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Oklahoma grand jury now involved in Epic Charter Schools investigation

The state's multicounty grand jury has begun hearing testimony about Epic Charter Schools. The grand jury's involvement was...

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Four days of in-person classes on the table for OKC schools

Oklahoma City Public Schools is mulling a return to four-day-a-week schooling, as COVID-19 rates decrease and surrounding...

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Learn about OKC bombing during spring break

The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum has planned a week of educational activities during spring break. Daily events...

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What was it like to travel in a covered wagon?

EDMOND — An authentic wagon from the 1889 Land Run will be making a two-day visit to the Edmond Historical Society &...

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Achievers: OKC teacher recognized as an Elite 100 IXL Learning educator

IXL Learning, the K-12 personalized learning program, recently announced its seventh annual Elite 100 list. The Elite 100...

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Achievers: Former Moore student earns spot on 2021 UW-Whitewater gymnastics team

Emily North, a native of Oklahoma City and graduate of Moore High School, will compete for the University of...

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Apply for an Oklahoma State Fair Scholarship by March 26

Oklahoma students have until March 26 to apply for a 2021 Oklahoma State Fair Scholarship. Graduating seniors attending an...

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Meet the new president of Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Diana “Diane” Lovell has been named president of Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford and Sayre. Lovell, who...

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Norman educator wins Oklahoma Teacher of the Year

NORMAN — A Norman North High School educator described as a “leader of teachers” has been named the 2021 Oklahoma Teacher of...

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'Vile racist' taunts incite fight at Oklahoma high school basketball game

After racial abuse of African American student-athletes by the Newcastle High School student section sparked a brawl at a...

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UCO College of Liberal Arts names new director of leadership minor

EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts recently named Alyssa Provencio the new director of the...

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Need help with your kids' virtual education?

With the increase in at-home learning taxing the balance between home and school, the University of Central Oklahoma has...

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Achievers: Oklahoma students compete in state ethics bowl

Four teams from The Academy of Classical Christian Studies that competed in a recent state High School Ethics Bowl swept the...

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Achievers: Mount St. Mary High School earns diversity award

Mount St. Mary Catholic High School has earned the College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high...

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Achievers: Mustang High School DECA recognized

The ‘Stang Station, the school-based enterprise at Mustang High School, was among 246 school-based enterprises achieving GOLD...

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When is your high school reunion?

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Edmond, Putnam City restore classes to four days a week

Two large metro-area school districts will return to face-to-face classes four days a week. After considering declining rates...

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Achievers: Edmond North students receive scholarships to attend aviation university

Four students from the Edmond North High School Air Force Junior ROTC program have received scholarships to attend an...

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Oklahoma House lawmakers vote to keep 'ghost students' at bay, expand school transfers

House lawmakers voted to expand transfers between public schools and to limit the “ghost students” that could appear as a...

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#ThrowbackThursday: OKC children practice A-bomb drill in 1951

We are running a #ThrowbackThursday image each week, showcasing Oklahoma’s history. Be sure to follow us on Twitter...

By land and air, weather researchers track tornadic storms

NewsMay 16, 2019

SALINA, Kan. — For the first time in almost a decade, meteorologists from across the Midwest will track and intercept tornado birthing grounds as part of a large-scale collaborative research project. The TORUS Project, or Targeted Observation...

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Achievers: Harding Charter Prep senior receives newspaper award

Harding Charter Preparatory High School senior Katie Hillemeyer recently was awarded the Best of School Newspapers Online award...

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Cherokee students entering college this fall can apply for this scholarship

The Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club will offer 10 scholarships to graduating seniors for the 2021-22 school year. The club will...

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UCO scholarship honors crash victim Marissa Murrow

EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma Foundation and the College of Education and Professional Studies have created the...

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Achievers: Deer Creek High School student receives scholarship

Minke Compton, a senior at Deer Creek High School, has been awarded the Wildcat Scholarship from Culver-Stockton College in...

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Achievers: Rose State College professors recognized

Rose State College professors Chuang Shao and Steven Fowler were announced as one of two winners of the Oklahoma Association of...

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Apply by March 5 if you want to attend an OKC Public Schools application school

Students wanting to apply to attend an Oklahoma City Public Schools application school have until March 5 to submit required...

