Education

Duncan homeschooling moms holding Q&A event for new homeschooling parents

A group of Duncan moms who have homeschooled their kids is trying to pass their knowledge on to other families making the change to homeschooling this year.

  BACK TO LEARNING: Tipton, Geronimo superintendents discuss re-opening plans

  BACK TO LEARNING: Sterling prepares for unique year of education

  Comanche music department holding garage sale fundraiser

Teachers fearful and worried about safety as schools reopen

  BACK TO LEARNING: Chattanooga, Frederick superintendents discuss re-opening plans

  OK State Superintendent speaks to 7 News about upcoming school year

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  BACK TO LEARNING: Marlow, Fletcher schools prepare to re-open

Band practice begins amid COVID-19

Grants available to Oklahoma schools for virus response

Oklahoma schools reopening plan recommends wearing masks

Saturday classes for Oklahoma schools in case of 2nd surge

Virtual Graduations today for Lawton Public Schools

Oklahoma teacher walkout leader faces ‘lewd proposals’ count

One of the organizers of Oklahoma’s 2018 teacher walkout faces a charge of making lewd proposals to a minor who was a former student, Stillwater police said Wednesday.

LPS official wins FEMA award

A Lawton Public Schools official has been given an award from FEMA for her leadership in preparing the district for active shooter incidents.

  Empire Public Schools teacher talks with 7News, before distance learning begins

Public schools across Oklahoma are expected to launch distance learning for the remainder of the year. We’re hearing from a teacher at Empire Public Schools about how she’s preparing to get in the virtual classroom.

Duncan schools get approval for distance learning plan

The distance learning plan will begin on Monday, April 6.

All students will soon be able to receive free school lunches after waiver approved

Oklahoma schools closed as state coronavirus infections rise

State, school districts planning distance learning for remainder of school year

  DUNCAN SCHOOL BOND: Addressing transportation needs

  DUNCAN SCHOOL BOND: Repairing roofs, HVAC systems

  DUNCAN SCHOOL BOND: Upgrading classroom equipment, playgrounds

  DUNCAN SCHOOL BOND: Halliburton Stadium, high school auditorium renovations

Major renovations to Halliburton Stadium and the Duncan High School Auditorium are slated to take place if voters pass a $27.775 million school bond.

  Okla. Department of Education authorizes closure of all schools until April 6

The board met in an emergency meeting on Monday before announcing the decision.

  DUNCAN SCHOOL BOND: Safe rooms

Duncan residents are just a few short weeks away from heading to the polls to vote on a $27.775 million school bond.

  THE LATEST: Local activities and events being impacted by virus concerns

At this time, there have been no major changes to either organizations plans.

  Two GPTC staff members self-quarantining after traveling to west coast

One member possibly had contact with a TSA agent who tested positive for COVID-19.

Curriculum being developed to teach Tulsa race massacre

After the curriculum on the massacre is provided to teachers in April, there will be professional development training for them during the summer with one-day or five- day courses at all grade levels to begin in the fall term, Hofmeister said.

  Lawton library holding ‘Sit, Stay, Read’ to help kids

Children looking to develop their reading skills can now do so in front of an affectionate and furry audience.

  U.S. Department of Education official visits Flower Mound Elementary

Flower Mound Elementary School's high academic performance over the years has drawn the attention of the United States Department of Education.

Governor says school chief should be appointed, not elected

Stitt told the newspaper that he’s frustrated by his limited ability to affect education policy.

  California teacher helps Lawton teachers and students implement educational technology

A teacher from California is helping students and teachers in Lawton learn how to better implement technology in education.

Threat cancels class at Red River Technology Center

Red River Technology Center in Duncan is canceling class Tuesday morning due to a threat.

  Health officials warn of flu as school starts back

It's back to school for many districts in the area, and health officials are reminding people to get their flu vaccinations if you haven't already.

New job portal created to connect Okla. teachers with open jobs

The website is available to educators who have acquired an Oklahoma state teaching license.

  Duncan High School holds open house for new Innovation Hub and Stem Lab

The Duncan Public Schools Foundation opened the doors of its brand new Innovation Hub and Stem Lab Monday night.

Lawton Public Schools names new superintendent

Kevin Hime was named superintendent in a unanimous vote at Monday’s school board meeting.

  United Way of Southwest Oklahoma brings lunch to Almor West Elementary teachers and staff

United Way of Southwest Oklahoma provided lunch for teachers and staff at Almor West Elementary School Monday.

  Lawton Public Schools Foundation board gives out $94,000 in grants

The Lawton Public Schools Foundation board gave out $94,000 in grants Monday.

  Students help repair flags of fallen veterans

A class at Elgin Middle School helped repair 10 tattered flags that draped caskets of veterans at Fort Sill National Cemetery.

  Fort Sill hosts Education Center Open House

Eight universities took part in an event on Fort Sill Thursday to help people prepare for their futures.

  ‘CU in Business’ informational workshop will focus on degree programs

Cameron University will present an informational workshop that will highlight the Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Organizational Leadership degree programs.

Cameron University MBA program earns national ranking

Cameron University’s Master of Business Administration program has been recognized by Great Value Colleges by inclusion in the ranking of Top 25 Online MBA Programs with No GMAT Requirement for 2020.

