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Wed, 10/28/2015 - 3:03pm

NAEP results show long road ahead

Oklahoma City (October 28, 2015) – Today’s release of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scores is a reminder that Oklahoma needs to step up its reform efforts in order to ensure our students aren’t at a competitive disadvantage. The results show improvement in 4th grade reading (30% of students proficient in 2013 to 33% in 2015) and 4th grade math (36% proficient in 2013 to 37% in 2015), no improvement in 8th grade math proficiency (29% both years) and a slight decrease in 8th grade reading proficiency (25% in 2013 to 23% in 2015).

Mon, 09/21/2015 - 1:56pm

By Jennifer Monies, published August 28, 2015 at NewsOK.com

I think we can all agree that good teachers are not paid enough for the tremendous work they do. Research shows that a good teacher is the single most important school-related factor associated with student success, but a teacher shortage in Oklahoma prevents our schools from having a good teacher in front of every student.

Mon, 09/21/2015 - 1:55pm

Tulsa World August 22, 2015

I think we can all agree that good teachers are not paid enough for the tremendous work they do. Research shows that a good teacher is the single most important school-related factor associated with student success, but a teacher shortage in Oklahoma prevents our schools from having a good teacher in front of every student.

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 12:55pm

NewsOK.com July 1, 2015

I didn’t grow up in Oklahoma City. I don’t have memories of a desolate downtown after business hours or neighborhood whispers about brothels that apparently once existed walking distance from my house in the Gatewood Historic District. I only know an Oklahoma City with an NBA franchise, a bustling downtown park and a diverse local restaurant scene. Oklahoma City rivals any place I would want to raise my family. Almost nowhere else in the nation could I live within the urban core for the price and space we have. I live, work and play largely within a 5-mile radius.

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 11:33am

Recommends simpler formula tying funding to the student for a fairer system

Oklahoma City (June 18, 2015) – As lawmakers fashion a state budget that will include around $2-billion for common education, a new report commissioned by the Oklahoma Achieves suggests changes to the funding formula used to distribute those funds. Titled “Understanding Oklahoma’s School Funding Formula and Student-Centric Alternatives,” the report is an in-depth look at the complex calculation created more than 30-years ago which determines how much money each district receives.

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 9:41am

Oklahoma parents not getting full picture of student proficiency

Oklahoma City (May 14, 2015) – A report issued today by Achieve.org shows Oklahoma parents are not getting a true picture of their children’s preparedness for college or a career. The difference between state test score results and the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also called the Nation’s Report Card, is more than 30 percentage points in some areas.

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 9:33am

State students aren't being properly prepared for workforce, report finds

By Tim Willert, Staff Writer - NEWSOK.com  |  posted April 2, 2015

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