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