A recent discovery of nearly 100-year-old slate blackboards at an Oklahoma high school offered a glimpse into what students were learning in 1917, including lessons about pilgrims and rules that were written in cursive handwriting. Workers found the preserved works underneath boards they removed during a renovation project.
A bill in Oklahoma calling for the elimination of Advanced Placement U.S. History from schools will be rewritten by its sponsor, Rep. Dan Fisher, R-El Reno, after the proposal sparked widespread criticism. The revised bill will seek a review of the program by the state Board of Education. The political effort is the latest to take aim at AP U.S. History.
Eighth-grade students in Moore, Okla., used frame animation and coding on design programs Scratch and Game Factory 2, to create video games especially for young students at a local elementary school. "The idea was to use video games, something they are passionate about, as a vehicle through which they can learn everything -- the math that puts the game together, the art that brings it to life and the literature that allows them to tie it all together and tell a story," Victor Rook, Central Junior High class instructor, said.
Public health officials are searching for a man who sold a litter of five or six 10-week-old puppies in Sulphur, Okla., saying one of the puppies was confirmed to have rabies. Authorities also want to talk to anyone else who may have come in contact with the puppies because they will need treatment.
Oklahoma education officials have approved 13 private schools to participate in the state's voucher system for students with special needs. The law, which took effect Friday, allows students with special needs in public schools to apply for scholarships to attend a state-approved private school that can better meet their needs.