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The Oklahoma City Public Schools Board of Education named Aurora Lora superintendent in July 2016. Eighteen months later, Lora submitted her resignation. | Photo Gazette / file

Same old story for OKCPS; the district seeks a new superintendent

Same old story for OKCPS; the district seeks a new superintendent

Same old story for OKCPS; the district seeks a new superintendent.

Oklahoma City Public Schools superintendent Aurora Lora poses for a photo, Friday, July 22, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

New OKCPS superintendent Aurora Lora sits down with Oklahoma Gazette for a Q&A

Oklahoma City Public Schools hired Aurora Lora as superintendent in July.

Failing forethought

Researchers contend that crushing poverty is more significant than failing public schools or bad teachers. Two years ago, a Stanford University study documented the new “income achievement gap.” The report showed family income is the “biggest determining factor in a student’s academic achievement.” The same year, writer Joanna Barkan published a report in Dissent Magazine


Credit: Brad Gregg A. Yes B. No C. Spaghetti If you answered B, congratulations. You scored better than state Superintendent Janet Barresi. According to the Tulsa World, Barresi told the Republican Women’s Club of Tulsa County on Feb. 12 that University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University research scientists who authored the aforementioned report had

Appoint of order

Credit: Brad Gregg Paddack, who lost that 2010 election to Janet Barresi, has filed a joint resolution to make the job appointive instead of elective. The legislator has said the proposal — which would also make the offices of insurance and labor commissioners appointed positions — has nothing whatsoever to do with that previous race.

Degrading the grade

Most districts have opted not to release the grades until the State Board of Education certifies them at its Oct. 25 meeting. Board members voted last week to halt its issuance so agency officials could review the evaluation system, which many district superintendents claim is flawed. The one exception in the metro, Putnam City Schools,

Head of the class

The magazine unveiled its annual list today, noting that the rankings are based on graduation rates, college matriculation rates, advanced placement or international baccalaureate tests taken per student, average SAT and ACT scores, average high-level test scores and AP courses offered. The Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics was ranked 35th, while the Classen School

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