State education officials plan to employ a letter-grade system for assessing schools.
News Clifton Adcock
A strategy to give Oklahoma public schools and school districts letter
grades hopefully will be “transformative” to the state’s education
system, state Superintendent Janet Barresi said.
A new requirement for high school graduation is meeting resistance.
News Phil Bacharach
Seven years ago, Gov. Brad Henry signed into law a set of education
reforms that included a requirement for high school students to pass at
least four of seven end-of-instruction exams as a condition for
graduation. Now that mandate finally is slated to take effect this year,
and some opponents of the measure want it scrapped.
Commentary Karl Springer
I want to directly address the people of Oklahoma City and explain my
opinion on the potential state takeover of our schools on the state’s
priority list: It is a terrible idea.
Villa Teresa plans to shut its doors after 79 years educating students.
News Greg Horton
After 79 years of educating Oklahoma students, Villa Teresa School will
be closing on July 31. Administrators of the school, which is located in
Midtown, cited issues that included financial concerns, dilapidated
buildings and the age of the Carmelite nuns who run the school.