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Legislative pages return to Capitol

Oklahoma legislative pages returned to the state Capitol this week, but male and female pages will not serve together for the...

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Enable Midstream Partners pays to equip innovation space at John Rex Charter School with STEM gear, curriculum

Enable Midstream Partners’ CEO joined students at John Rex Charter School on Wednesday to unveil the Enable Innovation Space...

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Racist graffiti in Norman similar to OKC incident

NORMAN — Racist graffiti found Wednesday morning at three buildings, including an elementary school and the county's Democratic...

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Oklahoma governor picks ex-chief justice to be state regent

Gov. Kevin Stitt chose a former chief justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court to serve as the next member of the Oklahoma State...

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Neighbors, artist cope with arrest of accused vandal

NORMAN — Robin Hood Lane residents expressed disbelief Friday at the arrest of a neighbor accused by police of spray-painting...

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A perfect pitch

A new futsal court opened Friday at Santa Fe South High School in Oklahoma City. The Energy Assist Foundation, Musco Lighting...

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Application deadline nearing for Central Oklahoma chapter of Hearing Loss Association of America scholarships

The application deadline is nearing for two $1,000 scholarships offered by the Central Oklahoma chapter of Hearing Loss...

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Racist graffiti found at Norman school and Democratic office

Racist graffiti was found Wednesday morning at three buildings in Norman, including an elementary school and the county's...

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Teacher fired over topless selfie plans to sue school district

BELLPORT, N.Y. -- A middle school teacher from Long Island, New York, is planning to sue her former school district after she...

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The Piedmont Public Schools Education Foundation awarded over $12,000 in grants to teachers across the district during an...

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The Oklahoma Bar Association’s Indian Law Section has awarded the G. William Rice Memorial Scholarship to two recipients...

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UCO to host annual Native American spring powwow

EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma will host the annual Spring Powwow at 1 p.m. Sunday in Hamilton Field House on...

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Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School selected Alexandra Parrott as the March Student of the Month. Alex was nominated by her...

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Armstrong Auditorium concert manager Ryan Malone has been awarded a "highly commended" accolade in the 2019 Composition...

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EDMOND — Three individuals and one metro organization were recognized for their contributions to diversity efforts in Oklahoma...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

Anadarko Anadarko High School class of 1964 is looking for classmates for a 55th reunion June 14-16. For information, email...

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Oklahoma briefcase for April 3

Grants available for aviation, aerospace education The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission is accepting applications for the Fiscal...

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Torres wins re-election to OKC School Board

Opponent was vying for seat once held by his dad

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Parkinson's patients find joy in dance

NORMAN — The dancers are seated in a large circle as the music begins, one in a wheelchair. Their movements are slow at first —...

The OK Photo Issue

HealthDec 9, 2018

Near as I can tell, photographers from The Oklahoman archived nearly 30,000 photos during the past year. Our photo staff is seasoned, talented and hugely productive. In this issue of The OK, we share their gifts and hard work with you. In these...

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Stitt names Tulsa educator to education board

Gov. Kevin Stitt has appointed Tulsa education leader Carlisha Williams Bradley to join the State Board of Education. Bradley...

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CV Tech plant sale to feature annuals, perennials, vegetable varieties

EL RENO — The Canadian Valley Technology Center’s annual spring greenhouse sale will be April 11-12 at the El Reno campus, 6505...

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Rural superintendent sought federal funds for firearm training

A rural Oklahoma school superintendent sent an email to the White House last year requesting federal funds to train armed...

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Dozens of districts adopted four-day weeks to save money

Legislation waiting to be heard by a House committee would permit four-day weeks if school districts can prove the schedule is...

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Rose State president passionate about educational opportunities

MIDWEST CITY — The view from the president’s office at Rose State College is a big dirt hole, and Jeanie Webb couldn’t be...

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Former OU dean Suzette Grillot files lawsuit against president, board of regents

A former University of Oklahoma dean alleges in a lawsuit that the university president, provost and board of regents violated...

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Boren accuser praised him to investigators hired by OU

The OU graduate now accusing retired President David Boren of sexual battery told investigators in February "that never...

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Student: 'I just want to pass all of the tests'

As students filed into the F.D. Moon Academy gymnasium Friday morning, some did a double-take when they walked past Principal...

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OSBI investigating former OU President David Boren

The OSBI on Thursday began investigating former University of Oklahoma President David Boren after a former teaching assistant...

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Two teens arrested after gun found at Capitol Hill High School Thursday

Two students at Capitol Hill High School were arrested Thursday after a handgun was found on campus.

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Two people shot at Langston University apartment Thursday

LANGSTON -- Two people suffered gunshot wounds on the Langston University campus early Thursday, according to reports. Two...

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Oklahoma school bus carrying eight students involved in crash near Yukon; No injuries reported

YUKON, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says there were no injuries reported when a school bus carrying eight students...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

Anadarko Anadarko High School class of 1964 is looking for classmates for a 55th reunion June 14-16. For information, email...

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Zhamarius Harmon, a junior at Putnam City High School and a cadet in the school’s Air Force Junior ROTC, has received a...

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Midwest City Elks plan Youth Golf Skills Challenge

MIDWEST CITY — The Midwest City Elks Lodge No.1890 will host its ninth annual Youth Golf Skills Challenge April 27 at Hidden...

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Boeing challenges OSSM students to design, build wing prototypes

Engineers and other STEM professionals from Boeing OKC visited about 140 junior and senior students at the Oklahoma School of...

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Moore Chess Club seeking beginning chess players for seminar

MOORE — The Moore Chess Club will have a seminar for “beginners” from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday to teach new players how to play...

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State briefs for March 27

OKLAHOMA CITY Law enforcement recruiting targets women The FBI Oklahoma City Division has partnered with state and local law...

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OU issues a new statement on investigation after graduate speaks out

The University of Oklahoma issued a new statement Tuesday night about an ongoing investigation after a witness told an online...

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Two vie for south OKC school board seat

Incumbent Gloria Torres has raised more than $5,600 in her bid to win re-election to the Oklahoma City School Board, records...

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OSU Center for Health Sciences to receive bulk of settlement with Purdue Pharma to enhance addiction research

TULSA — Standing before a packed hall on the campus of Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, Dr. Kayse Shrum...

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Putnam City Schools celebrates Youth Art Month, names art winners

Putnam City Schools hosts an annual Youth Art Month celebration with student exhibitions and performances during March, the...

