the Norman Parent Teacher Association. Proceeds from the event will support education in 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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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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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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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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#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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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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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...

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

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

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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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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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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...