Education

Education issues in Oklahoma City

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...
John Rex Charter Elementary sign mystery

OKC Quality Schools a mystery to many

A powerful nonprofit that controlled the founding and the latest actions of John Rex Charter Elementary in downtown Oklahoma City remains somewhat of a...
Kirk Humphreys takes seat after decision by OKC Quality Schools (Brett Dickerson)

Humphreys back on John Rex Charter board after controversy

Kirk Humphreys is back on the board of John Rex Charter Elementary as of Monday night after being removed a few weeks ago. After the...
John Marshall Bears at OKCPS board meeting 1-8-18

John Marshall Bears honored for state football championship

It was “Go, Bears!” night at the Oklahoma City Public Schools Board of Education Monday when the John Marshall Bears Football team and coaching...
Parent groups for and against Kirk Humphreys at OKCPS board

John Rex parent groups divided at OKCPS board meeting

"We will have to reconcile," said Audra Beasley looking directly at a group of parents and other supporters of Kirk Humphreys, embattled board chair...
Patrick Duffy, new asst head of school at John Rex tasked with developing the new middle school.

Seasoned OKCPS principal will develop new John Rex middle school

John Rex Charter Elementary School continues on its march toward opening a middle school next year by bringing in a seasoned enterprise school principal...
Quintrell Johnson with participants

Making of Men program is seeing results over time

Quintrell Johnson says he has been earning straight “A” grades since he started his master’s degree program. “It's big to me because I told myself...