Peter DeWitt -- Do you question your state education departments enough? Do you question them at all? When you receive a memo from the state, do you take the opportunity to read it and respond? Or do you instantly press delete?
It is our responsibility as educators to question what goes on around us.
Students who can’t pass end-of-instruction exams will no longer get an automatic exemption from the requirement if they are accepted to college.
The state Board of Education spent two days discussing how to tweak agency rules, including two of the biggest reforms in recent years: the A-F school evaluation system and mandatory end-of-instruction exams, also called EOIs.
The state Board of Education is attempting to fix the controversial, fraught-with-problems Achieving Classroom Excellence law. The ACE law denies a high school diploma to otherwise qualified graduating seniors who fail to pass four of seven end-of-instruction standardized tests.
In addition to four-year selective universities, acceptance to accredited two-year community colleges should also be allowed to exempt Oklahoma high school students from graduation requirements under the Achieving Classroom Excellence law, state Board of Education member Joy Hofmeister said at a special board meeting Wednesday.
Oklahoma Superintendent Janet Barresi has asked all state school districts to review and re-evaluate their safety policies in light of concerns in the aftermath of last week's school massacre in Connecticut.
The Douglass High School senior class could be riddled with dropouts if students become too overwhelmed by the wreckage left by years of academic mismanagement, the state superintendent of schools said Monday night.
Editorial -- Tulsa Public Schools' Oklahoma Core Curriculum Test results for 2011-12 dipped to the lowest in years. Among the more troubling results: Only 42 percent of fourth graders scored satisfactorily in reading; only 48 percent of third graders and 46 percent of eighth graders scored satisfactorily in math.