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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.”

Principal Aspasia Carlson at John Marshall Mid-High, Friday, April 14, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

John Marshall Mid-High principal named Oklahoma Principal of the Year

Aspasia Carlson has tried to encourage attitudes and academic achievement during her time at the local high school.

Jason Pawley works on a mural at Eugene Field Elementary, Monday, March 20, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Classen Ten Penn neighborhood, Plaza District, local artists rally to return art to Eugene Field Elementary

“We wanted to come up with a model that could potentially be replicable in other schools as well as something that is sustainable for the long-term,” Karper said. “It is an opportunity for artists, but it also benefits students.”

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

KIPP OKC South Community Prep opens for the 2017-18 school year and will add one grade level per year.

Tracy McDaniel, executive director, at KIPP OKC Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

KIPP Reach celebrates 15 years of enriching students’ lives

The college preparatory middle school is gearing up to expand the KIPP model into a high school and elementary school.

Left to right, teachers Kathleen Blake and Kristina Haden get kids into art during an after school art program at Lee Elementary School, 9-14-15.  (Mark Hancock)

School leaders debate the merits of a continuous school calendar

OKCPS Superintendent Aurora Lora will deliver her recommendation to the school board at its Nov. 21 meeting.

(Cover design: Christopher Street / Oklahoma Gazette)

Cover Story: Poverty impacts disproportionate number of OKC residents

“If we aren’t willing to confront that we have suffering right under our noses, we are doing a huge disservice to our fellow citizens,” Mélon said.

Drummer rehearse at Capitol Hill High School, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Voters weigh $180 million bond package for OKC schools

Read more Oklahoma Gazette election coverage here and here. As Maintain OKC Schools coalition sees it, the $180 million proposed bond package calling for major facility improvements to the state’s largest school district is a straightforward decision. “It is about taking care of what we already have,” said Roy Williams, a member of the steering

Principal, Mylissa Hall, and two AP students pose for a photo at Southeast High School on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 in Oklahoma City.  (Emmy Verdin)

Oklahoma City Public Schools expands its advanced placement program

The school district strives to expand advanced placement classes and enable low-income and minority students to enroll.

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