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OKG Newsletter

Topic: janet barresi

‘Got it going on’

He really likes us! Jeb Bush heaps on the praise during last week’s visit to OKC.


Clifton Adcock
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush praised Oklahoma’s political leadership in the field of education during his speech at Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs 2011 Citizenship Award dinner last week.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

‘Respecting teachers’

Letters to the Editor

Joe Quigley
Regarding Clifton Adcock’s cover story (“Super intentions,” June 22, Gazette): “Other legislative victories (Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet) Barresi counted include … a measure ending trial de novo, which allows a teacher to appeal his or her firing in court.”
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Down on Quigley


Randall N. Briggs
I disagree with Joe Quigley’s critique (Letters, “Respecting teachers,” Oklahoma Gazette) of State Superintendent of Education Janet Barresi.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Gerry Bonds invites you into ‘The Living Room’

Longtime TV anchor moves to radio.


Carmen Forman
The second episode of a longtime Oklahoma journalist’s new radio program on KOSU-FM, “The Living Room with Gerry Bonds,” will focus on education in America.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Tweet and sour


Gazette staff
It’s always nice to see the state’s public education officials acting like the professionals they undoubtedly are.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Right-hand man

The state Department of Education gets a new chief of staff, but is he conservative enough?


Clifton Adcock
The state Department of Education is seeing change in its upper-echelons, as Superintendent Janet Barresi’s new chief of staff comes on board.
Wednesday, December 14, 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.


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

Making the grade

State education officials plan to employ a letter-grade system for assessing schools.


Clifton Adcock
A strategy to give Oklahoma public schools and school districts letter grades hopefully will be “transformative” to the state’s education system, state Superintendent Janet Barresi said.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

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

Ledger report

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


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