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OKG Newsletter


Topic: schools

Fields & Futures partners with Energy soccer


News

Devon Green
Oklahoma City’s Soccer Team, the Energy FC recently welcomed local business leader Tim McLaughlin as an equal partner in their management team.
 
Thursday, March 27, 2014

Student testing has lost its focus


Commentary

John Thompson
With spring break, public schools transition from the disgusting winter test prep season to the spring bubble-in test and punish season. Learning has stagnated throughout the humiliating last weeks of teach-to-the-test remediation.
 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Court gives mixed ruling in storm shelter fight


News

Ben Felder
Advocates for a plan to construct storm shelters in schools called Tuesday’s Oklahoma Supreme Court ruling a “mixed bag.”
 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

School’s in

Laws governing Oklahoma’s charter schools could be strengthened if new legislation passes this session.


News

Brendan Hoover
Public education advocates are rallying around a bill that would strengthen the laws governing Oklahoma’s charter schools.
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Take Shelter Oklahoma files lawsuit against attorney general


News

Ben Felder
Take Shelter Oklahoma, a group that had been collecting signatures to force a ballot question to use $500 million in state bonds to build shelters, filed a lawsuit against Attorney General Scott Pruitt last year after he changed the language on its petition and ballot.
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Fracking fracas


Commentary

Kurt Hochenauer
In 1897, an oil gusher called the Nellie Johnstone No. 1 on land near Bartlesville ushered in a commercial age of fossil fuel discovery that still thrives in Oklahoma today.
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

LETTERS

Tax woes?

 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Partisan laws?

Cities feel the squeeze from state lawmakers in a recent round of proposed and approved bills.


News

Ben Felder
In a state in which lawmakers commonly preach local control, the opposite can feel like the status quo to municipal leaders.
 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

LETTERS

Testing doesn’t work


Letters to the Editor

Mack Paul
H.L. Menken once wrote that “for every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple and wrong.” This is most certainly the case with the Reading Sufficiency Act that mandates retention in the third grade for students scoring an unsatisfactory on the reading test.
 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Now with more Jesus (part deux)


CFN

Gazette staff
Hobby Lobby owner and Oklahoma native David Green recently launched a public school Bible curriculum. His dreams for it are vast, reported The Washington Post.
 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
 
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