‘Education’ Category

Verbal, Physical Abuse From Students Biggest Problem, OKC Schools Mentor Says

Verbal and physical abuse from students is the biggest problem facing Oklahoma City Public Schools, a mentor to teachers says. http://newsok.com/oklahoma-city-teacher-bemoans-lack-of-student-discipline/article/5420723  

Hofmeister ‘Disappointed’ In Budget

Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister made the following remarks in reaction to the recently announced state budget agreement: “With Oklahoma in the… 2

Fallin Signs School Handgun Bill

The Oklahoman Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill Tuesday permitting school boards to allow a trained employee to carry a handgun on school… 0

School Choice Proponents Win Key Victory With Fallin’s Signature

Jay Chilton MiddleGround News School choice proponents earned a key victory for children enrolled in charter and traditional public schools when Governor Fallin… 0

Wonder Why College Tuition Is So High?

Wonder why college tuition is go high? Here’s an examination of the issue. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/05/opinion/sunday/the-real-reason-college-tuition-costs-so-much.html?WT.mc_id=2015-MAY-WCASeq-OPINION&WT.mc_ev=click&ad-keywords=WCARETARG&_r=0

Report Details Barriers Teachers Face, Hofmeister Says It Gives ‘Real insight’

Low morale, overcrowded classrooms, ever-changing reforms with unrealistic implementation expectations, decreased classroom autonomy and a lack of teacher representation in policy discussions were… 2

Editorial: Good Riddance To Amy Ford

Former State Board of Education member Amy Ford’s resignation is welcomed by the Tulsa World. http://www.tulsaworld.com/opinion/editorials/tulsa-world-editorial-state-school-board-can-move-forward-without/article_110795c6-9db9-5e83-a9fd-f71fe6dd3138.html  

Fallin Approves Statewide Charter Schools Measure

Jay Chilton MiddleGround News School districts gain the freedom to commission charter schools throughout the state following Governor Fallin’s signing of a bill… 2

More Controversy Involving Board Of Education

There’s more controversy involving the State Board of Education. This time, it’s over legal representation. http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/education/state-board-of-education-delays-vote-on-contract-with-attorney/article_617d614d-cfbb-5613-90cb-7296c03e8fe9.html

Sooner Survey: Don’t Cut Funds For Education, Public Safety, Transportation

Sooner Survey: Oklahomans don’t embrace cutting funds for education, public safety or transportation. And here’s more. April Sooner Survey – Budget Shortfall

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