teachers http://kgou.org en Teacher Pay Raise Could Cost Oklahoma $100 Million Per Year http://kgou.org/post/teacher-pay-raise-could-cost-oklahoma-100-million-year <p style="margin-bottom: 24px; font-size: 19.552px; line-height: 1.5; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">How much would a $2,000 a year raise for Oklahoma public school teachers cost? The state Department of Education estimates the price tag is close to $100 million a year.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 24px; font-size: 19.552px; line-height: 1.5; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">A rough estimate giving each of the state’s 43,915 teachers a $2,000 raise would cost about $87.8 million a year, but that number does not include a corresponding increase in benefits.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 12:32:06 +0000 Oklahoma Watch & Nate Robson 28762 at http://kgou.org Teacher Pay Raise Could Cost Oklahoma $100 Million Per Year Recalling His Inspiration, A Neurosurgeon Thanks A Teacher http://kgou.org/post/recalling-his-inspiration-neurosurgeon-thanks-teacher <em><a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/09/25/140773554/neurosurgeon-gives-thanks-to-his-science-teacher">This story originally aired</a></em><em> </em><em>on</em><em> </em>Weekend Edition<em> </em><em>on Sept. 25, 2011.</em><p>As a middle-school student in the 1980s, Lee Buono stayed after school one day to remove the brain and spinal cord from a frog. He did such a good job that his science teacher told him he might become a neurosurgeon someday.<p>That's exactly what Buono did.<p>Years later, a patient with a tumor came to see Buono. Fri, 27 Dec 2013 13:26:27 +0000 editor 19977 at http://kgou.org Recalling His Inspiration, A Neurosurgeon Thanks A Teacher Teacher Shortages Continue To Leave Numerous Vacancies In Oklahoma http://kgou.org/post/teacher-shortages-continue-leave-numerous-vacancies-oklahoma <h5 style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica; font-weight: bold; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 0.5em; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 19.488636016845703px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">Teacher shortages continue to increase across the state despite small progress made last session via legislation that would allow </span><a href="http://ok.gov/sde/non-traditional-route-special-education-teacher-certification" style="font-family: Geor Tue, 17 Sep 2013 12:41:13 +0000 eCapitol & Christie Southern 13669 at http://kgou.org Teacher Shortages Continue To Leave Numerous Vacancies In Oklahoma Gun Toting Teachers Bill Shot Down in State Senate http://kgou.org/post/gun-toting-teachers-bill-shot-down-state-senate <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The chairman of the Senate Education Committee says he doesn't plan to grant a hearing to a bill that would give school districts the option of allowing armed teachers in public school classrooms.</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 21:31:00 +0000 Associated Press 3001 at http://kgou.org Gun Toting Teachers Bill Shot Down in State Senate