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Updated Jun 24, 2016 at 11:21 AM

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City school district's top official says open participation will continue during school board meetings despite last week's comments from the board's leader, who said she was considering eliminating public comment. Acting Superintendent Aurora Lora tells The Oklahoman that board member and public comments will be allowed at school board meetings "indefinitely."

Updated Jun 23, 2016 at 11:40 AM

Oklahoma Baptist University ranked third on a list of the 25 Most Affordable Christian Colleges and Universities in the West for 2016. The list was released June 21 by Christian Universities Online and was published on the group’s website,...

Updated Jun 23, 2016 at 11:31 AM

LONE WOLF — Years of hard work and dedication have paid off for two Shawnee students who have earned spots at the prestigious Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain (OSAI), held June 11-26, now celebrating its 40th year. The...

Updated Jun 22, 2016 at 11:14 AM

Battershell has spent more than 400 hours volunteering as a St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital junior volunteer, Oklahoma City Zoo junior curator and library aide in the elementary section. A class valedictorian, she is National Honor Society...

Updated Jun 22, 2016 at 11:02 AM

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The University of Oklahoma plans to increase tuition and fees by 7 percent to help offset state budget cuts.

Updated Jun 21, 2016 at 11:25 AM

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma high school students will no longer have to pass at least four of seven End of Instruction exams in order to graduate, the state school Superintendent said.

Updated Jun 20, 2016 at 11:14 AM

The Seminole State College Board of Regents convened Thursday for their monthly meeting.  At their June meeting, the Board approved increases in tuition and fees for the fall term, accepted a proposal to begin a women’s soccer program...

Updated Jun 16, 2016 at 2:14 PM

Despite some opposition with the Rockets' current grading system, South Rock Creek's Board of Education voted Tuesday evening to keep it just like it is.

Updated Jun 16, 2016 at 11:51 AM

Oklahoma Baptist University presented the Herschel H. Hobbs Award for Distinguished Denominational Service to Dr. Rebekah Naylor Tuesday, June 14, during the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in St. Louis, Missouri. OBU President Dr.

Updated Jun 15, 2016 at 12:10 PM

Seminole State College Medical Laboratory Technology student Asheleigh Mathews of   Stroud was recently awarded a scholarship from the AllianceHealth Seminole Women’s  

Updated Jun 15, 2016 at 12:05 PM

The State Department of Education today announced a revenue shortfall of $16.3 million to the Common Education Technology Revolving Fund. This is one of six revenue sources used to make up the state appropriation for Fiscal Year 2016 to...

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