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OKG Newsletter


Topic: classes

‘Local control’ in education


Commentary

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

In the city

Student teachers prepare for urban classrooms through an innovative program at UCO.


News

Rachael Cervenka
Barbara Gonzales was eager to teach in urban schools, but the Moore native realized she was only vaguely aware of the diverse challenges she’d face in that environment. That’s why the elementary education major at the University of Central Oklahoma decided to forgo the traditional student-teaching route and opt instead for UCO’s Urban Teacher Preparation Academy, or UTPA.
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Connecting the dots


Commentary

Joe Siano
Young students do connect-the-dot worksheets to learn numbers. Students draw lines from a dot to another dot in numerical order and a true picture is revealed. When they don’t, there is no picture, or it’s distorted.
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Common sense about Common Core


Commentary

John Thompson
Being an educator has become like drinking water from a fire hose. Oklahoma City administrators and teachers barely have the time, money or know-how to tackle challenges that must be met, such as improving early childhood education, ensuring that students read for comprehension by third grade and evaluating teachers with rigorous new observations.
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Kick asana

Eighty-six-year-old guru BNS Iyengar holds his first-ever U.S. workshop in Norman.


Sports

Jenn Scott
Sri BNS Iyengar
9 a.m. Wednesday-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29
Ashtanga Yoga Studio
120 E. Tonhawa St., Norman
ashtangayogastudio.com
$45-$1080


 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Garden variety

Oklahoma County Master Gardener program will expand its community outreach through 2014.


Features

Malena Lott
Many green thumbs in Oklahoma City thank Oklahoma County Master Gardener program for their expertise.
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
 
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