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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

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.

Oklahoma City Public Schools superintendent Aurora Lora poses for a photo, Friday, July 22, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

New OKCPS superintendent Aurora Lora sits down with Oklahoma Gazette for a Q&A

Oklahoma City Public Schools hired Aurora Lora as superintendent in July.

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KIPP leaders reveal charter proposal for Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary, Douglass High School

“Our kids need us,” McDaniel said. “We owe it to our kids to give them a quality education.”

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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

Enterprise schools work best

All three types of choice schools have excellent records that are virtually indistinguishable. Our application-only school market is oversaturated, however, and we must think anew. OKC’s Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) Reach College Preparatory, for instance, does great work, but its potential is maxed out. It still serves about half of the students as the

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