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Learning to be president at OU was a trial by fire for James Gallogly

NORMAN — A stately desk covered in folders, memos and spreadsheets keeps University of Oklahoma President James Gallogly tied...

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Science Museum Oklahoma announces Schlumberger matching grant for energy exhibit renovation

Science Museum Oklahoma has announced that Schlumberger will provide a matching grant of $90,000 to help renovate the museum’s...

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Dr. Dre deletes post about daughter's acceptance to USC after $70M donation resurfaces

Hip hop legend Dr. Dre deleted an Instagram post about his daughter getting into the University of Southern California without...

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Area students pitch in to build community for homeless teens

Preliminary work began in early March on a tiny home community to house teens living on their own in the Oklahoma City area....

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March Madness makeover promotes dreaming big at OKC school

March Madness comes and goes each year, but one Oklahoma City Public School recently received a gift that will last well into...

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Two vie for south OKC board seat

The incumbent is a 49-year-old former educator who has served on the Oklahoma City School Board for more than four years...

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Program makes college reality for low-income students

Oklahoma’s Promise has come a long way in helping low-income students achieve a college degree since the tuition scholarship...

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Woman sues for workplace discrimination at OU

A former University of Oklahoma employee is suing the school’s board of regents, claiming workplace discrimination and...

Senior centers' success has board in a quandary

BusinessDec 24, 2018

The surprising success of Oklahoma City's new senior centers has the voluntary MAPS 3 Citizens Advisory Board grappling with the question of how many centers to build, and where. "I think it's a mistake" not to build all the centers promised to...

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Kansas State to lower tuition for students in 5 states

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State University is becoming cheaper for good students from five more states. The Manhattan...

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Langston University receives $1.8 million research grant

LANGSTSON, Okla. (AP) — Langston University is to receive six grants totaling $1.8 million for agriculture-related research...

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Weeklong vacations for Thanksgiving, fall break coming with Tulsa Public Schools' redesigned 2019-20 calendar

Beginning next school year, fall and Thanksgiving breaks will last all week as part of an effort to crack down on chronic...

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State briefs for March 21

EDMOND UCO to host photography camp in June High school students who are interested in learning more about photography are...

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Man charged in $20,000 theft of school musical instruments

A Del City man has been charged with stealing $20,000 in musical instruments from a middle school. Patrick Sean Hicks, 37, is...

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Two teachers in New York fired after noose images displayed in classroom

Two teachers at a middle school on Long Island, New York, where an image of a pair of nooses labeled "back to school...

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Putnam City teacher job fair set for Tuesday

Putnam City Public Schools will hold its annual teacher job fair from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Francis Tuttle’s Reno Campus, 7305...

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Noble Public Schools uses 'Crazy Sock Hops' to promote Down syndrome awareness

NOBLE — Students from Noble Public Schools participated in a recent districtwide campaign to promote Down syndrome awareness....

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

Anadarko Anadarko High School class of 1964 is looking for classmates for a 55th reunion June 14-16. For information, email...

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Cooking is hard. These classes around OKC can help

Wednesday Asian Favorites Part One: Chef Misung Billins, International Pantry, 6:30 p.m., $45 Gyoza: Michiko Dowling, 6:30 to...

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State briefs for March 20

ARCADIA Musician to perform Sunday at Round Barn Singer-songwriter T. Z. Wright, a longtime member of the Woody Guthrie Folk...

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Two state legislators invited to White House as Trump expected to sign executive order about free speech on college campuses

Two Oklahoma lawmakers plan to visit the White House this week to discuss First Amendment rights on college campuses. State...

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41 'prospective partners' identified for school buildings

A multitude of community partners are interested in occupying school buildings that will be closed in the coming months,...

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State briefs for March 19

STILLWATER OSU to host science, engineering fair More than 150 junior high and high school students in science, technology,...

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Spring break bounce

Students in Oklahoma City Public Schools are in their second week of spring break, but many students in the region started...

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Edmond says good-bye to beloved educator

Students, faculty members, administrators and friends were remembering Central Middle School’s Gateway to Technology (GTT)...

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Hamilton wins 2019 Central Oklahoma Spelling Bee

Continuing a winning family tradition, Rachel Hamilton from Whitebead Elementary School in Pauls Valley won the 2019 Central...

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Hamilton wins 2019 Central Oklahoma Spelling Bee

Rachel Hamilton from Whitebead Elementary School in Pauls Valley won the 2019 Central Oklahoma Spelling Bee. Hamilton’s winning...

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Focus on diversity intensifies at OU with appointment of Eric Stevenson to board of regents

It was movie night on Thursday for the University of Oklahoma Black Student Association. Junior Taylor Wilson, who serves as...

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Author inspires students with message of ‘healing hope’

SHAWNEE — Author and ministry leader Katherine Wolf recently shared her remarkable story of suffering from a brainstem stroke...

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Bill would give $2,200 tax credit for college grads in IT workforce

Oklahoma lawmakers are considering an attractive tax incentive for new software and cybersecurity employees in a bid to beef up...

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State briefs for March 16

OKLAHOMA CITY Free and half-price pet adoptions Sunday at OKC Animal Welfare Wear green to OKC Animal Welfare on Sunday for a...

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High school student accepted to 39 colleges, offered $1.6M in scholarships

High school senior Jordan Nixon was confident she would get into a few schools. But she was shocked as the acceptance letters...

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State briefs for March 15

OKLAHOMA CITY Prescribed burn set at Martin Park Nature Center Oklahoma Forestry Services will help reduce the risk of...

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Others interested in replacement building district offering

Oklahoma City Public Schools will not renew its lease with Harding Fine Arts Academy, telling school leaders this week they...

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New transparency reporting requirements for virtual charter schools advance to state Senate

One of the few surviving measures aimed at adding restrictions for virtual charter schools sailed through the Oklahoma House of...

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OU finances 'turning a corner,' Gallogly says

NORMAN — Eight months into his tenure, University of Oklahoma President Jim Gallogly thinks the university’s finances are...

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Several Heritage Hall students were recently honored. Heritage Hall senior Alina Wilson is one of 15 recipients of the Bryan...

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OKC Phi Beta Kappa plans annual meeting March 28

The Oklahoma City Association of Phi Beta Kappa will host its annual meeting and banquet at 6 p.m. March 28 at the Oklahoma...

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The National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Farm Credit partner each year to...

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Edmond schools to host public forum Thursday

Edmond Public Schools will host its annual public forum from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Board of Education Room at the...