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Edmond Public Schools selects next superintendent

EDMOND — For the first time in Edmond Public Schools history, a woman will lead the district in a non-interim role. Angela...

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When is your high school reunion?

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Achievers: OU cancer center researcher named to national organization

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the election of Rajagopal Ramesh, OU Health...

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Apply now if you want to attend the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics

The deadline to apply to attend the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics is drawing near for the 2021-22 academic year....

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Newly extended president believes Oklahoma Christian University's 'best years are ahead'

The Oklahoma Christian University Board of Trustees has extended President John deSteiguer’s contract through May 2026. “The...

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Learn the basics of backyard composting

A free “Backyard Composting” workshop will be from noon to 1:15 p.m. Friday at Precure Nursery, 8125 W Reno. Oklahoma County...

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Vaccine race to spring break starts with first day of Oklahoma school staff vaccinations

NORMAN — A push to vaccinate tens of thousands of school teachers and staff by spring break began Monday as state-scheduled...

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Oklahoma college admissions changed during COVID-19, but how much?

Outside an Oklahoma City public library in the middle of the night, Jesus Orquiz submitted a college application from his...

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OCU vocal professor Florence Birdwell, who taught Tony winners Kristin Chenoweth and Kelli O'Hara, dies

Renowned voice professor Florence Birdwell — who mentored Tony Award winners Kristin Chenoweth and Kelli O'Hara as well as...

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'Bloody Sunday' civil rights activist is focus of Oklahoma Christian University event

A civil rights activist who marched on the Edmund Pettus Bridge on "Bloody Sunday" will be the featured guest for Oklahoma...

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Achievers: University of Central Oklahoma professor selected for committee

LaDonna Atkins, professor in the Department of Human Environmental Sciences at the University of Central Oklahoma, was recently...

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This fashion show highlighted the abilities of Down syndrome models

A fashion show benefiting the Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma recently was held in connection with Edmond North...

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Have you checked the date of your high school reunion?

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COVID vaccinations begin in OKC, Putnam City schools

With a round of elbow bumps and tears of joy, more than 200 Oklahoma City school employees took the COVID-19 vaccine on Friday....

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Oklahoma teachers, residents with comorbidities only days away from COVID vaccines

After being next in line for more than a month, Oklahoma teachers and school staff will have access to COVID-19 vaccines in...

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Henry leads Lewis into runoff for Oklahoma City school board chair

A race to lead the Oklahoma City School Board has narrowed to a runoff between the incumbent and a sitting school board...

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It's time to register for UCO's virtual Multicultural Education Institute

EDMOND — The 37th annual Multicultural Education Institute (MEI) will be hosted virtually March 5-6 by the University of...

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Mustang school district hosts vaccination clinic for educators, staff

Mustang Public Schools recently partnered with Passport Health-Oklahoma and other Canadian County public schools to offer a...

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Achievers: Tecumseh student receives 2021 Horatio Alger National Scholarship

Skyra Wade, a Tecumseh High School student from Shawnee, was one of 106 students from across the country named as a recipient...

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Achievers: Yukon superintendent recognized for completing certification program

Yukon Superintendent W. Jason Simeroth was among nearly 20 superintendents from across the country recognized recently for...

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Are you eager for this year's class reunion?

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Taking the ACT? Cherokee Nation Foundation planning ACT Boot Camp for Native American students

The Cherokee Nation Foundation will offer a free virtual ACT Boot Camp for Native American students on March 27. “We were...

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Achievers: Scholarships awarded to OU College of Dentistry students

Delta Dental of Oklahoma Foundation recently announced its Delta Dental Scholarship Fund recipients at the University of...

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What exactly are 'ghost students'? There's more than one definition in Oklahoma.

Merriam-Webster doesn’t define “ghost student.” The dictionary would have a difficult time anyway. There are several competing...

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Cristo Rey celebrates Catholic Schools Week

Despite spending limited time in their school building, students at a local Catholic school found ways to celebrate National...

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Achievers: Independence Charter Middle School adds new Governance Board member

Independence Charter Middle School has added Tony Franklin, president and owner of Liaison Tech Operations, as a new Governance...

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Class reunions are being planned for 2021

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Harding Charter Preparatory High School hosting Prospective Parent Night

Harding Charter Preparatory High School will host a Prospective Parent Night at 7 p.m. Thursday at the school, 1301 NE 101. The...

