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.

Questions That Could Shape a Pivotal Election

After months of campaigning and millions of dollars spent, Election Day is here. And the stakes are high: the first new governor in eight years, a new Legislature, a U.S. House race that could have national implications. Here are some key questions that could determine the results.

Despite Pitfalls, More Schools Introduce Self-Paced Learning

More Oklahoma schools are embracing “personalized learning,” in which students advance individually at their own pace. Once they’ve mastered a concept, they move on independent of their classmates. But the concept has critics and some districts have scaled back their programs. Is self-paced learning the future or a fleeting experiment?