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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Karl Springer

Making the grade

State education officials plan to employ a letter-grade system for assessing schools.


News

Clifton Adcock
A strategy to give Oklahoma public schools and school districts letter grades hopefully will be “transformative” to the state’s education system, state Superintendent Janet Barresi said.
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Massenat wins school board seat

Elemental Coffee co-owner emerges on top in three-person race.


News

Gazette staff
Oklahoma City businesswoman Laura Massenat won election Tuesday night to the open seat on the Oklahoma City Public Schools Board of Education. Massenat, who co-owns Elemental Coffee, won the three-way race and avoided an April runoff by getting nearly 55 percent of the vote, or 890 total votes.
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

No school takeover


Commentary

Karl Springer
I want to directly address the people of Oklahoma City and explain my opinion on the potential state takeover of our schools on the state’s priority list: It is a terrible idea.
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Choosing school choice


Letters to the Editor

Matthew Trimble
In Karl Springer’s commentary (”No school takeover,” Oklahoma Gazette, March 21), the superintendent’s train analogy is accurate.
 
Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A reluctant partnership?

Two low-performing OKC public schools are among seven statewide that will receive special intervention.


News

Clifton Adcock
As the pieces in state Superintendent Janet Barresi’s school reform mechanism begin moving, leaders of low-performing schools are expressing some trepidation over what they see as an uncertain future for their schools.
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Action precedes Jackson

Rev. Jesse Jackson's visit to OKC high school follows brief student scuffle.


News

Gazette staff
The Rev. Jesse Jackson told students at Douglass High School this morning that they can aspire to be anything in life, but his words of inspiration might have come a few hours too late for a group of youths at the Oklahoma City school.
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Wanna bet?


CFN

Gazette staff
Thunder pride and gambling mania have taken hold at the Oklahoma City Public Schools district.
 
Tuesday, June 19, 2012

School shakeup

An OKC school principal resigns amid allegations that he rigged student grades and attendance.


News

Jerry Bohnen
Embattled Douglass Mid-High School Principal Brian Staples resigned last week in the wake of a an Oklahoma City Public Schools investigation into allegations of grade-tampering and other misconduct.
 
Tuesday, October 30, 2012

School daze

In the midst of scandal, an embattled OKC high school learns that 81 percent of its senior class is not on track to graduate next spring.


News

Jerry Bohnen
In the wake of scandal that has engulfed Frederick A. Douglass Mid-High School, state officials found that 81 percent of its senior class does not meet the necessary criteria to graduate next spring. According to an audit conducted by the state Department of Education, 87 of 107 senior students need additional credits and/or state tests to graduate on time.
 
Friday, November 30, 2012

A failed philosophy


Letters to the Editor

Jamie Burnette
A big, heartfelt, thank-you goes to Bill Bleakley for his commentary, “Hey, Legislature, nothing’s happening here!” (Dec. 11, 2012, Oklahoma Gazette) His words echoed those of many of us who have been banging our heads against the proverbial brick wall as we watch the decline of our schools.
 
Friday, January 18, 2013
 
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