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OKG Newsletter


Topic: education

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

Bills of goods, the sequel


CFN

Gazette staff
Last week, Chicken-Fried News took note of some of the more, um, interesting bills filed for the Oklahoma legislative session, which begins Monday.
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Who our schoolchildren need


Commentary

Bill Bleakley
Tuesday is election day for choosing the chair and two members of the Oklahoma City Public Schools School Board. Many believe the school elections are set in the middle of winter and not in conjunction with regular elections to subdue voter turnout and strengthen the political power of education special interests. The usual voter turnout in these elections proves them right.
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Civics lesson

OKC voters on Tuesday will determine the next chair of the school district’s board of education.


News

Clifton Adcock
Tuesday’s Oklahoma City Public Schools Board of Education election will determine who will lead the board through a time of transformation for the district.
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013

School struggles

OKC school district officials continue to deal with problems involving required coursework at Douglass Mid-High.


News

Jerry Bohnen
Oklahoma City Public Schools officials made an embarrassing admission last November when they said an audit of Frederick A. Douglass Mid-High School revealed that 81 percent of the seniors were not on track to graduate on time.
 
Monday, February 4, 2013

School choice is the answer


Letters to the Editor

Matthew Trimble
The larger fallacy John Thompson (Commentary, “The fallacy of test-driven school reform, Jan. 16, Oklahoma Gazette) fails to recognize is the fallacy of centrally planned and administered education. MAPS for Kids has been a total failure, as schools are not buildings. The only obvious beneficiaries are the government contractors who built the buildings.
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013

School board bucks

Incoming OKC school board chair Lynne Hardin raised nearly five times the campaign funds than the incumbent.


News

Clifton Adcock
Oklahoma City Public Schools will have a new Board of Education chair, after challenger Lynne Hardin unseated incumbent Angela Monson in yesterday’s election.
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

D-graded


CFN

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

Fashion statement

The OKC Board of Education is expected to vote Monday on mandating school uniforms districtwide.


News

Tim Farley
Deciding what to wear to school may not be a problem for Oklahoma City Public Schools students in the not-too-distant future. The Oklahoma City Board of Education is expected to vote Monday on whether to mandate school uniforms or a stricter dress code.
 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Down with science


CFN

Gazette staff
Science homework might be a little easier for Oklahoma students in the near future, depending on how you look at it. House Bill 1674 by Rep. Gus Blackwell, R-Laverne, would allow students to turn in schoolwork that challenges “controversial topics” such as “biological evolution, the chemical origins of life, global warming and human cloning” without adverse consequences, such as a pesky bad grade. It also will force teachers to come up with more creative ways of handling such subjects.
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
 
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