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OKG Newsletter


Topic: teachers

‘No tolerance’ doesn’t teach


Commentary

John Thompson
The bipartisan MAPS for Kids Student Achievement Committee knew that Oklahoma City could not increase student performance without first creating safe and orderly schools. We also knew that would be our toughest challenge.
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Nowhere to hide

A new report shows that nearly 140,000 metro public school students and workers are unprotected during severe weather.


News

Tim Farley
More than 140,000 public school students, teachers and staff members in the Oklahoma City metro are unprotected from potential killer tornadoes, according to a survey commissioned by an Oklahoma lawmaker.
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

LETTERS


Letters to the Editor

Shelley Reeves
I am sorry. I am sorry for my lack of concern for the state of the Oklahoma Public Schools until it affected my child directly.
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Weight converters

Thanks to a free wellness program, losing pounds can make a world of difference in OKC residents’ lives.


News

Angela Chambers
A major car accident left an Oklahoma City woman with significant pain and a long recovery. This led to substantial weight gain, which resulted in high blood pressure and other health complications.
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013

LETTERS

Equality for all


Letters to the Editor

Jason Weger
After a federal judge ruled that Oklahoma’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin and Representative James Lankford quickly came out against the ruling.
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Money to spend


CFN

Gazette staff
Who knew Oklahoma’s top educator, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi, had $1 million to spend on her last two campaigns?
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Teacher rally at state capitol draws 25,000


News

Ben Felder
As the Aretha Franklin classic song “Respect” belted out from the speakers near the south steps of the Oklahoma Statehouse, tens of thousands of teachers chanted the lyrics back in unison.
 
Monday, March 31, 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
 
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