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OKG Newsletter


Topic: brian staples

To the letter

The OKC school district begins investigating charges of grade-tampering by a high school principal.


News

Jerry Bohnen
The Oklahoma City school district has quietly begun investigating allegations of falsification of attendance records and grades leveled by former teachers, employees and students against the principal of Frederick A. Douglass Mid-High School. The disclosure came following the June 4 district board meeting in which a former teacher and an official of the Oklahoma City NAACP made second appearances bringing the allegations to the board’s attention.
 
Monday, June 18, 2012

Back at school

Protesters greeted students at the first day of class of Douglass High School.


News

Jerry Bohnen
Car horns blared from passing motorists, and the morning sun promised another scorching day as nearly a dozen protesters gathered Wednesday morning outside Frederick A. Douglass Mid-High School at 900 Martin Luther King on the first day of the new school year. The protesters — some of whom had been fired by the Oklahoma City Public Schools district — tried drawing attention to their allegations of grade-tampering by principal Brian Staples.
 
Thursday, August 2, 2012

The principal's office

The Douglass High School principal is placed on administrative leave pending an investigation on charges of grade-tampering.


News

Jerry Bohnen
Amid accusations of grade-tampering and lying about student attendance records, Frederick A. Douglass Mid-High School Principal Brian Staples was placed on administrative leave yesterday, pending an investigation by the Oklahoma City Public Schools district.
 
Thursday, October 11, 2012

School shakeup

An OKC school principal resigns amid allegations that he rigged student grades and attendance.


News

Jerry Bohnen
Embattled Douglass Mid-High School Principal Brian Staples resigned last week in the wake of a an Oklahoma City Public Schools investigation into allegations of grade-tampering and other misconduct.
 
Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A tale of email

Questions arise from emails unearthed by a school district investigation into a former high school principal.


News

Jerry Bohnen
Documents obtained from Oklahoma City Public Schools show that former Frederick A. Douglass Mid-High School Principal Brian Staples changed failing grades of some students, as alleged by teachers he had fired. Emails written by Staples suggest he improved Ds and Fs to Cs because some teachers had not complied with grade reporting standards created at the high school. Douglass’ standards were different from district policy due to a federal education improvement program.
 
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Douglass needs help


Letters to the Editor

James R. Johnson
I pause to write and acknowledge the mountain of disturbing news that is emanating from my beloved school, dear ole Douglass. In recent weeks, we have witnessed federal and local investigations of grade-tampering and attendance manipulations. We have heard an outcry from former students, teachers and administrators. We have seen the suspension and resignation of a principal who had been at the helm of Frederick A. Douglass Mid-High School for the past four years
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

School daze

In the midst of scandal, an embattled OKC high school learns that 81 percent of its senior class is not on track to graduate next spring.


News

Jerry Bohnen
In the wake of scandal that has engulfed Frederick A. Douglass Mid-High School, state officials found that 81 percent of its senior class does not meet the necessary criteria to graduate next spring. According to an audit conducted by the state Department of Education, 87 of 107 senior students need additional credits and/or state tests to graduate on time.
 
Friday, November 30, 2012

School struggles

OKC school district officials continue to deal with problems involving required coursework at Douglass Mid-High.


News

Jerry Bohnen
Oklahoma City Public Schools officials made an embarrassing admission last November when they said an audit of Frederick A. Douglass Mid-High School revealed that 81 percent of the seniors were not on track to graduate on time.
 
Monday, February 4, 2013
 
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