Funerals for tornado victims and Moore high school graduations on Saturday will once again test the emotional strength of the town, which has been focused on recovery since Monday.
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Funeral services held for Moore tornado victims Funerals for tornado victims and Moore high school graduations on Saturday will once again test the emotional ...
JARREL WADE World Staff Writer
Tickets for Shelton tornado relief concert sold out Tickets went on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday and sold out within 30 seconds according to Reba McEntire's ...
RITA SHERROW World Scene Writer
Trucker bumps I-5 bridge, sees collapse behind him The trucker was hauling a load of drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework ...
'Furlough Friday' means unpaid day off for many government workers No one answered the tax-help hotline at the IRS on Friday. And you could forget about getting advice ...
DONNA CASSATA Associated Press
Syrian regime OKs peace talks amid skepticism Syria's government has agreed to attend a U.S.-Russian-brokered peace conference, according to Moscow. ...
ZEINA KARAM Associated Press
House votes to freeze Insure Oklahoma funds but acts too late The state House of Representatives passed a final-day concurrent resolution to 'quarantine' the funding ...
WAYNE GREENE World Senior Writer
House ends legislative session with a whisper, not a roar The state House of Representatives wound down the 2013 legislative session Friday night, not so much ...
RANDY KREHBIEL World Staff Writer
Oklahoma Senate passes tax-relief bills for tornado victims before adjourning a week early The state Senate adjourned Friday afternoon, about a week earlier than the mandatory deadline of 5 p.m. ...
BARBARA HOBEROCKWorld Capitol Bureau
Briarwood elementary principal recounts tornado moments The principal of a tornado-demolished elementary school where everyone made it out alive gave her first ...
ANDREA EGER World Staff Writer
Co-workers taking care of tornado victims When the worst happens, examples of the best in people are visible at every turn here. Michael Overall: ...
Moore residents learn from past regarding tornadoes As Larry Brake watched television reports of a tornado that struck Shawnee on Sunday, he turned to his ...
ZIVA BRANSTETTERWorld Enterprise Editor
Filmmakers interview Tulsans for Global People Project Two London documentary filmmakers were in Tulsa this week interviewing people for the Global People ...
BILL SHERMAN World Religion Writer
Campus minister 'an institution' at TU after nearly 40 years there Charlie Spears was in his 20s when he became the director of the Wesley Foundation, the United Methodist ...
Tulsa mayor says ethics complaint filer downplayed support for rival Bill Christiansen Mayor Dewey Bartlett's campaign is challenging the neutrality of a Tulsan who accused the mayor this ...
ZACK STOYCOFF World Staff Writer
Tulsa dental-patient testing finds no new cases of hepatitis, HIV Additional test results this week revealed no new cases of hepatitis or the virus that causes AIDS among ...
Fair board to decide on Expo Center naming-rights agreement with River Spirit Casino The fair board on Tuesday will consider a branding agreement with River Spirit Casino that would change ...
KEVIN CANFIELD World Staff Writer
Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett sends out absentee-ballot applications Mayor Dewey Bartlett and former Mayor Kathy Taylor may not agree on much, but they do both value the ...
TPS superintendent recommends creating academy for McLain 7th-graders Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Keith Ballard has recommended that McLain seventh-graders be moved ...
KIM ARCHER World Staff Writer
Owasso city manager placed on leave The City Council voted unanimously Friday to place veteran City Manager Rodney Ray on paid administrative ...
RHETT MORGAN World Staff Writer
Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz to ask judge to order DOC to get state inmates out of crowded jail Sheriff Stanley Glanz said Friday that he plans to ask a judge to order the Department of Corrections ...
Officials urge caution, care on lakes as boating season opens Bodies of water in Oklahoma were the site of 1,368 recreational boating accidents from 1995 and 2011, ...
CASEY SMITH & SHEILA STOGSDILLWorld Correspondent
WWII Medal of Honor recipient dies Vernon McGarity, a former World War II Army squad leader and Medal of Honor recipient, died of cancer ...
