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The Oklahoma City Public Schools Board of Education named Aurora Lora superintendent in July 2016. Eighteen months later, Lora submitted her resignation. | Photo Gazette / file

Same old story for OKCPS; the district seeks a new superintendent

Same old story for OKCPS; the district seeks a new superintendent

Same old story for OKCPS; the district seeks a new superintendent.

Joe Dorman, director of OICA, speaks to a Police Athletic League at Longfellow Middle School in Norman, Monday, July 10, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Study finds adverse childhood experiences affect health and behavior

Nonprofits and a state representative are bringing presenters on ACEs and their impacts on Oklahomans to the Capitol for an interim study.


Charter school programs begin community discussion on OKCPS integration

Possibilities Inc. will host community discussions about integrating charter schools and Oklahoma City Public Schools.

Letters to the Editor: July 29, 2015

Oklahoma Gazette provides an open forum for the discussion of all points of view in its Letters to the Editor section. The Gazette reserves the right to edit letters for length and clarity. Letters can be mailed, faxed, emailed to jchancellor@okgazette.com or sent online at okgazette.com. Include a city of residence and contact number for


Commentary: Difficult changes needed

Fifteen years ago, the MAPS for Kids Student Achievement Committee was shocked to learn that 10 percent of Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS) students needed in- or outside-school alternative services and the district needed an additional 1,205 alternative school slots. MAPS promised “Rolls-Royce quality” alternative schools so troubled students didn’t repeatedly disrupt classroom instruction merely

Letters to the Editor: July 22, 2014

How to shrink the tumor There is a notable phrase in your article on the cartels story (News, “Cartel Crossroads,” Ben Felder, July 16, Oklahoma Gazette): “… you set yourself up for failure anytime there is a war because that means somebody’s got to lose,” a seemingly direct admission that the drug cartels aren’t going

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