Interim director Following Kristen Vails’ departure this month, the Plaza District Association named Dustin Akers as its interim executive director. Akers has experience in urban planning, real estate and community development. He also serves on the advisory board for the Urban Land Institute Oklahoma District Council and is chairman of its Young Leaders Group. “Right…
The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce and Oklahoma Film & Music Office have a few changes planned for this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, which begins Friday.
This is an average day at Rogers Middle School in Spencer as dilapidated facilities challenge the focus of both students and teachers.
“I wake up every day looking at her,” Quintana, 17, said about Nayalee, her 11-month-old daughter. “I think sometimes I don’t want to go to school, but I look at her and say, ‘OK; I need to go.’”
Seventy-five percent of African-American male high school students in the Oklahoma City Public Schools district were suspended at least once in 2012.
Oklahoma City parents who want to put their child in a high-ranking public school will have to buy a home nearly double the price of one in the area of a lower-performing school.
Talk is cheap, and Robert Neu understands that.
For a child’s education to be complete, it must include the arts. Arts education — music, dance, visual arts and drama — prepare students for school, work and life.
The transformation of the state’s largest school district will have to be a community-wide effort.
For the majority of Oklahoma school districts, navigating the complicated world of 21st Century education can be a lonely experience.