Education

  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.

  LPS announces resignation of Assistant Superintendent

  Local schools explain why they closed or remained open on Monday

  LPS holds ribbon cutting ceremonies for new safe rooms

  Lawton FFA honors members’ achievements

Oklahoma governor, Senate near deal on teacher pay raise

  Elgin High School to start swim team

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Report: Oklahoma’s average teacher pay ranked 34th in nation

Senate panel OKs easing gun training for Oklahoma educators

  ‘Battle of the Books’ held between students from LPS

  Coaches and parents in college admissions scheme find jobs in danger

  Comanche Co. superintendents discuss not closing school for cold weather

Oklahoma education officials prepare new A-F school grading

Oklahoma House passes pay increase for teachers

House Bill 1780 was passed out of the House with a unanimous 94-0 vote.

School bus driver crashed into tree while under influence of drugs, NJ police say

First responders found the bus driver unconscious at the crash site and used Narcan to revive her.

Teacher cuts waist-length hair to support 5-year-old girl bullied for short haircut

After a 5-year-old in Texas got her hair cut, her friends started calling her a boy, and she began wearing a hat to school. But her teacher’s kind gesture changed everything.

  Eisenhower Elementary students write cards for local veteran

Students at Eisenhower Elementary are giving back to a local veteran.

Teacher tells students MLK assassination was ‘complete fabrication,’ NC parent says

  Eisenhower HS holds Black History Month celebration

  Students from St. Mary’s Catholic school win award in Texas robotics competition

  GPTC students working to sell student built house

Father sues bullies after son named ‘most likely to shoot up school’

School districts cancel classes over flu, absences

Teacher, aides punished children with autism using dark bathroom, loud whistle, investigators say

The three suspects were investigated after a witness reported them to the school resource officer, according to the sheriff.

Boy with autism intentionally locked out of school by principal, mother says

The school district placed the principal on paid administrative leave while it investigates the allegations.

Record percentage of students earn Oklahoma’s Promise grant

The Oklahoman reports that 6,024 scholars received the college tuition grant in 2018. More than 80,000 Oklahoma students have enrolled since 1996.

  FFA students in SW Oklahoma receive visit from state FFA officers

FFA students in southwest Oklahoma received a visit from the state FFA officers Thursday.

Charges dropped against former WFISD principal for failing to report abuse

Charges have been dropped against the second former WFISD principal who was arrested in early 2018 for Failure to Report.

  Lawton Public School’s presents MLK Celebration

Lift Your Voice was created to help promote Martin Luther King's message, and show off the diversity around the Lawton Community.

  Fletcher voters to cast ballot on six year $810,000 school bond

An $810,000 school bond is up for a vote in Fletcher this coming Tuesday.

Altus residents to vote on two school bonds

The Altus Public School Board voted Wednesday to send two school bond propositions to a public vote.

  LPS storm shelter construction underway

Safe room construction is underway for seven elementary schools in Lawton.

  Community comes together to participate in Red Tulip program

The Red Tulip program assists emergency foster parents to help with infants who are born to drug addicted parents.

Oklahoma teacher facing multiple counts related to child sex abuse

40-year-old Warren Hitchcock was arrested at his home after investigators from multiple agencies, including the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations, searched his home

  Lawton Public Schools’ Indian Education Program holds open meeting

At the second annual mandated event in the Douglass Learning Center Cafeteria, district representatives talked about federal Title 6 dollars for Native American education programs and how the money is spent at LPS.

Local schools districts to receive $250k to improve safety

Lawton, Cache and Geronimo will receive $250,000 over a three-year period to help develop an Oklahoma threat violence assessment curriculum and provide training to the three districts.

Cameron University hosting ‘CU Become a Teacher’ workshops

“CU Become a Teacher” is a free event for anyone who wants to learn more about the multiple paths to becoming a teacher.

  Meet the candidates: State Superintendent of Education

Three people are running for State Superintendent of Education in November.

  Local students get scholarships through Opportunity Scholarship Fund

A group that helps lower-income students attend private schools presented a check for $14,000 to Lawton Academy of Arts and Sciences on Tuesday.

  Students take place in pre-engineering day at the Great Plains Technology Center

Students from across southwest Oklahoma got the chance to learn more about pre-engineering Monday at an event at the Great Plains Technology Center.

  Elgin officials say threat to school resolved

A threat written on a bathroom wall was mitigated by officials and school went on as normal on Monday.

Report: Oklahoma school consolidation could save $27M

Oklahoma had 525 school districts that served about 700,000 students last year, which is about three times the number of districts in other states with a similar enrollment size, the report found.

  LPS says they need more substitute teachers

Lawton Public Schools is looking for more substitute teachers in anticipation of a busy flu season.

LPS Foundation raises over $24,000 for teachers

Officials with the foundation say the money raised at the event will be used for teacher grants and to help give additional resources to the district for things that funding doesn't cover.

  Freedom Elementary School named one of America’s healthiest schools

Freedom Elementary School on Fort Sill has been named one of America's healthiest schools by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

‘It looks like they’re in jail’: TX students in detention wear orange shirts, clean windows

The superintendent stopped the practice, saying staff didn’t get it approved by the district, and students will return to serving detention in a classroom setting.

OK voters to decide public school funding measure in November

State Question 801 would allow local school boards the ability to use existing property tax funds for things like teacher pay and textbooks without raising taxes.

Altus teacher among finalist for Oklahoma Teacher of the Year

Jessica Robinson teaches AP literature and social studies at AHS. She has been a teacher at AHS for six years.