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  • Playing it safe: Gyms, safe rooms going up across Oklahoma City school district

    By TIM WILLERT Staff Writer twillert@oklahoman.com | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Gyms and other areas at some Oklahoma City schools are being reinforced to serve as safe rooms that would protect students during dangerous weather.

  • Four major problems confronting Oklahoma City Schools

    Adam Kemp | Updated: 10 hr ago

    As another school year approaches, here are four big issues facing the Oklahoma City Public School District. [pagebreak] Student Discipline The Oklahoma City School District suspends minorities at a much higher rate than white students, inconsistently punishes students for similar offenses and...

  • Oklahoma state briefs

    From Staff Reports | Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Oklahoma state briefs for July 31, 2015

  • High school students cover diversity in journalism at OU camp

    From Staff Reports | Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    In Norman, 20 high school students are experiencing life as journalists at the 13th annual Oklahoma Institute for Diversity in Journalism workshop at the University of Oklahoma.

  • La Guardia program outperforms traditional adult GED preparation

    Eric Schulzke, Deseret News | Yesterday

    Contextual education program at La Guardia College in New York offers one widely respected model for moving beyond the exam.

  • Aviation cadets get look at Oklahoma culture

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    The Oklahoma wing of the Civil Air Patrol hosted cadets who learned about Oklahoma culture.

  • OMRF lab lures students from the beach

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Several students have been chosen as part of the 60th group of Fleming Scholars, a program offered by the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation.

  • UCO plans to renovate historic Mitchell Hall

    BY QUEILA OMENA Staff Writer  qomena@oklahoman.com | Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    The University of Central Oklahoma plans to renovate Mitchell Hall.

  • Delegates attend Civil Air Patrol school

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Civil Air Patrol cadets from Oklahoma were chosen for cadet officer school at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama.

  • UCO expands academic offerings this fall

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    The University of Central Oklahoma offers 117 undergraduate majors, 85 minors and 70 graduate programs.

  • Moore high schools get CPR kits

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Moore high schools got CPR in Schools kits during the July 13 Moore Public Schools board of education meeting.

  • Why don't we trust teachers?

    JJ Feinauer, Deseret News | Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Trust in American institutions is on the decline. That's as true in the classroom as anywhere else.

  • College sophomore charged after dumping newborn in trash

    Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    A 20-year-old former college student was arrested and charged in the death of a newborn baby after the baby was found in a trash bin outside of her sorority, police said. Emile Weaver, a former member of Delta Gamma Theta at Muskingum University in Zanesville, Ohio, allegedly put the newborn...

  • Mississippi school district fined $7500 for opening assembly with prayer

    Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Allowing a school assembly honoring high-achievers to open with a prayer made one Mississippi school district $7,500 poorer - and a student who sued $2,500 richer. The Rankin, Miss., public school district was hit with the fine after U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves said it defied his...

  • Oklahoma briefs

    Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs for July 28, 2015

  • U.S. education chief calls for more college funding

    BY K.S. MCNUTT Staff Writer kmcnutt@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Natalie Shirley, Oklahoma's secretary of education and workforce development, says Oklahoma is committed to funding higher education in response to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's statement Monday.

  • Clinton school official calls free reading software 'game-changer'

    TIM WILLERT Staff Writer twillert@oklahoman.com | Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    Clinton, Oklahoma, school district officials say the Footsteps2Brilliance program will allow all Clinton residents who are learning to speak English to get free access to reading software and songs and games in English and Spanish.

  • OU researchers work to provide safe water in rural Ethiopia

    BY SILAS ALLEN Staff Writer sallen@oklahoman.com | Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    Researchers from University of Oklahoma's WaTER Center visited Ethiopia this summer as a part of the center's effort to help rural communities in Ethiopia's Great Rift Valley deal with elevated levels of fluoride in the area's water.

  • 7 huge money mistakes college kids make

    By Michaela Marx Wheatley | Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    It’s almost time for college students to return to school, but with the freedom of college life comes also a huge financial responsibility.

  • Oklahoma City-based Silence Foundation offers lessons in mindfulness

    By Savannah Evanoff Staff Writer sevanoff@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    The Silence Foundation in Oklahoma City offers twice monthly journaling classes on Saturdays; The Resilience Project, a workshop to teach students the principles of resilience; and seasonal retreats. All of the programs are focused on embracing a concept called mindfulness.