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Oklahoma City University’s Opera and Music Theater Company opens its 71st season September 30-October 2 with “Bright Star,” the Tony-nominated Americana bluegrass musical by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. Inspired by a true story, “Bright Star” explores a dark secret, family ties, love, for…

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Here is The Associated Press' Oklahoma high school football poll with first place votes in parentheses, records, points and ranking in last week's poll, records through September 19. Points for classes A through 5A based on 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 scoring. Points for 6A (Division I & II), c…

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — When Saturday's Oklahoma-Nebraska game was scheduled 10 years ago, the intention was to celebrate what once was among college football's greatest rivalries.

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Stillman College's first female president, Cynthia Warrick, has announced plans to retire after leading the Tuscaloosa, Alabama-based historically Black college for five years.

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Oklahoma State has climbed to No. 8 in the AP Top 25, and although the Cowboys have had some rough moments, they are winning. That's more than can be said for many other teams that entered the season with playoff aspirations. The Cowboys look to keep things moving in the right direction in t…

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 In late summer, 17 Oklahoma City high school students began new terms as members of the 2022-23 Youth Council, kickedoff nine months of hands-on education in public service.A press release from the City of Oklahoma City pointed out, "This class represents the 20th anniversary of the program…

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Oklahoma City -- An afternoon of entertainment and activities on the southside of the metro area will be sponsored Sunday (September 11) by Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation, the City Public Schools, Fields & Futures and Oklahoma City-County Health Department (OCCHD).

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 OKLAHOMA CITY – On Friday (September 9), the Seventh Annual Dennis Portis III Memorial Golf Tournament at the Lincoln Park Golf-West Course raised more than $29,000 in funds for the Metro Tech Foundation and the Dr. Dennis L. Portis, III Memorial Scholarship. Former Metro Tech Associate Sup…

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Nathan Phelps has never been someone who aggressively pushes against the grain. But he said that’s changed since he began working in 2019 to launch Oklahoma’s first classical charter school. “I’ve never had long hair. I’ve never had a tattoo,” Phelps said. “I’ve never been considered counter…

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Emily Busey, a teacher at Edmond Memorial High School has been named the 2022 Oklahoma History Teacher of the Year. This award is presented annually by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to K–12 American history education.

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MIAMI (AP) — In her 24 years as a school board member in Florida, Marta Perez proposed a Bible study class for students, opposed a measure to boost anti-racism curricula after the killing of George Floyd and spoke out against adopting a textbook that included pictures of contraceptive method…

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — In the aftermath of the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, governors around the country vowed to take steps to ensure their students would be kept safe.

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For years, Oklahoma has ranked among the bottom tier of states based on academic outcomes (despite the fact that funding is at a record-high level). Now, parents and Oklahomans from all walks of life and corners of the state are ready for change. That was the key message sent in the recent s…

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WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Ewa Jaworska has been a teacher since 2008 and loves working with young people. But the low pay is leaving her demoralized. She even has to buy her own teaching materials sometimes, and is disheartened by the government using schools to promote conservative ideas which …

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — With Prince's "Raspberry Beret" blaring in the background, about 20 New Hampshire educators grabbed wooden sticks and began pounding their tables to the beat.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Metro Technology Centers has recently appointed a new Interim Director of Finance. Ronal L. Grant Jr. will begin overseeing purchasing, budgeting and accounting next Friday, September 1st. 

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Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt has issued an Executive Order to support efforts “to ensure that an individual teacher union membership and payroll deductions are decisions made by each Oklahoma teacher.”That summary of the order was included in a Facebook release and press statement from Amer…

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A complaint filed with the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) requests that the agency investigate and downgrade the accreditation status of the Shawnee school district, alleging that school officials failed to protect children from former coach Ronald Gene Arthur, who has been ac…

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Midwest City, Oklahoma – Rose State College has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Defense, a program jointly sponsored by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security."We are pleased to report the National Security Agency has valid…

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STILLWATER – Oklahoma State University’s Ferguson College of Agriculture students are leading the charge to recommend environmental sustainability practices on campus.

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Oklahoma City University will host an open house for its Doctor of Physical Therapy program from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday August 30. The open house will give prospective students an opportunity to learn more about the program, with tours of facilities including the dedicated Physical The…

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NEW YORK (AP) — David McCullough, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author whose lovingly crafted narratives on subjects ranging from the Brooklyn Bridge to Presidents John Adams and Harry Truman made him among the most popular and influential historians of his time, has died. He was 89.

