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  • Superintendents applaud board's action

    October 9, 2012
    Area school leaders hope the state Board of Education's intervention in the release of grades they say are "deeply flawed" will send a clear message to State Superintendent Janet Barresi, who made the creation of the new A-F school grading system a cornerstone of her campaign two years ago.

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    Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Keith Ballard. MIKE SIMONS / Tulsa World

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  • State Board votes against Barresi to delay grades

    October 9, 2012
    The state Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to delay a vote on releasing the first report cards of the new A-F grading system for all schools and districts statewide until the Oct. 25 regular meeting. The board's decision went against the wishes of State Superintendent Janet Barresi. The board was set to vote to certify the new grades and then release them in the afternoon.

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    Sherri Fair, director of student data and assessment at Union Public Schools, goes over data during a press conference in Tulsa on Monday. MICHAEL WYKE / Tulsa World

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  • Candidate forum plans education focus

    October 9, 2012
    All Tulsa-area candidates for the state Legislature have been invited to attend a candidate forum on education. Sponsored by 49th is Not OK and Tulsa Area Parent Legislative Action Committee, the forum is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday at Rogers Early College Junior High and High School. ... more

  • Two commended for work on alumni center

    October 8, 2012
    Union Public Schools would like to thank two individuals for their help on the new Alumni Center at the Union Collegiate Academy: volunteer Lisa Frost and 2012 graduate Brian Berg. ... more

  • A-F grades for schools delayed

    October 8, 2012
    The state Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to delay a vote on releasing the first report cards of the new A-F grading system for all schools and districts statewide, until the board's regular October 25 meeting. ... more

  • Video: Superintendents express frustration

    October 8, 2012
    A group of school superintendents from districts across the state met in Oklahoma City Thursday October 4, 2012, to voice frustrations with the fairness the state's A-F school evaluation system.

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  • What are the Oklahoma A-F grades?

    October 8, 2012
    What are the Oklahoma A-F grades? The A-F grades are the Oklahoma State Department of Education’s (SDE) new method for reporting school performance to the public. These letter grades replace the previous Academic Performance Index scores calculated by the SDE per the No Child Left Behind law. ... more

  • Alternative schools focus on pregnancy

    October 8, 2012
    Union's alternative school looks and feels like any high school. Some kids hold hands in the hallway, work on school work during lunch break or chat about their upcoming weekend plans. Except, 42 of these 200 students are teen parents. ... more

  • Schools express lack of confidence with state

    October 8, 2012
    School administrators from across the state voiced frustration on Thursday with the lack of dialogue they have had with State Superintendent Janet Barresi and her administration - not only about the new grading system but every other policy affecting the state's schools. ... more

  • Criticism of school grade plan widens

    October 8, 2012
    More than 200 of Oklahoma's approximately 520 school districts have joined the growing coalition protesting how grades were calculated. ... more

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