Outlook 2012: Education and Careers

  • Bible exhibit highlighted successful year for state’s museums

    BY MATTHEW PRICE | Updated: Sun, Apr 29, 2012

    Oklahoma is home to more than 300 museums, historic sites, zoos and botanical gardens, tribal cultural centers and other museum-related institutions.

  • Glen Johnson hopes to boost Oklahoma’s graduation numbers

    BY SILAS ALLEN | Updated: Sun, Apr 29, 2012

    Glen Johnson, chancellor of the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education, is a key player in an initiative that seeks to help Oklahomans earn 1,700 more college degrees and certifications each year for the next 12 years.

  • Five Oklahoma college students earn summer fellowships

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Sun, Apr 29, 2012

    College students earn $6,000 for 10-week fellowship with Oklahoma City-based startup companies.

  • Oklahoma universities and colleges

    | Updated: Sun, Apr 29, 2012

    Oklahoma Panhandle State University •Goodwell •Type of institution: Four-year university •Emphasis: Agriculture and education •Contact: (580) 349-1374, www.opsu.edu Northwestern Oklahoma State University •Alva; branches in Enid and Woodward •Type of institution: Four-year university...

  • Oklahoma tops nation in early childhood education

    BY MEGAN ROLLAND | Updated: Sun, Apr 29, 2012

    Progress can still be made in programs to get young children in Oklahoma ready for kindergarten.

  • Documentary about bullying features Oklahoma students

    BY BRANDY MCDONNELL | Updated: Sun, Apr 29, 2012

    Bobby Johnson promised there would be hugging. And he wasn’t wrong. When his daughter, Kelby Johnson, 19, spotted Alex Libby, 15, in the lobby of the AMC Quail Springs movie theater, they hurried to embrace each other, while their younger siblings, parents and Kelby’s girlfriend joined in the...

  • Bullying by the numbers

    | Updated: Sun, Apr 29, 2012

    According to an Oklahoma survey of students in the third, fifth and seventh grades regarding the subject of bullying: 12 percent Students who reported being a bully occasionally, often or daily. 14 percent Students who reported being a victim of bullying occasionally, often or...

  • MAPS for Kids nears completion

    BY CARRIE COPPERNOLL | Updated: Sun, Apr 29, 2012

    The $700 million overhaul of Oklahoma City Public Schools buildings is nearing completion. The tax project also provided funding for projects in 23 suburban districts.

  • Boeing progresses in job relocations; Oklahoma City to become official hub

    BY PAULA BURKES | Updated: Sun, Apr 29, 2012

    By the end of next year, the aviation company will employ 2,000 in Oklahoma City. Jobs are being transferred from Long Beach, Calif., and Wichita, Kan.

  • Energy sector jobs headed to OKC

    BY ADAM WILMOTH | Updated: Sun, Apr 29, 2012

    The Oklahoma energy industry has created more than 12,000 jobs during the recession.

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