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OKG Newsletter


Topic: schools

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

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 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

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

Building brains

OKC public schools strengthen early childhood education while the state’s program basks in the national spotlight.


News

Tim Farley
Oklahoma City’s public school leaders are looking to the future by investing in their youngest students and hiring 120 full-day pre-kindergarten teachers.
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Embracing early childhood education


Letters to the Editor

John Thompson
President Obama did not explicitly renounce his risky, first-term, test-driven policies that have caused so much harm to poor children of color in Oklahoma City and other districts, but he did the next best thing. His new priority is a researched-based call for high-quality early education.
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Making schools safe


Commentary

Todd Lamb
After the tragic events in Newtown, Conn., last December, Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman and House Speaker T.W. Shannon asked me to chair the Oklahoma Commission on School Security (OCSS). As a former U.S. Secret Service special agent, I have a background and training in security. As a state senator, I was the principal author of the Oklahoma School Security Act.
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Gunning for freedom


CFN

Gazette staff
House Bill 1062 — you know, the one that pushed to arm teachers in Oklahoma public schools — will not be heard by the state Senate Education Committee this legislative session, despite the measure having been approved by House members.
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
 
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