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Local students face changes on first day of school year after budget cuts

Local students face changes on first day of school year after budget cuts

Students go back to school and face cuts to academics, fine arts and athletics programs.

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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Local PTAs help raise funds for school programs

As local schools lose teachers and arts programs due to budget issues, parent-teacher associations strive to raise funds.

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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.”

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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