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Oklahoma Historical Society offers free educational online resources

The Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) sites and museums may be closed, but guests can take a free 3D interactive tour of the facility and its resources online from their computers.  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Although the Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) sites and museums are temporarily closed, the OHS has numerous educational online resources to explore at okhistory.org. Online visitors can take a virtual tour of the Oklahoma History Center, search collections, listen to podcasts and view online exhibits. […]

Educators honored with 2020 Oklahoma Medal for Excellence

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  By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence has announced the recipients of its 2020 Oklahoma Medal for Excellence Award. The five Oklahoma public school educators are being recognized for their academic excellence, innovation and impact. Each of the five honorees will receive a $5,000 cash […]

Twenty-eight students compete in 18th annual Oklahoma Braille Challenge

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Hosted by the Oklahoma School for the Blind (OSB), the 19th annual Oklahoma Regional Braille Challenge recently tested the Braille speed and accuracy of 28 contestants at the NewView Oklahoma Center for Low Vision and Blindness in Oklahoma City. Braille literacy is an essential part […]

Kristin Chenoweth named Artist in Residence at Oklahoma City University

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Beginning in April 2020, film and stage performer Kristin Chenoweth will assume the appointment as Artist in Residence at her alma mater, Oklahoma City University, A Tony and Emmy Award winning actress and singer, Chenoweth will be in residence at the Wanda L. Bass […]

OCU School of Law Alumni Awards Dinner to be held on March 28

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma City University School of Law has announced the 2020 recipients of the OCU Law Alumni Awards. Tamya Cox-Touré will be honored with the Community and Public Service Award, Garvin Isaacs will receive the Distinguished Law Alumnus Award, and Elizabeth Isaac will receive the […]

Induction gala, book, documentary to highlight Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame’s 50th anniversary

The Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame was established in 1971 to honor “Oklahoma journalists who have dedicated their lives to excellence in serving the citizens of our state and country.”

Staff Report   Edmond, Oklahoma – Ten journalists, two Lifetime Achievement Award winners, and 10 posthumous inductees will be honored during the special 50th anniversary gala and banquet of the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame. The gala will be at 6 p.m. Friday, April 24, at the Oklahoma History Center. “The 50th anniversary gives us […]

John Marshall Middle School students honored for academic achievement during grade point challenge

OKCPS leaders (back row, from left) Jason Brown, OKCPS Deputy Superintendent; Michael Harris, Principal, John Marshall Middle School; Dr. Lee Beasley, John Marshall Enterprise Board member; and Jimmy Lawson, John Marshall Impact Team founder, honored twenty-eight students from John Marshall Enterprise Middle School for their academic achievement during the Impact Grade Point Challenge, during which the students each earned at least 4 A’s during the last semester.  Photo provided

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS) leaders recently recognized twenty-eight 7th and 8th graders from John Marshall Enterprise Middle School for their outstanding academic achievement during the school’s Impact Grand Point Challenge.  During the challenge, each student earned at least 4 A’s during the fall semester. The […]

Time on the Tigris: Through the eyes of a child

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Nyla Ali Khan Sometimes it helps to see the world through the eyes of a child. Contrary to popular opinion, Iraq and Iran were not benighted regions of the world, nor were their peoples barbaric and savage. I had the good fortune of visiting Iraq with my family in April-May 1980, prior to the decade-long […]

The “Black Hole” for Open Records at the University of Oklahoma

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Patrick B. McGuigan and Stacy Martin The City Sentinel Online   The University of Oklahoma somehow became, in recent years, a “Black Hole” for journalists and citizens wanting to monitor how tax dollars are spent. Early in the new year, CapitolBeatOK designated OU’s less-than-desired status for non-transparency as the sixth most significant story about Oklahoma […]

Schools disagree on definition of ‘significant medical condition’

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Ray Carter, OCPA Center for Independent Journalism   Under Oklahoma’s school grading system, a measure of “chronic absenteeism” is one of the factors included in the calculation of schools’ A-F grades on state report cards. However, exceptions are allowed for students with significant qualifying medical conditions that result in long absences. In the 2017-2018 and […]

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