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OKG Newsletter


Topic: school

Year-round learning


News

Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma City school board approved a new district-wide learning calendar aimed at re-focusing academics.
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

‘Radical’ retooling

The Oklahoma City Council and Oklahoma City Public Schools embrace bold measures to improve the school district


News

Clifton Adcock
On a cold January night in a crowded conference room on the third floor of the Oklahoma History Center, a radical plan intended to fundamentally change Oklahoma City Public Schools was unveiled to city leaders.
 
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Liberty’s Bell

Oklahoma ACLU director Joann Bell retires after 20-plus years.


News

Phil Bacharach
As executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Oklahoma affiliate, Bell has been on the front lines of some of the most divisive controversies in arguably the most culturally conservative state in the country.
 
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Smart house

How educated is the average Oklahoma City homeowner?


Features

Gazette staff
How educated is the typical homeowner in Oklahoma City? According to a recent survey conducted by The Media Audit, among adults age 18 and older in town, 31.3 percent went no further than graduating high school, while 28.4 percent hold college degrees.
 
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Point: Legislate morality

Expand school choice, outlaw killing innocent life


Commentary

Jason Reese
The church-state separation fetishists are at it again. Now the Oklahoma chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State are decrying efforts by the Oklahoma Legislature to teach creationism in public schools, create vouchers or other mechanisms for school choice and define the beginning of human life.
 
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

What's happening?


Letters to the Editor

Kathy Harms
In the Gazette article dated Feb. 9, (News, Clifton Adcock, “Time for ‘the talk,’”) the reporter wrote about state Sen. Jim Wilson, D-Tahlequah:
 
Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Here's your Chance

Greyson Chance appears Saturday with Sherree Chamberlain, At Long Last and Theater Breaks Loose.


Music

Stephen Carradini
It was a banner 2010 for 13-year-old Edmondite Greyson Chance, whose piano-pop skills were thrust into the spotlight via a school performance that caught fire on YouTube.
 
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Embarrassing loopholes


Letters to the Editor

Steven Goldman
Insightful legislative reporting by Clifton Adcock (“Triple R,” April 13, Gazette) led to reading Senate Bill 969, which should be titled “Public tax credits for private school grants.”
 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

One love

An OCU law student turned her experience in Ghana into a nonprofit that helps an impoverished village. And that’s just the beginning.


Features

Jenny Coon Peterson
Karli McMurray didn’t intend to start a nonprofit when she traveled to Ghana in the summer of 2009.
 
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
 
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