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Powerhouse rockers Emit issue intelligent anthems as they hone their skills through higher education

 Emit with The RocketTops, Wunderjazz and Tree Farmer 7 p.m. Friday ACM@UCO Performance Lab 323 E. Sheridan http://www.emitrock.com $5 OK, yes, a mature understanding of the value of a college degree isn’t exactly in lockstep with the rock-‘n’-roll lifestyle, but like any career, knowledge is power. Members of Emit, Oklahoma City’s emerging powerhouse rock band,

Candidates for governor debate budget, education, business

The two candidates vying for governor got down to business on Tuesday in Oklahoma City at the 2010 Gubernatorial Candidate Fall Forum organized by the State Chamber of Oklahoma. Both Lt. Governor Jari Askins, a Democrat, and Rep. Mary Fallin, a Republican, voiced their support of several state business incentive funds; the need to examine

The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art’s Art Adventures class gives kids and parents free arts education each Tuesday

Art Adventures Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art 555 Elm in Norman Ages 3-5 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, ongoing 325-3272, http://www.ou.edu/fjjma Kids can take an adventure tailored specifically for them, all while learning about art and literature. Art Adventures, an interactive program for ages 3-5, gives children the opportunity to learn creative forms of expression at

Exec stresses Oklahoma City, Tulsa cooperation in children’s education

The executive director of the George Kaiser Family Foundation urged leaders in Oklahoma City and Tulsa to work together to help better educate children. Speaking before Thursday’s large crowd at the Cox Convention Center for “2010 Oklahoma State of the Schools,” Ken Levit laid out the similarities ” and challenges ” between the state’s two

Investing in education

The educational system is money-driven, instead of child-driven. The child is the book. We must learn to read him/her. We must recognize that he or she has an identity or role, and that it precedes our goals. As educators, our mission should be to help prepare students for success in school, work and life by

Metro folk-rock duo The Shining Lights stage a show at the UCO Jazz Lab, a creative hub of education

The Shining Lights with Matt Stansberry 8 p.m. Thursday UCO Jazz Lab 100 E. Fifth, Edmond http://www.ucojazzlab.com 359-7989 $7 Thursday will be a sort of homecoming for The Shining Lights, celebrating the release of their eight-song EP, “Taking the Hill,” at Edmond’s University of Central Oklahoma Jazz Lab. The album’s an adventurous blend of rock,

‘Oklahoma education is not underfunded’

Kurt Hochenauer (Commentary, “At what price?”) continues to spout the liberal talking points about Oklahoma not spending enough on education.   Oklahoma ranks 14th nationally with regard to the amount of money spent on education as a ratio to personal income. Oklahoma education is not underfunded. He complains about per-pupil spending and cites the Oklahoma

Warr Acres to use fun fair as a safety education tool

Warr Acres Safety Fair10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday3800 N. Macarthur http://www.cityofwarracres.com The Warr Acres community is out to prove that learning about safety can be fun. Saturday’s inaugural Warr Acres Safety Fair brings together the city’s police and fire departments along with Oklahoma Highway Patrol and EMSA members to give kids a fun and

Religious education

I read with both great interest and amusement Douglas L. Thompson’s letter (“Freedom of religion does not mean freedom from religion,” April 21, 2010, Gazette). His letter makes a masterful statement of the woeful lack of knowledge about history, both American and world. His own statement that as of 1787 that 99.8 percent of the

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