Oklahoma is now ranked 34th in teacher pay, moving up 15 stops from its previous ranking. This puts the average teacher salary above educators in several other surrounding states, including Missouri, Kansas, and Arkansas.
State of Schools keynote speaker draws parallels between Phoenix and OKC.
Nearly 600 Oklahoma City business leaders recently gathered at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Museum to hear from Oklahoma City Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Sean McDaniel and others.
While traffic can still maneuver through the Interstate 235/I-44 interchange both ways, drivers will soon start seeing the $105 million project coming to life closer to the road. It was the single largest dollar-amount contract in state history at the time it was awarded.
With OKCPS' Pathway to Greatness Initiative, 15 school buildings would need new tenants. Soon, 12 buildings will have new tenants.
A partnership between the district, The Foundation for OKCPS and the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation placed a STEM Center at all 33 elementary schools. Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. joined business and community leaders in Oklahoma City to commemorate one of the largest trade-ups in district history.
OKCPS is getting new STEM Centers. The first one, at Mark Twain Elementary, opens Tuesday, Aug. 27.