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State Chamber’s ‘OK2030’ strategic plan recommends school choice

Dr. Jennifer Lepard, Oklahoma’s State Chamber Research Foundation Executive Director, guided the process of creating OK2030, the organization’s long-term strategic vision project. Photo Provided.

by Patrick B. McGuigan   OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma’s State Chamber has unveiled a comprehensive vision for public policy reforms aiming “to dramatically improve our state’s rankings and prospects.” The OK 2030 document, described as “the culmination of a yearlong effort to gather ideas and input from across the state” includes major education policy reforms, […]

OCU named a ‘Best College Value’ by Kiplinger’s

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City University was recently named a 2018 Best College Value by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, a leader in personal finance news and business forecasting. Out of 100 private universities that made the list, OCU is ranked #71. The rankings are available online. The list will appear in print […]

Star Spencer High School receives donation of new band instruments valued at $4500

From left: Seen with the new xylophone funded by the Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools Partners in Action projects are: (from left) Brad Herzer, OKCPS Deputy Chief of Schools; Alta Price, Manager of Outreach and Programs with the Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools; Corey Robinson; Zalee Robinson; Princess Berry; DJ Carter, Star Spencer Band Director; Quenton Frederick, Jamari Carter, Victoria Birney, Bill Caldwell: Brian Hinson, Star Spencer Principal; and Verna Martin, the Instructional Leadership Director.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Star Spencer High School students were the honored recipients of brand new band instruments earlier this week. The gift was funded by a donation given to the Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools in the amount of $5,000. The donor, who wished to remain anonymous, […]

Positive Tomorrows announces $10.2 million Building Success Capital Campaign

The Positive Tomorrows Capitol Campaign will help to raise funds to build a new 36,000 square foot school for homeless children, nearly doubling the school’s current capacity. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Last month, on “Giving Tuesday” (Nov. 28) Positive Tomorrows held its largest annual fundraiser, the Gold Star Luncheon. During the event, Oklahoma’s only elementary school for homeless children announced a $10.2 million Capital Campaign. This campaign will help to raise funds to build a new […]

Star Spencer High School receives donation of new band instruments valued at $4500

Seen with the new xylophone funded by the Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools Partners in Action projects are: (from left) Brad Herzer, OKCPS Deputy Chief of Schools; Alta Price, Manager of Outreach and Programs with the Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools; Corey Robinson; Zalee Robinson; Princess Berry; DJ Carter, Star Spencer Band Director; Quenton Frederick, Jamari Carter, Victoria Birney, Bill Caldwell: Brian Hinson, Star Spencer Principal; and Verna Martin, the Instructional Leadership Director.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Star Spencer High School students were the honored recipients of brand new band instruments earlier this month. The gift was funded by a donation given to the Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools in the amount of $5,000. The donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, […]

Intersection Conference to discuss link between animal and human abuse

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Tuesday, November 7, professionals from across Oklahoma will participate in a day-long discussion about the link between animal abuse and the cycle of family and societal violence.  The event will take place at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, in Oklahoma City. Check in begins […]

OKCU Hall of Honor to recognize new inductees

Ray and Pat Potts will be honored with the OKCU Meinders School of Business Hall of Honors Lifetime Achievement Award on October 19.  Photos provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma City University’s Meinders School of Business will honor five business and community leaders during the 31st annual Oklahoma Commerce & Industry Hall of Honor luncheon on Thursday, October 19. The event will take place at 11:30 a.m. at the Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma […]

OSU workshop to focus on challenges in floriculture

On Thursday, August 3, Oklahoma State University will host a workshop titled, “The Current Challenges in Floriculture.”  OSU Website Photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter STILLWATER, OK – On Thursday, August 3, Oklahoma State University will host a workshop titled, “The Current Challenges in Floriculture.”  Floriculture, or flower farming, is a segment of horticulture that deals with the cultivation of flowers or flowering ornamental plants for gardens and for the floral industry. During the […]

OSU to host Show N’ Go event for statewide inventors 

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter TULSA, OK – Oklahoma State University’s New Product Development Center (NPDC) will host a statewide inventor Show N’ Go event at the OSU Helmerich Research Center, 526 N. Elgin Avenue, in Tulsa on Tuesday, July 18. Inventors from all across Oklahoma are encouraged to register. The Helmerich Center will […]

Sen. AJ Griffin, Rep. Tim Downing praised for school choice leadership

From left, State Rep. Tim Downing, R-Purcell, Robert Ruiz, president of ChoiceMatters, and state Sen. AJ Griffin, R-Guthrie. Downing and Griffin were presented “Champions of Choice” awards from Ruiz’s organization for their roles in advancing educational options for special needs students under state care, focused on children in foster care settings. Photo by Patrick B. McGuigan

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Two Republican legislators who managed historic reforms in Oklahoma’s school choice program for special needs children have received recognition for their work from an advocate for parental choice in education. State Sen. AJ Griffin, R-Guthrie, and Rep. Tim Downing, R-Purcell, were named “Champions of Children” by Oklahoma’s ChoiceMatters group. Robert […]

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