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  • UCO’s Jazz Lab a popular night spot

    By Josh Wallace Staff Writer jwallace@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    EDMOND — One of Edmond’s most popular entertainment spots, the University of Central Oklahoma’s Jazz Lab is looking to make changes this year. The Jazz Lab, 100 E. 5th St., has received numerous honors since opening in 2002, including being voted the “Best Place for Live Jazz and Blues” in the...

  • Boys Ranch lends a helping hand to youth

    By Nasreen Iqbal For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    EDMOND­ — A donation of land from Oklahoma oil-field technician James M. Johnson and his wife in 1953 led to what is today Boys Ranch Town, a refuge for boys in need of a home. The ranch, on 33rd Street, just east of Interstate 35, is currently home to 55 boys between the ages of 7 and 15,...

  • Edmond of‌fers higher education options

    By Henry Dolive For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    EDMOND — Opportunities for higher learning and cultural enrichment abound in Edmond, which is served by two universities and a college that together have an enrollment approaching 20,000 students. The University of Central Oklahoma had a fall 2014 enrollment of more than 16,000 students. UCO...

  • OKC school district adds key leadership positions

    By TIM WILLERT Staff Writertwillert@oklahoman.com | Updated: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    Chuck Tompkins will be in charge of a new effort to better use data to monitor and analyze district discipline issues. Katherine Hughes, Lynn Barnes and Julie James are the other key additions to leadership positions for Oklahoma City Public Schools

  • Oklahoma City-area community briefs

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    Oklahoma City-area community briefs

  • Guitar convention in Oklahoma City strums up interest

    Josh Wallace Staff Writer jwallace@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    An Oklahoma City high school took top honors during the Guitar Foundation of America’s international convention and competition at Oklahoma City University.

  • Oklahoma City-area achievers

    Published: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    Oklahoma City-area achievers

  • Thousands are expected to attend two-day education conference in OKC

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    EngageOK, a free, two-day conference coordinated by the Oklahoma Education Department, will be July 7-9 at the Cox Convention Center.

  • Volleyball camp in Norman nets young players

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    Youths ages 7 to 14 practiced their volleyball skills during a camp this week sponsored by Norman's Parks and Recreation Department.

  • 4-H members show their skills with horses in Shawnee

    By Gatlin Squires For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    Oklahoma's State 4-H Horse Show was held at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center in Shawnee.

  • School playgrounds in Edmond being made accessible for disabled children

    By Steve Gust For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    Work is underway to make Edmond school playgrounds more accessible and safer for disabled children.

  • Oklahoma City Schools approves strategic plan

    By TIM WILLERT Staff Writer twillert@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    Oklahoma City School Board members on Thursday night unanimously approved a strategic plan which is designed to upgrade academic outcomes in the district's schools.

  • Regents OK tuition hikes at state colleges, universities

    By Silas Allen Staff Writer sallen@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education approved tuition increases at a meeting Thursday that college and university officials said are necessary to cover a $24 million budget cut in state higher education spending.

  • Three to receive honor from OKC school district foundation

    FROM STAFF REPORTS   | Updated: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    The Foundation of Oklahoma City Public Schools will honor Benton C. Clark III, Willa Johnson and Kathy Taylor on Nov. 10 during the annual Wall of Fame Humanitarian Awards dinner.

  • Moore child's bike-riding dream granted thanks to Edmond AMBUCS

    BY QUEILA OMENA Staff Writer qomena@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    With a desire to create mobility and independence for people with disabilities, the Edmond AMBUCS chapter raised funds to give away 27 therapeutic tricycles to Oklahomans in need. One recipient was Brandon Shields, 4, of Moore.

  • Oklahoma regents approve tuition hikes for state colleges

    AP | Published: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    The tuition hikes for undergraduate students range from 3.2 percent at Tulsa Community College to 5 percent at six different universities.

  • Appointments made to boards at state colleges

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    Gov. Mary Fallin has announced appointments to boards of regents at several Oklahoma colleges.

  • OU regents approve 4.8 percent tuition hike

    BY JENNIFER PALMER Staff Writer jpalmer@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    University of Oklahoma President David Boren said he reluctantly recommended a 4.8 percent tuition increase that was approved Wednesday by the OU Board of Regents.

  • Students attend marimba camp at Southwestern Oklahoma State University

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    Southwestern Oklahoma State University held its sixth annual marimba camp recently.

  • Oklahoma City-area achievers

    Published: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    Oklahoma City-area achievers