school http://kgou.org en Health Officials Urge Birth Certificate Plan http://kgou.org/post/health-officials-urge-birth-certificate-plan <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; line-height: 15.9375px;">The&nbsp;</span><font color="red" style="font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; line-height: 15.9375px;">Oklahoma</font><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; line-height: 15.9375px;">&nbsp;Department of Health is urging parents to avoid the last-minute scramble and long lines by getting their ch Sat, 05 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Associated Press & KGOU Staff 32695 at http://kgou.org Health Officials Urge Birth Certificate Plan Oklahoma Per-Pupil School Spending Remains Below 2009 Levels http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-pupil-school-spending-remains-below-2009-levels <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma's</font>&nbsp;Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi is outlining the agency's request for nearly $175 million in new funding for public schools in next year's budget.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 16:45:00 +0000 Associated Press 22301 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Per-Pupil School Spending Remains Below 2009 Levels School Stress Takes A Toll On Health, Teens And Parents Say http://kgou.org/post/school-stress-takes-toll-health-teens-and-parents When high school junior Nora Huynh got her report card, she was devastated to see that she didn't get a perfect 4.0.<p>Nora "had a total meltdown, cried for hours," her mother, Jennie Huynh of Alameda, Calif., says. "I couldn't believe her reaction."<p>Nora is doing college-level work, her mother says, but many of her friends are taking enough advanced classes to boost their grade-point averages above 4.0. "It breaks my heart to see her upset when she's doing so awesome and going above and beyond."<p>And the pressure is taking a physical toll, too. Mon, 02 Dec 2013 14:56:38 +0000 Patti Neighmond 18267 at http://kgou.org School Stress Takes A Toll On Health, Teens And Parents Say Mapped: Which Oklahoma Schools Have Storm Shelters http://kgou.org/post/mapped-which-oklahoma-schools-have-storm-shelters <p><span>The results of a statewide survey released Thursday show 62 percent of Oklahoma&rsquo;s 1,804 public schools don&rsquo;t have storm shelters, and only 15 percent have shelters built to withstand the 250 mph winds of an </span>EF5<span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; "> tornado, like the ones that swept through central Oklahoma in May 2013.</span></p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 17:47:14 +0000 Joe Wertz 14339 at http://kgou.org Mapped: Which Oklahoma Schools Have Storm Shelters Gov. Fallin Staying Quiet on Teachers With Guns http://kgou.org/post/gov-fallin-staying-quiet-teachers-guns <p><span style="font-size: 14.5pt; font-family: Cambria, serif; line-height: normal;">Gov. Mary </span>Fallin<span style="font-size: 14.5pt; font-family: Cambria, serif; line-height: normal;"> says for now, she won't comment on legislation that would allow educators with special training to carry guns inside the state's public schools.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Cambria, serif; font-size: 14.5pt; line-height: normal;">Fallin says it's too early in the legislative process, since bills frequently go through a lot of changes between now and closer to the end of session.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Cambria, serif; font-size: 14.5pt; line-height: normal;">House Bill 1062 is headed to the Senate after winning approval in the House this week.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Cambria, serif; font-size: 14.5pt; line-height: normal;">The proposal would let administrators or teachers in Oklahoma's public schools have a loaded handgun inside the school building after passing special school resource officer training.</span></p><p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 19:28:00 +0000 Kurt Gwartney 1867 at http://kgou.org Gov. Fallin Staying Quiet on Teachers With Guns