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OKG Newsletter

Topic: janet barresi

Faulty testing

Letters to the Editor

After reading “Testing, Testing” (News, Phil Bacharach, March 14, Oklahoma Gazette) I feel the need to respond to this double standard. 
Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A reluctant partnership?

Two low-performing OKC public schools are among seven statewide that will receive special intervention.


Clifton Adcock
As the pieces in state Superintendent Janet Barresi’s school reform mechanism begin moving, leaders of low-performing schools are expressing some trepidation over what they see as an uncertain future for their schools.
Wednesday, April 18, 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

Standing up for special needs families


Janet Barresi
A recent YouTube video features a cheerful mother, kids in tow, in the milk aisle of a grocery store. There she finds rows of bland containers offering just … milk.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

From movie to measure

Advocates of a controversial measure for school reform hope to gain momentum from a newly released movie.


Clifton Adcock
In Oklahoma and several other states, an effort is underway to adopt a “parent trigger” act that could allow certain schools to become charter schools with enough parent signatures.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012

At what price?

Some fear that Oklahoma schools are not just broke, but broken.


Peter Wright
Only two states cut per-pupil spending more than Oklahoma in the last five years, according to a recent think-tank report. While it appears nearly impossible to determine what funding is adequate for education, it is inarguable that funding for public schools in Oklahoma has decreased. With an eye on unpredictable state and federal budgets, education leaders are talking about the need for more money.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Report-card reaction

Parents and educators mull over the state Education Department’s grades for OKC public schools.


Tim Farley
Surprise was not among the reactions administrators and parents showed when the state Department of Education last month released its grades for Oklahoma’s public schools.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Appoint of order


Gazette staff
The grapes might be dangerously sour after sitting idle for nearly two years for the state superintendent runner-up, Sen. Susan Paddack, D-Ada.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013



Gazette staff
Pop quiz: Did the authors of a study finding significant flaws in Oklahoma’s A-F grading system for schools renounce their findings?
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Exhausted exams

In the wake of glitches with online standardized testing, some school districts and state lawmakers question the validity of the exams.


Phil Bacharach
Nothing gets people testy like test-taking, especially when accessing the test becomes a sort of test in itself. That was the case last month for 9,100 Oklahoma students in sixth through 12 grade whose scores on online tests were invalidated because of a technological snafu.
Monday, May 13, 2013