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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Public

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

Metro briefs

 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Retirement quandary

Proposed legislation to change state employee pensions is hotly contested.


News

Angela Chambers
Oklahoma’s Senate is considering a defined-contribution pension for future state employees after the proposal passed in the House of Representatives last month.
 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Student testing has lost its focus


Commentary

John Thompson
With spring break, public schools transition from the disgusting winter test prep season to the spring bubble-in test and punish season. Learning has stagnated throughout the humiliating last weeks of teach-to-the-test remediation.
 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Written on the wall(s)


CFN

Gazette staff
In what appears to be a slow news day, or indication that someone needs to look into use of police manpower, three people thus far have been arrested for applying their artistic license a little too liberally on public buildings.
 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

School’s in

Laws governing Oklahoma’s charter schools could be strengthened if new legislation passes this session.


News

Brendan Hoover
Public education advocates are rallying around a bill that would strengthen the laws governing Oklahoma’s charter schools.
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Take Shelter Oklahoma files lawsuit against attorney general


News

Ben Felder
Take Shelter Oklahoma, a group that had been collecting signatures to force a ballot question to use $500 million in state bonds to build shelters, filed a lawsuit against Attorney General Scott Pruitt last year after he changed the language on its petition and ballot.
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Booze clues

Now that festival season is upon us, follow this simple primer on what’s legal.


News

Angela Chambers
As Oklahoma City welcomes the winter-weary to enjoy outdoor spring festivals, it’s time for a friendly reminder about drinking do’s and don’ts.
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Streetcar route could impact street parking


News

Ben Felder
Fitting a streetcar system into downtown Oklahoma City was never intended to be a seamless process, city officials said this week.
 
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Now with more Jesus (part deux)


CFN

Gazette staff
Hobby Lobby owner and Oklahoma native David Green recently launched a public school Bible curriculum. His dreams for it are vast, reported The Washington Post.
 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
 
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