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  • Oklahoma State Regent Turpen raises $500K in scholarships for students

    BY K.S. MCNUTT Staff Writer kmcnutt@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    The need for more scholarships to defeat crippling student debt was Mike Turpen’s battle cry as chairman of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. Turpen issued that challenge in September when he chaired his first meeting, and he continued to talk about the need throughout the...

  • Some OU employees' children are now eligible for a full-tuition waiver

    BY GRAHAM LEE BREWER Staff Writer gbrewer@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    The children of University of Oklahoma  employees will be eligible for a full-tuition waiver for undergraduate degrees through a new scholarship program established this summer.  The Dependent Child Tuition Waiver Program waives the cost of tuition “for full-time undergraduate...

  • Oklahoma students take in London's theater scenes

    By Dustyn Rappe For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    Eleven students from Oklahoma City Community College, studying Introduction to Theater, were part of an Oklahoma Study Abroad trip to London over spring break.

  • Oklahoma education briefs

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    Job fair at Rose State, OSU gets grant and Capitol Steps to visit OCCC

  • University of Oklahoma to display educational technology at Engage OK

    From staff reports  | Published: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    The University of Oklahoma will be creating a Digital Playground at the inaugural EngageOK summer education event in Oklahoma City.

  • Oklahoma City school district wants police to be role models, not intimidating

    By TIM WILLERT Staff Writertwillert@oklahoman.com | Updated: 22 hr ago

    An Oklahoma City school district official told school board members that police officers often are used to scare or punish children rather than mentor them.

  • Oklahoma City-area achievers

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Yesterday

    Oklahoma City-area achievers

  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oklahoma City awards scholarships

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oklahoma City awarded college scholarships to 21 local students during a reception at Mercy Hospital.

  • CHAMP camp in Oklahoma City helps children, families make healthy choices

    By Theresa Green For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    CHAMP camp at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. CHAMP stands for Children's Healthy Activity and Meal Planning. It's a summer camp for fifth-, sixth- and seventh-graders designed by master’s program students and interns and hosted by the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the...

  • Foster grandparent program matches Oklahoma City-area retirees with students who need help

    By Henry Dolive For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    Ella Patterson is one of more than 40 foster grandparents for Sunbeam Family Services, which launched the program in Oklahoma County and six other counties through a $300,000 federal Corporation for National and Community Service grant.

  • OU graduate says he'll be proud to be an American

    Josh Wallace Staff Writer jwallace@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    Akash Patel, 23, waited with his family to become a U.S. citizen for more than 20 years. In the meantime, he graduated from the University of Oklahoma and set up a scholarship for undocumented students.

  • International Finals Youth Rodeo begins Sunday in Shawnee

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    The 23rd annual International Finals Youth Rodeo is set for Sunday through Friday in Shawnee.

  • State briefs

    From Staff Reports | Published: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    Oklahoma state briefs for July 3, 2015

  • Union head, superintendent clash over discipline plan

    By TIM WILLERT Staff Writer twillert@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Ed Allen, the president of the American Federation of Teachers, says Oklahoma City Superintendent Rob Neu is "disrespecting" them by not sharing details of his proposed discipline plan.

  • Fraternity tied to racist chant hires diversity director

    AP | Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The fraternity connected to a racist video that roiled the University of Oklahoma campus during spring has announced the hiring of a new director of diversity and inclusion. Evanston, Illinois-based Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity said in a news release Thursday it had...

  • Camp E-Ko-Wah translates into friendship, fun and learning for Oklahoma Girl Scouts

    By Scott Amundson For The Oklahoman | Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    The Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma's Camp E-Ko-Wah gives campers a chance to connect with nature and learn about themselves on 140 acres of land.

  • Oklahoma City-area community briefs

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Oklahoma City-area community briefs

  • Foster child inspires Mustang teacher's passion

    By Shannon Rigsby For The Oklahoman | Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    For fourth-grade teacher Amber Terrell, teacher of the year for Lakehoma Elementary, the child who changed her perspective about teaching walked through the door more than three years ago.

  • OKC school district defends proposed discipline plan, teacher interventions

    By TIM WILLERT Staff Writer twillert@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    It is unclear whether the plan will be in place before the end of the 2015-2016 school year, which begins Aug. 3, said Chuck Tompkins, the Oklahoma City district's new director of student discipline and compliance.

  • School board eyes budget, new policies

    By TIM WILLERT Staff Writer twillert@oklahoman.com | Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    A proposed budget along with several new policies are among the items the Oklahoma City school board will consider when the members meet Wednesday.