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OKG Newsletter

Topic: academics

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

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

School's out, and over

A charter school in northeast Oklahoma City is forced to close amid concerns about poor test scores and financial mismanagement.


Tim Farley
With a 6-2 vote by the Oklahoma City Board of Education last week, Marcus Garvey Leadership Academy became the state’s first charter school to shut down involuntarily.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013