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Elections shape up for Oklahoma City metro-area school board races

Thursday, December 6, 2012

There will be elections in February for three Oklahoma City School Board seats, two seats on the Putnam City School Board and seats on the Yukon, Norman and Deer Creek school boards. Candidate filing for the Feb. 12 annual schools elections closed at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

American cities to Millennials: Don't leave

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The hot pursuit of young professionals has been at the core of American cities' urban revival for more than a decade. It worked. They came, they played, they stayed.

Douglass High School mess reflects a systemwide failure

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

On the first day Douglass High School students walked the halls of their new building, the Oklahoma City School Board chairman at the time stood before students with a message of hope.

Home price index shows rise in OKC area

Monday, December 3, 2012

Oklahoma City’s humming economy and the cheapest mortgage rates to ever hit the books hit the stats in the third quarter, landing the city in spot No. 23 for year-over-year home price appreciation.

Oklahoma bioscience industry really matters

Monday, December 3, 2012

From Ardmore to Oklahoma City to Stillwater and beyond, Oklahoma’s diverse bioscience cluster encompasses drug development and plant science , medical devices and bioenergy. Oklahoma’s bioscience employees earn more than $7,700 above the average wage, and the industry has a $6.7 billion impact on our economy.

At a glance: How did Oklahoma City metro-area schools fare?

Sunday, December 2, 2012

At a glance: How did Oklahoma City metro-area schools fare with the new grading scale?

Douglass transcript findings spur call for wider auditing

Friday, November 30, 2012

An Oklahoma audit of Douglass Mid-High School found that 87 of 107 seniors aren’t on track to graduate. The principal resigned early this month amid allegations of fraud.

School daze

Friday, November 30, 2012

In the midst of scandal, an embattled OKC high school learns that 81 percent of its senior class is not on track to graduate next spring.