Progress on the Prairie 2017: Education is the third of eight sections that will be published in the Enid News & Eagle on Sundays. The Progress features celebrate Garfield and the surrounding counties by focusing on health and wellness, economic development, education, Northwest Oklahoma, agriculture and energy, faith, family and community service. See also:

• Progress on the Prairie 2017: Health and Wellness

• Progress on the Prairie 2017: Economic Development

• Progress on the Prairie 2017: Northwest Oklahoma

“I have less teachers, less support staff, and that means I have less adults around all of my kids; therefore, I have increased my employee per student ratio, and that is one of the last things I ever wanted to do.” — Fairview Superintendent Rocky Burchfield 

“It’s been an enjoyable 25 years. The students have taught me a lot, and, hopefully, I have contributed back. Having the opportunity to inspire and touch hundred of children lives — priceless.” — Jarry Hillman