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Oklahoma City – It is time for children to travel back to school. Over the next few weeks, we at the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy will share some back-to-school tips to help begin the school year in a safe and productive manner for your children. Traveling to and from school is one …

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The 55th Annual Oklahoma Academic CareerTech Education (OKACTE) Summit Conference, recently held in Tulsa, brought together over 4,000 professionals to provide networking, professional development and recognition to those who have contributed to the success of CareerTech.

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CHICAGO (AP) — On a recent morning inside Chalmers School of Excellence on Chicago's West Side, five preschool and kindergarten students finished up drawings. Four staffers, including a teacher and a tutor, chatted with them about colors and shapes.

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STILLWATER. – Oklahomans working in the greenhouse industry and those interested in the gardening industry are invited to take part in the Greenhouse and Garden Center Conference set for Wednesday, August 10 at Oklahoma State University, Student Union Ballroom.

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A lot can happen in two days, or even in 36 hours. Tuesday, a twitter feed known as "Libs of TikTok" reported That Tulsa Public Schools "has the graphic books ‘Gender Queer’ and ‘Flamer’ available for students in many of their schools. Both books contain sexually explicit and pornographic co…

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STILLWATER –Steeped in tradition, the State 4-H Roundup will feature delegates who make their way to Oklahoma State University for the three-day event. For more than a century, club members have been attending workshops, campaigning for state office and recognizing the achievements of their peers.

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OKLAHOMA CITY– The Oklahoma City Public Schools Foundation will induct four new members into the Wall of Fame on October 17 at the 38th annual Wall of Fame Humanitarian Awards reception. The event celebrates the history of OKCPS by recognizing alumni who have gone on to become some of the ci…

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Earlier this month, the Biden Administration conceded to criticisms -- led by Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor -- of a regulatory proposal regarding federal grants for public charter schools. “I am glad that the Biden Administration accepted my request to abandon its f…

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A federal district court has temporarily prohibited the Biden Administration from enforcing new, expansive, and unlawful gender identity mandates against Oklahoma and 19 other States.The Biden Administration's “guidance” documents attempted, among other things, to force schools to allow biol…

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Three Oklahoma educators whose dedication to public education has benefited generations of Oklahoma children have been selected for induction into the prestigious Oklahoma Educators Hall of Fame. 

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A Biden administration set of directives aiming to extend Title IX protections to transgender people is on hold for the moment, in wake of a federal judge's ruling. The Associated Press reported on Saturday (July 16) that U.S. District Judge Charles Atchley Jr., in Tennessee, "ruled for the …

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The 2022 David Wade Memorial Active Attack Conference in partnership with Heartland Medical Direction will be held July 18 through 21, 2022 at Metro Technology Centers’ Springlake Campus in the Health Careers Center at 1720 Springlake Drive.This year’s topics include lessons …

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Oklahoma City – A bipartisan request for an interim study on school safety was submitted last month, and has been approved for implementation this summer and fall.

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 To improve education in all 50 states and counter the anti-Americanism that has infected many civics classrooms, a national organization has developed a new set of academic standards for K-12 social-studies classes that can serve as a framework for each individual state’s standards, includi…

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Oklahoma City -- In a video sent statewide and provided to The Oklahoma City Sentinel on Thursday, July 7, Governor Kevin Stitt called for a special audit of the Tulsa Public Schools.Stitt acted, he said, at the request of two school board members. He wants the state Auditor & Inspector …

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From statewide offices to legislative seats, Republican candidates who supported school choice prevailed in multiple races during this week’s primaries while incumbents who opposed school choice lost or narrowly avoided defeat at the hands of conservative challengers.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The founders and former chief financial officer of Epic Charter Schools were arrested Thursday and are facing felony criminal charges alleging they diverted millions of taxpayer dollars in a complicated scheme that involved excessive management fees, state investigators said.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Over 50 metro-area middle school students with sky-high dreams paid a visit to Metro Technology Centers’ Aviation Career Campus (ACC) to attend the annual Aviation Career Exploration (ACE) Summer Camp. Metro Tech, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the Oklahoma Ai…