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  • OKC school district admin growth outpaces teacher hires

    Ben Felder | Updated: Fri, Mar 25, 2016

    Oklahoma City Public Schools announced plans to cut 208 teaching positions for the 2016-17 school year based on expected state budget reductions. A cut of that size would decrease total teaching levels by 7.7 percent, based on district data. Since 2010, student enrollment in Oklahoma City Public...

  • Charter expansion meeting dates set

    Charter expansion meeting dates set Tim Willert | Updated: Thu, Mar 24, 2016

    The first of three public meetings to discuss charter school expansion in northeast Oklahoma City will be from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on April 5 at Fairview Missionary Baptist Church, 1700 NE 7. The Oklahoma City school board voted this week to approve "further exploration of ideas presented last...

  • New OU law scholarship for American Indian students

    Kathryn McNutt | Updated: Fri, Mar 18, 2016

    NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma College of Law has announced the Frank and Lucille Pope Endowed Scholarship, established by the couple's estate. The gift is more than $620,000 and will generate approximately $31,050 annually to be awarded to eligible students. A preference will be given to...

  • OSU medical school summer camp offered at 4 cities

    OSU medical school summer camp offered at 4 cities Kathryn McNutt | Updated: Tue, Mar 15, 2016

    TULSA – Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences will take its medical school summer camp for high school students to four cities in June. Operation Orange will be offered June 7 and 14 at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, June 9 at Cameron University in Lawton, June 10 at...

  • Oklahoma Christian University officials announce 2016-17 costs

    Kathryn McNutt | Updated: Mon, Mar 14, 2016

    Oklahoma Christian University officials announced Monday undergraduate tuition for 2016-17 will be $20,770. The total cost of attending OC — including room and board— will be $28,130, up from $26,920 this academic year. “Affordability is a hot issue because it’s important to students and...

  • Oklahoma community college students make all-academic team

    Oklahoma community college students make... Kathryn McNutt | Updated: Tue, Mar 8, 2016

    The Oklahoma Association of Community Colleges recognized 35 outstanding two-year college students Monday at the state Capitol. Oklahoma is one of 38 states participating in the State Academic Team Program through Phi Theta Kappa International, a two-year college student honor society. To be...

  • Oklahoma City native and university president Garrett dies at 52

    Oklahoma City native and university president... Kathryn McNutt | Updated: Mon, Mar 7, 2016

    NORMAN — University of Oklahoma graduate and Oklahoma City native Elizabeth Garrett, who became the first woman president of Cornell University in July, has died. She was 52. “It is with utmost sadness that I write to inform you that our president, colleague and friend, Elizabeth Garrett,...

  • Town hall tour to tout penny tax for education

    Town hall tour to tout penny tax for education Kathryn McNutt | Updated: Thu, Feb 18, 2016

    NORMAN — University of Oklahoma President David Boren will lead a town hall discussion on the state’s education funding emergency and the solution he is backing at 6 tonight at the Embassy Suites, 2501 Conference Drive. The Norman meeting kicks off Boren's 18-town tour to promote a plan to...

  • Education sales tax? Crews ready to collect signatures

    Kathryn McNutt | Updated: Mon, Feb 15, 2016

    The group promoting a state sales tax hike to fund education — including a $5,000 raise for teachers — has recruited and trained more than 200 volunteers and paid staff to collect signatures on an initiative petition beginning Tuesday.  Oklahoma’s Children — Our Future will launch its...

  • Film explores role of youth in Civil Rights Movement

    Film explores role of youth in Civil Rights... Kathryn McNutt | Updated: Wed, Feb 3, 2016

    MIDWEST CITY — The Black Student Association will screen a 2015 documentary about the role of youth in the Civil Rights Movement at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Student Center at Rose State College. The screening is open to the public. A discussion with Joyce Jackson, who was involved in the...

  • Rose State College spring enrollment jumps

    Rose State College spring enrollment jumps Kathryn McNutt | Updated: Tue, Feb 2, 2016

    MIDWEST CITY — Spring semester enrollment of first-time students at Rose State College is up 15.6 percent from one year ago, President Jeanie Webb announced Monday. “We are seeing an increase in adults coming back to school to further their education or get a second degree,” Webb said in the...

  • Oklahoma's Promise honors 2015 champion schools

    Oklahoma\'s Promise honors  2015 champion schools Kathryn McNutt | Updated: Fri, Jan 29, 2016

    Oklahoma high schools with the most graduates who successfully completed the Oklahoma’s Promise program were honored as 2015 state champions Thursday by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. The state program pays college tuition for students from families with an annual income of...



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