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Three Harding Charter Preparatory High School Alumni recently received a Clyde Riggs Life is Good scholarship for $5,000 each....

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The Harding Charter Preparatory High School speech and debate team recently placed second in the 5A Team Sweepstakes at the...

Governor's staff to focus on Oklahoma's biggest health challenges first

HealthApr 2, 2019

State officials are close to pinning down which big health issues will be targeted first by the Stitt administration, Jerome Loughridge, Oklahoma's new secretary of health and mental health, said Monday. "We're going to take on the most...

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State briefs for March 13

OKLAHOMA CITY French and francophone studies colloquium begins Thursday The University of Central Oklahoma will partner with...

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TV stars and coaches charged in college bribery scheme

BOSTON (AP) — Fifty people, including Hollywood stars Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, were charged Tuesday in a scheme in...

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Italy bans unvaccinated children from school

Italian children have been told not to turn up to school unless they can prove they have been properly vaccinated. The deadline...

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Wiggle Out Loud school initiative challenges students to be active

Students at Edwards Elementary School were the first to participate in the Wiggle Out Loud Schools Program, a new physical...

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Official: Building offered for relocation needs repairs

Harding Fine Arts Academy officials have put plans to relocate students on hold, telling Oklahoma City Public Schools they are...

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Konawa residents mourn death of 12-year-old girl

KONAWA — Residents of this small town in Seminole County continue to mourn the death of a young girl who perished last week...

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State briefs for March 12

OKLAHOMA CITY Online career awareness program launches Oklahoma CareerTech will launch a new online career awareness program...

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'Knock Your Socks Off' awareness campaign celebrates World Down Syndrome Day

The Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma will kick off a 'Knock Your Socks Off' awareness campaign on March 21.

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

Anadarko Anadarko High School class of 1964 is looking for classmates for a 55th reunion June 14-16. For information, email...

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Purcell Schools cancel classes Monday due to threats on social media

PURCELL -- Threats of violence at Purcell High School are under investigation by police, and the district has canceled classes...

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University expulsion incident made headlines

It should come as no surprise that news of the student demonstration at (then) Oklahoma Christian College made headlines. The...

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OKC school district's past problems must be left behind

As Oklahoma City Public Schools embarks on the recently passed Pathway to Greatness plan, it is worthwhile to reflect for a...

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NASA Administrator visits Oklahoma for robotics competition

NASA Administrator, and former Oklahoma congressman, Jim Bridenstine visited Oklahoma City on Saturday to encourage youth...

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OSU professor's alter ego is video game-playing YouTube star

Shane Hoffman is a mild-mannered professor at Oklahoma State University, but that might just be his alter ego. “Prof Hoff” is...

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Oklahoma Christian works to right a wrong against black students 50 years ago

"We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord. And we pray that our unity will one day be restored. And they'll know we are...

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Performance set for 8 p.m. Saturday at Catlett Music Center

Jazz artist Joey DeFrancesco will be in concert with his trio at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 9, in the Paul F. Sharp Concert Hall of...

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Positive Tomorrows school officials consider how to expand programs once new school building opens

With work underway on the school's new building, officials at an Oklahoma City elementary school for homeless children are...

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Oklahoma business briefs for March 7, 2019

TULSA Donation to help create entrepreneurship center Oral Roberts University graduates Jim and Crystal Stovall and the Tulsa...

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OKC district school locator updated to reflect closures

Oklahoma City Public Schools on Wednesday updated its online school locator to reflect planned closures, building conversions...

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Yukon Public Schools will host a job fair from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 11.

Potential applicants are encouraged to bring their resumes and learn more about Yukon Public Schools.  

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President, CEO of The Foundation for OKC Public Schools takes on new leadership roles in national organization

The president and CEO of The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools has taken on new leadership roles in a national...

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Convention showcases students' inventions for solving 'everyday problems'

About 180 young inventors participated in the 30th Annual Oklahoma Student Inventors Exposition held recently at Rose State...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

Anadarko Anadarko High School class of 1964 is looking for classmates for a 55th reunion June 14-16. For information, email...

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Haudenosaunee Social Dances and Music to be presented at OU

NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma School of Music will present Haudenosaunee, Iroquois Social Dances and Music at 8 p.m....

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Principals learn new assignments day after closure vote

Oklahoma City Public Schools on Tuesday announced new assignments for more than two dozen principals, a day after the school...

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Agreement struck to give governor power to pick more agency heads

Following weeks of closed-door negotiations, Republican leaders have reached agreement over a plan to restructure five state...

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$70,000 grant from College Football Playoff gives school new look

The Big 12 is investing in three elementary schools in the cities of its championship games

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Board chair: 'Historic day in OKCPS'

Oklahoma City Public Schools is moving forward with a controversial plan to close 15 schools and reconfigure or relocate 17...

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Former Putnam City Schools employee arrested on complaints involving child

BETHANY — A former Putnam City Schools employee who worked at an elementary school has been arrested on complaints of lewd acts...

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First lady Melania Trump visits Tulsa's Dove School of Discovery

TULSA — Monday was a snow day for most Tulsa-area students, but it was much more memorable for the children who braved the ice...

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UCO pom wins first at nationals

The University of Central Oklahoma’s pom team danced its way to a national championship at the recent Universal Cheerleaders...

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OKC district teachers await fate if school board approves closure plan

Hundreds of teachers in the Oklahoma City district will be shuffled in the coming year if the school board approves a plan to...

Downtown blooms in April

BusinessApr 2, 2019

For a moment, let’s step back, take a breath, and maybe celebrate our community. It’s not to say we’re done discussing serious issues of creating safer streets, addressing the needs of the less fortunate and those struggling just to get by day...

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Tennessee school apologizes for asking students to pretend to own slaves

A Tennessee school district has issued an apology for a social studies assignment that asked students to pretend to be...

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At OU, cash donations fall, pledges rise

NORMAN — Cash donations to the University of Oklahoma have dropped by nearly a third since David Boren retired as president,...

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Gallogly's short tenure judged by budget cuts, reaction to racist incident

After finishing his salad inside the University of Oklahoma student union, Cameron Terry scrolled through the social media feed...

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Longtime Oklahoman reporters among those to join Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame

EDMOND — Nine journalists and two educators will be honored as the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame launches its 50th year with...

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Governor chooses OU grad from Ohio as new regent

Gov. Kevin Stitt on Friday appointed a graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s business school to serve on the OU Board of...

