Editorial -- Perhaps Oklahoma City School Board members knew exactly what they were doing when unanimously denying transfers into Classen School of Advanced Studies, one of the state’s premier high schools. In doing so, the members declared — at the administration’s urging — that out-of-district students will no longer be welcome at Classen. Students already at the school who live outside the district’s borders won’t be asked to leave.
One of the three teenage girls who became trapped under an elevator at the Classen School for Advanced Studies claims the November 2011 incident left her disfigured and in need of continuing medical treatment.
Editorial -- ALL over the Oklahoma City metropolitan area in the past few years, voters have consented to school bond issues. Already this year, voters in Edmond and Putnam City approved bond issues for land, construction and technology. That’s no surprise.
Editorial -- FOR years, KIPP Reach College Preparatory in Oklahoma City has been one of Oklahoma’s best schools while serving low-income students from the urban core. A new study of Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) schools nationwide shows KIPP Reach is not an anomaly.
Like many school districts in the state, Oklahoma City Public Schools is in need of teachers, so administrators are looking across state lines for help.
Officials are touring the Midwest this spring in search of teachers who’d like to come to Oklahoma.
It’s the first outreach effort of its kind by the district.
Fred Rhodes is coming home to the place where his career in education started.
Rhodes was hired as Putnam City school district superintendent on Thursday by a unanimous vote of the five-member board of education. He is currently an assistant superintendent for Yukon Public Schools.
Dawn Chernicky hates to see students standing against the wall during recess.
The physical education coordinator for Oklahoma City Public Schools said she asks children why they’re not playing, and often it’s because they’re in trouble.
Editorial -- In Oklahoma City, Tracy McDaniel is principal of KIPP Reach College Preparatory charter school. More than 90 percent of the school’s students are minorities and 83 percent are poor enough to qualify for free or reduced lunch. As superintendent of Ryal Public School, Scot Trower led an institution where 90 percent of students are Muscogee (Creek) Indians, many are designated special education, and all qualify for free/reduced lunches.
The Oklahoma City School Board has rehired its school district superintendent for the next three years and given him a 2 percent raise.
But Karl Springer’s contract will have something new this time around: performance measures.
Success, they say, is an inside job. For a city, that can mean transforming the inner city into a regional draw for the arts, sports and upwardly mobile, young professionals.
Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett spoke Friday to the Norman Chamber of Commerce about the renaissance of the greater metropolitan Oklahoma City area which started in the city’s core.
The Oklahoma City School Board voted 5-3 Monday to implement a district-wide uniform policy for students.
The policy will go into effect for the 2013-14 school year. School administrators will set individual site rules, but every school must allow white shirts and khaki pants.