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Greg Frederick, Principal, U.S. Grant HS

OKCPS principals union supports canceling classes for teacher walkout

The principals union in Oklahoma City Public Schools has taken a public stand for a teacher “job action, in the form of canceling classes”...
Rebecca Kaye, center, explains her split-grade ideas to concerned parents from Cleveland and Wilson Elementary schools

Rigid, secretive OKCPS plans generate controversy

A slow, but steady controversy is brewing in Oklahoma City Public Schools over leaked plans about drastically increasing the number of split-grade classrooms in...
John Rex School OKC looking East

OKC Quality Schools moves from the shadows

In response to questions from Free Press Thursday, OKC Quality Schools representatives have produced a list of current board members and officers updated the...
John Rex nondiscrimination

John Rex Charter board takes first step toward nondiscrimination policy

John Rex Charter School Board of Education met at noon Thursday and saw the first draft of the school’s promised nondiscrimination policy. Headed by Carrie...
OKCPS bd mtg 2-12-18 Rebecca Kaye meets the media

Kaye has first board meeting at helm, some OKCPS parents still restless

Monday, Oklahoma City Public Schools Board of Education continued their busy winter months getting reoriented to operating without Aurora Lora at the helm and...
Rebecca Kaye, chief of staff for OKCPS

Rebecca Kaye becomes acting superintendent at OKCPS

Rebecca Kay is the new acting superintendent responsible for day-to-day administration of Oklahoma City Public Schools as the Board of Education begins the search...
OKCPS Board of Education, 9-25-17

Board accepts Aurora Lora resignation effective Feb 1

Tuesday night the Oklahoma City Public Schools Board of Education voted unanimously to accept Superintendent Aurora Lora’s resignation effective February 1. The only official statement...
Aurora Lora speaks to media about principal issues

Supt Aurora Lora resigns from OKCPS

Superintendent Aurora Lora has resigned her position with Oklahoma City Public Schools. In a news release sent just after noon Tuesday, Chief of Communications Beth...
Cardenas and Font interview

Mock interviews help Capitol Hill High School students sharpen skills

Capitol Hill High School student Jennifer Cardenas says she is shy. So just having a conversation with any stranger is a challenge. But she got...
Hofmeister teachers pay

Low pay, bad workplace top two reasons teachers leave classroom

In a news conference Monday, state Superintendent of Schools Joy Hofmeister said “we can’t ignore and can’t dismiss any longer” the issue of teacher...