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Jim Couch Headshot

Three community leaders receive awards from Downtown Oklahoma City, Inc.

Three community leaders receive awards from Downtown Oklahoma City, Inc.

Jim Couch, Leslie Batchelor and Mark Beffort are being recognized for their work in the development of OKC.

Students eat lunch in the cafeteria at Eugene Field Elementary School, which has provided free and healthy breakfast and lunch to students through a federal program. (Cara Johnson)

OKC Public Schools enhance existing lunch and breakfast programs with support from a federal initiative

“No matter what the economic situation is for a student’s family, they don’t have to worry,” Ponce said last week as he visited the Eugene Field cafeteria. “It’s an unbelievable program.”

Close photo of prescription bottle for Hydrocodone tablets and pills on wooden table for opioid epidemic illustration

As the opioid epidemic continues, Oklahomans require better support systems

Mental health and drug dependence treatment options would help pull Oklahomans away from addiction.

Lindsay Biggs and Rachael Robinson help children make an Earth Day banner at the Oklahoma City Zoo Wednesday, April 19, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Summer Guide: OKC Zoo’s education programs teach compassion for wildlife

The zoo’s programs educate the public about conservation efforts and establish the zoo as more than a tourist attraction.

Principal Aspasia Carlson at John Marshall Mid-High, Friday, April 14, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

John Marshall Mid-High principal named Oklahoma Principal of the Year

Aspasia Carlson has tried to encourage attitudes and academic achievement during her time at the local high school.

Oklahomas Kids Belong president Scott Werner provided

Local nonprofit works to place foster children with permanent families

Oklahoma’s Kids Belong helps foster children tell their stories in their own words and connects them with forever families.

Oklahoma State Department of Education Superintendent Joy Hofmeister. (Garett Fisbeck / file)

Oklahoma’s college students spend over $22 million more to learn what they didn’t master in high school

In Oklahoma, remediation costs $22.2 million annually in extra tuition, according to a Center for American Progress report.

Jason Pawley works on a mural at Eugene Field Elementary, Monday, March 20, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Classen Ten Penn neighborhood, Plaza District, local artists rally to return art to Eugene Field Elementary

“We wanted to come up with a model that could potentially be replicable in other schools as well as something that is sustainable for the long-term,” Karper said. “It is an opportunity for artists, but it also benefits students.”

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