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Achievers: Harding Charter Prep awards scholarships to three grads

Three Harding Charter Preparatory High School graduates were recently awarded $5,000 each as recipients of Clyde Riggs Life is...

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Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt pushes for open schools, wants change in education funding

Gov. Kevin Stitt maintained pressure Monday on Oklahoma schools to teach in person through the pandemic and proposed a...

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Controversial quarantine policy being adopted by some rural Oklahoma schools

A controversial policy waiving quarantines for students and school staff is gaining traction in some corners of Oklahoma. The...

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Jewish historian to discuss antisemitism in free online lecture series

A prominent Jewish historian is set to give three virtual presentations for Oklahoma City University’s annual Neustadt Lectures...

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Oklahoma State: In-person classes are 'top priority' in Stillwater this fall

STILLWATER — Most classes at Oklahoma State University's Stillwater campus are expected to take place in person this fall as...

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#ThrowbackThursday: Want some advice? 'Dear Abby' has been giving it for 65 years

We are running a #ThrowbackThursday image each week, showcasing Oklahoma’s history. Be sure to follow us on Twitter...

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New Epic school board member shared COVID misinformation

Epic Charter Schools’ newest school board member shared misinformation about COVID-19 and Facebook posts calling the pandemic...

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Meet the candidates vying to lead OKC school board

A primary election for the head of the Oklahoma City School Board features an incumbent and two challengers with school board...

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Achievers: Mustang student wins international aviation competition

Mustang High School sophomore Spencer Kemp has won first place in the Primary Airport category of the Federal Aviation...

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Achievers: OKC residents medal at School for the Blind Cane Quest contest

Three Oklahoma City residents recently earned medals at Oklahoma School for the Blind’s eighth Oklahoma Regional Cane Quest...

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UCO establishes scholarship in honor of human environmental sciences professor

EDMOND — The Dr. Kaye Sears’ Honorary Scholarship for Professionalism in honor of longtime environmental sciences professor...

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Get ready for your 2021 class reunion

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OCCC interim president: "It does not accurately represent history, and it does not accurately reflect the respect, empathy and admiration we have for the...

OCCC Executive Vice President Danita Rose, whose maternal grandfather was of Cherokee descent, said in today's announcement...

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Virtual program highlighting Oklahoma's growing film industry for 30,000 students

The Oklahoma Film + Music Office is joining forces with Junior Achievement, Creative Oklahoma and Maverick Arts as well as...

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OKC schools set target date for staff vaccinations

COVID-19 vaccines for Oklahoma City Public Schools staff could become available Feb. 12, though in a limited capacity....

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Former OU player Trent Smith picked for state education board

He once graced the cover of Sports Illustrated. Now, he’ll sit on the Oklahoma State Board of Education. Former University of...

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OKC schools confirm middle, high school reopening

It's confirmed: Oklahoma City Public Schools will reopen middle and high schools the week of Feb. 1. This has long been the...

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Achievers: NASA selects Moore Norman Tech's programming team as finalist

Moore Norman Technology Center's Programming & Software Development program has been selected as one of 10 teams from...

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Mustang educator who helped design remodeled classroom gets a surprise

A Mustang Creek Elementary School teacher and her students are enjoying a surprise classroom makeover thanks to True Sky Credit...

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UCO names provost and vice president for Academic Affairs

EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma has named Charlotte Simmons as the university’s provost and vice president for...

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Achievers: OKC student receives scholarship

Reece Graham, of Oklahoma City, has been awarded an academic scholarship to Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri, and...

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When is your class reunion?

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Metro schools warn patrons about chocolate milk recall

Local schools districts are urging patrons who received meals from the districts late last week to throw out milk products...

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School leaders learned lessons from their missionary backgrounds

Chris Brewster and Barry Schmelzenbach have several things in common. Both men pursued careers in education, and they are...

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OKC elementary schools to reopen next week

Oklahoma City elementary schools are on track to reopen Tuesday for the first time in two months. Students in pre-K through...

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Oklahoma school districts to keep quarantines, not on board with new state policy

Multiple Oklahoma school districts say they won’t adopt a new state policy allowing students and staff to skip quarantines....