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Newcastle district hires new leader

NEWCASTLE — Newcastle Public Schools has hired a new superintendent. School board members voted unanimously Wednesday to hire...

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Part of $80 million bond package would support aerospace training

Many voters in Oklahoma City will have the chance Tuesday to vote on an $80 million bond issue for Metro Tech, the CareerTech...

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Former OU president sought for interview by investigating law firm

The law firm investigating allegations of serious misconduct at the University of Oklahoma on Friday asked for the first time...

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Governor taps business executive from Ohio to OU Regents

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's new Gov. Kevin Stitt tapped an Ohio businessman for the University of Oklahoma Board of...

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19 OKC schools receive 'F' on new report cards

Zero students at two elementary schools in the Oklahoma City district who took state tests are prepared for the next grade,...

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Putnam City one of few Oklahoma school districts offering child care to teachers

WARR ACRES — Conner Andrulonis likes to joke that he wouldn't leave his teaching job in the Putnam City school district even if...

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First Lady Melania Trump to visit Oklahoma on Monday

The stop in Tulsa is part of a trip promoting Trump's initiative "Be Best" which includes the well-being of children, online...

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Classes canceled Thursday across OKC metro

View a list of cancellations and delays across the metro.

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OKC students asked to tap into creativity for ‘Fix a Leak’ poster contest

Students can tap into their artistic talents for the inaugural water conservation poster contest celebrating “Fix a Leak” week,...

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Cooking is hard. These classes around OKC can help

Wednesday Mexican Madness Part uno: Chef Emilio Salinas, International Pantry, 6:30 p.m., $45. Thursday Instant Pot 101: Karen...

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Entries sought for June 1 Touch-a-Truck event at UCO

Edmond Electric is accepting entries for its annual Touch-a-Truck event set for June 1 at the University of Central Oklahoma....

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Yukon students to present 'The Little Mermaid' beginning Thursday

Yukon High School will present the Disney musical "The Little Mermaid" at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at the Yukon Fine...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

Anadarko Anadarko High School class of 1964 is looking for classmates for a 55th reunion June 14-16. For information, email...

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Achievers

Riley Rowland, a local homeschooled student, was selected for the High School Honors Performance Series and played her violin...

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UCO-based Oklahoma A+ Schools announces Poetry Out Loud state finals

EDMOND — University of Central Oklahoma-based Oklahoma A+ Schools (OKA+) and the Oklahoma Arts Council will host the state...

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Two years later, state report card has new look

Oklahoma's public school report card is set to return this week following a two-year hiatus, with a new look and added...

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Cutoff date for kindergarten to be debated by full Oklahoma Senate

A Senate education committee voted Tuesday to move up Oklahoma’s kindergarten and prekindergarten cutoff date by one month,...

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Space race program still benefits Oklahoma

This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing — the NASA mission that made Neil Armstrong and Buzz...

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Achievers

Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School has selected Denzel Akuffo as the February Student of the Month and Anna Doan as the...

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Lindsay Schools dismissed Monday due to threat

LINDSAY —A bomb threat was found on a boys' restroom wall Monday, and all classes at Lindsay Schools were dismissed early,...

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OKC schools chief preaching benefits of closure plan as vote nears

Oklahoma City Public Schools Superintendent Sean McDaniel believes so strongly in a plan to help students by closing and...

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Anita Hill says nation's divisions today require 'radical commitment to equal protection under the law'

A new university center dedicated to healing social and racial injustices is needed "perhaps now even more than ever,"...

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Data entry error caused $2.1 million shortage at Chickasha Public Schools

It appears a simple data entry error caused Chickasha Public Schools to be shorted more than $2.1 million in property tax...

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OU Daily adviser leaves over pay dispute

NORMAN — The former faculty adviser to the OU Daily newspaper asked for and accepted a retirement incentive and left the...

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Education data suggests top 10 state is possible

How can Gov. Kevin Stitt’s business approach affect public education? It’s clear Gov. Stitt is intent on data-driven change in...

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OKC district chief recommends school closure plan

Oklahoma City Public Schools will close 15 schools and reconfigure or relocate 17 others under an ambitious proposal...

Local storm chaser charged with child molestation

NewsApr 3, 2019

An Oklahoma storm chaser and photographer has been charged with inappropriately touching a 15-year-old boy. Lawrence Robert McEwen, 28, of Noble, is facing three counts of lewd molestation or indecent proposal to a child and one count of...

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Thunder and movie fans are invited to watch Oklahoma student films with Patrick Patterson, Steven Adams and Jerami Grant

Oklahoma City Thunder power forward Patrick Patterson and teammates Steven Adams and Jerami Grant will be in attendance for a...

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Teacher pay raise, business recruitment initiative move to Oklahoma Senate

Oklahoma’s state House approved an increase in the teacher pay scale Thursday, sending the $1,200 raise to the Senate and...

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Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City students helping build tiny homes for homeless youths

Construction technology students at Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City are learning career skills while helping a...

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University of Oklahoma regents meet in closed session regarding 'ongoing personnel issues'

The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents declined to answer questions Wednesday after a 2 1/2 hour closed meeting to discuss...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

Del City Del City High School class of 1969 is looking for classmates for a 50th reunion June 7-8. Contact Sherryn (Barris)...

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Heritage Hall to host Middle School Discovery Day for prospective students, parents

Heritage Hall will host a Middle School Discovery Day from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Students and parents will experience “life...

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Community, law enforcement to meet during 'Let's Talk' event Saturday

The Cleveland County sheriff’s office and the Police and Community Trust Initiative (PACT) will host a community forum for...

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Edmond Public Schools to host teacher job fair Feb. 26 and 28

Edmond Public Schools will host a teacher job fair from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Feb. 28 at the district’s administrative...

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Oklahoma City University students to perform in Cinderella-inspired opera 'Cendrillon'

A cast of 33 singers and a 46-member orchestra will present a “zany and enchanting” interpretation of the Cinderella fairytale...

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Heritage Hall to present 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' Feb. 21-24

Heritage Hall’s Performing Arts Department will present "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at 7 p.m. Thursday...

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Colonial Day transports students back in time at state Capitol

Nearly 500 Oklahoma students recently traveled back in time and met such historical figures as Martha Washington and Benjamin...

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Meeting on OKC school closures reset for Thursday

Oklahoma City Public Schools Superintendent Sean McDaniel will recommend the best option for closing and consolidating schools...

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Nine in running for OKC district's top teacher

The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools announced nine finalists for district Teacher of the Year on Tuesday. The...

