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OKG Newsletter


Topic: schools

Booking it to Moore

Residents of a Texas retirement community contribute to a local book drive for Moore schoolchildren.


News

Molly Evans
Residents of a senior living community in East Texas were deeply touched by news reports of the May 20 tornado that devastated Moore. The seniors — some of them retired teachers, some grandparents and great-grandparents — were especially concerned about the young students of Plaza Towers and Briarwood, the two elementary schools demolished by that EF5 twister.
 
Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Avoiding a fiasco in education


Commentary

John Thompson
Nationally, a train wreck is coming to urban school systems. That disaster is much less likely in Oklahoma, however, and we must give state schools Superintendent Janet Barresi credit for that.
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Back to class

Moore elementary school educators start over with the help of an adopt-a-teacher program.


News

Dean Anderson
Valerie Singleton has been a teacher at Moore’s Briarwood Elementary School for more than 25 years.

 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Terrific teachers


Letters to the Editor

Ivan Holmes
After reading the commentary by John Thompson in the July 17 Oklahoma Gazette on using student test scores for teacher evaluations (”Avoiding a fiasco in education”), it reminded me of an article I wrote several years ago on, “What is a master teacher?” I explained that a master teacher:
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Head of the class


CFN

Gazette staff
Without a doubt, Oklahoma has some of the best universities in the nation, but a few of the top institutions may come as a surprise.
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Class act

Millwood students get schooled on healthy living.


News

Liz Blood
In an effort to improve the health of its students, the Millwood Public School District has adopted an innovative policy encouraging better nutrition and increased physical activity.
 
Wednesday, August 21, 2013

OKC schools need real change

We must teach kids to be students, and that cannot be done with quick fixes.


Commentary

John Thompson
After more than 35 years in the education realm, retiring Oklahoma City Public Schools Superintendent Karl Springer said that he is most proud of three policies he helped implement.
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Common controversy

Can Common Core improve public education? It depends on who you ask.


News

Peter Wright
It takes something big to get people excited about parsing a nuanced education policy, and that’s what the implementation of Common Core state standards has done.
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
 
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