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School funding slashed in most Oklahoma districts as virtual enrollment soars

Nearly 86% of Oklahoma school districts will see their state funding cut this month as state dollars shift to rapidly growing...

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Oklahoma City Community College names interim president

Oklahoma City Community College has named Jeremy L. Thomas as its interim president. Thomas assumed the role on Jan. 2 and will...

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Achievers: OSSM graduate recognized for accomplishments in Chemistry Olympiad

As a high school junior, Aaron Xue was chosen in 2019 to be one of 20 top high school students from across the nation to attend...

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How can you use Ancestry.com to build your family tree?

The Oklahoma Home and Community Education Genealogy Group will host Pam Kirkland at 10 a.m. Jan. 20 for a look at how...

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Achievers: Moore-Norman tech center earns certification

Henry Dumas, Moore Norman Technology Center Small Business Management coordinator, has earned the Master Certified Coach (MCC)...

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Achievers: Moore Norman Tech graduates first basic peace officer class

Moore Norman Technology Center’s first Basic Peace Officer Academy class recently graduated during a socially distanced...

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Oklahoma waives quarantines for students, school staff exposed to COVID

Going forward, schools with a mask requirement and COVID-19 safety protocols will not have to quarantine students and teachers...

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Add your high school reunion to this list

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Achievers: Choctaw resident chosen for national virtual band performance

Alexa Smith, of Choctaw, is one of seven Emporia State University students who was chosen to be part of a virtual band...

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How Oklahoma teachers talked about the Capitol riot with students

Watching the news from his social studies classroom, Taft Middle School teacher Eric Parker realized he’d have to scrap the...

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Norman cuts ribbon for $11.86 million 'crown jewel' Dimensions Academy

NORMAN — An $11.86 million project has Norman Public Schools hopeful its alternative education program will flourish. The...

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Achievers: Heritage Hall names head of middle school

Heritage Hall has appointed Matthew Carolan as its head of the middle school effective July 1. Carolan succeeds Ron Allie, who...

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Timeline murky for teacher COVID vaccines in Oklahoma

As schools reopen from winter break, some of Oklahoma’s most vulnerable teachers could receive the COVID-19 vaccine this week,...

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OU student's book reflects a 'Changed Mentality'

While many people spent the pandemic summer hunkered down — safe — watching Netflix and baking loaves of sourdough, OU senior...

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"E-books are selling better than ever," author says

Mel Odom, an OU visiting professor in the Gaylord College of Journalism and Communication, says he's not surprised that Jamelia...

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Not all superheroes are comic book characters

What with the advent of this new year, it seems appropriate to pause and reflect on the year past. I chose to use this...

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Shawnee takes extra measures to help children cope with stress, get ready to learn

SHAWNEE — Empowering the littlest learners to overcome big obstacles is strengthening academic and social foundations at the...

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Start planning for your 2021 high school reunion

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Achievers: Edmond student awarded Biola University scholarship

Camren Offerman, a freshman at Biola University and resident of Edmond, was among 338 freshmen who received one the college's...

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Achievers: Mount St. Mary student named Quest Bridge Scholar finalist

A Mount St. Mary Catholic High School senior has been named a Quest Bridge Scholar Finalist. Ian Torres was nominated and...

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Achievers: Norman student earns Gold Award from University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Business

Gretl Wagner, of Norman, is among 196 students who have earned recognition for their academic excellence from the University of...

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Achievers: SWOSU student from Blanchard named Melody Ashenfelter Scholar

Southwestern Oklahoma State University student Shelby Lankford, of Blanchard, has been named the 2020-21 Melody Ashenfelter...

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Achievers: UCO names fall 2020 class marshals

The University of Central Oklahoma has named five students as class marshals of their respective colleges for the fall 2020...

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Your high school reunion might be set for 2021

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Here's what we know about metro school plans for 2021

More students in the Oklahoma City metro area could return to classrooms in 2021. On Friday, Oklahoma City Public Schools...

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Oklahoma eliminates school report cards for 2020-21

Oklahoma schools will not receive letter grades from the state for academic performance, attendance and other measurements this...

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89,000 teachers gain priority in Oklahoma's vaccine plan

Oklahoma teachers and schools support staff could begin to be offered COVID-19 vaccines as soon as January. Gov. Kevin Stitt on...