Preliminary hearing postponed for brothers charged with killing four women in Tulsa A preliminary hearing for two brothers who are charged with murdering four women was postponed Friday ...
BILL BRAUN & JARREL WADEWorld Staff Writer
Tulsa man charged with murder in machete attack on woman A Tulsa man who is accused of stabbing a woman with a machete and then striking her repeatedly on the ...
DAVID HARPER World Staff Writer
BA woman charged with obtaining unneeded medical care for daughter A Broken Arrow woman is accused of maliciously reporting false symptoms and information about her daughter ...
Legislature adjourns, touts tax cuts, workers comp reform Lawmakers left the Capitol a week before their deadline Friday, claiming victories in areas ranging from ...
'Healing the Heartland' concert tickets on sale Tickets for country music star Blake Shelton's tornado relief concert next week in Oklahoma City will ...
Hall, Oates to donate guitar for tornado relief effort Daryl Hall and John Oates proved they are far from being 'Out of Touch' with the people of Oklahoma.
JAMES D. WATTS JR.World Scene Writer
Local, State briefs A couple who are accused of neglecting a 4-year-old boy who has experienced several traumatic injuries ...
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Marriages (Tulsans unless indicated)
Births: 5/25/2013 (Tulsans unless indicated)
Religion Calendar Dangerfield Family Day, with guest speaker the Rev. Carlos Jones II of The Way Interdenominational Church ...
Religion Briefs Oklahoma United Methodists will hold their annual conference Monday through Wednesday in Oklahoma Ci ...
News Briefs Mexico's top security official said Friday that far fewer people disappeared during Mexico's drug war ...
Daily U.S. casualties Afghanistan: As of Friday, at least 2,091 members of the U.S. military had died as a result of the ...
Nation Briefs With a growing sexual assault epidemic staining the military, President Barack Obama urged U.S. Naval ...
Lotteries OKLAHOMA LOTTERY RESULTS FOR 05/25/13:
Way back when: Today in history Jared Lee Loughner, who wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., killed six people and shot 12 ...
Will Rogers Says I suggested a plan one time to shorten the Senate debate. Every time a Senator tells all he knows, make ...
How to help those affected by the Moore tornado Gov. Mary Fallin and the United Way of Central Oklahoma have established the OK Strong Disaster Relief ...
Fallin signs bill to aid tornado recovery Gov. Mary Fallin on Friday signed four bills, including a measure to provide up to $45 million to communities ...
Survivors' stories Karen Hollingsworth and her husband moved 30 years ago into the show home of their Moore neighborhood, ...
Massive job: Hauling away tornado debris soon to begin The rush to dispose of tornado debris is about to begin.
WILLIAM CRUM NewsOK.com
Michael Overall: People coming together is heart of our home With a stormy forecast, Sarah Patteson kept the TV on and saw the first report of a 'monster tornado' ...
MICHAEL OVERALL World Staff Writer
Aftermath Notebook: B'nai Emunah preschool raises money for victims When the EF5 tornado struck Moore, students at B'Nai Emunah Preschool had plenty of questions. They wanted ...
STAFF REPORTS AND Associated Press
Tulsa man arrested on child neglect charge; warrant out for child's mother Prosecutors allege they failed to provide a safe environment, proper supervision or both.
AMANDA BLAND World Staff Writer
Reba McEntire, Miranda Lambert, Vince Gill to join Blake Shelton for tornado relief concert Tickets for Blake Shelton’s tornado relief concert in Oklahoma City go on sale Saturday.
The Modern Oklahoma School Teacher
Plan to give $1,200 debit cards to tornado victims rejected Fallin administration officials rejected a plan to distribute debit cards worth $1,200 - funded with ...
Grove man charged in wife's shooting death Grove Police Chief Mark Morris said the couple didn't have a history of domestic violence, but a neighbor ...
SHEILA STOGSDILL World Correspondent
Owasso city manager suspended pending investigation The City Council voted unanimously to place veteran City Manager Rodney Ray on administrative leave.
John Klein: College transfer rule that limited Wes Lunt must be changed Former Oklahoma State quarterback Wes Lunt, just like any college athlete, should not be free to transfer ...
