Education

Oklahoma Watch
10:26 am
Fri June 6, 2014

What Will Repeal Of Common Core Standards Mean For Your Child?

Gov. Mary Fallin and State Superintendent Janet Barresi read to students at the Patience S. Latting Northwest Library in Oklahoma City in 2013.
Oklahoma State Department of Education

Oklahoma became the third state in the nation Thursday to move away from the Common Core academic standards.

Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill that repeals the controversial standards and gives Oklahoma two years to craft replacement standards in math and English. She follows South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who signed a similar bill May 30. Indiana dropped Common Core earlier this year.

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The Two-Way
6:54 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Shooting At Seattle Pacific University; 3 Wounded, 1 Dead

Originally published on Thu June 5, 2014 10:24 pm

This post updated at 9:40 p.m ET.

At least three people were wounded and one was killed after a lone gunman opened fire on the campus of Seattle Pacific University, according to Seattle police. Officials say the alleged shooter is in custody.

The campus was placed on lockdown soon after the shooting began just before 3:30 p.m. PT (6:30 p.m. ET).

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Education
6:02 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Common Core Education Standards Repealed

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Gov. Mary Fallin has signed a bill to repeal the Common Core education standards, getting rid of the new guidelines for math and English scheduled to go into effect in Oklahoma schools in the upcoming school year.

Fallin on Thursday signed the bill that was overwhelmingly passed in the House and Senate on the final day of the 2014 session. The bill requires the state to return to old standards in place before 2010 and directs new ones to be developed by 2016.

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NPR Ed
8:03 am
Thu June 5, 2014

The Birds And The Bees ... And iPads

Originally published on Thu June 5, 2014 12:03 pm

"The talk." The facts of life. The birds and the bees. Whatever you call it, do you remember when and how you first learned about human sexuality? For me, it was a series of conversations in school and with my parents that began in third grade with the classic picture book Where Did I Come From?.

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NPR Ed
7:03 am
Thu June 5, 2014

A Master's In Media...From Conde Nast?

If she were your professor, all your work would be on time and fabulous. Or else.
Anonymous ASSOCIATED PRESS

Conde Nast, the magazine publishing company known for The New Yorker, Wired and Vogue, is getting into the US higher education market.

As our public media colleagues at Marketplace reported, the company is partnering with a venture capital firm and some as-yet-unnamed universities to launch a set of co-branded certificate courses, and eventually a master's degree.

Why is a media company getting into the higher education business? And why now?

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Oklahoma Watch
10:27 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Oklahoma City Teachers Averaged 11 Missed Days of Work

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Oklahoma City Public Schools teachers missed an average of 11 days of class in 2012-2013, matching the national average, according to a national report on teacher absenteeism released Tuesday.

The National Council on Teacher Quality looked at teacher absenteeism rates in the largest district in each of the 40 biggest metropolitan areas. The organization advocates for reforms that would improve teacher quality.

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Economy
10:26 am
Wed June 4, 2014

What's Keeping Some Graduates From Getting Hired?

Originally published on Wed June 4, 2014 12:44 pm

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Economy
10:26 am
Wed June 4, 2014

There's Trouble In The Job Market For Black College Graduates

Originally published on Wed June 4, 2014 12:44 pm

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

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Shots - Health News
8:50 am
Wed June 4, 2014

For New College Grads, Finding Mental Health Care Can Be Tough

Finding a good therapist can take time, especially in a new city.
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Originally published on Thu June 5, 2014 3:41 pm

For many young people, college graduation marks the entry into what grown-ups call "the real world." But if you're a new graduate with a mental health condition, the transition can be especially challenging.

Many young people start managing their own health care for the first time when they graduate. And while finding and paying for a psychologist or psychiatrist can be difficult at any age, for young people who don't have steady jobs or stable paychecks, the task can be especially daunting. Perseverance and planning ahead help.

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Education
7:53 am
Wed June 4, 2014

With Growing Opposition, Fallin Expected To Decide On Common Core By Week's End

State Superintendent Janet Barresi
Oklahoma State Department of Education Flickr Creative Commons

The clock is ticking for Gov. Mary Fallin, who has until Saturday to sign a bill that would repeal the Common Core standards from state law, and the heat has not let up since lawmakers overwhelmingly passed the bill May 23.

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