The Oklahoma State Board of Education is meeting today to discuss the future of standards after the legislature repealed Common Core last May.
The board twice voted to delay the process in meetings this summer, but a vote is expected today to move the plan forward.
KOSU’s Michael Cross reports in the third part of our series on education standards in Oklahoma.
After a lengthy discussion at last month’s school board meeting, members voted five to one to table the new standards process till the next meeting.
“The Chair votes 'No'.”
LOOKatOKC pop music columnist Matt Carney joins host Ryan LaCroix every week to discuss music news and new music releases during All Things Considered on KOSU.
Today, we look at a heavy tune from garage rocker King Tuff, a new track from Prince, and a previously unreleased track from The Unicorns.
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This week in Jen-X, have you ever had one of those days?
For Jennifer Martin, sometimes it feels like those days happen more and more often, and there’s very little anyone can do about it.
Education standards in Oklahoma remain in a holding pattern with the death of Common Core by the state legislature in May.
House Bill 3399 required all schools return to Priority Academic Student Skills Standards, also known as PASS, until new standards could be developed.
But, as KOSU’s Michael Cross shows us, not all schools are choosing to throw Common Core into the dumpster.
Until recently, outside of education, no one really cared about education standards. Few people outside of education really thought much about it before the Common Core controversy. But where did these standards come from, and why do we have them?
State agencies are getting ready to pitch their budget requests to lawmakers in the coming months.
In this week’s 23rd and Lincoln, the Journal Record’s Marie Price explains how that’s not necessarily and easy task.
You can find more of Marie’s insights on the capitol at jrlr.net.
Originally published on Tue August 26, 2014 8:54 am
How much leeway do employers and insurers have in deciding whether they'll cover contraceptives without charge and in determining which methods make the cut?
Not much, as it turns out, but that hasn't stopped some from trying.
People still write in regularly describing battles they're waging to get birth control coverage they're entitled to under the Affordable Care Act.
An all new season of This Week in Oklahoma Politics starts with your host KOSU's Michael Cross along with ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel and Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill.
With the Runoffs coming up on Tuesday, Ryan and Neva talk about the Democratic race for Superintendent as well as the Republican and Democratic races for Congressional District 5 in central Oklahoma.
They also talk about news that Representative Joe Dorman raised $28,000 more than Governor Fallin in the latest reporting period.
Starting this January, a new person takes charge of every public school in Oklahoma and an education system which appears to be in limbo.
The new state superintendent will manage a department tasked with creating new statewide school standards after common core was repealed.
He or she also faces a two year hiatus on Third grade reading retention and a controversial A through F school grading program.
KOSU’s Michael Cross reports two Democrats still desperately want your vote for the job in the upcoming runoff.