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OKG Newsletter


Topic: schools

‘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

School daze


CFN

Gazette staff
The Sooner State did itself right proud on US News & World Report’s 2013 ranking of the nation’s best high schools. Upon review of more than 21,000 U.S. public high schools, 111 Oklahoma schools made the cut.
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Dead or alive


CFN

Gazette staff
As the state legislative session winds down, some lawmakers are working to resuscitate proposals that already died. That can be promising news for Oklahomans who fancy schoolteachers packing heat, and more bad news for Oklahomans who don’t like the idea of distracted drivers zooming along the highway.
 
Tuesday, April 30, 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

Like a rock

Two metro high school stadiums built in the Depression era are due a makeover


News

Kelley Chambers
Gary Armbruster said he wants to make one thing clear: No one is tearing down Taft Stadium’s historic rock wall that has faced N. May Avenue for more than 70 years.
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Exhausted exams

In the wake of glitches with online standardized testing, some school districts and state lawmakers question the validity of the exams.


News

Phil Bacharach
Nothing gets people testy like test-taking, especially when accessing the test becomes a sort of test in itself. That was the case last month for 9,100 Oklahoma students in sixth through 12 grade whose scores on online tests were invalidated because of a technological snafu.
 
Monday, May 13, 2013

Taking cover

The May 20 tornado fuels calls for more schools to have shelters or safe rooms.


News

Greg Horton
Strengthening school safety from Mother Nature’s deadly wrath quickly became a focal issue in the wake of the May 20 tornado that devastated parts of Central Oklahoma. The EF5 funnel cloud destroyed two Moore elementary schools — Briarwood and Plaza Towers — killing seven children at the latter location.
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
 
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