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Supt Aurora Lora answers questions

Consolidation of small OKCPS schools postponed

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...
OKCPS consolidation forum - Gatewood

Gatewood, Edgemere parents resist school closures

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...
Northeast Academy

Consolidation plan would close NE Academy, five other schools

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...
Aspasia Carlson, POY

Aspasia Carlson named Oklahoma HS Principal of the Year

Aspasia Carlson has been named Oklahoma High School Principal of the Year by the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration Free Press learned early...
West view from rooftop terrace

New OCCC satellite campus nears completion

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...
COO Scott Randall (L), Supt Aurora Lora

OKCPS gets $10 million from council for admin building

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...
Steve Perry

School Choice Summit features firebrand speaker, draws protests

Oklahoma Lt. Governor Todd Lamb seemed to express the essence of the school choice movement Thursday night in a closing speech at the first...
Candidates Forum for OKCPS Board

Candidates for OKCPS board talk ideas at forum

The local retail politics of school board races is more animated than usual in Oklahoma City Public Schools this year. Eleven candidates are running...
Mary Melon blur

Into 2017 – Mélon begins third year at OKCPS Foundation

Mary Mélon started her third year as the president and CEO of the Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools in September. And she is upbeat...
Aurora Lora

Principals, supt renew efforts to work together

Today Oklahoma City Public Schools principals and Superintendent Aurora Lora renewed their commitment to resolve tensions brewing between the two parties this fall. Free Press...