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Colin Strickland talks about the library at Edgemere School, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Community aids local school in trying to end student poverty

Community aids local school in trying to end student poverty

Organizations, businesses and churches help Edgemere Elementary School succeed as a community school.

Thousands gather on at the Oklahoma State Capitol for a Teacher's Rally, Monday, March 30, 2015.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Teacher pay remains at the forefront of citizens’ minds after the election

State leaders and local groups plan to continue to fight for teacher raises in Oklahoma.

Left to right, teachers Kathleen Blake and Kristina Haden get kids into art during an after school art program at Lee Elementary School, 9-14-15.  (Mark Hancock)

School leaders debate the merits of a continuous school calendar

OKCPS Superintendent Aurora Lora will deliver her recommendation to the school board at its Nov. 21 meeting.

(Cover design: Christopher Street / Oklahoma Gazette)

Cover Story: Poverty impacts disproportionate number of OKC residents

“If we aren’t willing to confront that we have suffering right under our noses, we are doing a huge disservice to our fellow citizens,” Mélon said.

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With majority of state in favor of teacher pay raises, question becomes how to fund them

“This was a glimpse of hope that the tide might turn for the better for [teachers], and not just for us, but future teachers and students,” Flores said. “I went home and I felt relieved. I was for it, and I wanted to help.”

Drummer rehearse at Capitol Hill High School, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Voters weigh $180 million bond package for OKC schools

Read more Oklahoma Gazette election coverage here and here. As Maintain OKC Schools coalition sees it, the $180 million proposed bond package calling for major facility improvements to the state’s largest school district is a straightforward decision. “It is about taking care of what we already have,” said Roy Williams, a member of the steering

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Oklahoma’s concurrent enrollment program remains strong

The number of high school students earning college credit continues to rise and provides rural students with opportunities.

Rob Davis works with Erik Sproul in his classroom at Yukon High School. | Photo Garett Fisbeck

Oklahoma State School Boards Association plans to launch digital textbook and lesson program

When it launches in January, Oklahoma Library of Digital Resources will feature textbooks for nine courses.

Cristo Rey OKC school president Renee Porter, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Cristo Rey Oklahoma City High School set to open fall 2017

The school will provide a private secondary education to low-income students.

Principal, Mylissa Hall, and two AP students pose for a photo at Southeast High School on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 in Oklahoma City.  (Emmy Verdin)

Oklahoma City Public Schools expands its advanced placement program

The school district strives to expand advanced placement classes and enable low-income and minority students to enroll.

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