Ada — Kelly Cooke gets a kiss from a dog named Sugar during a Byng sixth grade advanced reader reward trip to Wintersmith Park Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012.
Stonewall teachers awarded mini-grants
Mini-grants awarded to Stonewall teachers by the Stonewall-McLish Education Foundation are now being implemented. Totaling more than $3,000, these 2012 grants rewarded teachers for their dedication to providing an outstanding learning environment for students. This is the goal of the grants’ program, according to Janelle Robinson, SMEF president.
Roff school superintendent resigns: returns to his roots
School superintendent Craig McVay, 52, is leaving Roff Public Schools after three and one-half years to return to his hometown of El Reno.
Newtown massacre leads to security assessments nationwide
Across the region and the nation, questions about safety have become more urgent as parents find themselves looking at their schools in new ways after one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history.
PTC superintendent to retire after 42 years of service
Greg Pierce, superintendent of Pontotoc Technology Center and active member of the Ada community, will retire Dec. 31, after 42 years in education and 20 years leading Pontotoc Tech Center.
Pictured, left to right, are Charles Mugabi, ECU President John Hargrave, Richard Kirabira and Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby, keynote speaker at commencement.
An act of generosity by Richard Kirabira and Charles Mugabi came full circle at East Central University’s fall graduation on Saturday.
How safe are Ada's schools?
Security procedures were being carefully reviewed in this community’s public schools Monday in the wake of arguably the most heartbreaking mass shootings ever to happen in this country.
Tempted to buy your tot an iPad? As teaching tools, news is mixed
If there's one toy guaranteed to captivate toddlers this holiday season, it's the iPad. What's more appealing to a tot than blinking lights, fun sounds and touch screens that allow them to move things with the swipe of a tiny, sticky finger?
NFL violent deaths show league must improve focus on education
The National Football League and its union, which had two players involved in three violent deaths in a week, may face increased pressure to improve how they help players with mental-health and substance-abuse issues because of fan expectations.
4 area schools make Bs
Oklahoma students and parents got a snapshot of how their school district is performing this week, when the state Department of Education released letter grades for more than 500 districts.
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