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OKG Newsletter

Topic: class

School daze

In the midst of scandal, an embattled OKC high school learns that 81 percent of its senior class is not on track to graduate next spring.


Jerry Bohnen
In the wake of scandal that has engulfed Frederick A. Douglass Mid-High School, state officials found that 81 percent of its senior class does not meet the necessary criteria to graduate next spring. According to an audit conducted by the state Department of Education, 87 of 107 senior students need additional credits and/or state tests to graduate on time.
Friday, November 30, 2012

Sober school

A unique program offers school for teens recovering from substance abuse.


Kent Anderson
In an unmarked building on an ordinary corner in northwest Oklahoma City, learning is taking place. Healing happens here, too.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A failed philosophy

Letters to the Editor

Jamie Burnette
A big, heartfelt, thank-you goes to Bill Bleakley for his commentary, “Hey, Legislature, nothing’s happening here!” (Dec. 11, 2012, Oklahoma Gazette) His words echoed those of many of us who have been banging our heads against the proverbial brick wall as we watch the decline of our schools.
Friday, January 18, 2013

Webb fluid

Songwriting just comes naturally to Jimmy Webb, an Oklahoma native who penned several of the 20th century’s pop classics.


Phil Bacharach
Jimmy Webb
1 p.m. Tuesday
Rodeo Opry
2221 Exchange
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

‘Local control’ in education


Rep. Jason Nelson
In the cult movie classic The Princess Bride, Vizzini repeatedly uses the word “inconceivable” as his efforts to evade pursuers fail. Inigo Montoya finally replies, “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”
Wednesday, April 24, 2013