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OKG Newsletter


Topic: reading

Banned, but not in Oklahoma


CFN

Gazette staff
Oklahoma author Ralph Ellison’s literary masterpiece Invisible Man was banned from public school libraries in Randolph County, North Carolina, on Sept. 16 in a 5-2 vote — just in time for Banned Books Week.
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Ruff stuff

Dogs may be man’s best friends, but a weekly reading program proves they love story time with kids just as much.


Features

Devon Green
Every Wednesday evening at The Village Library, Charley Nickell is making a difference in the lives of children. Her best qualities are her patience and her ability to make every child who visits her feel like he or she is the only person in the room.
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Happy birthday

Literary icon and Oklahoma native Ralph Ellison gets a yearlong centennial tribute.


Features

Devon Green
All year, Oklahoma City celebrates the 100th birthday of one of its most distinguished sons: novelist, writer, scholar and literary critic Ralph Ellison.
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Reading skills are a must


Commentary

Janet Barresi
Reading is the foundation for all learning. From math and science to English and social studies, the ability to read is a requisite for success in academics.
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

LETTERS

Testing doesn’t work


Letters to the Editor

Mack Paul
H.L. Menken once wrote that “for every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple and wrong.” This is most certainly the case with the Reading Sufficiency Act that mandates retention in the third grade for students scoring an unsatisfactory on the reading test.
 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

VIDEO: Parents urge governor to sign reading team act


News

Ben Felder
Parents are urging Gov. Mary Fallin to sign a bill that would allow them to work with teachers to decide if a third-grader who struggles with reading should be promoted to the fourth grade.
 
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

BREAKING: Fallin vetoes reading retention bill after overwhelming support from Legislature


News

Ben Felder
Gov. Mary Fallin didn’t hesitate when asked if she thought the majority of Oklahomans agreed with her veto.
 
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Suggested reading — for everyone


Commentary

Carly Putnam
In the waning hours of the final day of the 2014 Oklahoma legislative session, in the midst of the debate over Oklahoma’s education standards, Sen. Josh Brecheen, R-Coalgate, used a passage from Toni Morrison’s novel The Bluest Eye as an example of the “evils” of Common Core.
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
 
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