By Nate Robson Oklahoma Watch Oklahoma is writing new academic standards in math and English that in some ways go beyond the currentstandards and the nowrepealed Common Core goals, according to a review of initial drafts by Oklahoma Watch. The drafts show, for example, that elementary- school students would have to write research papers and learn the use and concepts of American currency. High school students would be expected to grasp the “whys” behind math formulas.
By Jim Perry Managing Editor They met by chance and competition.They are making the most of their moments. Haley Ganzel was 10 when she began trick riding with a 13-yearold from Illinois. After a short time, they went their separate ays. Four years after, Ganzel and Lindsay Nealey found themselves together again. Competing. In the same event. In the same rodeo..
Rusty Morgan, a member of the Cushing High School football coaching staff, spent part of his summer vacation selling fireworks at Jake’s Fireworks stand on the eastern edge of Cushing.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma’s students are getting betterprepared for jobs in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics — STEM — thanks to legislation passed during the 2014 legislative session. Senate Bill 1181, which became law on Aug. 22, 2014, put into effect some of the recommendations of Gov. Fallin’s Science and TechnologyCouncil to improve workforce development by strengthening STEM education programs in Oklahoma.The “Oklahoma-A STEM State of Mind” program establishes the criteria for designation as a STEMCommunity and Region. The process for designation as a STEM Community or Region requires that state legislators initiate such designation through an application process. The process is overseen by a subcommittee chosen by the Governor and overseen by the Coalition for the Advancement of Science and Mathematics Education in Oklahoma. Final approval and designation as a STEM Community or Region is then made by the governor.
Youngsters from the Cushing area have flocked to the Hypatia Splash Pad adjacent Cushing Aquatic Center inside Memorial Park.