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 By Ben Felder    Regional    June 26, 2019

Hundreds of Oklahoma inmates using federal funds for college

HOMINY, Okla. (AP) — Darrell Elliott carried a crate of lavender flowers out of the greenhouse into the direct sunlight, taking advantage of a break from a recent string of spring storms that left northeast Oklahoma soggy and humid. Wearing an...

 
 By Ben Felder    Regional    June 17, 2018

Black students disproportionately suspended in Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — While Oklahoma City schools have significantly reduced the number of students it suspends each year, the disproportionate suspension rate of black students remains high. However, district officials hope a boost in mental...

 
 By BEN FELDER    Regional    March 11, 2018

Oklahoma's state employment relying on low-wage workforce

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Eldon Johnson glanced at the clock to see it strike 11 p.m., the end of one workday and 30 minutes until the start of the next. The half-hour window is just enough time for him to drive from the J. D. McCarty Center in Norman,...

 
 By BEN FELDER    Regional    March 11, 2018

Oklahoma's state employment relying on low-wage workforce

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Eldon Johnson glanced at the clock to see it strike 11 p.m., the end of one workday and 30 minutes until the start of the next. The half-hour window is just enough time for him to drive from the J. D. McCarty Center in Norman,...

 

Oklahoma school districts prepare for tragedies

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) — Less than 24 hours after a Broken Arrow High School student had died by suicide, an army of counselors and mental health professionals had descended on the school. Jaymeson West, a junior and member of the Pride of...

 
 By BEN FELDER    Regional    January 7, 2018

Native American identity absent from urban Oklahoma schools

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Most of Oklahoma's nearly 130,000 Native American students attend school in small towns, often in communities where their tribe's history is woven into the town's patchwork. But for the 20 percent of Native students who attend a...

 

Oklahoma program offers students leadership experience

DEL CITY, Okla. (AP) — Henry Martey didn't hesitate when a firefighter asked for a volunteer to operate the "Jaws of Life," the hydraulic-powered tool that can slice through an automobile like a can opener does a can of soup. "I've never seen this...

 
 By Ben Felder    Local    November 17, 2017

Schools hope to increase focus on career readiness

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Alva High School graduate Ridge Hughbanks took part in a panel discussion as State Schools Superintendent Joy Hofmeister moderated during the Oklahoma State Department of...

 
 By Ben Felder    Regional    March 19, 2017

Oklahoma sees a rise in customary festivities

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The aroma of chopped onions and freshly ironed clothes wafted through the bustling house with the day's big festivities just hours away. A group of teenage boys loafed in the living room to watch a soccer game, their tuxedos...

 

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