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Oklahoma teachers, schools support staff to get COVID-19 vaccines sooner

The change coincides with a push from Gov. Kevin Stitt for all Oklahoma schoolchildren to return to in-person learning next year.

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State auditor: Epic shortchanged taxpayers an additional $823,000

An updated audit of Epic Charter Schools shows the school could have overspent by an additional $823,772 on administrators’...

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Achievers: OKC student receives scholarship

Emily North, who is studying biology at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, was among the recently announced scholarship...

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Achievers: Metro Tech teacher receives 2021 national award

Amanda English has been named the 2021 National Association of Career & Technical Education (ACTE) Teacher of the Year. She...

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Achievers: UCO associate professor honored with award

Linda Sealey, associate professor in the Donna Nigh Department of Advanced Professional and Special Services at the University...

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Achievers: Moore Norman Tech professionals selected for leadership program

Moore Norman Technology Center's Health Career Programs director Wendy Perry and Outreach coordinator Jennifer Tupper were...

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Your high school reunion might be set for 2021

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You can match Edmond teachers' donations

Edmond Public Schools teachers and employees have pledged $50,000 this year for classrooms as part of the One Edmond Campaign....

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Do you have some news to share?

Did you recently win an award or receive well-deserved recognition? Or maybe you have an upcoming event you want The...

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Melvin Todd, a 'giant' in Oklahoma education, dies after contracting COVID-19

One of Oklahoma’s most consequential educators has died, leaving a trailblazing legacy of leadership through racial...

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Conflicts of interest bar 2 state officials from votes on Epic Charter Schools

Two members of a board overseeing Epic Charter Schools have been blocked from any action affecting the virtual charter school...

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New Rose State scholarship opportunities announced

MIDWEST CITY — Rose State College students have nine new scholarship opportunities totaling more than $60,189. “These...

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Cristo Rey OKC Catholic High School seeking business partners for student work study

Cristo Rey Oklahoma City Catholic High School is calling on Oklahoma City businesses to become a partner and help train...

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Achievers: Rose State College awards 10 educators with Golden Apple Award

Rose State College has awarded 10 educators from across the state with the Golden Apple Award, presented annually to...

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Epic approves another round of reforms

Epic Charter Schools continues to add internal reforms in response to complaints from a state audit and the Oklahoma State...

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Has your high school reunion been postponed until 2021?

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Black Women Voices focuses on women in media for next virtual discussion

Black Women Voices will host an online discussion entitled "Let's Talk About Media" from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. In...

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Gov. Kevin Stitt rescinds controversial pick for state education board

Four days after nominating her for the Oklahoma State Board of Education, Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Monday his new appointee,...

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Stitt’s new Board of Education pick spread misinformation, conspiracy theories

Gov. Kevin Stitt’s new appointee to the state Board of Education spent months sharing debunked COVID-19 medical advice,...

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Stitt abruptly removes state board of education member

In a sudden shakeup of the Oklahoma State Board of Education, Gov. Kevin Stitt replaced one of his own appointees on Thursday....

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AG: Scholarship can go to religious schools

In a legal opinion affecting dozens of religious schools, Oklahoma’s attorney general said state-funded scholarships cannot be...

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House Democrats doubt safety of in-school quarantine

A group of House Democrats objected to a “surprise decision” to allow in-school quarantines for Oklahoma students. The five...

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Epic Charter Schools settles teachers’ 2019 legal claims

Epic Charter Schools has made a nearly $29,000 payment to settle claims with three former teachers who sued the virtual school,...

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Mustang High School to pilot in-school quarantine

MUSTANG — Oklahoma’s first students to attempt in-school quarantine could start this month at Mustang High School. Mustang...

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Achievers: Yukon student earns FFA honor

Nicole Stevens, of Yukon, was recently named the winner of the National FFA 2020 Star in Agriscience Award. Each year at the...

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Achievers: SWOSU biology students receive funding to support research projects

Three Southwestern Oklahoma State University biology students at Weatherford recently received funding from the Beta Beta Beta...

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Achievers: Tuttle senior serves as national SkillsUSA officer

Ryan Tinder, 17, of Tuttle, has been selected as secretary for the 10-person SkillsUSA National Officer Team. Tinder is the...

