Both candidates expressed concerns about growing class sizes and the statewide teacher shortage.
Through the help of community and school leaders, the Anita Martinez Mariachi Festival, Feb. 4-7, aspires to keep the music playing at OKCPS.
“Six years ago, we made a conscious decision that these kids deserve a nice building just like any other student,” Stith said.
Let’s stop arguing that educators are selfish, entitled, overpaid, vacation-hogging whiners. They are not.
“I do everything and anything to help these kids be successful,” Morgan said.
“It’s about trust and relationships between me, the teachers and the students,” Principal Ayala concluded. “That’s what makes this work.”
“They may not have Internet access at home or a computer to use,” said Cox. “We have all the tools at their disposal here.”
“This is a way for them to come out, get involved, be active and just have fun and be kids again,” she said.
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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…