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Superintendent Umit Alpasian observes a seventh-grade English class at Dove Science Academy, which was one of six Oklahoma schools named a National Blue Ribbon School in 2017. (Photo Garett Fisbeck)

The metro is home to five “exemplary high” achieving schools

The metro is home to five “exemplary high” achieving schools

The metro is home to five “exemplary high” achieving schools.

Myra Moaning teaches her kindergarten class at Little Light Christian School, Thursday, March 2, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

A local school works to reduce risks for children with incarcerated parents

Children with incarcerated parents face slimmer chances of success than other children, but Little Light Christian School hopes to reverse those odds.

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

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

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Students in small schools thrive despite talks of consolidation

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

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.

Pearl Barnett on the campus of Northeast Academy, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Northeast Academy leaders push for charter status

School leaders want to focus on STEM education, community service, work experience and restoring academic excellence.

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

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

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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.

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Local students face changes on first day of school year after budget cuts

Students go back to school and face cuts to academics, fine arts and athletics programs.

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