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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

Local task force focuses on improving students’ lives

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

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Letters to the Editor: Jan. 4, 2017

Let’s hope that the changes that are forthcoming to the U.S. Supreme Court will include jurists that will follow the letter and spirit of the writers of the First Amendment without inserting creative, erroneous interpretations of what is clear English.

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.

(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.

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With majority of state in favor of teacher pay raises, question becomes how to fund them

“This was a glimpse of hope that the tide might turn for the better for [teachers], and not just for us, but future teachers and students,” Flores said. “I went home and I felt relieved. I was for it, and I wanted to help.”

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

Customers line up as Cuppies and Joe becomes Luke's Diner for a day, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016. (Garett Fisbeck)

Food Briefs: Cuppies & Joe, Heard on Hurd and more

The season’s final Heard on Hurd of 2016 features a corn hole tournament and live music from Kyle Dillingham & Horseshoe Road, Shane Henry and Matt Stansberry & The Romance.

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