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Bill clears to force more school districts to return to five-day week

Two bills backed by Senate President Pro Tem Greg Treat cleared a committee Tuesday, including one that would force more...

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Senate votes to allow schools to administer opioid overdose drug

The Oklahoma Senate on Tuesday unanimously approved a bill that would authorize school nurses or other designated employees to...

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Oklahoma panel clears bill for return to five-day weeks

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A plan to force more Oklahoma school districts to return to five-day school weeks has cleared a Senate...

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Illness will close Western Heights district

Western Heights Public Schools will close Tuesday and Wednesday because of illness among students and teachers, the district...

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OU Regents call special closed door meeting to discuss potentially multiple probes

The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents has called a special meeting Wednesday to discuss "personnel investigation(s)." The...

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Former bank building on N Classen to become Clara Luper Center

After more than a century of being crammed into buildings not designed for offices, the Oklahoma City Public School district...

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Edmond school raises $786,000 for child abuse center

EDMOND — Edmond North High School's annual fundraiser has netted $786,052, with $500,000 of that amount coming for an anonymous...

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University of Oklahoma regents to discuss investigation

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents have scheduled a special meeting to discuss an undisclosed...

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Putnam City teacher's project about former slave continues to inspire youths

He's been to Times Square in New York City, visited Paris and Rome, Jordan in the Middle East and even trekked to the White...

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Panel nixes bill to use state money for private tuition

An impassioned plea by a Norman senator wasn't enough to advance a bill to provide bullying victims with state funds for...

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Bills addressing teacher shortage, pay clear committees

State legislative committees acted on several education bills last week, including one that would provide another teacher pay...

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Problem-solver finds his calling at Oklahoma City Community College automotive program

The first time Luis Bondi started college he wanted to study aeronautical engineering, but “sitting behind a computer doing...

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Nursing student seeking a better career at 58

Jan Dowlearn started over at 52. She got a divorce and left office work for a job in the oil field. Soon she was asking...

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Rose State College 'a good fit' for freshman pre-ed major

Esther Sloup is “on the two-year plan” at Rose State College. A full-time student, she enrolled last fall and began earning the...

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Oklahoma community colleges tackle multiple missions

Of the 222,000 students in Oklahoma’s public higher education system, 42 percent attend a community college. At Oklahoma's 14...

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Pell Grant pilot program for prisoners extended for 2019-20

A pilot program that helps inmates pay for college behind bars will be extended for a fourth year. The U.S. Department of...

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OKC schools leader revisited parts of closure plan

Oklahoma City Public Schools Superintendent Sean McDaniel has retooled several components of the district's proposed...

News

Wildlife Commission opposes bevy of bills

This year's battles over wildlife legislation has begun. The Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission, the governing body for...

Life

State briefs for Feb. 15

OKLAHOMA CITY Vet tech students to hold dog-washing fundraiser Veterinary technology students from Oklahoma State...

Oklahoma pharmacist indicted on 40 counts of health care fraud

HealthApr 2, 2019

A pharmacist has been indicted in a $1 million false prescription scheme in Oklahoma City federal court. Jeffrey Scott Terry, 37, is facing 40 counts of health care fraud from his pharmacy, Bratton Drug, in Mangum. He was indicted March 5 with...

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Business

Kansas college paying for aerospace students

A Kansas college is offering a sweetheart deal to students willing to move to Wichita, get a degree and work in that state's...

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Former Harrah principal agrees not to teach again

A former Harrah principal has agreed never to teach again after pleading guilty to child abuse. Douglas Parker, 58, pleaded...

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Young leader J.D. Baker making mark on Oklahoma City

It was a bold move, but the decision to ask Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt out to lunch paid off for J.D. Baker. Holt was so...

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Harding Fine Arts would chart its own course, leader says

Harding Charter Preparatory High School Principal Steven Stefanick told families Wednesday the school is nearing agreement with...

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Boren under investigation for sexual harassment

The University of Oklahoma is paying one of the largest law firms in the world to investigate former President David Boren,...

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Oklahoma college students advocate for more higher education funding

Students from campuses across the state rallied for increased funding for their colleges and universities Tuesday during 2019...

Life

Heritage Hall's Gala 2019: Heart of Gold fundraising event planned for April 6

Gala 2019: Heart of Gold, the annual Heritage Hall fundraising event and auction, will be April 6 at the Oklahoma City Golf...

Life

Edmond Schools to open pre-K enrollment Feb. 18

Edmond Public Schools will open its online application period for 2019-2020 pre-K programs Feb. 18 through March 1. Children...

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Dragons, tacos, stories and more coming to Moore Public Library

MOORE — Adam Rubin’s popular book “Dragons Love Tacos” will come alive during the Dragons Love Tacos Party at 11 a.m. Monday at...

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Choctaw High School students to perform 'Shrek The Musical'

Choctaw High School drama and music students will join their talents to present "Shrek The Musical" during seven performances...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

Del City Del City High School class of 1969 is looking for classmates for a 50th reunion June 7-8. Contact Sherryn (Barris)...

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Voters approve school bond issues in Edmond, Norman

Voters in Edmond and Norman on Tuesday approved school bond issues that will pay for new schools, classroom additions, storm...

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St. Gregory's trustee denies a museum's $2.3 million claim

SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — A museum is wrong to demand $2.3 million from a St. Gregory University auction of mineral interests,...

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Report: 30,000 Oklahoma teachers have left profession in past 6 years

A new report released by the state shows 30,000 Oklahoma teachers have left the profession in the past six years.

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University of Central Oklahoma is offering full-time faculty a retirement incentive to bridge budget gap

EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma is offering qualified full-time faculty a retirement incentive to help offset a...

Business

Hands-on learning critical for STEM education

In Oklahoma, as in every other state, we need to be doing everything we can to imbed STEM in school curriculum from...

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Chickasha schools shortchanged $2.1 million by county treasurer

Chickasha Public Schools received a check for $2.1 million Monday after Grady County Treasurer Robin Burton acknowledged that a...

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Achievers

William Wang, of the Oklahoma School of Science & Mathematics, has been named a finalist in the Regeneron Science Talent...

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Safety, security upgrades focus of school bond elections

Voters on Tuesday will consider school bond issues in Edmond and Norman that will pay for new schools, storm shelters and...

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Council races, bond issues, voting for a deceased man part of Tuesday election story

Amanda Sandoval wants a career in public service and envisions herself someday seeking office at the state or federal level....

