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Warrior-Scholar Project hosts an academic boot camp at OU

Warrior-Scholar Project hosts an academic boot camp at OU

“When you’re a first-generation college student, that distinction is not so clear,” Ellington said of the choice between for-profit colleges and accredited institutions like OU.

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Chicken-Fried News: ‘Disgustingly inhumane’

An Oklahoma lawmaker threw a ridiculous, alarming, questionable budget-saving idea onto the list submitted by the House Republican Platform Caucus.

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.

Sandino Thompson, community member on OKCPS Northeast Task Force, poses for a photo at F.D. Moon, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Local task force focuses on improving students’ lives

OKCPS’ Northeast Task Force works to develop recommendations for change in northeast Oklahoma City schools.

Devery Youngblood | Photo Garett Fisbeck

Oklahoma Tomorrow vows to protect funding for higher education

Private sector employers and organizations stress the need for employees with higher education degrees.

Lori Zehnder's 3rd grade classroom at Linwood Elementary School with Donors Choose supplies in forground, 8-27-15.  (Mark Hancock)

Voters consider education tax and review lottery promises

State Question 779 would bolster education funding with a 1 percent rise in sales and use tax.

Dave Bond, CEO of OCPA IMPACT, at his offices in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

State Question 779 sparks debate over sales tax

State Question 779 would utilize a 1 percent sales tax to fund the Education Improvement Fund.

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