An Oklahoma judge says a high school football semifinal will not be played Friday so he can consider whether a team that lost in the quarterfinals is entitled to a replay.
Locust Grove's Class 3A semifinal against Heritage Hall was postponed until next week at the earliest. The Oklahoman's Scott Wright reports a hearing on the injunction will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11.
The public will get a chance to question new Oklahoma City Public Schools Superintendent Rob Neu about his policies and goals for the district during a public forum on education Tuesday.
Neu is in his third month as Oklahoma City’s superintendent, but has already drawn attention with plans to increase teacher pay, implement more technology in the classroom and enact a student-loan forgiveness program for University of Central Oklahoma students who teach in the district for three years. He and new Associate Superintendent Aurora Lora, who will also appear at the forum, have said they wish to provide more support to principals and teachers and strengthen the curriculum.
The forum, organized by non-profit investigate news organization Oklahoma Watch, will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Kamps 1910 Café, 10 NE 10th St., in Oklahoma City.
Neu, who was hired to replaced interim Superintendent Dave Lopez in July, previously was superintendent for Federal Way Public Schools near Seattle.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.