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Achievers: Heritage Hall alum gets scholarship

The Heritage Hall Alumni Association recently recognized Anoushka Mullasseril, of the Heritage Hall class of 2015, as its first...

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Can you help? Rose State College students need warm coats, winter clothing

MIDWEST CITY — Warm, winter coats are being collected for Rose State College students. Rose State College’s Center for...

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Check out this list for your high school reunion

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How a former OU football player found his way to the pandemic frontline

HOUSTON — At 6' 6", John Williams, a former University of Oklahoma starting defensive end, is a big man. People notice him and...

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How John Williams proctects his family from COVID-19

HOUSTON — Once every week or so, John Williams pushes those now ubiquitous, long cotton swabs up into his own nose. All the way...

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Epic board meeting postponed

A school board meeting for Epic Charter Schools has been postponed because of COVID-19 exposures. Two of the four members on...

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Family Talk: Pandemic learning got you down? You're not alone

I didn’t realize I would set off a firestorm when I posted on Facebook. It was a simple request: “Can those of you wrestling...

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Students search for shortcuts as virtual schooling expands

Computer programmer Gradyn Wursten still updates a project he created to hack his high school homework. As a sophomore, he...

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School districts pleading for Oklahoma to curb COVID-19

As Oklahoma’s rates of COVID-19 skyrocket, school districts are begging the public to help keep their doors open. Many metro...

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Octogenarian's faithful commitment leads to her recent OBU graduation

SHAWNEE — When JoAnn Bowler was a young girl she wanted to learn to play the piano, but her mother couldn't afford to pay for...

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Black Oklahomans may apply for entrepreneurship academy in January

Opportunities Industrialization Center of Oklahoma County (OIC) has been awarded $50,000 from the OKC Black Justice Fund to...

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Are you cut out for a new career? Metro Tech is offering a new barbering program

Metro Tech is launching a new barbering program in a new space and accepting enrollment applications. Students will learn...

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Aaron Fetrow named new Heritage Hall president

Aaron Fetrow has been appointed president of Heritage Hall, effective July 1, 2021, announced the Heritage Hall Board of...

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Check our list for your high school reunion

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College students, Thanksgiving and the pandemic: Here's what to know

Adam’s Journal My sons are scheduled to come home from college for Thanksgiving. (And Christmas, New Year’s and beyond; the...

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Parents demand open schools, greater voice during COVID-19 pandemic

Frustrated with their options for in-person learning, some Oklahoma parents say they want fully open schools and a seat at the...

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Nazi-looted painting should return to OU, federal judge rules

An Oklahoma City federal judge has denied a French woman’s attempt to keep a Nazi-stolen painting out of a Norman art museum....

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Here’s what we know about COVID-19 in Oklahoma City metro area schools

Multiple metro school districts moved to distance learning once cases leapt to Red Level of COVID-19 spread last week.Oklahoma...

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Oklahoma Christian University offered COVID-19 tests for students heading home for Thanksgiving holiday

Oklahoma Christian University students tested for final exams and for COVID-19 this week. Dr. Jeff McCormack, the university's...

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'A miracle': Survey shows Oklahoma schools are grateful to be open

More than three months into the school year, Oklahoma school districts say they’re encouraged in-person education has lasted...

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At new OKC Black-owned bookstore, "We just want them to come into a place and see themselves"

Two entrepreneurs are counting their blessings these days. Cousins Kenyetta Richard and Courtney Strickland opened Belle Books...

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Chisholm Trail Museum's exhibit of historical maps help reveal Oklahoma's past

KINGFISHER — The Chisholm Trail Museum has opened a special temporary exhibit featuring historical maps from the Oklahoma...

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Achievers: Heritage Hall senior receives national honors

Heritage Hall senior John Claybon has been selected for the College Board National Hispanic Recognition Program and the...

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Need extra job training? Metro Tech might have a free course to help

People whose jobs were impacted negatively by COVID-19 might qualify to receive free workforce development training at Metro...

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Achievers: UCO president named to committee

University of Central Oklahoma President Patti Neuhold-Ravikumar has been named to the executive committee of the Coalition of...

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Has your high school reunion been rescheduled?

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Apply now for Cherokee Nation Foundation scholarships

The Cherokee Nation Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for the 2021-22 academic year. The deadline to apply is...