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Good News: It’s never too cold for a Paseo First Friday!

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – The Paseo Arts District’s First Friday Gallery Walk for January will take place on Friday, Jan. 6, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Featured this month in the Paseo Art Space (3022 Paseo) through January 28, Jason Wilson’s “Perceptual Art Going Big.” Perceptual Art asks its audience to visually or […]

Oklahoma City Senator David Holt will press for major teacher pay hike

Patrick B. McGuigan, editor State Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City, has long promoted a pay hike for public school teachers. In a recent interview, he detailed the reasons for his advocacy. “We can’t have the future we want for our state without a solid education system. We can’t have a solid education system without quality […]

Capitol Report for November 26: Sandy Garrett honored as ‘door-opener’ … and JFK’s gratitude for ‘uncovenanted mercies’

On this week’s edition of Capitol Report, Patrick B. McGuigan applauded the ASTEC Fund, which supports the ASTEC Charter Schools in Oklahoma City, for presenting a “door-opener” award to former Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction Sandy Garrett. Although a Democrat, Garrett’s mentor in statewide education leadership was Republican Gov. Henry Bellmon. At the gala held […]

Indian People, Black People, and avoidable deaths while in police custody

To the Editor: My visceral sympathy favors the police, in a dispute. This I attribute to growing up in a neighborhood where there were no professional persons — not until college did I realize that doctors, lawyers, accountants, college professors and so forth were actually people with families who sat down to dinner every night […]

Harding Fine Arts Academy’s math teacher, Jennifer Burris, named DaVinci Institute’s A+ Teacher of the Year

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – The DaVinci Institute® has named Harding Fine Arts Academy math teacher, Jennifer Burris, 2016 Oklahoma A+ Schools® 2016 Teacher of the Year. The DaVinci Institute is Oklahoma’s Creativity Think Tank that promotes statewide creative renaissance through lectures, workshops, professional development, research and advocacy. The DaVinci Institute supports numerous creative K-12 […]

Capitol Report for March 19: Non-teaching staff ranks greew faster than teachers, academic standards questioned

The latest edition of Capitol Report on the CBS affiliate in Oklahoma City began with reporter Alex Cameron quoting economist Ben Scafidi, saying “there is a priority in public education for hiring people outside the classroom.” CapitolBeatOK editor Pat McGuigan detailed the Georgia academic’s analysis of records from the National Center for Education Statistics. From […]

1889 Institute presents “blueprint” for Oklahoma education reforms

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – The 1889 Institute, an Oklahoma state policy think tank, has published  “Blueprint for Education Reform: Educational Choice and Empowered Public Schools,” authored by the Institute’s president, Vance Fried – Riata Professor of Entrepreneurship at Oklahoma State University – wrote the seven-page analysis distributed last month. The short paper discusses the […]

March 20 auditions slated for Oklahoma Senior Follies

Staff Report The Oklahoma Senior Follies announces auditions this coming weekend for its 2016 spectacular, scheduled for August performances. OK Senior Follies is a performing group dedicated to bringing joy and hope to all of our citizens, especially our seniors. The City Sentinel has attended every edition of the senior follies and can attest it […]

Choral Union concludes 2015-2016 season with “Song of Songs” composition by Armstrong College music director

Staff Report EDMOND – The 2015-2016 performing arts series at Armstrong Auditorium will come to a close with a performance by the Herbert W. Armstrong College Choral Union on Thursday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. The Herbert W. Armstrong College Choral Union will join forces with a professional orchestra and soloists to perform an oratorio […]

Sandwich Generation Conference and Expo on Multigenerational Caregiving set for March 9

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The University of Central Oklahoma Sandwich Generation Multigenerational Caregiving Conference and Expo will be held on Wednesday, March 9, at the Nigh University Center in Edmond from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event offers more than thirty resource agencies along with free admission, parking and prize drawings. The conference […]

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