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Oklahoma's final education budget could include more classroom spending than Gov. Stitt proposed

Days after Gov. Kevin Stitt proposed no significant increase in classroom funding, legislative leaders said they still expect...

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Allied Arts launches 2019 fundraising campaign

Oklahoma City nonprofit Allied Arts launched its 2019 campaign at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, with the...

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OU Regent Bill Burgess dies

University of Oklahoma Board of Regents member William “Bill” Burgess died Friday. He was 62. Former Gov. Mary Fallin appointed...

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OU Regent member Bill Burgess dies

University of Oklahoma Board of Regents member William "Bill" Burgess died Friday, according to multiple reports.

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Mid-Del plans to consolidate middle schools

MIDWEST CITY — Midwest City-Del City Schools is moving forward with a $26.5 million consolidation project that will result in...

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Patti Neuhold named next University of Central Oklahoma president

EDMOND — Patti Neuhold will become the University of Central Oklahoma's 21st president July 1 — the first woman to lead the...

Crime

Oklahoma school principal accused of child sexual abuse

An Oklahoma middle school principal has been charged with child abuse and rape after a relative told police he abused her years...

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28 University of Oklahoma employees cut in first layoffs of 2019

NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma announced Thursday the first layoffs of the new year — 28 positions on the Norman and...

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OKC district seeks input on building use

Oklahoma City Public Schools is asking the public to recommend new uses for school buildings that will be closed as part of the...

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Stitt to look for diversity in next OU regent

Gov. Kevin Stitt wants to add diversity to the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents, the governor-appointed body that...

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Icy weather leads to school closures, dozens of wrecks

What started as waves of thunderstorms Wednesday night quickly turned into a winter weather event for central Oklahoma on...

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Principal's attorney denies cellphone use

NORMAN — Cleveland Elementary School Principal Ty Bell was using his cellphone when he lost control of a bus on a Texas...

'Safety-sensitive' medical marijuana changes may be delayed

HealthApr 4, 2019

Gov. Kevin Stitt recently signed the “Unity Bill” into law, but a new lawsuit could delay its effective date. What is the Unity Bill? The Unity Bill became law after House Bill 2612 was signed by Gov. Stitt on March 14. This new law provides...

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Oklahoma ramps up Capitol security after teacher walkout

OKLAHOMA CITY — Leaders in the Oklahoma House ramped up security by erecting guard stations in hallways, banning public access...

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International students at the University of Oklahoma fear deportation

NORMAN — A dozen international students at the University of Oklahoma are worried the inability to pay outstanding fall...

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#ThrowbackThursday: Students climb to new heights in 1955

We are running a #Throwback​Thursday image each week, showcasing Oklahoma’s history. Be sure to follow us on Twitter...

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Oklahoma ramps up Capitol security after teacher walkout

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Leaders in the Oklahoma House are dramatically ramping up security at the state Capitol less than a year...

Sports

Choctaw Homerun Club to host Chili Dinner and Auction Saturday

The Choctaw Homerun Club will host its annual Chili Dinner and Auction on Saturday. The event will benefit the...

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Video shows two arrested in Jenks threat standing outside school with firearms, investigators say

Two people who have been arrested in connection with a threat against Jenks Public Schools were allegedly recorded on video...

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UCO to celebrate Black History Month in February with ‘Defining Moments’

EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma's Office of Diversity and Inclusion will celebrate Black History Month with a...

News

Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

Del City Del City High School class of 1969 is looking for classmates for a 50th reunion June 7-8. Contact Sherryn (Barris)...

Business

Strength in recruiting: Navy recruiter also dedicates time to weightlifting, volunteering within her community

Recruiting can be a heavy workload, especially with goals of increasing the number of future sailors. When a Navy recruiter is...

News

Canadian Valley Technology Center students restore utility vehicle for Center of Family Love

EL RENO — Randy Graham stared at a broken-down utility vehicle. The engine would not start. Graham wondered if there was any...

News

University of Oklahoma CFO says financial condition remains 'very troubling' despite progress

The University of Oklahoma’s financial condition remains “very troubling,” despite steps taken since July 1 to improve the...

Health

Democratic agenda includes issues key to red rural Oklahoma

House and Senate Democrats are largely an urban caucus, but they presented an agenda Tuesday that includes some issues most...

News

Water leak shuts down Edmond elementary school Tuesday

Classes have been canceled Tuesday at Angie Debo Elementary due to a water leak, Edmond Schools reported.Crews are working to...

Life

Civil rights icon Andrew Young speaks in OKC

Andrew Young reached heights he never imagined. He was one of the civil rights leaders who was closest to Martin Luther King...

News

Board member wants leaders to reserve seats for students in northeast OKC

Oklahoma City Public Schools board member Charles Henry is asking Superintendent Sean McDaniel to reserve seats at Classen...

Health

Stitt budget proposes funding boost for common education while keeping most agencies flat

Common education and the Oklahoma Health Care Authority would receive revenue boosts, while funding for higher education and...

News

Woody Guthrie Center honors teachers for demanding change

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Woody Guthrie Center is honoring Oklahoma teachers for demanding improvements to state education...

Life

How to get kids to enjoy reading

While some kids can easily lose themselves in a book, others have more trouble and need to be hooked. Plenty of tips and tricks...

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Oklahoma education notes for Sunday, Feb. 3, 2018

Oklahoma education news briefs for Sunday, Feb. 3, 2018

Health

What to expect from lawmakers during the 2019 session

Legislators have four months to pass a budget and address key issues, and committee chairman have already narrowed their focus.

Business

Love's employees pack boxes of food for Oklahoma schoolchildren

Love's employees from across the country packed boxes of food for Oklahoma schoolchildren. The food is distributed through the...

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Legislative Black Caucus calls for reform following racist incidents at OU

Leaders of Legislative Black Caucus call for changes after meeting with OU officials about racist incidents.

News

Statue honors civil rights activist

A life-size statue of civil rights pioneer Nancy Randolph Davis was dedicated Thursday on the Oklahoma State University campus.

Health

Sen. Greg Treat discusses GOP hopes for 2019

Sen. Treat discusses his new role as leader of the Senate, his career and his hopes for 2019.

Health

OSU expands student mental health services

Oklahoma State University has added two new mental health services for students to meet a growing demand. The digital platform...

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OU regents face changes

Citing health issues, Clay Bennett resigned Wednesday as chairman of the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents before the...

News

Over 1,000 attend final OKC school closure meeting

About 30 minutes before the start of what promised to be another emotional community meeting, two educators hugged. "At least...

