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OKG Newsletter

Topic: No Child left behind

Making the grade

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


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

A reluctant partnership?

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


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

Making the grade


Gazette staff
As the school year winds down, some people get a little on edge about grades.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Degrading the grade

Plans to evaluate schools statewide with letter grades are delayed after protests from superintendents.


Tim Farley
The controversy over Oklahoma’s new A-F grading system for public schools is brewing stronger than a witch’s potion on Halloween. The State Department of Education on Oct. 8 delayed a vote to issue a public release of the school grades, but told district superintendents they could release the grades voluntarily.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The fallacy of test-driven school reform


John Thompson
There is a lot wrong with the Oklahoma City Public Schools, but the blame game is not a solution. OKCPS, largely made up of low-income students (88 percent), earned a D in the Oklahoma Department of Education A-F school grading system. But the state also earned a D for improving outcomes for low-performing students. To serve our children and help those who struggle, we must stop blaming individuals and address systemic problems that have stymied all urban school systems.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013