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OKG Newsletter


Topic: department of education

'The new normal'

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


News

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

Shaping social studies

Curriculum for an interdisciplinary field gets revised by a group that includes an influential nonacademic religious adviser.


News

Clifton Adcock
The state Department of Education is beginning the process of formulating new curriculum for public social studies classes.
 
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Getting schooled

The state gets an ‘E’ for effort, but no gold star in the Race to the Top competition for early childhood education funding.


News

Clifton Adcock
Oklahoma has been considered a leader in early childhood education, consistently topping national rankings for accessibility and accountability in that realm.
 
Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Time out


CFN

Gazette staff
A former assistant state schools superintendent may be getting more than after-school detention after a report by State Auditor Gary Jones turned up some alleged discrepancies.
 
Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Tannins for tubas

Local restaurants are participating in a wine fundraiser to benefit school music programs.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
The next best thing to learning how to play a musical instrument is drinking wine to help someone else learn to play. E & J Gallo Winery and William Hill Estate have partnered with VH1’s Save the Music Foundation to help restore and enhance music programs in local schools by donating $1 for every case of their wine sold throughout March and April.
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Ledger report

Allegations of a ‘slush fund’ emerge when a state audit finds questionable accounting practices under the former state schools superintendent.


News

Clifton Adcock
A recently released investigative report by state Auditor and Inspector Gary Jones’ office accused the state Department of Education under former Superintendent Sandy Garrett of maintaining a secret “slush fund.”
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
 
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