News

Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

Life

Llama is new mama

Children at Keystone Adventure School and Farm welcomed a new addition to their outdoor classroom this month — a baby llama.

Life

Science Museum Oklahoma offers spring break camps March 18-22

Science Museum Oklahoma’s spring break camps are set for March 18-22 at the museum, 2020 Remington Place.

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OKC district realignment: Race becomes focus of Douglass meeting

Race took center stage Tuesday night at Douglass Mid-High, where a school board member called on Oklahoma City Public Schools...

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Achievers

The Harding Charter Preparatory High School students recognized for achievement.

Life

Bishop McGuinness to host 11th annual alumni bingo night

Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School will host the 11th annual Irish Family Bingo Night on March 2.

To get happy, become your own best friend

HealthApr 2, 2019

Want to be happy? Become your own best friend. Mildred Newman and Bernard Berkowitz, two psychoanalysts, published a book telling us how to do that in 1971. "How To Be Your Own Best Friend" is still available. (For children, read "How To Be...

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Senate Republicans want to end four-day school weeks

Senate Republicans plan to push for an end to four-day school weeks, which are currently used by nearly 100 mostly rural school...

Business

TU takes lead in Cyber District vision

University of Tulsa President Gerry Clancy sees a distinct parallel between a TU-led Cyber District and the university's link...

News

Spencer community reacts to closure plans

SPENCER — Not surprisingly, supporters of schools in this city of about 4,000 are taking pending school closures and...

News

'The land has been redeemed': St. Gregory's Abbey monks retain property that was collateral on university loan

The Benedictine monks at St. Gregory's Abbey will retain 480 acres of land they put up as collateral for a loan to keep the...

News

Another teacher walkout? Hot topic in education circles, but still just a rumor

The Oklahoma Education Association is seeking about $400 million during the upcoming legislative session. Many educators...

Life

UCO Foundation hosts South American travel tour with UCO President Betz June 1-10

The University of Central Oklahoma Foundation is inviting UCO alumni and friends to join university President Don Betz on a...

News

Price Lang announces scholarship for UCO communications students; application deadline Feb. 1

UCO communications students have until Feb. 1 to submit applications for the Price Lang Scholarship for Communications...

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Epic Charter Schools gain 8,147 students, Tulsa loses 540: New enrollment data shows popularity of virtual option

Newly released student enrollment data from the state reveals most Tulsa County school districts posted declines — some...

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Oklahoma education notes for Sunday, Jan. 27, 20

Oklahoma education notes for Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019

News

More dialogue to come on school closures

A letter was sent to all Oklahoma City Public Schools community partners and volunteers who are in our system ahead of the...

News

Steps taken to address racism at OU

The University of Oklahoma has hired a person of color to be vice president of student affairs, one of several steps that have...

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New regent takes seat on OSU board

An updated intellectual property policy puts Oklahoma State University "more in line with what goes on around the country,"...

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State lawmakers criticize social media in talk with students

In discussion with Putnam City district students, two state lawmakers from Oklahoma City cite problems with social media.

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6,000 high school grads earn free tuition

A record 73.6 percent of 2018 high school graduates who signed up for the Oklahoma's Promise college access program completed...

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OU professor says 'sideshows' are taking focus off racism issue

A professor's rant against President Jim Gallogly and a subsequent rally to support the president are distractions from the...

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Looks who's going to college now

Two programs at Oklahoma public universities are preparing students not just for a career, but also to live independently. Each...

News

Public weighs in on school closures

Coolidge Elementary School parents Amy Neal and Kim Tanksley studied the new boundary maps outside the U.S. Grant High School...

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Oklahoma Centennial High School may be almost out of time

Oklahoma Centennial High School, whose athletics have always been a bright spot, has been tapped for closure under sweeping OKC...

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Governor wants to work closely with superintendent

New governor says he won't have a separate education secretary in his cabinet, a signal that he would rather rely on expertise...

News

Blackface incident reported again on campus

The University of Oklahoma tweeted someone has been seen walking on and near campus in blackface. It isn't clear if the person...

Around The Web

Broken Arrow's Donna Gradel among final four finalists for national Teacher of the Year honor

Gov. Kevin Stitt and State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister made the announcement Wednesday after touring Broken Arrow High School...

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OKC district reveals plans to close schools

For weeks, Oklahoma City Public Schools Superintendent Sean McDaniel has talked about reinventing the state's largest district...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

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OU president faces strong criticism

University of Oklahoma students demand change after another racist incident.

News

Second-degree murder charges filed in death of McLoud teen

Two teens could face 10 years to life for allegedly killing Kaylen Thomas.

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3 students leave WVU, 15 others punished, regarding frat member’s hospitalization

West Virginia University announced Tuesday that three unnamed students “have agreed to permanent separation” from the school...

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Former dean calls for OU president to resign

The former dean of the College of International Studies at the University of Oklahoma called for President Jim Gallogly to...

News

Oklahoma bills aim to punish, limit future protests

Oklahoma lawmakers have filed a host of bills that seek to crack down on the methods educators employed to stage a statewide...

News

Recap: OKC district meets to discuss school closures

View a live feed of Tuesday's Oklahoma Cit School Board meeting, where officials addressed school closures as part of the...

Around The Web

Journalist fired after wishing death on Covington Catholic HS students, parents: report

A freelance Vulture journalist was fired from his main job at digital company INE Entertainment after wishing death for...

News

Ex-OU students who made racist video apologize

Two students responsible for a video portraying one of the women in blackface have issued public apologies after withdrawing...

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Three Moore schools on lockdown as police search for home invasion suspect

Northmoor and Winding Creek elementary schools, as well as Moore High School are still on lockdown while Moore police search...

Oklahoma bill challenges alcohol distribution model

BusinessApr 4, 2019

Alcohol distribution is a point of contention — again. Oklahomans voted to change a decades-old distribution model as part of sweeping changes to the state’s alcohol industry included in State Question 792. Now, nearly six months since...

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OKC district to close 12 elementary schools

Oklahoma City Public Schools would close 12 elementary schools as part of a plan to provide students with more teachers, course...

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Covington Catholic, school at center of D.C. march video, facing threats and protesters

When students return to Covington Catholic High School on Tuesday, they will be greeted by police and protesters. The...

News

Two students leave OU after blackface video

In a news conference, James Gallogly said the students withdrew voluntarily and issued an apology for viral video.

