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Oklahoma Education

Oklahoma Committee Apparently Doesn't Want Kids To Think Climate Change Is A Thing

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

An Oklahoma House of Representatives committee voted to reject a set of new science standards Monday, in part out of fear that the standards could lea...

25,000 Rally For School Funding In Oklahoma

Reuters | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY, March 31 (Reuters) - About 25,000 teachers, administrators and students rallied at the Oklahoma State Capitol on Monday, calling for ...

Teachers Group Calls On Oklahoma To Invalidate State Test Scores

Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

After experiencing weeks of technical difficulties earlier this year, the Oklahoma Education Association called on the state to disregard all 2013 sta...

GOP Lawmaker: 'It's Not Our Job To See That Anyone Gets An Education'

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

Oklahoma state Rep. Mike Reynolds (R-Oklahoma City) told fellow lawmakers last week that they have no responsibility to ensure students have access to...

Getting Republicans to "Yes"? (Well, No.)

Rick Horowitz | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Just think of it as a credit check......

Do School 'Reformers' Need to Keep Two or Three Sets of Books?

John Thompson | Posted 02.19.2013 | Education
John Thompson

If we really want to help kids, we should craft a fair and private system of performance evaluations and build a fire wall between that rubric and other statistical systems. We should then concentrate on public data systems to help schools improve.

Oklahoma Officials Debate Costly Teacher Firing Law

NewsOK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

It cost Purcell Public Schools about $80,000 and the better half of a year to fire a teacher who was later charged with lewd acts with a child. "We c...