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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 about what has been accomplished and what is in store for 2017. Mélon sat down with...
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 ran a story yesterday quoting at length from an on-the-record interview with Ed Allen, president...
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 Public Schools board Dec. 12. Allen described it as “off the wall” and “wrong” in an...
Oklahoma City Public Schools Superintendent Aurora Lora defended her administration Monday night against criticism that has been brewing among unionized building principals and assistant principals. “This is a very challenging time to be in a school district,” Lora said. “But...
Jamarco Prim was one of the first students at John Marshall High School in Oklahoma City Public Schools to check out a new, small internet hot spot device Thursday. It will give him filtered access so that he can...
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 developed that line when he started the first Cristo Rey high school in Chicago in...