The City Sentinel
Category archives for: Education

Jim Roth appointed Dean of OCU Law School


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma City University’s President Robert Henry recently announced that Jim Roth has been appointed as the next Dean of OCU’s Law School. A former Oklahoma County commissioner and Oklahoma Corporation commissioner, Roth will begin his term as dean on July 1. Roth currently serves as […]

1889 Institute recommends school districts start “conversion schools”

Vance Fried  Photo provided

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – The 1889 Institute, an Oklahoma state policy think tank, has published “Conversion Schools: Local Districts Have No Excuse.” A short paper, released March 29, points out that school districts now have the power to free themselves of many of the rules and regulations imposed by the state. Local school boards […]

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin issues statement at end of nine-day teacher’s strike

Governor Mary Fallin on Tuesday (April 10) signed a measure that allows expanded casino gaming for Oklahoma’s Indian tribes.   Photo provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin on Thursday evening (April 12) issued a statement on the announced end of the nine-day public school teacher walkout. In comments sent to The City Sentinel and other news organizations, the state’s chief executive said: “Oklahomans and our elected officials have proven they are committed to school […]

Mary Bilder to present OCU Quinlan Lecture on April 5

Mary Bilder, Founders Professor of Law at Boston College Law School will deliver the 2018 Quinlan Lecture at the Oklahoma City University School of Law. on Thursday, April 5.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma City, OK – The 2018 Quinlan Lecture will be delivered by Mary Bilder, Founders Professor of Law at Boston College Law School at the Oklahoma City University School of Law, 800 N. Harvey, on Thursday, April 5.  The free lecture, titled “James Madison and Constitutional Compromise” will be […]

A look at those who lobby at the state Capitol for public education, including tax increases


Stacy Martin and Patrick B. McGuigan What does a top contract education lobbyist make in Oklahoma? Margaret Erling’s lobbying firm makes $75,000 a year lobbying for the Tulsa Public Schools, the state’s second largest school district. The firm garners $50,000 a year as the lobbyist for the Oklahoma City Public Schools. Fred Jordan’s lobbying firm […]

24th annual Flute Fair to feature Grammy winner Molly Barth

The Oklahoma Flute Society's annual Flute Fair on March 10-11 will feature Grammy winning flutist, Molly Barth.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter NORMAN, OK – The Oklahoma Flute Society will present its 24th Annual Flute Fair on Friday and Saturday, March 10-11 at the University of Oklahoma Catlett Music Center, 500 W. Boyd, in Norman.  The event will feature Grammy winning flutist, Molly Barth as guest artist. Saturday will include a […]

STV Dance & Singing Camp set for March, 5K Run in June

Since its inception in 2010, the Stop the Violence Singing and Dance Camp program has reached thousands of youth across the state of Oklahoma, providing direction and hope to children. Photo provided.

UPDATE:  The Spring Break Singing and Dance Camp has been moved to March 19-24.  Location stays the same.  Register for FREE now! By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Newspaper OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -Stop the Violence (STV) OKC will host its 9th annual Spring Break Singing and Dance Camp from March 12 – 17. The program will take […]

Tracy Crow, #MeToo activist and author will keynote OSU Women Veterans Symposium

Award-winning author, journalist and former Marine Corps officer Tracy Crow will be the keynote speaker at the OSU Women Veterans Symposium on March 10.  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter STILLWATER, OK – Oklahoma State University will feature former Marine Corps officer and sexual assault survivor Tracy Crow as the keynote speaker for the third annual Women Veterans Symposium. The event on Saturday, March 10 will take place from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Wes Watkins Center located in the Oklahoma […]

Acclaimed author and civil rights advocate to speak at OSU

Author and activist Carol Anderson will speak at OSU's Student Union Theater on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter STILLWATER, OK– On Thursday, February 8, Oklahoma State University will host critically-acclaimed author and human and civil rights advocate Carol Anderson.  Her presentation will take place at Oklahoma State University’s Student Union Theater at 7 p.m. on the Stillwater campus. The event is free and open to the public. Anderson’s […]

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, […]

Click For Western Concepts
Log in | Designed by Gabfire themes