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Remembering the Genoveses: Elizabeth and Eugene, Back in the News

Pictured during his early years as America's best-known Marxist historian, Eugene Genovese (1930-2012). Rochester.edu Photo.

Patrick B. McGuigan   In a recent essay, syndicated columnist Rich Lowry deftly deployed the words of two leading American scholars of the modern era. Reflecting on a surging academic and journalistic movement to redefine U.S. history comprehensively (and negatively) in terms of slavery and attendant sins of the American past, Lowry deployed these words: […]

Ocean conservationist Fabien Cousteau to speak at OCU

Ocean conservationist, explorer, documentary filmmaker, and shark expert Fabien Cousteau will be the featured speaker for the OCU Lemon Distinguished Speaker series on Sept. 24.  Photo provided.

by Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City University will host a guest presentation by ocean conservationist, explorer, documentary filmmaker, and shark expert Fabien Cousteau at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24. His presentation, themed “One Ocean, One People,” will be held in the Petree Recital Hall inside the Kirkpatrick Fine Arts […]

Baseball Legend Cal Ripken Jr. to launch opening of 33 OKCPS STEM Centers

On Tuesday, August 27, author, philanthropist, and Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. will join community leaders at Mark Twain Elementary School to celebrate the grand opening of thirty-three Ripken STEM Centers in Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS).  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Tuesday, August 27, author, philanthropist, and Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. will join community leaders to celebrate the grand opening of thirty-three Ripken STEM Centers in Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS). From 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. there will be an assembly […]

OCU Certificate Programs now open for enrollment

Meinders School of Business at Oklahoma City University is now offering certificate programs in project management, government contracting, and two programs for human resources professionals.  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Enrollment has opened for four professional certificate programs beginning this fall in the Meinders School of Business at Oklahoma City University. A leader in professional education for nearly two decades, Meinders is now offering certificate programs in project management, government contracting, and two programs for human […]

Oklahoma Democratic party congratulates Young Democrats on national honors

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Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Democratic Party, through communications director Angela Allmond, said today (Wednesday, July 24) it was “thrilled to celebrate the successes of the Young Democrats of Oklahoma at the recent Young Democrats of America convention in Indiana.” Joshua Harris-Till was elected national president of the YDA. He is the second […]

State House Minority Leader Emily Virgin responds to Epic Charter investigation

State Rep. Emily Virgin, a Norman Democrat,is the Oklahoma House Minority Leader. File Photo.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Minority Leader Emily Virgin (D-Norman) released the following statement in response to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation launching an investigation of Epic Charter Schools amid allegations that school leaders embezzled millions of taxpayer dollars. “I am very concerned about the report that Epic Charter Schools has been paying students […]

OEA membership down 16 percent over five years

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By Ray Carter, OCPA Center for Independent Journalism   When thousands of Oklahoma teachers participated in union-led protests at the Capitol in 2018, some thought the event was a sign of increasing power for teacher unions. Yet newly released figures show the Oklahoma Education Association, the state affiliate of the National Education Association, continued to […]

EPIC Charter School Student spotlight: Randel Ludwig

EPIC Charter School Epic Charter School sudent spotlight: Randel Ludwig. Photo provided.

Staff Report (adapted from Epic Charter School Release) Students and families choose Epic Charter School for a variety of reasons. Some of our students are exceptional, while others might be considered struggling. At a young age, Randel Ludwig was diagnosed with multiple developmental disabilities including narcolepsy and Tourette’s. Epic’s personalized learning model gave Randel a […]

Oklahoma City Public Schools students gain “college- and career-ready” typing (keyboarding) skills

Although most young people can type on cellphone and I phone keyboards, and most use computer keyboards frequently, the discipline of "home keys" and other aspects of traditional typing are often missing from their skill sets. Photo Provided

Staff Report   The local school district’s first-ever Keyboarding Competition was fun, participants say – and it inspired students in grades 3-8 to master typing. In the age of computers that is an essential skill which is now required for online assessments. The “Key Bee” finals took place Tuesday, May 7, at Frederick Douglass Mid-High […]

Micah Awards recognize St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School Students

From left, Yearbook class students in middle school at St. Charles Borromeo took a break to smile for The City Sentinel. From left: Magan Pham, Camden Tremblay, Rebecca Smith, Katalina Robberson, Fina Chongwa and Fatima Morales. The Catholic school’s Micah Award honors students who live the Micah 6:8 mandate: “You have been told … what is good, and what the Lord requires of you. Only to do the right and to love goodness, and to walk humbly with God.”  Photograph by Patrick B. McGuigan

by Heidee Cruz, St. Charles newspaper student Warr Acres – Every nine weeks at St.Charles Borromeo a student from grades pre-K through Eighth Grade receive what is called the Micah Award. The Middle School designations come from the “House” to which one belongs, including students from sixth, seventh and eighth grades. The honor is inspired […]

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