MHS students create haunted house

MacArthur High School has a haunted attraction going on Friday and Saturday night.

  Lawton mayor responds to Cache superintendent’s remarks about TIF plan

Cache's superintendent says the plan would hurt Cache Public Schools.

Oklahoma regent resigns after reelection as vice-chair

A member of the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents has resigned shortly after being reelected vice chairman of the panel overseeing the OU system that includes Cameron and Rogers State universities.

  Lawton teacher needs supplies for new cooking club

A cooking club at MacArthur Middle School starts a week from Tuesday.

  Duncan Middle School student hold assembly against bullying

On Thursday morning Duncan Middle School students lead an anti-bullying assembly as part of the school's Anti-Bullying Week.

  Kids get to spend a ‘Day at the Rodeo’

The Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo will run through the weekend - but before it kicks off tomorrow, hundreds of local kids got a special preview today.

  Lawton School Board holds LPS education forum

There will be a forum next week for the Lawton Public School board to hear back from the public about education in Lawton.

  Central High school district rallies behind those with cancer

The Central High school district is coming together to show support for those in their district battling cancer.

  Superintendent, FBI official discuss recent SWOK school threats

What appeared to be a threat to Empire Public Schools Wednesday night turned out to not be a viable threat, but school and FBI officials are still taking it seriously.

Central High teacher named as state finalist for national award

A Central High High School teacher has been named as one of three state-level finalist for a prestigious national award.

  New class at Central Middle School teaches students how to play the piano

Students at Central Middle School are learning how to play the keyboard.

  LPS Police Chief shares latest on school threat

A juvenile is in police custody after making a threat on social media involving Eisenhower Middle School.

  Altus Public Schools now offering virtual classroom option

Altus Public Schools is now giving students an opportunity to take classes online.

  New booster club put together at Sullivan Village Elementary in Lawton

A new booster club has been put together at Sullivan Village Elementary School in Lawton.

  Duncan Public Schools investigating threat

The threat was made over social media.

  Cameron University hosts claims processor

Cameron University is making sure veterans and active service members are taken care of with a visit from the Department of Veteran's Affairs.

  Cadets graduation from Lawton Public School Police Department academy

Lawton public schools police now have enough officers to cover every school in the district.

  Cache Public Schools provides insurance to help cover students

This school year, students at Cache Public Schools are covered by an accident insurance policy.

  Great Plains Technology Center opens new prototyping lab

The Great Plains Technology Center celebrated the grand opening of a new lab Wednesday that they hope will help local businesses.

  Lawton Public Schools to get public input on superintendent search

The district is still in the search process for a replacement for Doctor Tom Deighan, who left to take a position as Duncan's superintendent.

  Construction at Elgin Public Schools underway for second year

Elgin students are using one of the buildings that was built using money from the 36.9 million dollar school bond voters passed in 2017.

  Waurika voters to decide on school bond

Next month, voters in Waurika will decide if they want to pass or reject a school bond issue for $1.3 million.

  MacArthur High School dealing with air conditioning issues

They've had some general air conditioning issues, but school officials say they are working around the clock to fix them.

  Cameron students move in to campus housing

Cameron University's fall semester starts in just a few days, and Friday, students moved in to on-campus housing.

  Cameron’s Department of Military Sciences welcomes new students

Cameron University's Department of Military Sciences welcomed new students Thursday for their freshman orientation.

  Elgin community donates school supplies

The Elgin community came together to provide students and teachers the supplies they need for school this year.

  Lawton students return for new school year

High school classes start at 7:35 in the morning, middle schools at 8:25 and then elementary schools at 9:10.

University of Oklahoma adds misconduct, discrimination staff

The University of Oklahoma plans to add five employees to address sexual misconduct and discrimination.

  Eisenhower High holds the Ignite Freshman Orientation

Students were welcomed back to Eisenhower High School Tuesday for the Ignite Freshman Orientation.

  Duncan teacher named finalist for Okla. ‘Teacher of the Year’

Oklahoma State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister made the announcement at Southmoore High School during the final stop of the EngageOK on the Road summer conference series.

  LPSPD training officers, will have at least one at every school in district

This upcoming school year, every school in the LPS district will have at least one police officer stationed at it every day.

Cameron University establishes endowment in honor of alumnus and former NFL player

Cameron University has announced the establishment of an endowed scholarship and lectureship focused on Athletics in the name of a Cameron alumnus and NFL player.

  Tech Now hosts Lawton STEM camp

For the fifth year in a row Tech Now has hosted the event, and this year 10 students are making everything from t-shirts, to buttons, mouse pads and race cars!

  LPS announces resignation of Assistant Superintendent

Lawton Public Schools has announced on their Facebook Page that Assistant Superintendent Dr. Jamie Polk is resigning.

  Local schools explain why they closed or remained open on Monday

Many schools in Southwest Oklahoma were in session for most if not all of today despite schools in the Oklahoma City area closing because of expected severe weather.

  LPS holds ribbon cutting ceremonies for new safe rooms

Some students at Lawton Public Schools now have FEMA rated safe room at their schools.

  Lawton FFA honors members’ achievements

Dozens of students were recognized for their hard work in the agricultural education program, and many were given awards for their accomplishments.