JOHN KLEIN Senior Sports Columnist
Death notices for May 25 Including Tulsa and northeastern Oklahoma.
Death notices for May 24 Including Tulsa and northeastern Oklahoma.
Tulsa man told dogs to attack officers, police say After he was handcuffed, he allegedly told his pit bull to “Get ’em! Get ’em!” — referring to officers ...
Class act: Collinsville teacher gets support from school during health crisis Terry Coburn's third-grade class had to say goodbye to their teacher for the second time this year.
ZIVA BRANSTETTER World Enterprise Editor
Michael Dambold: Sci fi food recipes: Alton Brown's fish fingers and custard
Death notices for May 23 Including Tulsa and northeastern Oklahoma.
Jennifer Chancellor: BREAKING: Blake Shelton to host 'Healing the Heartland' tornado relief concert in OKC The Oklahoma-born country music superstar will host a benefit concert Wednesday at Chesapeake Energy ...
Plaza Towers students, teachers gather for a tearful reunion to close out the school year Just three days after a deadly tornado ripped apart Plaza Towers Elementary School, the school community ...
House passes measure to 'quarantine' Insure Oklahoma — after Senate adjourns Earlier this week, Speaker of the House T.W. Shannon refused to allow a proposed law to extend the program ...
St. John plans layoffs, cites rejection of Medicaid expansion by Gov. Mary Fallin Tulsa's St. John Health System is "restructuring its workforce" because of changes in medical financing, ...
WAYNE GREENE World Senior Writer & SHANNON MUCHMORE World Staff Writer
Obama to visit Oklahoma on Sunday; tornado damage could top $1 billion Secretary of Homeland Defense Janet Napolitano toured the tornado-ravaged areas on Wednesday.
MICHAEL OVERALL and AMANDA BLAND World Staff Writers
More Obama aides knew of IRS audit; Obama not told White House chief of staff Denis McDonough and other senior advisers knew in late April that an impending ...
JULIE PACE & CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press
Boy Scouts approve plan to accept openly gay boys The Boy Scouts of America threw open its ranks Thursday to gay Scouts but not gay Scout leaders - a ...
DAVID CRARY & NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press
Tulsa tea party groups protest at local IRS office About 20 people picketed in the rain outside an east Tulsa federal building Tuesday as part of a national ...
Letter to the Editor: Complicit It was with sadness and disbelief that I read your Benghazi editorial on May 15.
Gene Kinney, Tulsa
BRUCE PLANTE World Editorial Cartoonist
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Fallin's Medicaid decision leads to job losses here The negative fallout resulting from Gov. Mary Fallin's decision to reject the Medicaid expansion element ...
World's Editorials Writers
Obama pledges prompt response for storm-ravaged Moore President Barack Obama pledged urgent government help for Oklahoma on Tuesday in the wake of "one of ...
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Letter to the Editor: Giving voice I implore the Tulsa World to cover the multiple investigations going on around the country. This is how ...
Angela Shell, Tulsa
Tulsa city councilors propose budget amendments to boost police force The plan, outlined Thursday by Councilors G.T. Bynum and Karen Gilbert, would increase the number of ...
51 killed, including 20 children, in Moore tornado A powerful tornado roared through Moore and south Oklahoma City on Monday, killing at least 51 people ...
RANDY ELLIS NewsOK.com
Will congressmen help their fellow Oklahomans? What will Jim Bridenstine do? It was only a matter of time until he faced the question.
Open carry in Oklahoma is nonissue When Oklahoma joined 43 other states in allowing residents to openly carry handguns last year, local ...
Letter to the Editor: Where's the outrage? I just read the article in the Tulsa World announcing that Gov. Mary Fallin has signed into law a bill ...
Tedd Adams, Tulsa
White House fights back against Republican allegations in IRS probe A senior White House aide said Sunday that President Barack Obama learned only from news reports that ...
PAUL RICHTER Chicago Tribune
By KIM ARCHER World Staff Writer
Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Keith Ballard has recommended that McLain seventh-graders be moved to the old Alcott Elementary School building next year to free up space at McLain Junior High and High School.
