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OKG Newsletter


Topic: schools

Getting schooled

The state gets an ‘E’ for effort, but no gold star in the Race to the Top competition for early childhood education funding.


News

Clifton Adcock
Oklahoma has been considered a leader in early childhood education, consistently topping national rankings for accessibility and accountability in that realm.
 
Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Making the grade

State education officials plan to employ a letter-grade system for assessing schools.


News

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

No school takeover


Commentary

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

Bully pulpit

Oklahoma gets a starring role in a controversial documentary.


News

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


Commentary

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

Making the grade


CFN

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

Head of the class

A handful of OKC-area schools make Newsweek’s list of top high schools in the nation.


News

Gazette staff
Several Oklahoma City metro schools were named by Newsweek as among the 1,000 best high schools in the country.
 
Monday, May 21, 2012

Academic achievement

After nearly 25 years, Edna Manning is retiring as president of the state’s premier high school for science and mathematics.


News

Susannah Waite
After nearly a quarter century leading the prestigious Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics, Edna McDuffie Manning is retiring this month as president of OSSM’s president.
 
Friday, June 15, 2012

To the letter

The OKC school district begins investigating charges of grade-tampering by a high school principal.


News

Jerry Bohnen
The Oklahoma City school district has quietly begun investigating allegations of falsification of attendance records and grades leveled by former teachers, employees and students against the principal of Frederick A. Douglass Mid-High School. The disclosure came following the June 4 district board meeting in which a former teacher and an official of the Oklahoma City NAACP made second appearances bringing the allegations to the board’s attention.
 
Monday, June 18, 2012
 
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