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A newly created coalition plans to bring a ballot initiative before Oklahoma voters to decide whether to raise the state gross production tax to 7 percent to address low teacher salaries. (Photo Laura Eastes)

A newly created coalition is drafting language for a state ballot initiative that would raise the state gross production tax to fund a teacher pay raise

A newly created coalition is drafting language for a state ballot initiative that would raise the state gross production tax to fund a teacher pay raise

Raise gross production tax and get a teacher pay raise? One coalition is moving forward with its proposal.

A Pierce Elementary School student stretches as part of a class taught by Oklahoma City Ballet.(Photo provided)

Arts Council Oklahoma City and other community organizations work to revive art education in schools

“We were in crisis mode,” said Rhonda Taylor, OKCPS director of visual and performing arts.

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Letters to the Editor: Oct. 19, 2016

  Warming to reality In dismissing global warming and environmental concerns as the imaginary theories of hysterics (Opinion, Letters to the Editor, “Chicken Little dunces,” Sept. 28, Oklahoma Gazette), Mickey McVay has summarized the perspectives of the fossil fuel industry and America’s Republican Party. The Republican Party platform extols coal, oil and gas production for

Mariachi students led by Christiaan Osborn in his class at Filmore Elementary School in South Oklahoma City, 1-15-16.  (Mark Hancock)

State’s financial crisis puts OKCPS arts education in danger

“This budget crisis is proof that we need to bring everyone together to work on long-term solutions for public schools,” Hime said.

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