Revamped School Report Cards Have New Look, Different Focus

School letter-grade report cards are coming back after a two-year hiatus, but with a different focus and some changes in how metrics are calculated. One pending change is a downplaying of the overall letter grade on the report cards to be displayed on the state’s website.

Disappointment Largely Prevails for Teacher Caucus

For politically active teachers and parents, the defeat of gubernatorial candidate Drew Edmondson was the night’s biggest disappointment. But while the teacher caucus wasn’t as successful as supporters had hoped, there were bright spots.

As Teacher Shortage Nears Crisis, Other States May Offer Remedies

The latest counts of emergency certified teachers capture a stubborn reality: Classrooms across Oklahoma are being staffed by a teacher who isn’t fully trained or prepared. Find out what other states are doing to ease the teacher shortage and how many teachers were emergency certified in your district.