Same old story for OKCPS; the district seeks a new superintendent.
Nonprofits and a state representative are bringing presenters on ACEs and their impacts on Oklahomans to the Capitol for an interim study.
Possibilities Inc. will host community discussions about integrating charter schools and Oklahoma City Public Schools.
John Thompson believes Oklahoma City’s suspension program needs a makeover to better serve students.
After a few days in the classroom, Thompson realized his students would teach him to become a great teacher and he just needed to listen.
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Fifteen years ago, the MAPS for Kids Student Achievement Committee was shocked to learn that 10 percent of Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS) students needed in- or outside-school alternative services and the district needed an additional 1,205 alternative school slots. MAPS promised “Rolls-Royce quality” alternative schools so troubled students didn’t repeatedly disrupt classroom instruction merely…
Contemporary reforms failed in the same ways that previous data-driven school experiments failed.
How to shrink the tumor There is a notable phrase in your article on the cartels story (News, “Cartel Crossroads,” Ben Felder, July 16, Oklahoma Gazette): “… you set yourself up for failure anytime there is a war because that means somebody’s got to lose,” a seemingly direct admission that the drug cartels aren’t going…
The War on Poverty wasn’t “lost,” but neither did we win it.