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Urban education renewal

Maybe that’s because she’s a product of an urban district, or perhaps it’s because she sends all four of her children to OKC schools. Still, one part of her story is certain: After graduation later this month, she’ll be ready for that first teaching job at U.S. Grant High School thanks to the Urban Teacher

LETTERS

I have always been “pro-teacher” and have been firmly on the side of funding education above special interests. However, this week, I did not understand the rage you must feel at the lack of control you have over educating your own students. I am sorry that we gauge a child’s value and your worth based

In and out and in

Credit: Brad Gregg Dozens of out-of-district school students had been accepted and enrolled at Classen School of Advanced Studies in the Oklahoma City district, only to later receive an “oops” notification. The reason? Students and parents were told the district’s school board was trying to limit the number of out-of-district transfers to Classen SAS. Thus,

In and out and in

Credit: Brad Gregg Dozens of out-of-district school students had been accepted and enrolled at Classen School of Advanced Studies in the Oklahoma City district, only to later receive an “oops” notification. The reason? Students and parents were told the district’s school board was trying to limit the number of out-of-district transfers to Classen SAS. Thus,

Common sense about Common Core

Now they must also implement policies that may or may not make sense, such as creating high school academies, retaining third-graders who don’t pass reading tests, remediating seniors who have not passed four graduation examinations and avoiding state takeover of schools that fail according to the state’s report card. Even more time and money must

Common sense about Common Core

Now they must also implement policies that may or may not make sense, such as creating high school academies, retaining third-graders who don’t pass reading tests, remediating seniors who have not passed four graduation examinations and avoiding state takeover of schools that fail according to the state’s report card. Even more time and money must

School board bucks

Unofficial results from the Oklahoma County Election Board show that Hardin, a former development officer for the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics, received 51 percent of the vote, or 3,376 total votes. An entrepreneur and founder of Friends of Northwest Classen High School Foundation, Hardin had outraised Monson by a nearly 5-to-1 margin in

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