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Myra Moaning teaches her kindergarten class at Little Light Christian School, Thursday, March 2, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

A local school works to reduce risks for children with incarcerated parents

A local school works to reduce risks for children with incarcerated parents

Children with incarcerated parents face slimmer chances of success than other children, but Little Light Christian School hopes to reverse those odds.

Sandino Thompson, community member on OKCPS Northeast Task Force, poses for a photo at F.D. Moon, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Local task force focuses on improving students’ lives

OKCPS’ Northeast Task Force works to develop recommendations for change in northeast Oklahoma City schools.

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.

The old OKC Municipal Courts, across the street from new construction.  mh

Municipal court reforms protect the poor from undue punishment

The marshal assist program allows the municipal court to work with offenders to pay their fines without imprisonment.

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.

Colin Strickland talks about the library at Edgemere School, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Community aids local school in trying to end student poverty

Organizations, businesses and churches help Edgemere Elementary School succeed as a community school.

(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.

Cute schoolchildren getting on school bus outside the elementary school

The Linked Church helps local schoolchildren with event

Giving Back: OKC Youth Matter features a basketball game, food, music and donations to help local children get read to go back to school.

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