Oklahoma Education News from NewsOK

  • School superintendent turnover, in long run, shorts students, experts say

    By Ben Felder Staff Writer bfelder@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, May 2, 2016

    From 1985 to 2000, three superintendents oversaw Oklahoma City Public Schools. But since 2000, the number of superintendents has totaled 11, which includes Aurora Lora, who was appointed last week to acting superintendent.

  • Oklahoma education news briefs

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Sat, Apr 30, 2016

    Oklahoma education news in brief for Sunday, April 24, 2016.

  • Oklahoma City-area community news in brief

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Apr 30, 2016

    Oklahoma City-area community news in brief for April 30.

  • Would Rob Run? The story behind the Good Shepherd Catholic Sprint in Oklahoma City

    By Robert Medley Staff Writer rmedley@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Apr 30, 2016

    The idea had been to include in the annual grade school track meet for schools in the Oklahoma City Catholic Archdiocese a special event for the children with "differing abilities" at Good Shepherd Catholic School at Mercy. But for Robert Medley, a reporter for The Oklahoman and the father of a...

  • Mustang offers opportunity to try high-tech gadgets

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Apr 30, 2016

    The city of Mustang will offer a "technology petting zoo" Saturday. Thanks to a donation from The Williams Cos., participants can try out everything from 3-D printers to virtual reality goggles.

  • Yukon Public Schools announces new Central Elementary principal

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Apr 30, 2016

    Yukon Public Schools announced that Laurie Gallagher, assistant principal at Skyview Elementary, has been named principal of Central Elementary School.

  • Oklahoma City-area achievers

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Apr 30, 2016

    Oklahoma City-area achievers

  • Schools, students expect tuition hikes

    By K.S. McNutt Staff Writer kmcnutt@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Apr 30, 2016

    Students can expect to pay more next fall to attend Oklahoma's 25 public colleges and universities following $112 million in cuts to higher education this fiscal year and expected future cuts.

  • Acting Oklahoma City school district superintendent seeks transparency in charter expansion

    By Tim Willert Staff Writer twillert@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Apr 30, 2016

    Associate Superintendent Aurora Lora says she wants to be more transparent about charter expansion than Superintendent Rob Neu, whose duties she has assumed through the end of June.

  • Board selects successor to president at Panhandle State

    From Staff Reports | Published: Fri, Apr 29, 2016

    Tim Faltyn, currently at Connors State College, will be the 15th president of Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Goodwell, Oklahoma.

  • Teen claims gender discrimination in school's hair length rule

    Published: Fri, Apr 29, 2016

    TOMBALL, TX (KTRK/CNN) - Outside Tomball Memorial High School Monday, 17-year-old Mickey Cohen recorded his mother cutting his hair. It's a Facebook post that's been viewed nearly 200,000 times. "My school is making me cut my hair," Mickey Cohen said. "I'm not a bad kid. but because of hair...

  • Wisconsin City to Fine Parents If Child Is a Bully

    Published: Fri, Apr 29, 2016

    Police in one small Wisconsin city are going to new lengths to prevent bullying: fining parents if their child is caught picking on others. The new ordinance in Shawano means parents of children acting as “bullies” could be fined hundreds of dollars if they don’t intervene, according to NBC...

  • Oklahoma news briefs for April 29

    From Staff Reports | Published: Fri, Apr 29, 2016

    Oklahoma news briefs for April 29, 2016

  • Oklahoma schools brace for another cut

    By Tim Willert Staff Writer twillert@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Apr 28, 2016

    Oklahoma State Education Department officials are warning cash-strapped schools to brace for another funding cut before the end of June.

  • Norman High math teacher falls short in bid to be tops in U.S.

    By Tim Willert Staff Writer twillert@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Apr 28, 2016

    Shawn Sheehan, Oklahoma's Teacher of the Year for 2016, fell short in his bid to be named the country's top teacher.

  • Job prospects looking up for new college graduates, employer survey says

    Eric Schulzke, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Apr 28, 2016

    Highest proportion of employers intending to hire recent graduates since 2007, just before the crash.

  • Report: Sandy Hook denier launches First Amendment lawsuit

    Published: Thu, Apr 28, 2016

    A Florida college professor fired after he allegedly harassed one of the victims of the 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Conn., is suing the school for wrongful termination and violation of his right to free speech, according to the Palm Beach Post. James Tracy was fired by Florida Atlantic...

  • Black students connected in SU racist drawing

    Published: Thu, Apr 28, 2016

    The students identified as the people behind a recent racist drawing found at Salisbury University's library are black, school officials confirmed Tuesday. The image, found April 10 on a whiteboard in Blackwell Library, showed a stick figure being hung and labeled with a racial slur....

  • Motorcycle safety month kickoff party planned in Oklahoma City

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Apr 28, 2016

    To raise awareness for Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City’s Center for Safety and Emergency Preparedness will host a kickoff party along with the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office.

  • Contemporary Dance Oklahoma to open Friday at OU

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Apr 28, 2016

    University Theatre and the School of Dance at the University of Oklahoma will present Contemporary Dance Oklahoma, a mixed-repertoire production featuring the choreographic vision and individual voices of faculty choreographers and guest artists.