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Oklahoma City’s 2020 Cinco de Mayo Festival rescheduled for Sept. 13

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter UPDATE:  April 10, 2020 – Oklahoma City’s Cinco de Mayo Festival has been resceduled to September 13. OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The seventh annual Cinco de Mayo Festival will take place this year at a new location, Scissortail Park, in downtown Oklahoma City. The free, family-friendly event will be […]

Academia OKC to offer Fall Mariachi After School Program beginning Aug. 26

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Students in the South Oklahoma City area will have the opportunity to enroll in a Fall Mariachi After School Program led by Academia OKC, a program sponsored by Scissortail Community Development Corporation. Classes, which emphasize culturally relevant music, will begin on August 26 and will take […]

10th Annual Fiestas Patrias OKC scheduled for Sept 15 at Wiley Post Park


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter For the 10th consecutive year, the Fiestas Patrias OKC 2019 Festival will celebrate Mexican Independence Day on Sunday, September 15 from 1 – 10 p.m. at Wiley Post Park, 2021 S. Robinson Avenue, in Oklahoma City. The free event is open to the public. This event will feature internationally […]

Wiley Post Park to host 2019 OKC Cinco de Mayo celebration

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The 2019 Oklahoma City Cinco de Mayo celebration will be held on Sunday, May 5, from 1 – 10 p.m. at Wiley Post Park, 2021 S. Robinson. Adjacent to the Oklahoma River, the park features a backdrop of the Oklahoma City downtown skyline. For the fifth year […]

ChoiceMatters question: After teacher raise, what is the plan to improve Oklahoma schools?

CapitolBeatOK Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – With teachers poised to receive the largest salary increase in state history, parents and education reform groups are now asking legislators to focus on improving Oklahoma schools and boosting student outcomes. ChoiceMatters, which works to connect parents with educational resources and options, said the pay raises were needed but […]

Sen. AJ Griffin, Rep. Tim Downing praised for school choice leadership

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Two Republican legislators who managed historic reforms in Oklahoma’s school choice program for special needs children have received recognition for their work from an advocate for parental choice in education. State Sen. AJ Griffin, R-Guthrie, and Rep. Tim Downing, R-Purcell, were named “Champions of Children” by Oklahoma’s ChoiceMatters group. Robert […]

Plaza Mayor at the Crossroads is site of 2017 OKC Cinco de Mayo celebration

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – One of the biggest Hispanic Festivals in Oklahoma, OKC Cinco de Mayo, will take place on May 7, from 12 – 9 p.m. at Plaza Mayor at the Crossroads, 7000 Crossroads Blvd. The free family-friendly outdoor festival will celebrate the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, […]

School Choice Summit on track despite anti-choice group’s threat of disruption at OCCC

Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Opponents of programs supporting parental choice in education threatened in recent days to disrupt the Oklahoma School Choice Summit 2017. Consequently, officials at Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC), venue for the summit scheduled for Thursday, considered withdrawing use of the facility for the summit. The event is booked […]

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

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, […]

Mexican Independence Day Festival set to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month in OKC

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Scissortail Community Development Corporation, in partnership with the Mexican Consulate in Little Rock, Arkansas, will host this year’s La Independencia de México 2016 celebration, the largest Hispanic event in Oklahoma. This free, family-oriented event celebrating Mexico’s Independence Day will take place on Sunday, September 18, from 1 to 9 […]

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