Education articles

Last week, the Oklahoma Department of Education released student proficiency rates on last spring’s state testing. (file)

State leaders see low education assessment scores as a starting point for the state to close the achievement gap

State leaders see low education assessment scores as a starting point for the state to close the achievement gap

State leaders see low education assessment scores as a starting point for the state to close the achievement gap.

Superintendent Chris Brewster, surrounded by Santa Fe South students, led a successful south Oklahoma City charter program to open a new high school facility in Plaza Mayor and add a fourth elementary school this academic school year. | Photo Garett Fisbeck

Rising student enrollment in south Oklahoma City creates an opening for charter school expansion

Rising student enrollment in south Oklahoma City creates an opening for charter school expansion.

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Oklahoma City Public Schools leaders take initial steps toward educational equity

Oklahoma City Public Schools leaders take initial steps toward educational equity.

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Cristo Rey Oklahoma City Catholic High School gears up to offer a unique education model in 2018

Cristo Rey Oklahoma City Catholic High School gears up to offer a unique education model in 2018

OCCC Capitol Hill Center, Friday, July 7, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Historic Capitol Hill’s ongoing revival includes improving the arts in the district

Renovations to structures like Yale Theater will usher in the next wave of change.

Alexandra Molina and Vanessa Ramos talk about their experiences with EXCELerate Dove at OSU-OKC, Tuesday, June 13, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

OSU-OKC and Dove Science Academy team up for early college program

The program will enable high school students to graduate with their associate’s degree.

Oklahoma City Ward 2 Councilman, Ed Shadid, during the recent debate concerning panhandleing, 12-8-15, at City Hall in Downtown OKC.  (Mark Hancock)

As the Oklahoma City Council prepares sales tax and bond propositions, conversations continue about how best to spend the funds

Some want the money to fund infrastructure improvements, and others believe the money should go to schools.

Aaron Baker, Mid-Del teacher, at his home in Edmond, Thursday, June 15, 2017.  Baker wants all students to be safe and supports LGBT protections added to district policies.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Metro schools take steps to protect the rights of LGBTQ students

Many Oklahoma school districts don’t have protections in place and put students and staff at risk for discrimination.

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