Terry Coburn's third-grade class had to say goodbye to their teacher for the second time this year.
By ANDREA EGER World Staff Writer
Storm shelters in schools may be as rare as they are in any other public buildings, but experts in emergency preparedness and construction engineering say more can be done to protect vulnerable schoolchildren.
Storm-safety measures at Broken Arrow, Jenks schools restricted by cost
Aftermath Notebook: Senate passes relief bill from 'rainy day' fund
Neither Broken Arrow or Jenks schools have underground shelters for students in the event of a tornado, but both districts have taken measures to keep children as safe as possible.
Jenks Public Schools Superintendent Kirby Lehman and Union Public Schools Superintendent Cathy Burden - two of the state's most outspoken voices for public education - are counting down the last days in their posts.
Tornado drills are a routine part of school life in Oklahoma, but local officials say all of the preparation in the world could never be enough when the worst of the worst happens.
Find all the coverage from the Moore tornado, including photo slideshows and a video from the World’s award winning photographers.
Find updates from the state of Oklahoma on the tornado aftermath.
Graduation is something to be celebrated, but this soon-to-be Hale High School grad is too concerned about making a better future for himself to savor the occasion.
By SILAS ALLEN NewsOK.com
When Yuka Ito came to the United States to study, she bypassed colleges in large, internationally known cities in favor of northeast Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma State Department of Education is investigating Jenks Public Schools apparently to see if its parent-led movement to opt students out of "field tests" was instigated or encouraged by district employees, the Tulsa World has learned.
By RANDY KREHBIEL World Staff Writer
"We have had a very, very, extremely bumpy road," said Rep. Lee Denney, R-Cushing, the author of House Bill 1658. "I've heard the same complaints all of you have."
KIPP Tulsa College Preparatory's motto is "climbing the mountain to college," and its inaugural class of fifth-graders are doing just that.
By SARA PLUMMER World Staff Writer
It's called a fifth-grade promotion, but the ceremony Thursday for Lanier Elementary School's fifth-graders had all the earmarks of a graduation.
Nobody really knows what 18-year-old Mary Washer understands about walking across the dais at the Mabee Center to receive her high school diploma.
Students from Monte Cassino's early childhood learning center and elementary school took turns emptying bags and jars full of pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters into a counting machine Wednesday at the private Catholic school.
By KEVIN CANFIELD World Staff Writer
Desiree Aguilar knows what kids want in their city parks - Wi-Fi.
Students from other states and countries would be accepted at the Oklahoma School of Science and Math under legislation advanced through a House committee Wednesday.
An agreement between Tulsa Technology Center and St. Gregory's University will soon allow Tulsa Tech's applied science students to transfer credits toward an associate's or bachelor's degree.
Voters in the Tulsa Public Schools district overwhelmingly approved a $38 million bond issue Tuesday that will provide teachers with modern instructional technology and students with up-to-date computers.
Asked whether learning to cope with bullies is not a part of growing up, Denney said the legislation is necessary because the ability to fight back has been diminished.
The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday so voters can consider a $38 million bond proposal that would improve technology and safety in Tulsa Public Schools.
Like many 14-year-old girls, Jessica Quillman loves horses, even though she's never ridden one.
Tulsa Public Schools is asking voters to approve a $38 million bond proposal on Tuesday to help the district catch up to the technology already available in nearly every suburban school district.
Experience has taught local educators Jill Steeley and John Waldron that getting to know students is the first step to effective teaching.
Walking across the stage at East Central High School's graduation ceremony this month won't be like crossing the finish line for Jennifer Hickling, Stephanie Thao and Marisol Trejo.
By SILAS ALLEN NewsOK.com
Planned renovations to the University of Oklahoma's Bizzell Memorial Library are beginning to take shape.
"These exams epitomize high-stakes testing," said House Democratic Leader Scott Inman, D-Del City.
Tulsa Superintendent Keith Ballard said he was incredulous at the Education Department's response..
