March 11, 2014

Videos: Oklahoma Watch-Out Forum on K-12 Education

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Keith Ballard, superintendent of Tulsa Public Schools, and Dave Lopez, interm superintendent of Oklahoma City Public Schools, answer questions from the audience on a range of education issues at an Oklahoma Watch-Out forum Thursday evening.

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Keith Ballard, superintendent of Tulsa Public Schools, and Dave Lopez, interm superintendent of Oklahoma City Public Schools, answer questions from the audience on a range of education issues at an Oklahoma Watch-Out forum Thursday evening.

Oklahoma Watch hosted a community forum on K-12 education on March 6 in Oklahoma City. Guest speakers were Oklahoma City Public Schools Interim Superintendent Dave Lopez and Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Keith Ballard.

Ballard and Lopez talk about the third-grade reading mandate after an audience member questions why there is so much potential for students to fail the reading test and be held back a grade.

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Ballard and Lopez, on the importance and funding of art education in schools.
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Lopez and Ballard discuss whether more money will solve Oklahoma’s education problems.
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The superintendents respond to a question from Oklahoma Watch Executive Editor David Fritze about the most significant changes they’ve made so far and additional changes they would like to see.
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