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Joy Hofmeister during a town hall meeting at Capitol Hill High School, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Oklahoma educators work to reform assessment system

Oklahoma educators work to reform assessment system

The proposed system gets rid of A-F Report Card requirements and considers success indicators like college readiness.

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Personalized learning makes a difference in some Oklahoma schools

Students at Chickasha’s Personalized Learning Campus work at their own pace and receive instruction when they need it.

Pearl Barnett on the campus of Northeast Academy, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Northeast Academy leaders push for charter status

School leaders want to focus on STEM education, community service, work experience and restoring academic excellence.

Joy Hofmeister takes questions and comments during a town hall meeting at Capitol Hill High School, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

State superintendent holds town hall meeting to address new education standards

Each state will approve Every Student Succeeds Act requirements and send them to the United States Department of Education.

Colin Strickland talks about the library at Edgemere School, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Community aids local school in trying to end student poverty

Organizations, businesses and churches help Edgemere Elementary School succeed as a community school.

Thousands gather on at the Oklahoma State Capitol for a Teacher's Rally, Monday, March 30, 2015.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Teacher pay remains at the forefront of citizens’ minds after the election

State leaders and local groups plan to continue to fight for teacher raises in Oklahoma.

Left to right, teachers Kathleen Blake and Kristina Haden get kids into art during an after school art program at Lee Elementary School, 9-14-15.  (Mark Hancock)

School leaders debate the merits of a continuous school calendar

OKCPS Superintendent Aurora Lora will deliver her recommendation to the school board at its Nov. 21 meeting.

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Cover Story: Poverty impacts disproportionate number of OKC residents

“If we aren’t willing to confront that we have suffering right under our noses, we are doing a huge disservice to our fellow citizens,” Mélon said.

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With majority of state in favor of teacher pay raises, question becomes how to fund them

“This was a glimpse of hope that the tide might turn for the better for [teachers], and not just for us, but future teachers and students,” Flores said. “I went home and I felt relieved. I was for it, and I wanted to help.”

Drummer rehearse at Capitol Hill High School, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Voters weigh $180 million bond package for OKC schools

Read more Oklahoma Gazette election coverage here and here. As Maintain OKC Schools coalition sees it, the $180 million proposed bond package calling for major facility improvements to the state’s largest school district is a straightforward decision. “It is about taking care of what we already have,” said Roy Williams, a member of the steering

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