Oklahoma Education News from NewsOK

  • Tuition, faculty salaries are low at 4-year colleges, report finds

    By K.S. McNutt Staff Writer kmcnutt@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, May 27, 2016

    Oklahoma's public four-year colleges and universities charge the lowest tuition and pay the second-lowest faculty salaries among 16 states, according to a new Southern Regional Education Board report. The report on 2014-15 data was presented Thursday to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher...

  • House passes resolution supporting lawsuit over federal transgender restroom policy

    By Randy Ellis Staff Writer rellis@oklahoman.com | Updated: 13 hr ago

    The state House of Representatives passed a concurrent resolution Thursday supporting Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s decision to participate in a lawsuit against the Obama administration over its student transgender restroom policy.

  • Spending per pupil varies widely across the country — and it's hurting these people most

    Spending per pupil varies widely across the... Eric Schulzke, Deseret News | Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    Huge differences from state to state are echoed by gaps between cities and suburbs, an Education Week study has found.

  • Oklahoma City-area community news in brief

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    Oklahoma City-area community news in brief for May 26.

  • Oklahoma City-area achievers

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    Oklahoma City-area achievers for May 26.

  • Edmond Santa Fe seniors embark on future adventures

    Edmond Santa Fe seniors embark on future... From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    Members of the Edmond Santa Fe High School class of 2016 have ended their high school careers and are starting new adventures in their lives.

  • Central Oklahoma speller makes it to third round of national bee

    Central Oklahoma speller makes it to third... From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    A Heritage Hall student who won the Central Oklahoma Spelling Bee in February advanced to the Scripps National event but was eliminated in the third round Wednesday.

  • Moore Norman Technology grads get diplomas

    Moore Norman Technology grads get diplomas FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    Moore Norman Technology Center honored 470 graduates in commencement exercises. The postsecondary Superintendent’s Award winner was Nathan Spencer, a physical therapy aide graduate. The secondary winner was Shannon Walden, an auto service technology graduate.

  • Helped by CPR in first grade, Duncan student now is set to graduate

    Helped by CPR in first grade, Duncan student... By K.S. McNutt Staff Writer kmcnutt@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, May 25, 2016

    When he was 6-year-old, Trevor Frost stopped breathing and collapsed into his teacher’s arms at Mark Twain Elementary School in Duncan, Oklahoma.

  • Tulsa superintendent donates back $25,000 performance bonus amid budget shortfall

    Tulsa superintendent donates back $25,000... BY ANDREA EGER, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, May 25, 2016

    The Tulsa school board awarded Superintendent Deborah Gist a $25,000 performance bonus called for in her contract on Tuesday evening, but Gist announced that she would be donating it to help support Tulsa teachers. The board met in a special meeting to discuss its assessment of Gist’s...

  • Oklahoma among 11 states suing over Obama's school transgender directive

    Oklahoma among 11 states suing over Obama\'s... By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press | Published: Wed, May 25, 2016

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. The lawsuit announced Wednesday includes Oklahoma, Alabama, Wisconsin,...

  • Nevada judge upholds Education Savings Accounts program

    Nevada judge upholds Education Savings Accounts... Eric Schulzke, Deseret News | Published: Wed, May 25, 2016

    One key hurdle out of the way for nation's most aggressive school choice program, but more remain.

  • How to manage credit after college graduation

    How to manage credit after college graduation Megan McNulty, Deseret News | Published: Wed, May 25, 2016

    According to Money Magazine, commencement should include speeches on the wisdom of saving, sticking to a budget and managing credit well. If used responsibly, credit cards can be an effective tool without accumulating debt.

  • Q&A: Is the 'math myth' holding back students who don't need it?

    Q&A: Is the \'math myth\' holding back students... Eric Schulzke, Deseret News | Published: Wed, May 25, 2016

    Controversial professor argues that nation's obsession with algebra and calculus is and elite fetish that is holding students back.

  • Gresham-Barlow School District agrees to pay transgender teacher, add gender-neutral bathrooms after complaint

    Gresham-Barlow School District agrees to pay... Published: Wed, May 25, 2016

    The Gresham-Barlow School District has agreed to pay $60,000 and make sweeping changes across its nearly two dozen campuses after a transgender elementary school teacher complained of more than a year of harassment from coworkers.   Leo Soell, a fifth-grade teacher at Hall Elementary...

  • Edmond's historical research library opens in new location

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, May 25, 2016

    The Edmond Historical Society Research Library and Genealogical Center has reopened at the Edmond Historical Society and Museum. The reopening was celebrated as part of the historical society's annual Edmond authors book fair.

  • Edmond North seniors earn diplomas

    Edmond North seniors earn diplomas From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, May 25, 2016

    Edmond North High School seniors graduated during a ceremony at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City.

  • 3 seniors from Heritage Hall in Oklahoma City receive appointments to service academies

    3 seniors from Heritage Hall in Oklahoma City... From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, May 25, 2016

    Members of Heritage Hall’s class of 2016 received appointments to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy. Gonzalo Borrego Acosta, Tevin McDaniel and Paige Miles were recognized in a ceremony at the Oklahoma City school.

  • Bullying lawsuit filed against Mustang baseball coach, district

    Bullying lawsuit filed against Mustang baseball... By Andrew Knittle Staff Writer aknittle@oklahoman.com | Updated: Tue, May 24, 2016

    A senior who graduated Friday has filed a lawsuit in Canadian County District Court and is suing Mustang Public Schools and the high school's head baseball coach. Riley Thomas claims the "bullying and harassing" began during the 2014-15 school year, and he was cut before the past season because...

  • School district budget woes prompt dozens of layoffs

    School district budget woes prompt dozens of... By Tim Willert Staff Writer twillert@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, May 24, 2016

    More than 90 people who work for Oklahoma City Public Schools will lose their jobs as part of a plan to restructure the district's operations department. The employees, many of them maintenance and transportation workers, were notified Friday they will not be retained for the 2016-17 school...