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Rebecka Graffigna Chosen OKCPS Teacher of the Year

May 06, 2016

Foundation Recognizes Nine Outstanding Teachers from Oklahoma City Public Schools District

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Julianne Hough Joins SONIC Drive-In’s Limeades for Learning® to Launch $1 Million #ThanksTeach Campaign in Celebration of Teacher Appreciation Month

May 06, 2016

America’s Drive-In to support local public school teachers and students with $15 million commitment over next five years

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Devastating Teacher Cuts Highlight Need to Support OKC Public Schools

March 25, 2016

The OKC School District announces staffing reductions. Our President Mary Mélon comments on the devastation situation.

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Celebrities and Business Leaders Unleash Philanthropic Flashmob, #Bestschoolday, Funding Classroom Requests on Donorschoose.org in Communities Spanning 47 States

March 10, 2016

58 actors, athletes, founders, and philanthropists give over $14 million; support nearly 12,000 classroom requests and challenge the public to join them

VIDEO: Remembering Aubrey McClendon's impact on OKCPS

March 02, 2016

A former Oklahoma City Public Schools student, Aubrey McClendon has been one of the most important individuals in the community's recent history as a pioneer in the shale revolution, founder of Chesapeake Energy and American Energy Partners, and a major donor to philanthropic organizations across the region. McClendon was pronounced dead on March 2, 2016, following a car accident in Oklahoma City. The above video highlights McClendon's legacy in the city when he was inducted into the OKCPS Wall of Fame in 2011.

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A Welcome Change of Pace

January 20, 2016

By getting to sit and read with these kids at Adams Elementary once a week, I really get to see the fruits of our labor as well as meet some of these incredible kids that we're helping.

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Oklahoman: 'It's a barrier, but they can break it'

January 18, 2016

The Oklahoman reported on The Foundation's new program to help bilingual paraprofessionals in the district become certified teachers.

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