Beyond the moral need to welcome our fellow citizens as friends, it is clear that diversity in our city brings a richness of ideas that broaden our thinking.
Our Best Investment is in our children. Not many could dispute that statement, and a new campaign sponsored by The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools will highlight all the reasons why.
The Foundation developed and runs a program that is funding and supporting college education and teacher certification for bilingual paraprofessionals working in the district. The Bilingual Teacher Pipeline Project currently has 39 bilingual paraprofessionals on their way to becoming teachers for OKCPS.
Hudiburg Auto Group and The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools today announced the “Driving Attendance” campaign, in which OKCPS high school students with perfect attendance can win a chance to drive away with a new car from Hudiburg.
More than 3,000 Oklahoma City Public Schools students identified as homeless last year. Homelessness causes children to be tardy, absent, hungry and suffering from anxiety and depression.
We estimate needing a total of $120,000 to coat every child in need throughout the school district. The first coat orders will be placed the first week of October to be delivered before temperatures fall.
What does it mean to support Oklahoma City Public Schools? As we move into a new era with another new superintendent at the helm, it's an important moment to stop and think about this question.