Talk is cheap, and Robert Neu understands that.
For a child’s education to be complete, it must include the arts. Arts education — music, dance, visual arts and drama — prepare students for school, work and life.
The transformation of the state’s largest school district will have to be a community-wide effort.
For the majority of Oklahoma school districts, navigating the complicated world of 21st Century education can be a lonely experience.
School board member Bob Hammack calls new district program a waste of time.
Students saw an NBA superstar, the superintendent saw 1,200 new books for an underprivileged school and the principal was in tears.
“A goal without a plan is just a wish,” is a popular quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, a French poet from the early 20th century.
Janet Barresi, Oklahoma’s outgoing state superintendent of public instruction, has become a model of what makes a political lightning rod.
A new federal program will allow the OKC district to offer free lunch to all of its students at 52 schools.
The victories of Republican State Superintendent candidate Joy Hofmeister and the two Democrats, John Cox and Freda Deskin, are a part of the grassroots revolt.