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OKG Newsletter

Topic: schools

Wanna bet?


Gazette staff
Thunder pride and gambling mania have taken hold at the Oklahoma City Public Schools district.
Tuesday, June 19, 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

Getting schooled

A national program to provide high-quality education in low-income areas comes to OKC.


Ryan Querbach
Teach For America, a national nonprofit that focuses on improving education for low-income students, has wrapped up its first year operating in Oklahoma City.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Missing the point

Letters to the Editor

Kevin Connolly
In regard to Oklahoma Gazette’s “Friday Night Frustration” (News, Clifton Adcock, Sept. 12), Oklahoma City Public Schools athletic director Keith Sinor is attempting to apply a Band-Aid to athletics when he should be questioning the larger issue of education.
Wednesday, September 26, 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

Candidates and early childhood education


Craig Knutson
With 90 percent of brain development occurring in the first three years of life, investing in early childhood may be one of the most crucial steps toward establishing long-term economic success of our state. Mental, physical and psychological and social skills can be either stunted or nurtured by the quality of parenting and child care received by Oklahoma infants and toddlers.
Wednesday, October 10, 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

The principal's office

The Douglass High School principal is placed on administrative leave pending an investigation on charges of grade-tampering.


Jerry Bohnen
Amid accusations of grade-tampering and lying about student attendance records, Frederick A. Douglass Mid-High School Principal Brian Staples was placed on administrative leave yesterday, pending an investigation by the Oklahoma City Public Schools district.
Thursday, October 11, 2012