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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...
Robert Redwine attorney principal union

Why the OKCPS principals’ union protest?

Teachers’ union president Ed Allen is critical about the strategy of the principals' union who presented a letter of protest and demands to the Oklahoma City...
Aurora Lora speaks to media about principal issues

Supt under fire from unionized principals

Oklahoma City Public Schools Superintendent Aurora Lora defended her administration Monday night against criticism that has been brewing among unionized building principals and assistant...
Jamarco Prim

Access granted! New mobile hot spots provide home internet to students

Jamarco Prim was one of the first students at John Marshall High School in Oklahoma City Public Schools to check out a new, small...
John P. Foley

Work Experience is also way to pay tuition in Cristo Rey schools

It’s a private school whose founder says, “If you can afford to come here, you can’t come.” Roman Catholic Jesuit priest Fr. John P. Foley...