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- Slideshow: A final resting place The Vietnam Memorial Wall, an 80 percent scale replica of the black granite memorial in Washington, D.C., now is on permanent display as part of the Woodring Wall of Honor and Veterans Park complex. The wall can be viewed 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. every day of the year. (Staff photos by Billy Hefton)
Busy opening for T.J.Maxx
Customers line up before grand opening Sunday morning.
Relief efforts underway after Philippine typhoon
Thousands are feared dead across the hardest-hit areas, including Tacloban, the Leyte provincial capital of 200,000 people.
Remembering: Ceremonies today and Monday honor veterans
Tonight at 6:30, the Legacy Award Ceremony will be held at the Chisholm Trail Expo Center, 111 W. Purdue.
The event, hosted by Woodring Wall of Honor, will honor five area veterans of the year.
- Former Vietnam War fighter pilot will share his POW experiences
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District grades removed after incorrect release from State Dept. of Education
Area superintendents, some of whose schools were graded poorly and some well, say the system used by the state to determine scores is flawed. Links to individual school report cards in story.
“Since we received our school grades two weeks ago, they have changed 10 times." — Enid superintendent Shawn Hime
“We’re happy to have the grades we have. We still have some issues with the formula." — Chisholm Superintendent Roydon Tilley
State releases state school report cards
UPDATE: District report cards are now listed as "N/A," according to the State Department of Education website. The correct district grades will be released later this week, and today's district grades were incorrectly released by the department.
Click story for downloads of the originally released individual school report cards.
Gov.'s office: School grades criticism not threat
School officials statewide have criticized the A-F grading of schools since its debut in 2012. They have referred to a report by researchers at the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University that said the formula underlying the A-F grades was flawed and "has very little meaning."
Okla. House hearing held on Common Core resistance
There is growing opposition, especially among some conservative House legislators, to the standards that were approved in 2010 and are now being implemented by Oklahoma school districts. Rep. Gus Blackwell, a longtime critic of adopting the Common Core standards, said he plans to introduce a bill next session to remove the standards from law.
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