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OKG Newsletter


Topic: barresi

Board games

Now you know what the school board does!


CFN

Gazette staff
The meeting, Barresi’s first as chair of the board, quickly turned into a sandbox of heated exchanges, name-calling and general animosity between Barresi and the members of the board over some of the official’s nominees in the state Department of Education.
 
Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Private and public

After the state Board of Education stalled their hiring, staffers for new Superintendent Janet Barresi will be paid by private funds.


News

Clifton Adcock
Meanwhile, Barresi asked Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to look into possible Open Meetings Act violations by the board, alleging the push-back appeared orchestrated and pre-planned. State law prohibits a quorum of a public body to discuss public business without a posted agenda.
 
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

State of flux

The function and makeup of the State Board of Education are in question as the body grapples with future budget woes.


News

Clifton Adcock
Next year’s education budget could see a greater funding cut than the 2.9 percent reduction laid out in Gov. Mary Fallin’s budget because of federal funds running dry, Oklahoma State Board of Education members were told at its Feb. 24 meeting.
 
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Super intentions

How reformer Janet Barresi plans to revamp education.


News

Clifton Adcock
After about half a year on the job, one legislative session and at least one highly contentious state Board of Education meeting under her belt, Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi said she still has the same amount of energy, if not more, than when she took office.
 
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Degrading the grade

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


News

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

Avoiding a fiasco in education


Commentary

John Thompson
Nationally, a train wreck is coming to urban school systems. That disaster is much less likely in Oklahoma, however, and we must give state schools Superintendent Janet Barresi credit for that.
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Common controversy

Can Common Core improve public education? It depends on who you ask.


News

Peter Wright
It takes something big to get people excited about parsing a nuanced education policy, and that’s what the implementation of Common Core state standards has done.
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
 
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