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OKG Newsletter


Topic: A-F

Report-card reaction

Parents and educators mull over the state Education Department’s grades for OKC public schools.


News

Tim Farley
Surprise was not among the reactions administrators and parents showed when the state Department of Education last month released its grades for Oklahoma’s public schools.
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The fallacy of test-driven school reform


Commentary

John Thompson
There is a lot wrong with the Oklahoma City Public Schools, but the blame game is not a solution. OKCPS, largely made up of low-income students (88 percent), earned a D in the Oklahoma Department of Education A-F school grading system. But the state also earned a D for improving outcomes for low-performing students. To serve our children and help those who struggle, we must stop blaming individuals and address systemic problems that have stymied all urban school systems.
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

School values don’t fit into a single score


Commentary

John Thompson
It is no surprise that the release of this year’s Oklahoma A-F school report cards again has been a fiasco.
 
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Failing forethought

The A-F school grading system also shows which schools might need the most resources — internal and external — to succeed.


News

Tim Farley
Hunger, poor living conditions and an unstable family life impact a child’s ability to learn more than classroom teaching, studies from education experts show.
 
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
 
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