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One OK teacher walkout is worth two in the brush for art education

Brigette Waltermire

April 12, 2018

Every year, “Oklahoma Arts Day” is held at the Oklahoma State Capitol on a day designated by Oklahomans for the Arts (OFTA). This year, it just so happened to be during the Oklahoma teacher walkout. The typical art day model for OFTA was “not practical.” The OFTA partnered with Oklahoma A+ Schools,...

OKCPS opens gymnasium for Oklahoma educators to stay in during Capitol walkout

Caitlyn Epes

April 10, 2018

To show support for the Oklahoma teacher walkout, Oklahoma City Public Schools invited educators from across the state to spend the night in the Capitol Hill High School Fieldhouse. Volunteers from various organizations and donations from the community allowed OKCPS to host a cookout on the front l...

Oklahoma public, private educators support teacher walkout

Fifth-grade teacher Melissa Nelson prepares lessons for her class at Oklahoma Christian School, a private school, in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Chelsea Horn

April 9, 2018

Private and preparatory schools across Oklahoma are standing with public school teachers as they their fight for better education funding. While the private schools of Oklahoma are not state funded, many educators stand with their fellow teachers and believe their fight should not end until their requests...

Young teacher feels inspired through walkout

Victor Pozadas

April 6, 2018

Sarah Massey understands the importance of her role amongst her peers from Eugene Field Elementary in Oklahoma City, even though she has only been teaching for two months. Massey said she decided to stay in Oklahoma after being hired at Eugene Field Elementary. “I think being a new and young teacher...

Oklahoma teachers illustrate needs for more funding on day two of walkout

Jackson Sharp

April 4, 2018

Oklahoma educators gathered at the Oklahoma State Capitol for the second day of the teacher walkout on April 3. They assembled to tell legislators why they believe public education deserves more state funding. The walkout has not been just about advocating for teacher pay raises, said Susan Rodgers, ...

Perry schools support OK teacher walkout, do not close schools

The Perry High School marquis displays the current date and date of the teacher walkout for Oklahoma on Monday. Though supportive of the movement, Perry schools were in session on the day of the walkout due to end-of-year scheduling requirements while many other schools around the state were closed for the event.

Brigette Waltermire

April 3, 2018

PERRY, Oklahoma – Schools in Perry, Oklahoma, were not closed for the teacher walkout on April 2, 2018, in Oklahoma City. School faculty and the school board supported the teachers, but it was decided at the end of last week that school would remain in session. Faculty meetings were held in Perry o...

There is no Planet B: Oklahomans March for Science

There is no Planet B: Oklahomans March for Science

Amina Switzer

April 23, 2017

"Hey ho, ho hey, don't defund the EPA! Hey ho, ho hey, don't defund the EPA!" The chant rang out over the crowd. People young and old waved signs and posters. Dogs weaved in and out of the group, eagerly pulling on their leashes. Excited children ran ahead of their parents. The march was underway. T...

Oklahoma City School For Homeless Children Begins Fundraising For New Building

Garrett Davis

April 22, 2017

A elementary school for homeless children in Oklahoma City has recently started a campaign in order to raise funds for a new school building. Positive Tomorrows is the nation’s only private, tuition-free elementary school serving only homeless children, according to their website. Although the sch...

Oklahoma City Sandwich Shop Employs Daughter to Help Business

Garrett Davis

April 1, 2017

The owners of a sandwich shop in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, have decided after nine years to transfer operational duties to their daughter in hopes of promoting their restaurant online and reaching a younger audience. Lee’s Sandwiches opened in 2008 under Minh Nguyen, a local Oklahoma City business own...

OKC Couple Runs Restaurant Based on Kindness

Harlee Toothman

March 31, 2017

Business owner Mar Aye Attamakulsri cooks the number 35 at Thai Kitchen Cafe in Oklahoma City on Thursday March 30, 2017.  “Whatever customer walks in that door, that’s my customer. Even though homeless guy walk-in, its okay to me,” Thai Kitchen owner Mar Aye Attamakulsri said.   Mar said ...

Price College to Open Graduate Center in OKC

Graduate program faculty go over plans for the new center

William Soule

March 6, 2017

The University of Oklahoma’s business college will be opening a new center for their MBA programs in Oklahoma City. Construction is already underway for The Price College’s new 27,000 square foot Graduate and Executive Center in Oklahoma’s Research Park, which is scheduled to be completed in June...

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