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OKG Newsletter

Topic: Oklahoma City Public Schools

'The new normal'

With an ongoing budget shortfall, the state Department of Education zeroed out funding for National Board Certified Teachers


Clifton Adcock
It took dozens of hours of videotaping class sessions, more than 60 pages worth of writing and more than two years for Meredith Wronowski, a science teacher at Oklahoma City’s Capitol Hill High School, to become a National Board Certified Teacher.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Urban instruction

A site has been selected for a downtown elementary, which some hope will be established as a charter school.


Kelley Chambers
Despite sentimental attachments, a 1910 school building in downtown Oklahoma City will not be the home of a planned elementary school, although one will be built.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Supply demand

Put your money where your mouth is to support education.


Carmen Forman
Team Up OKC, a two-week drive to donate school supplies to Oklahoma City Public Schools students and teachers, kicks off today.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Testing, testing

A new requirement for high school graduation is meeting resistance.


Phil Bacharach
Seven years ago, Gov. Brad Henry signed into law a set of education reforms that included a requirement for high school students to pass at least four of seven end-of-instruction exams as a condition for graduation. Now that mandate finally is slated to take effect this year, and some opponents of the measure want it scrapped.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

No school takeover


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.


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.


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

To the letter

The OKC school district begins investigating charges of grade-tampering by a high school principal.


Jerry Bohnen
The Oklahoma City school district has quietly begun investigating allegations of falsification of attendance records and grades leveled by former teachers, employees and students against the principal of Frederick A. Douglass Mid-High School. The disclosure came following the June 4 district board meeting in which a former teacher and an official of the Oklahoma City NAACP made second appearances bringing the allegations to the board’s attention.
Monday, June 18, 2012

Central suitor

OCU law school is set to move downtown with the purchase of the historic Central High building,


Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma City University School of Law is headed for downtown Oklahoma City, albeit not for at least a year. The school on July 13 beat out a bid by Oklahoma City Public Schools to buy the old Central High School building from American Farmers & Ranchers Mutual Insurance Company.
Monday, July 16, 2012