Osage Million Dollar Elm partners with Pawhuska Public Schools

(PAWHUSKA, OK) – Pawhuska Public Schools has accepted a much needed $2,500 donation from the Osage Nation.

School superintendent Ben West said that the school will use the funds to purchase s (automated external defibrillators) for school buildings and athletic sites.

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Thoreau Demonstration Academy Receives Supreme Court Award

Thoreau Demonstration Academy is the Oklahoma Supreme Court’s School of the Year. The award was given Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010 at the Oklahoma Supreme Court building in Oklahoma City.

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Contests Add More Excitement to Nation’s Leading Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Program

Project Lead the Way Encourages Students to Apply The Problem-Solving and Critical Thinking Skills They Work on in School to Competitions

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President Obama Announces Steps to Reduce Dropout Rate and Prepare Students for College and Careers

President Barack Obama has highlighted steps his Administration will take to combat the dropout crisis and invest in strategies to ensure students graduate prepared for college and careers.

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Olympian Summer Sanders, Upstart Band ‘The Maine’ Encourage Students to Enter America’s Greenest School Contest

The Search for America’s Greenest School is On. Olympic Gold Medalist Summer Sanders and Popular Teen Band “The Maine”. Kick Off the Second Annual Contest from IC Bus. Winning School Receives Green Makeover, New Hybrid School Bus. Students have until March 8 to enter a submission in the America’s Greenest School contest, where they can win a $3,000 scholarship, a $150,000 hybrid school bus for their school and a $20,000 green school makeover. Ten finalists will be selected and America will vote for the winning school. The winner will be announced around Earth Day.

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Nearly 200 High School Seniors Compete at Tulsa Welding Competition

From California to North Carolina 198 high school seniors arrived in Tulsa over the weekend all vying for scholarships to the top welding school in America

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ORU ‘Rightsizes’ Staff by 50

Oral Roberts University reports it will take another step toward economic vitality by rightsizing the university staff. This initiative will affect approximately 50 positions.

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Bond Issue Essential to TPS Programs

Tulsans will have the opportunity to vote March 2 on the 2010 Tulsa Public Schools Bond Issue, a comprehensive $354 million bond proposal that will not raise taxes.

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Monte Cassino Thinking Green

Teachers, staff and students of Monte Cassino are currently making efforts to become more energy efficient. Working with Cory Hoffart of Green Collar Energy, the school is investigating solar power and other retrofits to see their feasibility.

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Recession Impact Cripples Students’ Finances

Research Reveals Risky Behavior, Decline in Well-Being Among College Students

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OSU-Tulsa Students Team Up with the Tulsa Drillers to Create ShortShooter Film Festival

Oklahoma State University-Tulsa and the Tulsa Drillers have teamed up to present the ShortShooter Film Festival, a student video competition to promote the upcoming inaugural season at ONEOK Field

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Mentors Needed for TU College of Law Program

The University of Tulsa College of Law is seeking attorneys and judges to serve as mentors to law students.

The mentoring program at the TU College of Law is a joint endeavor of the TU Law Alumni Association, the TU College of Law Office of Alumni Relations, and the Office of Professional Development. Students become eligible for the program after their first semester, which means there are more than 140 newly eligible law students.

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Booker T. Washington Solidifies Elite Reputation

Booker T. Washington High School continues to solidify its reputation as one of Oklahoma’s elite schools.

As a National Achievement Scholarship finalist, senior Chandler Douglas emerges from more than 150,000 students entering the program annually. The scholarship was created in 1964 to provide recognition for outstanding black high school students.

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Hoover Elementary Rings in the Chinese New Year

Hoover Elementary is ringing in the Chinese New Year today with a parade, masks and friendship bracelet exchange.

Hoover boasts a Chinese language /cultural program that features an Asian Enrichment Club and teacher-exchange program. Students in all grades receive instruction in the Chinese culture and third, fourth and fifth graders take language classes.

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New Book Shares Practices of Teach for America’s Most Successful Teachers

“Every teacher, principal, and superintendent should read this book. The principles outlined in Teaching As Leadership have played a critical role in our progress.”
—Andrés Alonso, Chief Executive Officer, Baltimore City Schools

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