Wrangle over state standards raises questions about qualifications
With a simple flourish of Gov. Mary Fallin’s pen last month, Common Core was no more. Taking shape in the void has been a pitched battle over who will control the educational standards that replace it.
Oklahoma’s repeal of the national education standards known as the Common Core, which the state previously had adopted, came in a bill in which the Legislature also gave itself authority to approve — or disapprove — new standards.
Hofmeister calls for more parental involvement in education
Oklahoma may be far down the ladder on money spent per child for education, for teacher salaries and on scoring on tests, but some Oklahoma students have been catching the eye of educators in Japan.
Board of Education extends vending contract
Edmond Board of Education members voted unanimously to extend the Great Plains Coca-Cola vending contract for an additional year.
OSU awards Honors College Degrees
The Oklahoma State University Honors College awarded the Honors College Degree to 190 graduates during a hooding ceremony on April 27 in the Student Union Ballroom in Stillwater. The degree is the highest honor that can be presented with the undergraduate degree at OSU.
Students were hooded by their college representative to symbolize the special honor and also will have the opportunity to wear the hood with their normal graduation regalia at their commencement ceremony.
Local student elected to Graceland University House Council for 2014-15
Allysha Bilges of Edmond has been elected to the 2014-15 Graceland University House Council as Campus Organization for Social Activities Representative for Khiyah house.
Rose State selling 25,000 books at library sale
About 25,000 books from Rose State College’s collection are on sale as the college’s Learning Resources Center undergoes renovation.
OCCC sets graduate record for 2013-14 school year
Oklahoma City Community College celebrated a record number of graduates during the 41st annual commencement ceremony at the Cox Convention Center on May 16.
The college had a total of 1,950 graduates for the 2013-14 school year. OCCC hopes to continue positive growth with a goal of 2,014 graduates in 2014.
Survey shows colleges flouting sexual assault rules
More than 40 percent of 440 colleges and universities surveyed by Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., haven't investigated a sexual assault in the past five years, according to a report released Wednesday.
OC Honors Summer Academy hosts 97 students from 24 states
Ambitious high school students from 24 states are at Oklahoma Christian University this week and the next for an academically challenging preview of college life.
OKLAHOMA ARTS INSTITUTE ATTENDEES
The Oklahoma Arts Institute is a private, nonprofit organization developed in 1977, with a mission to provide exceptional multidisciplinary arts experiences that develop individual talent and inspire a lifelong passion for the arts. OAI administers a program for talented Oklahoma youth every June and a series of continuing education workshops for adults every fall.
Following are 10 biographies of the 41 Edmond-area students who attended the prestigious Summer Arts Institute. The students worked with award-winning artists in nine areas of the literary, visual and performing arts. Biographies will be published in each Tuesday MidWeek and Saturday Weekender edition of The Sun through July.
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