OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than one quarter of Oklahoma's public schools received a grade of F or D on annual report cards released by the state Department of Education.
The State Board of Education gave final approval Wednesday to the letter grades, which are being posted on the department's website.
The report shows 16 percent of Oklahoma schools received A grades, 26 percent received a B, 28 percent got a C, 17 percent a D, and 11 percent received an F. Nearly 30 schools, or 2 percent, did not receive a letter grade.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine was the only member of Oklahoma's U.S. House delegation to vote against President Barack Obama's request to train and arm rebels fighting Islamic State militants in Syria.
U.S. Reps. Tom Cole, James Lankford, Frank Lucas and Markwayne Mullin all voted in favor of the plan, which passed the House on a 273-156 vote Wednesday. The U.S. Senate is expected to take up the proposal Thursday.
Bridenstine says that if the Islamic State is deemed a threat, the United States should "eliminate it," not train and arm rebels.
On Thursday and Friday of this week, the 18th and 19th, TU's University School will present a pair of free-to-the-public presentations by Dr. Charles Fay. Dr. Fay is a parent, consultant, bestselling author, and president of the Love and Logic Institute, Inc., which he co-founded in 1977 with his father, the noted child-rearing expert Jim Fay.
Lions, tigers, and bears are definitely not things you will see coming to Sand Springs Park but an addition of a one mile hiking trail just might be. The Wilson Trail will be the first trail with a difficulty rating that allows for a more physically challenging route for experienced hikers. Including this new addition the park now has 4.4 miles of trails with a variety of difficulty levels so outdoor enthusiasts of all ages can enjoy nature.
Construction officially starts on a training center at the Tulsa School of Community Medicine.
The Tandy Education Center will feature the latest in medical simulation, allowing medical students to gain realistic experience. School of Community Medicine Dean Ondria Gleason said this is the direction med school is going.
"As those in the field of medical education and the public have turned more attention to patient safety, medical simulation helps learners deal with anticipated medical events and work as a team in a safe, risk-free environment," Gleason said.
The new district report cards are out, and Tulsa Public Schools didn’t do well. TPS has a total of 49 schools with failing grades, up from 36 last year. But District Spokesman Chris Payne says it’s not an apples to apples comparison because special ed and English language students weren’t given modified versions of achievement tests as in the past. He says it makes comparisons meaningless.
Payne calls the school grading system ‘deeply flawed’. Five schools received A’s, four got B’s, and seven C’s.