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MAPped out

Located at the southwest corner of W. Sheridan and S. Walker avenues, the charter school will be the only elementary in Downtown Oklahoma City. The school’s boundaries for attendance generally extend from Western Avenue to Lottie Avenue and from N.E. 13th to S.W. 15th streets. At a cost of more than $14 million, the school

Uniformity

Prior to the new school year, all but 17 schools in the district had a uniform policy. Kathleen Kennedy, district spokeswoman, says the change was made in order to facilitate a safe and orderly learning environment, as well as to promote professional and responsible dress. According to the U.S. Department of Education, school uniforms are

Brick by brick

“Taft Stadium is definitely an icon in Oklahoma City,” he says. Armbruster, principal with MA+ Architecture, is handling the designs to bring Taft and Speegle stadiums into the 21st century. Both high school stadiums were built as New Deal projects in the 1930s and for decades have been the homes for Oklahoma City Public Schools

Day in the Life

  6 a.m.: Alarm goes off, and my wife, Julie, hits the snooze button. It’s on her side of the bed, as she always has been the official alarm keeper. 6:10 a.m.: Check work email and Facebook on iPad. I’m loving a new app called JumpDesktop that allows me to access everything on my work

Law shift

To remedy its problem, Devon constructed a $750 million headquarters Downtown. OCU Law found its answer in the former Central High School, which it purchased for $10 million in December. The law school currently occupies about 110,000 square feet in four buildings on the OCU campus. The new building has 177,296 square feet. “For several

Land purchase approved for downtown school

The John W. Rex Charter Elementary school is the final new project in the MAPS for Kids program, and is a partnership between Oklahoma City Public Schools and the nonprofit group headed by Kirk Humphries OKC Quality Schools Inc. Oklahoma City Public Schools will apply for the school’s charter to the University of Oklahoma, and

Capitol solution

What does one do when a remodeling project excavates hidden treasures? Architecturally speaking, that’s what happened recently during renovations of Capitol Hill High School, 500 SW 36, by MA+ Architecture. The Oklahoma City-based firm was remodeling the educational institution’s historic auditorium. “We were getting the Sheetrock out and found that years ago, some architectural sculpturing

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