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.
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…
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…
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,…