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OKG Newsletter


Topic: core

Raising the barre

A new workout trend offers locals a graceful alternative.


Sports

Sky Nelson
As the Roman philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero once said, “It is exercise alone that supports the spirits, and keeps the mind in vigor.”
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Pilot this


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
“Where ya going tomorrow?” Well, at 8 p.m. Saturday, to the Stone Temple Pilots concert!
 
Wednesday, November 2, 2011

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

Urban education

For city planners, the construction of a downtown elementary school is hopefully just the beginning for more schools in the area.


News

Tim Farley
While work continues on a new elementary school downtown, city leaders say other schools eventually will be needed in the area to maintain residential development there.
 
Wednesday, September 4, 2013

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

Yes. But then again, no.


CFN

Gazette staff
Gov. Mary Fallin is in support of Common Core education standards and building a state health insurance exchange.
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Public schools need improvement now


Commentary

John Thompson

School “reform” is a legacy of “liberal PTSD from losing the War on Poverty.”

 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Suggested reading — for everyone


Commentary

Carly Putnam
In the waning hours of the final day of the 2014 Oklahoma legislative session, in the midst of the debate over Oklahoma’s education standards, Sen. Josh Brecheen, R-Coalgate, used a passage from Toni Morrison’s novel The Bluest Eye as an example of the “evils” of Common Core.
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
 
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