Oklahoma City Public Schools

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1:31 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Oklahoma City Schools Offer Immunization Clinics Before Start Of School Year

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Oklahoma City Public Schools says it will offer mobile immunization clinics at selected schools ahead of the upcoming academic year.

The school is partnering with the Oklahoma Caring Foundation and Oklahoma City-County Health Department to bring Caring Van clinics to designated sites to promote immunizations. The vans will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the schools' parking lots on certain days.

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Oklahoma Watch
10:27 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Oklahoma City Teachers Averaged 11 Missed Days of Work

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Oklahoma City Public Schools teachers missed an average of 11 days of class in 2012-2013, matching the national average, according to a national report on teacher absenteeism released Tuesday.

The National Council on Teacher Quality looked at teacher absenteeism rates in the largest district in each of the 40 biggest metropolitan areas. The organization advocates for reforms that would improve teacher quality.

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will add eight officers
7:30 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Oklahoma City Schools To Increase Security

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Elementary schools in Oklahoma City will have additional security when classes resume in August.

The school district and the Oklahoma City Police Department have announced plans to add eight officers to support elementary schools.

The officers will rotate through the district's 55 elementary schools and offer support when campuses need increased security. Four officers will be in place for the start of school on Aug. 4. The remaining officers will be added in January 2015.

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Oklahoma Watch
7:37 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Sex Education Varies Among Oklahoma School Districts

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CORRECTION: The original version of this story from Oklahoma Watch incorrectly stated that Putnam City Public Schools requires all freshman boys and girls at its three high schools who don't opt out to attend health forums about abstinence and sexually transmitted diseases. The health forums are held only at Putnam City North High School.

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10:21 am
Sat November 16, 2013

All Oklahoma School Report Cards Released Friday

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After briefly posting the grades for all of Oklahoma's public schools Nov. 6, the state Dept. of Education has released the grades for all of Oklahoma's schools. Critics of the system say it is superficial and needs more work.
The state Education Department released report cards for every public school district in Oklahoma on Friday. Oklahoma City Public Schools, as previously reported, received a grade of F. District schools had 39 Fs and 20 Ds on their report cards.
Oklahoma City Public Schools
10:34 am
Mon August 26, 2013

Lopez Taking Over Oklahoma City Public Schools

Dave Lopez
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The Oklahoma City Public Schools has a new superintendent, at least temporarily. The school board voted unanimously this morning to hire Dave Lopez as the interim superintendent for the state's largest school district.

His salary was set at $160,000. Lopez is currently Oklahoma's Secretary of Commerce and worked as a telephone company executive before entering public service.

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Oklahoma City Public Schools
7:30 am
Tue July 2, 2013

OKC Schools Superintendent Karl Springer Retiring In Two Months

Superintendent Karl Springer
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The superintendent of Oklahoma's largest public school district says he will retire Aug. 30.

Karl Springer has led the Oklahoma City Public School District for five years. He said in a statement Monday that it was an honor to "serve as the lead teacher" in the district.

Springer is a retired Army colonel and was superintendent of the Mustang district for eight years before moving to the Oklahoma City school system. He was also in education for more than two decades before working at Mustang.

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