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Nominations sought for Outstanding Public School Foundation Programs

OFE President Craig Story (left) and LEF Outreach Chair Beth Johnson (right) present a 2016 Outstanding Program Award for Local Education Foundations in recognition of an early childhood art studio sponsored by the Education Foundation of Muskogee. Accepting on behalf of the foundation are Melony Carey (second from left), director of Secondary Education for Muskogee Public Schools, and Alice Adair, foundation president. OFE Facebook Photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence is seeking nominations for its 2017 Outstanding Program Awards for Local Education Foundations. Each year the foundation recognizes innovative programs sponsored or administered by public school foundations. Trophies and monetary awards of $1,000 each will be presented to honorees on Tuesday, October […]

John Rex Charter School’s ‘Fuel Up!’ is a cool success

John Rex Charter Elementary School’s key ‘players’ shared in the revelry at the ‘Fuel Up!’ Fundraiser held in February. Among the participants were, from left, school parents Zachary and Kelly Perkins, state Board of Education member Bob Ross, Joy Pierce and her husband, Head of School Joe Pierce. Photos by Patrick B. McGuigan

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – At least 200 people gathered in downtown Oklahoma City on a cool, pleasant February evening to raise thousands of dollars to support the John Rex Charter Elementary School. The now-annual “Fuel Up!” event provides supplemental revenues for the public charter school, which now serves some 450 students […]

Harding Fine Arts Academy Ignite Art Festival set for March 4

On Saturday, March 4, Harding Fine Arts Academy (HFAA) will host the 2017 Ignite Arts Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 3333 N. Shartel Avenue in Oklahoma City. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter On Saturday, March 4, Harding Fine Arts Academy (HFAA), an Oklahoma City public charter high school, will host the 2017 Ignite Arts Festival. The event, themed ‘Igniting the Spark,’ will be held from 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at HFAA located at 3333 N. Shartel Avenue in Oklahoma City. […]

Dove Schools listed as Oklahoma Schools of Character, Math Challenge Saturday in Tulsa

Dove Science Academy Oklahoma City is located at 919 N.W. 23 Street in the capital city. Photo from Dove’s website.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY –  Some recent news from Dove Charter Schools: Dove Science Academy Oklahoma City has been named a 2017 Oklahoma School of Character. The local school is one of six in the state honored as a School of Character for this year. The only other Oklahoma County school so designated is Dove […]

OKCU Theatre announces new guest director

The Oklahoma City University School of Theatre has signed Leslie Swackhamer, a national award-winning stage director, to serve as an adjunct professor and guest director. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Oklahoma City University School of Theatre has signed Leslie Swackhamer, a national award-winning stage director, to serve as an adjunct professor and guest director. Her professional experience includes directing opera and theatre productions across the U.S. Swackhamer will begin her new role at OKCU by directing the mainstage […]

Lt. Gov. Lamb, Dr. Steve Perry, lawmakers and educators to speak at School Choice summit

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Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Policy makers, educators, parents and school choice advocates will gather next Thursday, January 26, at the OCCC Visual and Performing Arts Center for the first ever Oklahoma School Choice Summit and Expo. ChoiceMatters, which advocates for education policies that empower students and parents, recently released more details about the event, […]

OKCU Online Business Program recognized as among best in nation

Meredith Wegener, director of Energy Programs in the Meinders School of Business, teaches students about the environmental impact of the oil industry during a recent class session.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter For the third year in a row, the U.S. News & World Report has announced that Oklahoma City University (OKCU) has one of the best online graduate business programs in the country. OKCU’s Meinders School of Business is ranked 31 in the country, which is the highest in Oklahoma […]

Stanley Hupfeld Academy at Western Village named ‘exemplar school’ by Partnership for 21st-Century Learning

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Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – The Partnership for 21st-Century Learning (P21), an organization dedicated to advancing curriculum that fosters student success in 21st-century work and life, has named the Stanley Hupfeld Academy at Western Village, a public charter school in Oklahoma City, a fall 2016-17 exemplar school. P21 awards exemplar status to schools that move […]

Dr. Kent Buchanan named Oklahoma City University provost, engineering degree partnership announced

Provost Kent Buchanan. Photo provided

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Kent Buchanan, Ph.D., has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs at Oklahoma City University, President Robert Henry announced on December 16. Buchanan has served in the role on an interim basis since July 2015. His appointment follows a national search and a recommendation from the university’s search […]

Kevin Durant Charity Foundation awards Positive Tomorrows $57,000 Gift


Kevin Durant smiles with 2nd and 3rd graders during his first visit to Positive Tomorrows in Dec. 2012. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Positive Tomorrows has announced that it has received a $57,000 gift from the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation. This gift will go towards an anonymous $50,000 challenge grant and will complete the purchase of land to build a new facility. A 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation’s […]

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