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OKG Newsletter

Topic: education

Passing the gavel


Clifton Adcock
State Superintendent Sandy Garrett cast the deciding vote at her final state Board of Education meeting.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Assisting in the education crisis

Letters to the Editor

Brandy Becerra
Regarding Clifton Adcock’s story “Radical retooling” (News, Jan. 19, Oklahoma Gazette): As a parent, I sat back frustrated from the sidelines.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Board games

Now you know what the school board does!


Gazette staff
The meeting, Barresi’s first as chair of the board, quickly turned into a sandbox of heated exchanges, name-calling and general animosity between Barresi and the members of the board over some of the official’s nominees in the state Department of Education.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Time for ‘the talk’

Ready for the birds and the bees? Two legislators are buzzing with legislation that ensures sex-ed curriculum is fact-based.


Clifton Adcock
Chocolates, flowers, even tickets to the monster-truck rally may be considered acceptable Valentine’s Day gifts by some, but most can agree re-gifting herpes is definitely considered a no-no.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

What's happening?

Letters to the Editor

Kathy Harms
In the Gazette article dated Feb. 9, (News, Clifton Adcock, “Time for ‘the talk,’”) the reporter wrote about state Sen. Jim Wilson, D-Tahlequah:
Wednesday, February 23, 2011

State of flux

The function and makeup of the State Board of Education are in question as the body grapples with future budget woes.


Clifton Adcock
Next year’s education budget could see a greater funding cut than the 2.9 percent reduction laid out in Gov. Mary Fallin’s budget because of federal funds running dry, Oklahoma State Board of Education members were told at its Feb. 24 meeting.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

‘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

Future investments

High school students are getting an education in the stock market, thanks to a program sponsored by the Oklahoma Securities Commission and the University of Oklahoma.


Brendan Hoover
When stock markets crashed worldwide in the fall of 2008, Bob Bailey’s students scrambled to protect their portfolios.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Planting seeds

Oklahoma City Educare completes its second year of successful operation.


Brendan Hoover
About 85 percent of a child’s brain architecture is developed by age 3, but less than 4 percent of education dollars are typically spent on children at that time, according to Oklahoma Champions for Early Opportunities, a new coalition of Oklahoma business and community leaders.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011