LPS holds parent forum - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

LPS holds parent forum

Posted: Updated:

LAWTON, Okla._ Lawton teachers are turning to parents to help them voice their concerns with Oklahoma's education system. 

 In a parent forum inside Central Middle School's auditorium, a crowd of parents listened as teachers and administrators shared their personal experiences from inside the classroom.

Parents also voiced their concerns.

Lawton Public School Superintendent Tom Deighan said the exchange of information was a step in the right direction.

"There is an incredible thing happening across the state right now, teachers and parents, school administrators are all coming together in a way I have never seen before and it's an incredible amount of energy and for the first time most people are on same page about what need to be done in education," said Deighan.

A teacher forum was held in December. Tuesday,  educators emphasized the importance of power in numbers, asking parents to stand behind them and their students.

"Parents are our best advocates, and they want what is best for their children and we just want to let them know what they can do because their voice has much more of an impact than our does," said Pioneer Park Elementary school principal.

The discussion was held to inform parents of the state of education, the problems with it and what could be done to improve it.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • SkyWARN 7 Forecast

    SkyWARN 7 Forecast

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:40 AM EDT2014-07-29 08:40:46 GMT
    Clouds With a Few Showers & Storms Today...
    Clouds With a Few Showers & Storms Today...
  • Driver injured in collision

    Driver injured in collision

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:08 AM EDT2014-07-29 04:08:42 GMT
     LAWTON, Okla._Two cars collided evening in front of a Lawton hospital after a driver made too wide of a turn.
     LAWTON, Okla._Two cars collided evening in front of a Lawton hospital after a driver made too wide of a turn.
  • Drive-by shooting victim shot in the eye

    Drive-by shooting victim shot in the eye

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:04 AM EDT2014-07-29 04:04:17 GMT
     The victim of a drive-by shooting remains hospitalized after he was shot in the eye.
     The victim of a drive-by shooting remains hospitalized after he was shot in the eye.
Powered by WorldNow
KSWO-TV, 1401 SE 60th Street
Lawton, OK 73501

Telephone: (580) 355-7000
Fax: (580) 357-3811
Email: news@kswo.com

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KSWO. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.