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OKG Newsletter


Topic: OKCPS

School days

Three candidates vie for an open seat on the OKC school board.


News

Clifton Adcock
Three candidates are vying for an open seat on the Oklahoma City Public Schools Board of Education.
 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Massenat wins school board seat

Elemental Coffee co-owner emerges on top in three-person race.


News

Gazette staff
Oklahoma City businesswoman Laura Massenat won election Tuesday night to the open seat on the Oklahoma City Public Schools Board of Education. Massenat, who co-owns Elemental Coffee, won the three-way race and avoided an April runoff by getting nearly 55 percent of the vote, or 890 total votes.
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Central suitor

OCU law school is set to move downtown with the purchase of the historic Central High building,


News

Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma City University School of Law is headed for downtown Oklahoma City, albeit not for at least a year. The school on July 13 beat out a bid by Oklahoma City Public Schools to buy the old Central High School building from American Farmers & Ranchers Mutual Insurance Company.
 
Monday, July 16, 2012

Hey, Legislature, nothing’s happening here!


Commentary

Bill Bleakley
As Buffalo Springfield’s lyric of “There’s somethin’ happenin’ here” filled our ears in the ’60s, the downward spiral of public education in Oklahoma City began. Families with school-aged children began a mass exodus from the Oklahoma City Public Schools as the courts belatedly implemented the desegregation requirements of Brown v. Board of Education. They took their support for public education with them, enhancing suburban districts.

 
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Who our schoolchildren need


Commentary

Bill Bleakley
Tuesday is election day for choosing the chair and two members of the Oklahoma City Public Schools School Board. Many believe the school elections are set in the middle of winter and not in conjunction with regular elections to subdue voter turnout and strengthen the political power of education special interests. The usual voter turnout in these elections proves them right.
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Civics lesson

OKC voters on Tuesday will determine the next chair of the school district’s board of education.


News

Clifton Adcock
Tuesday’s Oklahoma City Public Schools Board of Education election will determine who will lead the board through a time of transformation for the district.
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013

School struggles

OKC school district officials continue to deal with problems involving required coursework at Douglass Mid-High.


News

Jerry Bohnen
Oklahoma City Public Schools officials made an embarrassing admission last November when they said an audit of Frederick A. Douglass Mid-High School revealed that 81 percent of the seniors were not on track to graduate on time.
 
Monday, February 4, 2013

School choice is the answer


Letters to the Editor

Matthew Trimble
The larger fallacy John Thompson (Commentary, “The fallacy of test-driven school reform, Jan. 16, Oklahoma Gazette) fails to recognize is the fallacy of centrally planned and administered education. MAPS for Kids has been a total failure, as schools are not buildings. The only obvious beneficiaries are the government contractors who built the buildings.
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Like a rock

Two metro high school stadiums built in the Depression era are due a makeover


News

Kelley Chambers
Gary Armbruster said he wants to make one thing clear: No one is tearing down Taft Stadium’s historic rock wall that has faced N. May Avenue for more than 70 years.
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
 
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