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OKC district's changes add up to big gains on math scores

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Aurora Lora, associate superintendent of student achievement and accountability for Oklahoma City Public Schools, said rebuilding the math department keyed the turnaround. By Tim Willert Education Reporter, The Oklahoman Nine schools in the Oklahoma City district showed gains of at least 18 points on state and federally mandated math tests and

ESPN: How Hurricane Katrina upended NBA landscape (Hint: It involves OKC Thunder)

Friday, August 28, 2015

OKC fans "gave us a standing ovation when we were walking off the floor because we had competed as hard as we did," said former New Orleans Hornets player Rasual Butler, who started his career with the Hornets in Oklahoma City, referring to a loss to Houston. "I had never seen anything like that in my career at that point." J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer

Big bucks in biotech: Chinese firmís $206M purchase of Cytovance shows opportunity in industry

Thursday, August 27, 2015

By Sarah Terry-Cobo The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – Foreign investment in Oklahoma should help the state’s biotech industry expand, said patent attorney Mike LaBrie. Last week, Chinese company Hepalink USA Inc. acquired Cytovance Biologics Inc. for $206 million. The Oklahoma City drugmaker’s growth means it can manufacture

Chamber to celebrate the Oklahoma Health Center Foundationís 50 years

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

This September, the Chamber joins the Oklahoma Health Center Foundation in showcasing contributions to the city’s well-being and healthy lifestyles at the Oklahoma Health Center Breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at the Embassy Suites Oklahoma City Downtown/Medical Center, 741 N Phillips Ave. The breakfast will celebrate the 50th

Ongoing Project 180 bringing extensive landscaping, new streets to downtown OKC

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The extensive downtown Oklahoma City street renovation project known as Project 180 continues to make it challenging to get to the Chamber offices as construction crews are currently focused on Park Avenue between Robinson and Broadway. However, when this part of the street is completely finished sometime this fall, Park Avenue will be transformed with new

Former Tinker commander: Community support plays important role for airmen

Monday, August 10, 2015

By Lt. Gen. Bruce Litchfield For The Oklahoman I recently relinquished command of the Air Force Sustainment Center (AFSC) at Tinker Air Force Base and retired from the Air Force after 34 years. As I look back on my time as AFSC commander, one thing jumps to the top of the list of critical elements that enabled the command’s overwhelming success:

Video shows progress on MAPS 3 whitewater rafting project

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

David Todd, program manager for Oklahoma City's Metropolitan Area Projects (MAPS) 3, updated the Oklahoma City Council this week on progress at the Oklahoma River. As part of the presentation he showed a flyover video from the city MAPS 3 office of the new whitewater rafting and kayaking project, showing the concrete formations that will frame the rushing

OKC has second-ranked healthiest housing market among 25 big cities, WalletHub says

Monday, August 3, 2015

WalletHub examined the real estate markets in 25 of the largest metropolitan areas across 10 key metrics using data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Metrics included the following: equity level, “underwater” mortgages, “precarious” mortgages, down payment percentage, remaining time