Business

How an OU and OSU alum made the Happy Meal happen

"Over the years, so many people have told me, 'Gee thanks for keeping my kids quiet in the back seat. I go to McDonald’s, get...

News

OU President James Gallogly addresses blackface video

University of Oklahoma President James Gallogly addresses video of a white student in blackface using a racial slur that was...

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Student told she was 'too dark' to perform with school dance team, lawsuit claims

A young woman is suing a school district in Kansas for discrimination and retaliation, claiming she was told she couldn't...

News

Local Girl Scouts break ground on nation's first STEM camp

Officials broke ground Saturday on the nation’s first Girl Scout camp built specifically to teach science, technology...

News

New charges filed in Oklahoma teen's shooting death

McLOUD, Okla. (AP) — New charges have been filed in the shooting death of an Oklahoma high school sophomore that authorities...

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Education notes for Jan. 20

Forestry scholarships available Oklahoma's Forest Heritage Center Museum is offering scholarships to college students studying...

News

OU students demand action after blackface video surfaces

The Black Student Association at the University of Oklahoma has demanded changes to the university's policies and procedures...

News

Professor faces second stalking charge

A second criminal charge and three protective orders have been filed against an Oklahoma State University professor who was...

News

Best online degree programs reported

Oklahoma State University’s online programs in the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology are ranked in the top 20...

News

OKC district could close as many as 20 schools

In an interview at The Oklahoman, OKC school superintendent says a minimum of 14 schools will be closed and up to 20 could meet...

News

School districts open to federal workers on furlough

"We're just trying to help out anybody experiencing a furlough or working and not receiving a paycheck," said Yukon Public...

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Report: Pell Grants for inmates would save state $2.4 million per year

Report advocates making Pell Grants available to qualified people in prison to improve their chances for success once they are...

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Perry school district must pay $3.5 million in sexual predator case

"There was no doubt that these children were molested and (the school district) admitted it," said attorney Cameron Spradling.

News

Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School to host 33rd annual auction dinner and dance

Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School will host the 33rd annual auction dinner and dance, 'Clancy in Wonderland,' on Feb. 1.

News

Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

Life

Chili cook-off and auction to benefit 4-H programs

Residents wanting a bowlful of homemade chili are invited to attend the Oklahoma County 4-H annual Chili Cook Off and Auction...

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Achievers

Mount St. Mary Catholic High School senior receives full-ride ROTC college scholarship

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Superintendent: Failure to notify parents was an 'oversight'

"He contacted them the Monday after Christmas break," Chapman told The Oklahoman. "That would have been approximately 25-26...

News

Putnam City Schools Museum to honor four with Lifetime Service Award

The Putnam City Schools Museum will recognize four individuals on Tuesday with the Museum’s Lifetime Service Award.

Business

New facility addressing workforce needs

A new $6.5 million facility on Francis Tuttle Technology Center's Reno campus will train workers for some of the most in-demand...

Business

Oklahoma slips in science and technology ratings

I value benchmarking. Whatever the goal, comparing metrics with industry leaders is the best way to test and improve results....

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State briefs for Jan. 15

Conservation academy deadline approaching The Nature Conservancy of Oklahoma is looking for interested individuals to become a...

News

OKC school principals to get incentive to retire early

OKC Public School District is offering $8,000 to principals and $5,000 to assistant principals to retire early as school...

Health

OKC School Board approves medical marijuana use

Oklahoma City district students with a medical condition that requires marijuana will be permitted to use the drug at school,...

Life

Interviews, photos and video: National Cowboy Museum plans multimillion-dollar indoor-outdoor educational expansion called Liichokoshkomo’

The Annie Oakley Society of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum has in mind an ambitious new project: an...

News

Harding Charter Preparatory High School hosts prospective student-parent open house Tuesday

Families with students considering attending Harding Charter Preparatory High School are invited to a Prospective Student...

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Catholic high school students to attend March for Life Jan. 16-20

Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School students will attend March for Life in Washington, D.C., along with students and...

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Past year historic for Oklahoma education

Reflection is the perfect exercise as a year ends and another begins. Pausing to celebrate successes while keeping a critical...

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Borrowers name company worst for student loans

A new analysis of student loan-related complaints submitted to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in 2018 shows one loan...

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Education notes for Jan. 13

Students need to file financial aid form Students who plan to attend college next fall should file the Free Application of...

OU football: Tanner Schafer trying to follow in Taylor Cornelius' footsteps

SportsApr 3, 2019

NORMAN — Tanner Schafer shrugs a bit at the question. “Did it bother you that you weren’t more highly recruited?” Oklahoma’s redshirt junior walk-on quarterback was asked last week. “I don’t know,” Schafer said. “I guess it’s because I’m from...

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Business

Budget increase aimed at filling skills gap

Oklahoma CareerTech has requested a $21 million increase in state funding for fiscal year 2020 to expand programming that will...

News

Knowledge of Oklahoma history can pay for college

Oklahoma high school students who want to take part in the 2019 Oklahoma Scholarship Competition must register by Feb. 15....

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Oklahoma middle school student arrested after brandishing pellet gun at school

A Broken Arrow middle school student was arrested after he reportedly brandished a pellet gun during a dispute with another...

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Voters reject Luther school bond proposal

It was the first bond election for Luther Public Schools since 2015, when a $35 million dollar proposal failed by 85 percent of...

News

University of Central Oklahoma crowns Miss Native American UCO

Claudia McHenry, a business and legal studies major, was recently crowned Miss Native American UCO.

News

Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

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Achievers

Tinker Federal Credit Union names three teachers of the year for financial education

Health

Canadian Valley Technology Center offers medical marijuana seminar 'How to Recognize Impairment'

Canadian Valley Technology Center will offer a medical marijuana seminar on 'How to Recognize Impairment.'

Life

Concert raises funds for Women of the South scholarships

Women of the South recently teamed up with Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Famer Justin Echols and Oklahoma City Community College for a...

News

8 finalists selected for UCO president post

Eight people will be interviewed this month for the job of president of the University of Central Oklahoma. The new president...

News

Test scores will factor in OKC school closures

"Our academic challenges are further evidence that these hard decisions are essential to the future of our students and our...

Business

Research is providing seismologists with valuable information that might someday be useful in identifying potential risks for damaging earthquakes, one says.

Oklahoma State Seismologist Jake Walter says scientists are not yet able to forecast when a potentially damaging earthquake...

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Education notes for Jan. 6

Colleges return for spring semester Spring semester classes begin Monday at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. For...