KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about some of the more exciting races in the upcoming general election including Governor, Superintendent and Congressional District Five as well as news the Governor has given huge pay raises to her Finance Director and the Secretary of State.
Oklahoma representatives are trying to find a replacement for the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
KOSU's Danniel Parker reports on last week's House Education Committee meeting.
House Bill 3399 made Oklahoma one of ten states not to use Common Core educational standards. A committee led by state rep Ann Coody is helping create a new standard for the state, set to begin in 2016.
Director of Secondary Education for Stillwater Schools Walter Howell says this raises some issues and leaves some teachers in a scramble
In May of last year, it looked like impoverished areas of eastern Oklahoma would be getting a lifeline. Coal mining, once a vital industry there, appeared to be headed for a comeback thanks to booming international demand.
An inquiry by the NCAA and an independent investigator has concluded that a Sports Illustrated expose alleging misconduct in the Oklahoma State football program to be "fundamentally unfounded."
The NCAA and the university said Tuesday the joint investigation included nearly 100 interviews and a review of some 50,000 documents and emails. It found three instances that may lead to NCAA infractions: