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Oklahoma cuts funding for adult education
4/6
Jul 11, 9:28 AM:

Very personal and detailed article on people affected by elimination of all state funding for adult ed. Would like to know if any alternative or local funding exists to help struggling programs replace lost dollars. >

Oklahoma programs for at-risk students lose funding, support
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Jul 8, 9:01 AM:

Focus here on impact of budget cuts on programs for at-risk students. Specifics on dollars and staff being lost, but unclear exactly what being "scaled way down" means. Would like to know how many students participate >

State superintendent met cautious support from local leaders at OKC meeting
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Jul 8, 6:09 AM:

New OK Super urges educators to do more with less following $100M budget cuts. Mentions reforms, but apart from easing regulations, doesn't say what they involve. Plenty of quotes from those who disagree or are anxious >

Sand Springs school board mulls lawsuit
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Jul 7, 10:19 AM:

OK district considers suing state to fully fund its employee health benefits costs. Would be interested in hearing more about the legal basis for their argument. Only alluded to here. State shouldn't saddle districts >

Mustang implements full-day kindergarten
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Jul 6, 1:38 PM:

This fall for first time ever, all Mustang, OK elementary schools offering full-day kindergarten. Details here on how additional class time will be spent, but no specifics in super's announcement on how budget allows for >

Edmond School Board to consider construction bids, teacher contracts
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Jul 6, 10:32 AM:

Teaching contracts and construction bids are on the agenda at Edmond, OK, school board meeting. Tell us how new building plans and tracks could benefit students. With budgets tight, ask for more details of bidding >

Three principals chosen for Norman schools
2/6
Jul 6, 9:23 AM:

Slew of assistant principals in OK district gets pumped to full principal status. Bare-bones brief with their new assignments and salaries. Would be worthwhile to ask someone why these were the right people for the jobs. >

KIPP Tulsa applies for charter school status
4/6
Jun 30, 6:25 AM:

KIPP Tulsa College Prep is applying to become charter, like every other school in national KIPP network. Details here on reasons for change. Would like more details on KIPP choosing Tulsa Public Schools to be charter >

Oklahoma City schools budget adds programs
2/6
Jun 29, 10:04 AM:

With extra funding, Oklahoma City district adding some "priority" reforms to its spending. Skips details on those reforms, though, with only a couple of phrases to describe them. Why keep students in an elementary school >

Oklahoma City elementary schoolteacher frets about sending students to poor performing middle high school
2/6
Jun 27, 6:10 AM:

Focus on poor-performing OKC Centennial Middle High School and worries of principal at one of its feeder schools. Unclear here why Britton Elem. students don't  enroll at other schools mentioned as their counterparts at >

Oklahoma City seniors spend summer prepping for graduation exams
3/6
Jun 23, 8:48 AM:

OK schools aiding students with graduation examinations through a summer program. Lends scope to situation, but skirts on specifics of "boot camp" and how it's helping students progress. Spend some more time with that. >

Teacher union's slate of ideas commendable
1/6
Jun 23, 5:39 AM:

Oklahoman opines proposed union reforms "more than just political rhetoric." Need to dig into reforms to see if they're substantive. Can't hush union critics without disclosing details. Doesn't help to reference Monday's >

Governor Mary Fallin appoints retired general Lee Baxter to Oklahoma education board
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Jun 22, 10:30 AM:

OK governor appoints a retired Army general to the state board of education. Strangely, the general seems to be decidedly lacking in any kind of qualifications for the job. No mention in report of previous experience >

Oklahoma's Promise program celebrates 15 years
2/6
Jun 21, 8:47 AM:

OK Promise Scholarship celebrates 15 years of providing college tuition for low-income H.S. graduates. Talks program growth and requirements. Better to probe state official on why all eligible students don't take offer. >

Mid-Del School Board hires superintendent
3/6
Jun 16, 10:46 AM:

Midwest City-Del City School Board in OK hires super who says she has no interest in keeping job permanently. Article focuses on what she's called -- interim super or just super. Buried, but much more important is what >

Virtual charter school opens in Choctaw-Nicoma Park
4/6
Jun 16, 8:33 AM:

OK district offering virtual charter when classes begin in August. Good details and background here on K-12, company managing and providing online curriculum, but nothing on what interested parents need to do to enroll >

Principal changes abound in Oklahoma City School District
4/6
Jun 15, 10:29 AM:

District shuffling administrators to new school assignments. Focus here on who's moving where -- not necessarily why they're being posted to certain schools. Not much on how their specific skills match up with schools' >

TPS makes cuts to special education
4/6
Jun 15, 10:21 AM:

Tulsa Public Schools slash $4.2M, including nearly half the special ed staff being paid for with expiring fed stimulus dollars. Article allows super to take unanswered swipe at vouchers, claiming $5M spent for them >

Loss of campus clinic at Oklahoma City school has repercussions beyond student health
4/6
Jun 14, 10:01 AM:

Focus here is on OK City alternative high school that lost health clinic that helped pregnant teens and young moms attending classes there. Details on consequences of clinic closure -- higher number of pregnancies. But >

Planned elementary for downtown Oklahoma City may be charter school
2/6
Jun 13, 5:47 AM:

Charter school would be sponsored by city school district and business leaders. Succinct overview of obstacles and potential for such a school. But could explore further how this kind of school would meet a need in urban >

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