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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...
For more photos see the gallery at the bottom of this page Oklahoma City Community College is investing around $8 million overall in the future of the historic, but often neglected Capitol Hill retail area. That part of the south...
A long-vacant former bank building at 615 N. Classen will begin its transformation into a new Oklahoma City Public Schools administration building starting this week. The Oklahoma City Council approved spending $10 million in TIF funds for the project Tuesday...
Oklahoma Lt. Governor Todd Lamb seemed to express the essence of the school choice movement Thursday night in a closing speech at the first School Choice Summit held at Oklahoma City Community College. “Parents know better than government,” Lamb said...
The local retail politics of school board races is more animated than usual in Oklahoma City Public Schools this year. Eleven candidates are running for three seats on the district’s board. Ten of those candidates responded to questions Monday night...