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Oklahoma's lowest-performing schools show progress

Oklahoma's lowest-performing schools show progress.
Modified: July 26, 2012 at 8:34 pm •  Published: July 27, 2012

McLain High School is part of Tulsa Public Schools. It has 447 students. The community advisory board is particularly active and excited about improving the school, Caram said. The board includes parents, teachers, administrators, business leaders, clergy and volunteers. “I'm so excited for this school,” Caram said.

Roosevelt Middle School is part of Oklahoma City Public Schools. It has 1,040 students and a new principal, Michelle Pontikos. She has enthusiastically led the charge for change, Caram said. “She's awesome,” he said. “She understands what school turnaround is.”

Shidler Elementary School is part of Oklahoma City Public Schools and has 330 students. The school's advisory board is meeting for the first time Friday, and Principal Steve Johnson has been a positive leader, Caram said. “He's got it all together,” Caram said. “The building's beautiful. The kids love it. It's a safe place.”


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