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Positive Tomorrows offers training for those working with children living in poverty

The three-hour High Structure – High Love™, training will explain the educational philosophy used at Positive Tomorrows, Oklahoma’s only elementary school specifically serving homeless children.  Photo courtesy Positive Tomorrows

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Positive Tomorrows now offers High Structure – High Love™, a three-hour training program developed specifically for educators and professionals who are working with children living in poverty. This trauma-informed training teaches the educational philosophy High Structure – High Love as it is used at Positive Tomorrows, Oklahoma’s […]

Crossover Prep brings hope, transformation

Philip and Rondalyn Abode lead Crossover Bible Church in north Tulsa. They have established a health clinic, and a school now serving seventh and eighth grade boys. They intend to add one grade a year until the Crossover Preparatory Academy reaches students in grades 7-12. Photograph from the Crossover Church Website

Patrick B. McGuigan TULSA – It’s better to light a candle than to curse the darkness, goes the old adage. There are reasons to be gloomy about north Tulsa, scene of a dreadful confrontation rooted in racial hatred 97 years ago. Driving or walking around, you’ll find well-kept yards and homes adjoined by dilapidated structures […]

For Linda Murphy, in the Republican runoff for Superintendent of Public Instruction

Linda Murphy, candidate for Republican nomination for superintendent of Public Instruction.  Photo provided.

The City Sentinel endorsement In 1994, educator Linda Murphy was the Republican nominee for superintendent of public instruction, almost winning against a strong and high-quality Democratic incumbent. She ran in that race as a four-square conservative. Murphy is consistent and principled. Murphy is intelligent, understands classroom challenges facing today’s students. Murphy is as honest and […]

Assistance dog becomes Edmond resident’s perfect match

Born with cerebral palsy, Edmond resident Max Boevers has been matched with Maureen, a two-year-old black Labrador/Golden retriever cross from Canine Companions for independence.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Max Boevers family of Edmond recently completed two weeks of training and was matched with a skilled assistance dog from Canine Companions for Independence. Canine Companions is a non-profit organization that breeds, raises and trains assistance dogs for children and adults with disabilities. Born […]

Met Library summer STEAM programs offer more than reading skills

The Oklahoma City Metropolitan Library System has developed a variety of STEAM programs for all ages this summer.  File photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK– The Metropolitan Library System has developed a variety of summer STEAM programs for all ages including some programs hosted by the Science Museum of Oklahoma. The programs highlight technology-based learning to help equip children and teens with the knowledge they need to cultivate key problem-solving skills. STEAM programs focus on areas including Science, […]

NewView Oklahoma hosts Keys to Work Transition Institute and upcoming groundbreaking event

Students participating in NewView Oklahoma’s Keys to Work Transition Institute will learn independent living and job-readiness skills.  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Teens who are blind and vision impaired are participating in NewView Oklahoma’s Keys to Work Transition Institute for one week in Oklahoma City. Students participating in the program will learn independent living and job-readiness skills while interacting with leaders from the Oklahoma City community. The […]

Mid-America Medical Cannabis Conference and Expo comes to OKC June 1-2

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The State Fairgrounds Bennett Event Center, 3001 General Pershing Boulevard in Oklahoma City, will be the site of the 2018 Mid-America Medical Cannabis Conference and Expo on Friday and Saturday, June 1-2. The expo will feature workshops and clinics put on by some of the […]

Jim Roth appointed Dean of OCU Law School

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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”

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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 […]

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