Education spending puts legislators on hot seat

Education spending is a hot topic ahead of the new legislative session and midyear adjustments, which are expected to cut funds for local schools. Moore Public Schools just released a You Tube video entitled “Breaking the Silence ” that has already been viewed 158,000 times. In 12 minutes, 15 teachers and administrators share their struggles […]

Oklahoma teacher shortage: State board approves 157 more emergency certificates

OKLAHOMA CITY — In response to the statewide teacher shortage, the Oklahoma State Department of Education on Thursday announced the launch of a task force and received board approval for 157 more emergency teaching certificates to allow applicants who haven’t completed basic higher education and training requirements to enter the classroom right away. After the board […]

Facebook’s Instagram hits 400M users, beats Twitter

Facebook-owned Instagram has hit 400 million monthly active users, making it far larger than rival Twitter, as the social networking site looks to boost advertising revenues from the service. It took nine months for the photo-sharing app to rack up its latest 100 million users in which celebrities such as soccer star David Beckham and […]

Sister of teacher killed in 2014 wreck will teach in Guthrie

GUTHRIE — Ashley Wilson is putting the finishing touches on her new classroom at Guthrie Upper Elementary School. Her extensive book collection is hard to miss, along with a framed picture of Wilson and her “sis” on her desk. After a year in Ponca City, the 25-year-old teacher from Stillwater decided to go where her […]

President Obama heading to Oklahoma next week | News OK

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is planning a two-day trip to Oklahoma next week to talk to the Choctaw Nation and visit the federal prison in El Reno, the White House announced Friday. “On Wednesday, July 15th, the President will travel to Durant, Oklahoma, where he will visit the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and deliver […]

EARTHQUAKES: In oil-friendly Okla., Gov. Fallin moved slowly on ‘awkward’ issue of quakes |www.eenews.net

OKLAHOMA CITY — As she knocked on the federal government’s door for aid in the wake of a damaging earthquake in 2011, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) avoided talking about one aspect of the earthquake — its cause. Too “awkward,” said Fallin’s communications director, Alex Weintz. “The problem is, some people are trying to blame […]

Research Seismologist Leaving Oklahoma Geological Survey – News9.com

OKLAHOMA CITY – Austin Holland, the research seismologist who has led the state’s efforts to both catalogue and explain the state’s unprecedented increase in seismicity over the last six years, has decided to leave the Oklahoma Geological Survey and take a position with the USGS in New Mexico. Source: Research Seismologist Leaving Oklahoma Geological Survey […]

EARTHQUAKES: University of Oklahoma developed quake position while asking oilman for $25M

The following article is from EnergyWire and reporter Mike Soraghan, who has been following closely the earthquakes in Oklahoma. University of Oklahoma officials were seeking a $25 million donation from billionaire oilman Harold Hamm last year, records show, at a time when scientists at the school were formulating the state’s position on oil drilling and […]

The apps that drain your phone’s battery the most

U.S. smartphone users have about 30 apps on their smartphones, on average. But the most used apps — messaging, social media, and streaming entertainment — happen to be the biggest guzzlers of battery power, according to a new study of Android phones from AVG Technologies (AVG), an online security company. Source: The apps that drain […]