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California fifth grader studying Oklahoma

Hello, my name is Jordan Lopez. I am a fifth grader at Napa Valley Language Academy in Napa, California.The reason I am writing is that my class is doing state reports and I have chosen your magnificent state, Oklahoma.What I need from readers are pamphlets, post cards, souvenirs or anything else that would be useful in my report.I will be writing about your state’s agriculture, history, economy, famous people, events, historical figures and national par...

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A Senate Review by Senator Josh Brecheen

  We are over halfway through the session. We’re continuing our work on House bills in our various committees. We have until this Thursday, April 3 to take action on those bills that were only assigned to one committee and until ...

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Democratic superintendent candidates to speak

All four Democratic candidates seeking nomination for the office of Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction will face off at a discussion and debate Monday, April 7, in the Main Street Conference Room of the First Texoma National Bank in Durant. The debate will begin at 6 p.m.The candidates are Dr. Ivan Holmes, Dr. Freda Deskin, Dr. Jack Herron, and Dr. John Cox. Donna Anderson, Superintendent of Bennington Public Schools, who was a candidate, dropped out of the race for the ...

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Abandoning Common Core is a bad idea

Oklahoma legislators are moving inexorably toward dumping Common Core standards created over three or more years by full panels of educators drawn from Oklahoma and every other state and now adopted by all but five states. Under legislation strongly supported by the Oklahoma House and a Senate committee, those carefully drawn standards would be replaced by a new set of standards to be developed by the state board of education working with higher education and career and technology ...

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Letter to the Editor

We’ve heard much about Vladimir Putin lately and I’m sure it was all negative. I’m amazed at a speech he gave Feb. 23, 2014, when he addressed the Duma (Russian Parliament) and gave a speech about the tensions with minorities in Russia:

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