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This is the second report in our series on OKCPS enterprise schools. If you haven’t already read it, the intro and background information for the series is HERE. “It’s cool to be smart here,” said Lynn Kellert as she reflected on...
Enterprise schools are a third way in an environment where arguments often center on the binary options of traditional versus charter schools. Tuesday Oklahoma City Public Schools just completed 18 years of what was once thought of as a radical...
Each year seniors go through one more ritual earlier in the day before the graduation ceremony at Millwood Public Schools. It’s called the “senior walk.” Thursday, this year’s graduating class completed the tradition. Dressed in their graduation robes, seniors walked single-file...
Mark Mann was sworn in to the open District 4 seat on the Oklahoma City Public Schools board in a special meeting Saturday. “Parental involvement is something I really want to work on,” Mann told Free Press in an interview...
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...

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