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Madison Wingate received the Teacher of the Year award Tuesday at the 2017 Stars of Education Award celebration. She is a Pre-Kindergarten teacher at Pierce Elementary School, 2701 S. Tulsa Ave., Oklahoma City. She was chosen from among nine finalists who...
“Create and collaborate” are among the objectives for the day posted in Maria Krey Gibson’s Fusion dance class at Frederick A. Douglass mid-high. The east-side school serves sixth grade through senior (12th) and is a part of Oklahoma City Public...
Monday night’s three-hour meeting may have been a sign of new things to come for the Oklahoma City Public Schools Board of Education. “It was great,” newly-elected board chair Paula Lewis told Free Press at the end of the unusually...
Rebecca Budd was the winner in Tuesday’s run-off race for the office No. 2 seat on the Oklahoma City Public Schools board of education. The geographic area that seat represents is the northwest corner of the sprawling district. She edged...
Tuesday’s run off races for Oklahoma City Public Schools board of education chair showed that ongoing connections with common people have become the most important aspect to winning local races here. Outspent, but personally-engaged, Paula Lewis beat opponent Stanley Hupfeld...
People of financial means in Oklahoma City are determined to get Stanley Hupfeld elected chair of Oklahoma City Public Schools board of education. Latest campaign finance disclosures filed last week reveal that Hupfeld has raised $105,890 compared to opponent Paula...
Small neighborhood elementary schools in Oklahoma City Public Schools will remain in place for the 2017-18 school year. The decision to spend another year studying the issue of the cost effectiveness of all OKCPS schools came after six public forums...
The largest rooms at Gatewood and Edgemere elementary schools were filled with angry parents Tuesday night. They were there to resist a plan proposed by Oklahoma City Public Schools Superintendent Aurora Lora that would close five elementary schools and convert...
Northeast Academy and five elementary schools may close as soon as next year because of a new consolidation plan proposed Monday night. The plan is a response to continuing state budget problems being passed down to Oklahoma City Public Schools. “We’ve...
Aspasia Carlson has been named Oklahoma High School Principal of the Year by the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration Free Press learned early Saturday. She is in her seventh year as principal of John Marshall High School, an enterprise...