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Students eat lunch in the cafeteria at Eugene Field Elementary School, which has provided free and healthy breakfast and lunch to students through a federal program. (Cara Johnson)

OKC Public Schools enhance existing lunch and breakfast programs with support from a federal initiative

OKC Public Schools enhance existing lunch and breakfast programs with support from a federal initiative

“No matter what the economic situation is for a student’s family, they don’t have to worry,” Ponce said last week as he visited the Eugene Field cafeteria. “It’s an unbelievable program.”

Roland J. Chupik, executive director of Neighborhood Housing Services Oklahoma, poses for a photo in front of one of his company's building projects, Friday, May 5, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

OKC leverages federal dollars to expand affordable housing options

The new federal budget plan puts those funds — and the revitalization they bring to the metro — in jeopardy.

Andrew Tevington at Oklahoma Gazette offices, Friday, Jan. 6, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Oklahoma City-County Health Department and Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma team up

Lawyers assist patients with various issues, leading to better and often cheaper health care outcomes.

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Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma receives grant to help veterans

The organization will use the funds from the Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program to help homeless and imminently homeless veterans and their families.

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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