The Norman North football team is prepping for what may be the biggest game in some of these young players’ lives.
Students, faculty and many all around Norman are rallying for the team as the Timberwolves prepare for their first ever appearance in the state playoffs.
Students are excited beyond belief.
Just months after the former state schools superintendent was accused of using secret bank accounts to fund hotel stays and lavish parties, similar allegations are launched once again.
The state auditor is accusing state education officials of spending slush fund money to pay for a summer conference held last year by current state schools Superintendent Janet Barresi.
The Oklahoma State Department of Education released unprecedented A-F school report cards Thursday, giving all schools in the state a grade of A, B, C, D or F, similar to grades given to students.
More than 90 percent of schools across the state received a grade of C or higher, with nearly 50 percent of those receiving a B.
The State Board of Education voted Monday to postpone the release of school report cards. Last Thursday dozens of superintendents from across Oklahoma spoke out saying they were not happy about the grades.
School administrators across the state have been upset over the formula used to calculate A-F report cards for schools.
As a result, the system is being tweaked and those grades are set to be released later this month.
The formula controversy is about setting a benchmark to judge a student’s growth.
The old formula didn’t count the bottom 25 percent of students who had modest or negative growth.
Learning numbers and letters. Kids from all over the world get that in kindergarten and first grade. At a new school in Norman two unique classes in these grades are learning those lessons in the French language. “It’s perfect timing,” says 1st grade teacher Claire Allison.
The tornado that touched down Friday night in Norman led to some terrifying moments for several middle school students.
A handful of the district’s school buses continued delivering kids even as the tornado remained on the ground.
Eighth grader Ashley Cherry has burns on her face, neck and hands after a school scientific demonstration went wrong at Kerr Middle School. "We were watching and she put the chemicals in and it exploded and hit me. I remember seeing the fire and I went on the ground and my friends were putting me out."