Education http://kgou.org en EPA Awards University Of Tulsa Nearly $920,000 To Study Indoor Air Quality http://kgou.org/post/epa-awards-university-tulsa-nearly-920000-study-indoor-air-quality <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">The University of Tulsa has been awarded nearly $920,000 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to study methods to improve indoor air quality in tribal areas and reduce asthma triggers in schools.</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">The award to the school was announced by the agency Wednesday.</span></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:53:01 +0000 Associated Press 34012 at http://kgou.org EPA Awards University Of Tulsa Nearly $920,000 To Study Indoor Air Quality A Bird's-Eye View On Common Core Across The Country http://kgou.org/post/birds-eye-view-common-core-across-country <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=A+Bird%27s-Eye+View+On+Common+Core+Across+The+Country&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODg3MTg0MDEyMTg2NTY3OTI5YTI3ZA004)"/></div><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:08:00 +0000 Cory Turner 33992 at http://kgou.org Glenn Beck Takes His Campaign Against Common Core To The Big Screen http://kgou.org/post/glenn-beck-takes-his-campaign-against-common-core-big-screen <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Glenn+Beck+Takes+His+Campaign+Against+Common+Core+To+The+Big+Screen&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDExNDExMTQwMDEzNjkwODAzMTkxNmQ4Zg004)"/></div><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:08:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 33993 at http://kgou.org This Aspiring Astronaut Might Be The World's Most Amazing Teen http://kgou.org/post/aspiring-astronaut-might-be-worlds-most-amazing-teen At age 7, Gideon Gidori knew exactly what he wanted to be: a rocket ship pilot.<p>The only thing was, he was living in a tiny Tanzanian village where schools only went through grade six and books about space (or, for that matter, any books) were scarce.<p>But that didn't stop him. Now 15, <a href="http://gideongidori.tumblr.com/">Gidori</a> is determined to become Tanzania's very first astronaut.<p>Gidori has always been fascinated with stars and spent his boyhood nights staring at the clear skies above his hometown. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:30:00 +0000 Linda Poon 33981 at http://kgou.org This Aspiring Astronaut Might Be The World's Most Amazing Teen Information Scarce On ‘Dark Money’ Group In Superintendent Campaign http://kgou.org/post/information-scarce-dark-money-group-superintendent-campaign <p style="margin-bottom: 24px; font-size: 19.552px; line-height: 1.5; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">An independent expenditure group that paid for television advertisements opposing State Superintendent <a href="http://ok.gov/sde/about/janet-barresi">Janet Barresi</a> in last month’s primary has not filed required spending reports with the <a href="http://www.ok.gov/oec/">Oklahoma Ethics Commission</a>.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:46:48 +0000 Oklahoma Watch & Clifton Adcock 33979 at http://kgou.org Information Scarce On ‘Dark Money’ Group In Superintendent Campaign Charter Schools, Money And Test Scores http://kgou.org/post/charters-money-and-test-scores The University of Arkansas <a href="http://www.uaedreform.org/">today released</a> what it calls a "first ever" study exploring the relationship between charter school funding and student achievement. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:38:00 +0000 Anya Kamenetz 33902 at http://kgou.org Charter Schools, Money And Test Scores In This School, Class Is A Workshop And Experiments Are Mandatory http://kgou.org/post/getting-things-done-workshop-school Imagine a school where classes are organized not by subject but by project — a school created not by administrators, but by teachers fed up with the status quo. A school where kids from a city's toughest neighborhoods are given the opportunity to experiment and the freedom to fail.<p>In West Philadelphia, that school is a reality. It's called <a href="http://www.workshopschool.org/">The Workshop School</a>.<p>The idea started with an innovative project for a few dozen kids at one of Philly's most troubled high schools, West Philadelphia High School. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:03:00 +0000 editor 33881 at http://kgou.org In This School, Class Is A Workshop And Experiments Are Mandatory Oklahoma City Schools Sign Presidential Education Pledge http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-city-schools-sign-presidential-education-pledge <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 19.552px; line-height: 1.5;">Oklahoma City Public Schools is among&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.cgcs.org/cms/lib/DC00001581/Centricity/Domain/4/Males%20of%20Color%20Initiative--Press%20Release_Pledge.pdf" style="font-size: 19.552px; line-height: 1.5; color: rgb(53, 135, 212);">60 of the nation’s largest districts</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 19.552px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;throwing their support behind a presidential initiative meant to ensure more students of color are succeeding academically.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 19.552px; line-height: 1.5;">While promoting his initiative Monday,&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/21/education/obamas-my-brothers-keeper-education-program-expands.html" style="font-size: 19.552px; line-height: 1.5; color: rgb(53, 135, 212);">President Barack Obama said 60 districts</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 19.552px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;signed a pledge to participate in the initiative called&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/my-brothers-keeper#section-about-my-brothers-keeper" style="font-size: 19.552px; line-height: 1.5; color: rgb(53, 135, 212);">My Brother’s Keeper</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 19.552px; line-height: 1.5;">. Obama first unveiled the program in February.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 24px; font-size: 19.552px; line-height: 1.5; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">The goal of the initiative is to improve graduation rates among black and Hispanic male students, improve academic performance and ensure students are ready for college or the workforce.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 01:20:59 +0000 Oklahoma Watch & Nate Robson 33857 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma City Schools Sign Presidential Education Pledge High-Performing Charter Schools May Improve Students' Health http://kgou.org/post/high-performing-charter-schools-may-improve-students-health Many people are intensely interested in how publicly funded charter schools affect children, and that includes not just their academic achievement but their health.<p>Researchers from UCLA and the Rand Corp. wanted to know whether attending a high-performing charter school reduced the rates of risky health behaviors among low-income minority teenagers.<p>They surveyed 521 ninth through 12th-grade students in Los Angeles who attended charter schools, and 409 students who attended local neighborhood schools. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:47:00 +0000 Patti Neighmond 33839 at http://kgou.org High-Performing Charter Schools May Improve Students' Health In Asheville, N.C., Summer Vacation Lasts Just A Few Weeks http://kgou.org/post/asheville-nc-summer-vacation-lasts-just-few-weeks It's the first day of school at Hall Fletcher Elementary in Asheville, N.C. Principal Gordon Grant stands outside in a white suit and bow tie, greeting students. The kids arrive sporting fresh haircuts and new shoes. One even wears a tutu.<p>But the biggest change on this first day of school may be the least obvious. It's July, and students are returning after just five weeks of break. This public school is beginning a three-year experiment, running on a year-round schedule for the first time. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:55:00 +0000 editor 33803 at http://kgou.org