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2008-09-09 12:00:32

By ANDREA EGER; SARA PLUMMER Meanwhile, the total number of TPS students falls by about 350. Most suburban school districts opened their doors to more students this year, while Tulsa Public Schools lost more than 350 students, according to the latest enrollment data. The Broken Arrow, Owasso and Bixby school districts posted the greatest gains, with 100 to 200 more students each. Tulsa Public Schools' enrollment dropped 356 students to a total of 41,256. The Tulsa district's...

2008-09-07 12:00:11

By LAURA SUMMERS BARTLESVILLE -- The City Council has approved a plan designed to help provide Bartlesville and surrounding communities with an adequate water supply at the lowest cost. The council approved recommendations Tuesday from Bartlesville's Water Resources Committee calling for using available water at Hulah and Copan lakes to supply the region's needs through 2035. The city already has contracts with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for some of the water, although...

2008-09-03 12:00:33

SUNDAY Multifaith arena service "One Song, Many Voices" will bring a community choir of more than 500 voices to the BOK Center from 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Sunday. The multifaith event is free, and parking will be provided at the 100 West Garage one block to the east. The BOK Center, a $178 million, 18,500-seat venue in downtown Tulsa, opened Saturday with an open house, almost three years to the day after ground was broken. tulsaworld.com/bokcenter MONDAY Labor Day in...

2008-09-01 12:00:16

By ANDREA EGER Local educators joined with leaders of nonprofit groups, city government, law enforcement, students and parents Thursday to brainstorm ideas for improving graduation rates at Tulsa high schools. The city and the University of Tulsa hosted the "Keeping Our Promise Dropout Prevention Summit" at TU. The event was sponsored by the America's Promise Alliance, which was founded by former Secretary of State Colin Powell. Tulsa was selected as the site of the second such...

2008-08-28 12:01:12

By ANDREA EGER Read the state's compliance audit of special education at Tulsa alternative schools. TPS is told it violated requirements in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Tulsa Public Schools is facing the potentially expensive prospect of compensating special education students who did not receive services they were entitled to at the troubled Tulsa Academic Center. The state Department of Education recently notified TPS that it had violated a host of...

2008-08-20 12:00:50

By ANDREA EGER Keith Ballard could be introduced as Tulsa's new superintendent at a Monday school board meeting. The executive director of the Oklahoma State School Boards Association and former superintendent at Claremore and Oologah would begin as a part-time consultant for Tulsa Public Schools and then take over as superintendent when Michael Zolkoski leaves in October, if the school board approves Ballard's employment and consulting contracts. The board meeting is set for 7 p.m....

2008-08-17 18:00:32

Passenger boardings at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City increased 3.9 percent in July from a year earlier. Enplanements for the month totaled 182,689, up from 175,760 for July 2007, according to a report from the airport. Passenger departures for the month totaled 183,372, up 1.6 percent from 180,514 a year earlier. Boardings in Oklahoma City for the first seven months of 2008 totaled 1.1 million, up 5.7 percent from the first seven months of 2007. Deplanements were up 4.7...

2008-08-07 09:00:50

By SARA PLUMMER Families are feeling the financial pinch this year as they shop for school supplies, which are not included in Oklahoma's tax-free weekend. "I'm going to go for the bargains," said Kathy Anderson, who helps out her neighbor Michael Gorman, a sophomore at Rogers High School in Tulsa, by taking him shopping for school supplies. Anderson used to take Gorman and his four older sisters shopping every year, she said. "It would be nothing to spend $1,000 on school...

2008-08-05 21:00:22

By Tulsa World, Okla. Aug. 5--All lanes of the Broken Arrow Expressway are now open after a three-vehicle accident closed down the highway and left one person in critical condition and two others hurt. The crash occurred around 3 p.m. Tuesday about a half mile west the Elm Place (161st East Avenue) exit. The victims' names and cause of the accident are unknown, said Broken Arrow Fire Department Battalion Chief Clark Bolding. One person was taken by Life Flight to St. Francis Hospital...

2008-08-04 09:00:51

By Heather Caliendo When Kara Gae Neal became superintendent of Tulsa Tech, someone mentioned they were glad she was there for the other students. "Other students" is a phrase Neal doesn't want to hear. She said she's proud that her school can offer a path to academic success for the students other schools don't want. "This is a kind of image that needs to be changed," said Neal. "I said I don't know who those other students are - there are no other students, only other options." Neal...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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