If University of Oklahoma student Mandi Gatlin had enrolled in Introduction to Sociology last year, she could have expected to pay between $50 and $100 for the course's textbook. But because she enrolled in the class last semester, Gatlin got her book for free.
The full Senate voted to improve and reform Oklahoma’s A-F grades for public schools Tuesday following lengthy statewide controversy regarding the system’s accuracy and fairness. Sen. Clark Jolley, the original author of the A-F legislation, HB 1658, said the idea was to help parents more easily understand how their children’s schools were doing.
State Sen. Clark Jolley, R-Edmond, and Rep. Lee Denney, R-Cushing, are working with some other lawmakers and representatives of the governor's office to rewrite the controversial process of issuing A-F grade cards for schools and school districts.
The University of Oklahoma is taking on one of the hottest contemporary controversies - gun control and the Second Amendment - in a set of short, free lectures designed to educate public discussion without inflaming it.
To understand the problems that plague public education in Chile, it’s important to remember the number 40, activist Mario Waissbluth said. Fewer than 40 percent of Chilean students attend preschool. About 40 percent graduate from high school without basic reading comprehension skills. And teachers in public schools earn about 40 percent less than other equally qualified professionals in the country.
Oklahoma shot its video Tuesday at Heisman Park, just east of the football stadium. As the Sooners are lined up stretching, with Stoops standing before them, Colvin rises from his stretch wearing an alien head and dances around between his teammates.
When the Chicago Tribune famously called the 1948 presidential election in favor of Republican candidate Thomas Dewey, the newspaper didn’t only misjudge the election, historian David McCullough said Monday. It misjudged Harry Truman.
The state education board heard proposed changes to the A-F school grading system Thursday, prompting some heated discussion about whether the public must restrict their comments to the changes rather than the entire system.
Editorial -- UNDER Oklahoma’s A-F grading of schools, an astounding 57 percent of schools received an A or B. Just nine of 1,744 sites received an F. In any other setting, this would hardly be considered punitive. Yet some school administrators seem to think it’s the equivalent of a Bosnian war crime.
State attorneys have started the process of gathering public comments about the A-F school evaluation system.
Proposed tweaks to the rules were posted to the state Education Department website Friday, officially marking the beginning of the public comment period about the state rules.
Twenty-five superintendents from across Oklahoma are asking that State Superintendent Janet Barresi issue a formal response to the A-F school report card study by researchers at the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University.