Oklahoma's only two U.S. Presidential Scholars this year are from Tulsa.
Students at nearly a dozen Tulsa schools will have new academic support systems in place this fall.
Even with digital-age technologies, a paperless classroom may seem like a pipe dream.
Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Keith Ballard and House Majority Leader Fred Jordan were among the local leaders who reacted to the state's new budget deal at a Thursday afternoon event.
By Staff Reports
Two Republican House members said Thursday that they will seek legislation to invalidate statewide testing that has been plagued by computer failure.
By ANDREA EGER & KIM ARCHER World Staff Writers
Tulsa Superintendent Keith Ballard and a growing number of state lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are now calling into question the validity of the 2012-13 Oklahoma testing program for public school students.
Many Tulsa students who were affected by the technical problems on Monday and Tuesday went without lunch because tests that should have taken a couple of hours in the morning stretched out over four to five hours.
Oklahoma students taking state tests Tuesday were again stopped cold after the testing company's computer servers crashed for a second consecutive day.
A group of local educators and parents is organizing to advocate for change in Oklahoma's state testing program because they think its expansion has had harmful effects on children.
Jay Garrett doesn't mind that budget cuts have forced music teachers like him to divide their time between three different school sites.
School testing came to a halt statewide early Monday because the CTB/McGraw-Hill testing company servers in New Jersey crashed around 9 a.m., state education officials said.
CONTINUING COVERAGE: Read all stories dealing with Tulsa's education system.
Oklahoma is bucking national trends by increasing student enrollment and per-pupil state funding rates in its public prekindergarten programs, according to a new study by the National Institute for Early Education Research.
The first thing Lou Robertson is going to do after retirement is take a trip to Mount Rushmore with her husband.
The proposed sale of the vacant lot where Barnard Elementary School once stood has hit a dead end.
By RHETT MORGAN World Staff Writer
Skiatook Public Schools has promoted its assistant high school principal to principal.
A greater percentage of Oklahoma high school graduates are taking Advanced Placement exams and receiving passing scores than in previous years, but the state still lags behind the national average growth in both respects, officials said Thursday.
Residents of historic neighborhoods around where Barnard Elementary School once stood were united Thursday in opposing the sale of the vacant lot to a nursing home developer.
By SAMANTHA VICENT World Correspondent
"America's Brightest Orange" took on a new meaning Tuesday, when Oklahoma State University President Burns Hargis announced a milestone in OSU's "Branding Success" campaign.
Tulsa Public Schools' Booker T. Washington has been picked as Oklahoma's top public high school by U.S. News & World Report's 2013 Best High School Rankings.
The Union Public Schools board and the Union Schools Education Foundation announced Wednesday the creation of the Dr. Cathy Burden Legacy Endowment Fund in honor of the longtime superintendent, who will retire this year.
Gov. Mary Fallin signed into law on Tuesday a measure that will give local school districts a role in determining whether the most profoundly disabled students have made enough progress to graduate from high school.
Angela Bagby's students in the autism classroom at Marshall Elementary School can't verbalize the answers to a spelling test or hold a pencil for more than a few minutes at a time because of sensory issues.
Search a Tulsa World database of public school staff salaries for school year 2011-2012.
Top 5 districts by average teacher base salary
1. Tannehill, Pittsburg County: $43,152.57
2. Straight, Texas County: $42,610.76
3. Chouteau-Mazie, Mayes County: $42,379.17
4. Cleora, Delaware County: $42,337.42
5. Thomas-Fay-Custer Unified, Custer County: $42,173.51
See the median and average teacher base salary for all Oklahoma school districts. (Excel document).
View all of the 2010-2011 district test scores
View all of the 2009-2010 district test scores
View the grade information sheet on each district in the Tulsa metro.
View the grade information sheets on each school in districts in the Tulsa metro.
Union Oklahoma School test scores: If you can't find your school, visit the State Board of Education website to search all Oklahoma schools.
How to read the A-F report card
A-F Report Cards quick reference guide for parents
A-F Report Card guide from the Oklahoma State Department of Education
”Raise the Grade Together” resource guide for school districts
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