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Last week, the Oklahoma Department of Education released student proficiency rates on last spring’s state testing. (file)

State leaders see low education assessment scores as a starting point for the state to close the achievement gap

State leaders see low education assessment scores as a starting point for the state to close the achievement gap

State leaders see low education assessment scores as a starting point for the state to close the achievement gap.

Superintendent Chris Brewster, surrounded by Santa Fe South students, led a successful south Oklahoma City charter program to open a new high school facility in Plaza Mayor and add a fourth elementary school this academic school year. | Photo Garett Fisbeck

Rising student enrollment in south Oklahoma City creates an opening for charter school expansion

Rising student enrollment in south Oklahoma City creates an opening for charter school expansion.

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.

Brandon Voss high five

Students in small schools thrive despite talks of consolidation

Community support and parental involvement in these districts add to students’ ability to succeed.

Joy Hofmeister during a town hall meeting at Capitol Hill High School, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Oklahoma educators work to reform assessment system

The proposed system gets rid of A-F Report Card requirements and considers success indicators like college readiness.

Joy Hofmeister takes questions and comments during a town hall meeting at Capitol Hill High School, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

State superintendent holds town hall meeting to address new education standards

Each state will approve Every Student Succeeds Act requirements and send them to the United States Department of Education.

Thousands gather on at the Oklahoma State Capitol for a Teacher's Rally, Monday, March 30, 2015.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Teacher pay remains at the forefront of citizens’ minds after the election

State leaders and local groups plan to continue to fight for teacher raises in Oklahoma.

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