schools http://kgou.org en Oklahoma Teacher Of The Year Nominees Announced http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-teacher-year-nominees-announced <p>The Oklahoma State Department of Education has named the 12 finalists for the annual Teacher of the Year award.</p><p>State Superintendent Janet Barresi made the announcement Wednesday. The winner will be announced this fall.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:24:04 +0000 Associated Press 33509 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Teacher Of The Year Nominees Announced A Look At Tough Discipline In Chicago Charter School Network http://kgou.org/post/look-tough-discipline-chicago-charter-school-network We&#8217;ve been hearing about the push by civil rights groups and the Obama Administration to end so-called &#8220;zero tolerance&#8221; discipline policies in schools, which suspend and expel students for often minor infractions.<p>The critics say it cuts kids out of the education process and puts them in a &#8220;<a href="https://www.aclu.org/racial-justice/what-school-prison-pipeline" target="_blank">school-to-prison pipeline</a>.&#8221; The schools say it raises standards.<p>One group of schools in particular is relying on discipline quite a bit. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 18:27:28 +0000 editor 26832 at http://kgou.org A Look At Tough Discipline In Chicago Charter School Network School Clerk In Georgia Persuaded Gunman To Lay Down Weapons http://kgou.org/post/school-clerk-georgia-persuaded-gunman-lay-down-weapons Tuesday's <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=214000118" target="_blank">terrifying incident at an elementary school near Atlanta</a> — in which a gunman with an assault rifle and other weapons entered the building — ended with no one being hurt after a school clerk apparently spent about an hour talking to the young man. She says she persuaded him to put down his gun and surrender.<p>"I just started praying for him," Antoinette Tuff <a href="http://www.ajc.com/news/news/she-faced-down-suspect/nZT3X/" target="_blank">tells Atlanta's Channel 2 Action News</a>. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 12:36:46 +0000 Mark Memmott 11995 at http://kgou.org School Clerk In Georgia Persuaded Gunman To Lay Down Weapons Norman Students Treated for Apparent Drug Overdose http://kgou.org/post/norman-students-treated-apparent-drug-overdose <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Four Norman High School students have been taken to a Norman hospital after apparently taking prescription drugs at the school.</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 20:06:44 +0000 Associated Press 3000 at http://kgou.org Norman Students Treated for Apparent Drug Overdose