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Meg Wheeler, KIPP south administrator, talks about KIPP expanding to South Oklahoma City at Plaza Mayor, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

A local charter program plans to expand into south OKC

A local charter program plans to expand into south OKC

KIPP OKC South Community Prep opens for the 2017-18 school year and will add one grade level per year.

Sandino Thompson, community member on OKCPS Northeast Task Force, poses for a photo at F.D. Moon, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Local task force focuses on improving students’ lives

OKCPS’ Northeast Task Force works to develop recommendations for change in northeast Oklahoma City schools.

Colleen Wilcox plays with her son Luck, 2, and Elijah during an Early Bird class at Metro Career Academy, Friday, Feb. 3, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Early Birds school readiness program guides parents and children toward learning and achievement

“This is why we teach the classes,” Dykstra said. “You, as parents, are the first and most important teachers in your children’s life.”

Stanley Hupfeld | Photo provided

OKCPS school board candidates prepare for Tuesday election

Budget issues, school choice, student demographics and teacher pay are important topics in this election.

Devery Youngblood | Photo Garett Fisbeck

Oklahoma Tomorrow vows to protect funding for higher education

Private sector employers and organizations stress the need for employees with higher education degrees.

Brandon Voss high five

Students in small schools thrive despite talks of consolidation

Community support and parental involvement in these districts add to students’ ability to succeed.

Tracy McDaniel, executive director, at KIPP OKC Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

KIPP Reach celebrates 15 years of enriching students’ lives

The college preparatory middle school is gearing up to expand the KIPP model into a high school and elementary school.

(Cover design Erin DeMoss / Oklahoma Gazette)

Cover Story: The state of women — yes, it’s really as bad as experts claim

“We, as women, are told repeatedly that our experiences aren’t valid, our votes don’t count and we can’t make a difference,” Horn said.

Joy Hofmeister during a town hall meeting at Capitol Hill High School, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Oklahoma educators work to reform assessment system

The proposed system gets rid of A-F Report Card requirements and considers success indicators like college readiness.

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