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Topic: janet

Super intentions

How reformer Janet Barresi plans to revamp education.


News

Clifton Adcock
After about half a year on the job, one legislative session and at least one highly contentious state Board of Education meeting under her belt, Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi said she still has the same amount of energy, if not more, than when she took office.
 
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Let’s be Frank

Give yourself over to absolute pleasure as ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ returns for Halloween. One can feel the antici ... pation.


Features

Jenn Scott
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
10 p.m. Monday
Sooner Theatre
101 E. Main, Norman
soonertheatre.org
$10
 
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Degrading the grade

Plans to evaluate schools statewide with letter grades are delayed after protests from superintendents.


News

Tim Farley
The controversy over Oklahoma’s new A-F grading system for public schools is brewing stronger than a witch’s potion on Halloween. The State Department of Education on Oct. 8 delayed a vote to issue a public release of the school grades, but told district superintendents they could release the grades voluntarily.
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Avoiding a fiasco in education


Commentary

John Thompson
Nationally, a train wreck is coming to urban school systems. That disaster is much less likely in Oklahoma, however, and we must give state schools Superintendent Janet Barresi credit for that.
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Fog

For a great ghost story, bank on it.


Horror

Rod Lott
Once considered a disappointment (because anything after Halloween unfairly would be), John Carpenter's The Fog today is a genre-audience favorite — well-admired if just shy of qualifying as a modern horror classic. Its Blu-ray debut from Shout! Factory cements that.
 
Saturday, July 27, 2013

Psycho II / Psycho III / Bates Motel

We all still go a little made sometimes for Norman.


Horror

Rod Lott
Let's all acknowledge something right away: No matter who was involved creatively, no follow-up ever was going to match the greatness of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. When a film proves as revolutionary as that 1960 shocker was, the bar is set impossibly high.
 
Monday, September 23, 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

Wish Lists


News

Gazette staff
What do local notables want this holiday season? Well, Oklahoma Gazette asked ’em. And they told us. Imagine that!  We passed along these lists to Mr. Claus to do with as he sees fit. But for now, we’re reading the list — some of it twice, because it’s that good. We talked to everyone from adult film stars to leading conservative politicians to get insight — and a laugh — from our leading locals. Happy holidays! — Jennifer Chancellor
 
Monday, December 23, 2013

Reading skills are a must


Commentary

Janet Barresi
Reading is the foundation for all learning. From math and science to English and social studies, the ability to read is a requisite for success in academics.
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
 
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