Education issues in Oklahoma City

Teacher breaking up fight

Fights in OKCPS schools up over last year — 1,959 students involved

Oklahoma City Public Schools reports 1,959 students involved in fights at school first semester of this school year, up 438 from the same time last year.

OKCPS Board encounters “brutal facts” about upward suspensions trend

Monday, the Oklahoma City Public Schools Board of Education encountered what Superintendent Sean McDaniel termed "brutal facts" about suspensions there.

Over 4,000 suspensions in OKCPS first semester alone

Oklahoma City Public Schools leaders are trying to sort out the deeper causes of a 37% increase in suspensions compared to the first semester last year.
Pathways to Greatness

Pathway to Greatness “change was radical” says OKCPS Supt McDaniel

Superintendent Sean McDaniel gave an extended update to the OKCPS Board of Education on the Pathways to Greatness (P2G) initiative Monday night.
John Rex

John Rex Charter Supt Joe Pierce resigns — will leave in Feb

Joe Pierce, the founding superintendent of John Rex Charter School in downtown Oklahoma City, has resigned and will leave his post on February 14, 2020.
Meg McElhaney

McElhaney takes seat as newest OKCPS Board of Education member

Meg McElhaney was sworn in as the newest member of the Oklahoma City Public Schools Board of Education Monday night. She follows Jace Kirk in the position.
DACA, charter schools

Charter school leader in OKC criticizes state A-F school report card system

Chris Brewster, founding superintendent of Santa Fe South Charter Schools in southside Oklahoma City, is critical of the A-F school report card system.
Douglass High School

Douglass High doesn’t feel like an “F” school to those who are there

Students, a teacher, and the principal of Douglass High School say their lived experience does not match the "F" in the lastest school report card.

Yearly public school report cards released showing strengths, weaknesses

Yearly report cards for all public schools in Oklahoma last school year were released Monday showing a broad range of grades state-wide and in Okla City.
quality of ed

Quality should not depend on ZIP codes says newest Board of Ed member

Meg McElhaney was appointed by the Oklahoma City Public Schools Board of Education Thursday to serve as the southside District 7 board member.