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OKG Newsletter


Topic: schools

Enterprise schools work best


Commentary

John Thompson
Fifteen years ago, participating in MAPS for Kids, I supported school choice. The first generation of choice benefited thousands of Oklahoma City students who attended selective magnet, charter and enterprise schools.
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Take Shelter Oklahoma wants Governor to release files


News

Tim Farley
Take Shelter Oklahoma officials intend to file a lawsuit against Gov. Mary Fallin if her office fails to release emails sought as part of an Open Records request.
 
Monday, January 27, 2014

We’re no. 10!


CFN

Gazette staff
This list isn’t one that anybody wants to be on. This isn’t Billboard’s Top Singles Chart. Oh no. Yahoo News reports that, even when the rest of the nation gets a C- grade for our education, Oklahoma tops even that.
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Shelter petition group files suit against governor


News

Tim Farley
Advocacy group Take Shelter Oklahoma filed a lawsuit Monday demanding Gov. Mary Fallin release emails related to an initiative petition that could place storm shelters in all public schools.
 
Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Train earlier, work smarter


CFN

Gazette staff
Can’t find a job? It might be because you’re not good enough. Some companies here can’t fill the jobs they have due to lack of skill and training, said CareerTech Director Robert Sommers.
 
Monday, February 3, 2014

LETTERS


Letters to the Editor

Phil Bacharach
I appreciate that Chicken-Fried News is supposed to be irreverent and clever, but it should at least remain accurate. Unfortunately, the Feb. 19 brief, “Money to spend,” (Oklahoma Gazette) isn’t particularly irreverent or clever, and it’s not accurate.
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Storm Shelter funding debate gets heated


News

Jennifer Chancellor
 In an exclusive News9/Oklahoma Gazette poll, 52 percent of Oklahoma City residents “strongly supported” public funding to help build storm shelters in public schools. Another 26 percent “somewhat supported” the idea.
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Mandating the Pledge of Allegiance


Commentary

Adam Soltani
On Feb. 17, two bills that would require the daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools in our state cleared the Oklahoma Senate Education Committee. Senate Bills 1143 and 1500 change this from a provision of authorization to one of requirement; however, students may refrain if they desire.
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Shaky shelter


News

Jennifer Chancellor
In a News9/Oklahoma Gazette poll, most Oklahomans agree that storm shelters are needed in public schools. But not even our government can agree on the best way to fund the construction.
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

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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