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Education - 11.27.2013

Hallowed halls

OCU begins work on historic Central High School building to house law school

Oklahoma City University School of Law Dean Valerie Couch and OCU President Robert Henry are pleased and no doubt relieved to finally say the law school will begin the spring semester of 2015 in a new home, the former Central High School at NW Eighth Street and Robinson Avenue. Joshua Snavely, dean of external relations for OCU Law, says the total campaign and project will cost between $20 million and $25 million. OCU purchased the building for $10 million in 2012. Read more
Education - 11.07.2013

Oklahoma City Public Schools teachers get raises

Oklahoma City Public Schools teachers can expect a pay raise of 2.09% thanks to a contract and collective bargaining agreement between the American Federation of Teachers and the Oklahoma City Public School District approved this week. Read more
Education - 10.29.2013

Lesson plans

Charter school purchases 23 acres of land to build $35 million campus

ASTEC Charter Schools will move to a new location for the fall term of 2016. Founded in 2000, Advanced Science & Technology Education Charter Schools is based on the ideas of its CEO, Freda Deskin, a career educator and education administrator. When Oklahoma passed charter school legislation, she decided to put her decades of experience into designing an ideal educational model. Read more
Education - 10.11.2013

OCU selects contractor for law school building

Oklahoma City University officials have selected a commercial contractor to renovate the old Central High School building that will house its law school. The winning firm has existing ties to the 100-year-old building at 800 N. Harvey. Read more
Education - 08.26.2013


Oklahoma City Public Schools implements uniforms for students, assists with costs

When classes began on Aug. 5, all 76 Oklahoma City public schools implemented the new districtwide school uniform policy. The policy was approved by a 5-3 vote of the school board on March 4. With that rule in place, families must decide how to pay for uniforms, and some question if they are necessary. Read more
Education - 08.26.2013

Tribal trials

Law schools add programs for students who seek training in Native American law

With 39 federally recognized tribes and the second-largest Native American population in the country, Oklahoma is a prolific, if somewhat obvious, training ground for lawyers specializing in Native American law. Read more
Education - 08.26.2013

MAPped out

As MAPS for Kids winds down, construction begins on Downtown elementary school

Walls are going up and significant progress is being made on John W. Rex Elementary, the last of the new public schools funded by MAPS for Kids. Read more
Education - 08.26.2013

Just the Facts

Pay grade

Tuition and enrollment numbers for public colleges and universities in the metro area

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Education - 08.26.2013

Bottom dollar

OU and OSU keep tuition rates flat for the 2013-2014 academic year

This academic year brings good news for university students and parents in Oklahoma who have faced ever-increasing tuition rates: Two major state universities announced this summer that tuition for instate students would not increase next year. Read more
Education - 08.26.2013

Regents wrap-up

State Regents approve tuition raises at some colleges, keep it flat at others

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education reports the cost of an in-state public education remains one of the best in the nation in spite of a tuition increase at most of the schools.  Read more
Education - 08.26.2013

Deuce degrees

Two-year degree programs at junior colleges can yield high starting salaries for graduates

Dave Overton, 36, of Oklahoma City knew he wanted a career that paid well, but he didn’t want the uncertainty and time constraints of earning a fouryear degree. Read more
Education - 07.24.2013

Career cooks

Students at Francis Tuttle gain experience in fine dining at school’s District 21 restaurant

District 21, the fine dining restaurant associated with Francis Tuttle’s School of Culinary Arts, opened on June 18. Designed by Bockus Payne Associates Architects, it has all the amenities and features of an upscale restaurant, including an impressive menu, beautiful decor and the latest in culinary technology. Read more
Education - 03.25.2013

Law suits

The University of Oklahoma and McAfee & Taft work to prepare law students for more than just legal studies

Ron Shinn never has had a law student seeking an internship or employment show up to an interview with a pink Mohawk or facial tattoos, but he says students always can benefit from a bit of training to polish the ways in which they present themselves. Read more
Education - 02.21.2013

Gusher of knowledge

OCU drills deep with new energy programs and scholarships

When 25-year-old landman James Burns looked up to see the dean of Meinders School of Business teaching his first master’s course in energy management, he knew he had enrolled in the right program. Read more
Education - 02.01.2013

Law shift

OCU Law School plans to move Downtown after purchasing the old Central High School building for $10 million

The Oklahoma City University College of Law and Devon Energy Corp. faced similar dilemmas in recent years: Their people were too spread out. Devon had employees scattered among five buildings Downtown, while OCU Law had its students in four different buildings on its northwest Oklahoma City campus. Read more