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OKG Newsletter


Topic: education

Super intentions

How reformer Janet Barresi plans to revamp education.


News

Clifton Adcock
After about half a year on the job, one legislative session and at least one highly contentious state Board of Education meeting under her belt, Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi said she still has the same amount of energy, if not more, than when she took office.
 
Wednesday, June 22, 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

'The new normal'

With an ongoing budget shortfall, the state Department of Education zeroed out funding for National Board Certified Teachers


News

Clifton Adcock
It took dozens of hours of videotaping class sessions, more than 60 pages worth of writing and more than two years for Meredith Wronowski, a science teacher at Oklahoma City’s Capitol Hill High School, to become a National Board Certified Teacher.
 
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Urban instruction

A site has been selected for a downtown elementary, which some hope will be established as a charter school.


News

Kelley Chambers
Despite sentimental attachments, a 1910 school building in downtown Oklahoma City will not be the home of a planned elementary school, although one will be built.
 
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Counterpoint: GOP undermines funding

Lawmakers apparently feel little compunction about gutting funding.


Commentary

Kurt Hochenauer
There’s real merit to the idea that Oklahoma public universities should cut or even eliminate tuition, making higher education accessible to everyone.
 
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

It's the tax cuts, stupid


Letters to the Editor

D.W. Tiffee
Jason Reese (Commentary, “Point: For legislative authority,” July 13, Gazette) says that “education is the centerpiece of not only personal advancement, but national prosperity and, therefore, security,” but believes the delusional Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs can solve higher education’s woes.
 
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Best Betz

UCO’s new president is no stranger to higher education in Oklahoma.


Features

Emily Summars
Don Betz isn’t the restoring-sailboats-playing-17-rounds-of-golf kind of guy.
 
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Know your Snooki!

She is a best-selling author, after all.


CFN

Gazette staff
As reported in the August issue of Wired magazine, one college class among “TV-Themed Course Work” across our nation’s hallowed halls of higher ed is the University of Oklahoma’s “‘Jersey Shore’ GRC: Depictions of Gender, Race, and Class on the Shore.”
 
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Elitism for dummies


Commentary

Kurt Hochenauer
Is Oklahoma’s higher education establishment elitist?
 
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
 
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