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Free Garden-in-Place starter kits for kids offered by Myriad Gardens and Scissortail Park

  By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter UPDATE: Originally scheduled for Friday, April 24, the date has been changed to Friday, May 8. OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – While many education programs and public events are on hold in Oklahoma City, the education, programming and horticultural staff at Myriad Botanical Gardens and Scissortail Park have created […]

Education Commentary: Why is Education Being Corporatized and Human Life Being Devalued?

Nyla Ali Khan   In the southern Indian state of Telangana at least 23 teenagers have killed themselves since the scores of their school-leaving exam results, processed by a private software firm, Globarena Technology, were announced in April. This shocking news attracted worldwide attention, including posts on The City Sentinel’s Facebook page. The education board […]

In education funding, appropriations don’t tell the whole story

by Curtis Shelton, OCPA Research Fellow   With a budget agreement officially announced common education in Oklahoma is set to receive $157.5 million in additional appropriated funding for the upcoming fiscal year. This $157.5 million is coming after the $465 million in increased appropriations from last year’s legislative session. The bulk of this increased spending […]

Oklahoma Education Briefs and Commentary

Patrick B. McGuigan (Editor’s Note: This is compiled from multiple sources, including The Oklahoman)   Great schools leaving the MidCity area … The City Sentinel is reeling as two successful public charter schools are forced to leave the heart of the community for new locations. This newspaper and the two Harding-site schools have long labored […]

OKC Zoo’s Eye Spy Safari presents a new way to look at conservation education

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma City Zoo is partnering with the Dean McGee Eye Institute to present the new Eye Spy Safari. Now through the summer, children 11 and under can participate in this interactive activity to learn about Zoo animals and the challenges threatening them. Eye Spy […]

The Color Purple and feminine electoral strengths – Oklahoma City Top 10 local stories for 2018

Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher In the imperfect but popular color designations assigned to modern voting patterns, Oklahoma City and Oklahoma County now seem securely ensconced in the ranks of the “color purple” – a mixture of blue (liberal Democratic leaning) and red (conservative Republican leaning). In this newspaper’s annual ranking of top 10 local stories, […]

Oklahoma Association of REALTORS® supports Oklahoma education

Staff Report The Oklahoma Association of REALTORS is supporting Oklahoma education by sending a number of REALTORS members to volunteer at schools to help with testing during the walkout. The teacher walkout is during a time when state testing needs to be done so schools can remain eligible for federal funding. During this time, the […]

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


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 […]

Pullmann Potter: Heartland analyst shapes her arguments for pre-school education choice

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Joy Pullmann, a widely-published education analyst and the mother of four children, said the primary focus in development of education policy – including and perhaps especially pre-school programs – should be on children, not on systems. This leads her, she explained to an audience in Oklahoma City, […]

Paul Abner, Craig Eidson, and the late Milton Friedman – Men of Issachar for our times

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Paul Abner is a minister of the Gospel – and more. For starters, he is the father of three delightful children. Jack, Julianna and Cloe accompanied their father to a recent speaking engagement where he discussed educational options in the Sooner State, including his hopes for expansion […]

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