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OKG Newsletter

Topic: education

End academic segregation


Mike Brake
The 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision that ended race-based school segregation recognized that it was unconstitutional to jam black kids into inadequate schools.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

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

In the Red

Saturday’s Red Tie Night marks 20 years of partying with a purpose.


Mia Cantu
Red Tie Night
6 p.m. Saturday
Cox Convention Center
1 Myriad Gardens
Wednesday, February 29, 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

No school takeover


Karl Springer
I want to directly address the people of Oklahoma City and explain my opinion on the potential state takeover of our schools on the state’s priority list: It is a terrible idea.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

School’s out

Villa Teresa plans to shut its doors after 79 years educating students.


Greg Horton
After 79 years of educating Oklahoma students, Villa Teresa School will be closing on July 31. Administrators of the school, which is located in Midtown, cited issues that included financial concerns, dilapidated buildings and the age of the Carmelite nuns who run the school.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Bully pulpit

Oklahoma gets a starring role in a controversial documentary.


Phil Bacharach
Ty Field-Smalley had had enough of being bullied at his school in Perkins. Slammed into lockers. Shoved into a garbage can. Chocolate milk dumped on his head in the cafeteria.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Drive a car, learn to read


Ramona Paul
Thank heaven for little girls — and boys!
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Making the grade


Gazette staff
As the school year winds down, some people get a little on edge about grades.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012