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OKG Newsletter


Topic: educators

Testing, testing

A new requirement for high school graduation is meeting resistance.


News

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

‘Local control’ in education


Commentary

Rep. Jason Nelson
In the cult movie classic The Princess Bride, Vizzini repeatedly uses the word “inconceivable” as his efforts to evade pursuers fail. Inigo Montoya finally replies, “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Terrific teachers


Letters to the Editor

Ivan Holmes
After reading the commentary by John Thompson in the July 17 Oklahoma Gazette on using student test scores for teacher evaluations (”Avoiding a fiasco in education”), it reminded me of an article I wrote several years ago on, “What is a master teacher?” I explained that a master teacher:
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Teacher rally at state capitol draws 25,000


News

Ben Felder
As the Aretha Franklin classic song “Respect” belted out from the speakers near the south steps of the Oklahoma Statehouse, tens of thousands of teachers chanted the lyrics back in unison.
 
Monday, March 31, 2014
 
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