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  • Edmond to redraw middle school attendance boundaries

    By Steve Gust For The Oklahoman | Published: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    The Edmond School District will draw new middle school enrollment boundary lines with the opening of Heartland Middle School next year. Templeton Demographics of Southlake, Texas, will provide the data on how the district should consider redrawing the boundaries.

  • OSU professor sets up summer course in Brazil

    Kathryn McNutt | Updated: 3 hr ago

    STILLWATER — Oklahoma State University will offer a two-month course on international environmental sociology next summer in Brazil — the first OSU Arts and Sciences travel course to be offered there. Psychology professor Charles Abramson spent a month in Brazil early this year to lay the...

  • Lecture to look at roots, ramifications of ISIS

    Kathryn McNutt | Updated: 3 hr ago

    LAWTON — A free public lecture will explore “ISIS Theatre of Cruelty: Roots and Ramifications” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, in the McCasland Ballroom at Cameron University.  Mahmoud Sadri, who grew up in Iran, will discuss the development of ISIS and the complex sociological issues...

  • This graphic shows the hardest college to get into in every state

    Published: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    You might have guessed that Harvard University, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, would be the hardest college to be accepted into in that state. But the most selective schools in other US states might surprise you. Business Insider reports the rankings are based on acceptance rates and...

  • Student arrested after mac 'n cheese rant

    Published: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    Beer goes down best when accompanied by macaroni and cheese with bacon and jalapeno peppers. That certainly seems to have been the case for University of Connecticut student Luke Gatti, whose expletive laden confrontation with a campus food court manager – and subsequent arrest – after he was...

  • Lawsuit filed against School Board in bullied teen's suicide at Seminole school

    Published: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    A lawsuit filed Monday against the Seminole County School Board alleges teachers and administrators didn't do enough to prevent the bullying that led to a 14-year-old's suicide at a Lake Mary middle school last year.   Lamar Hawkins III, of Sanford, killed himself with his father's gun in...

  • Woman charged after alleged #killallwhitemen tweet

    Published: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    A student diversity officer who came to prominence in a race row after allegedly tweeting the hashtag #killallwhitemen has been charged by police with sending a threatening communication.   Bahar Mustafa, of Goldsmiths, University of London, is set to appear at Bromley magistrates court...

  • High school student commits suicide after being told his 'life was ruined' for smelling like pot

    Published: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    GENEVA, OH —  A sophomore at an Ohio High School took his own life, and some people are blaming the actions of school officials for his death.   Hayden Long committed suicide after he faced disciplinary action at his homecoming dance according to his friend Hank Sigel.   Sigel...

  • Q&A: 10 years after Hurricane Katrina, charters playing key role in rebuilding failing schools in urban America

    Eric Schulzke, Deseret News | Updated: Sat, Oct 3, 2015

    Charters are not a threat to community schools, but a critical choice for low-income parents argues the president of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

  • Oklahoma student nominated for presidential scholars program

    By Bill Kramer For The Oklahoman | Published: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    Officials at the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education have nominated Nathan Herndon, of Minco, for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.

  • Oklahoma City-area achievers

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    Oklahoma City-area achievers

  • CJ Day at UCO will include criminal justice career fair

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    In conjunction with its annual CJ Day, the University of Central Oklahoma’s School of Criminal Justice will offer a career fair in the parking lot north of Edmond Fire Department station No. 1.

  • Poet to read at Norman gallery

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    Poet Wai-lim Yip will read from his work Friday in Norman as part of a series of poetry readings sponsored by the University of Oklahoma. The reading at Mainsite Contemporary Art gallery also is in conjunction with Norman's Second Friday Circuit of Art.

  • Partnership between OU, Norman schools teaches Chinese culture, language

    BY TIM WILLERT Staff Writer twillert@oklahoman.com | Updated: 17 hr ago

    The University of Oklahoma's Confucius Institute and Norman Public Schools have partnered to teach Chinese culture and language to the district's young students.

  • School prayer at sporting events legal, Oklahoma AG says

    By Nolan Clay Staff Writer nclay@oklahoman.com | Updated: 17 hr ago

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association doesn't have to follow the AG's opinion, which says the group is too broad in its interpretation of Supreme Court rulings on prayer.

  • Event will address Oklahoma workforce skills gap

    Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    The Oklahoman will publish a series of stories Sunday through Tuesday looking at issues around the growing gap between available jobs and skilled workers in the state. We will continue the conversation with leaders in business, industry and education from 8 to 10 a.m. Oct. 14 in downtown Oklahoma...

  • Second message disrupts classes at Norman North High School

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 18 hr ago

    For the second day in a row, classes at Norman North High School were disrupted after a threatening message was found in a restroom.

  • Edmond board names Heartland Middle School principal

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    The Edmond School Board has named Jason Galloway as principal of Heartland Middle School, which is set to open next year as the district’s newest campus.

  • Arne Duncan to step down as Education secretary after 7 years of aggressive and controversial policy leadership

    Eric Schulzke, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, Oct 2, 2015

    Obama's longest-serving cabinet officer drew fire from left and right, pushed Common Core, butted heads with unions, and promoted charter schools and standardized testing.

  • High school drops football, replaces it with soccer for homecoming

    Eric Schulzke, Deseret News | Updated: Wed, Sep 30, 2015

    Reduced participation and fears of injuries and liabilities lead school to drop iconic American tradition.