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Posted Jul 29, 2014 at 1:01 AM

At the same time that the failures of our educational system have given rise to the call for universal standards for achievement in basic subjects, criticism has also been heard that the pressure for academic achievement has led to a constricted education that does not serve well either young people or society. The “race to the top” has become a race in which the prize for the winners is economic success and acceptance to elite schools, and are the goals of parents and therefore of their...

Posted Jul 29, 2014 at 1:01 AM

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Updated Jul 27, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Essential rules for summer skin protection from a seasoned pro.

Posted Jul 27, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Amber and Travis Provaznik of Prague announce the birth of a son, Maximus Liam Provaznik.

Posted Jul 27, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Jennifer and Billy Mitchell of Bethel Acres announce the birth of a son, Krash Franklin Jack Mitchell.

Posted Jul 27, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Chelsey Gunderson of Meeker and Tyler Jones of Meeker announce their engagement and upcoming wedding at 7:30 p.m., Aug. 23, 2014, at the Sheraton Midwest City Hotel at the Reed Conference Center in Midwest City.

Posted Jul 27, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Kelsie Michelle Collins and Ryan David Brooks were married June 21, 2014, at the Oklahoma Museum of Art.

Posted Jul 27, 2014 at 8:00 AM

David and Gretchen Schrupp invite friends and neighbors to celebrate 50 years of marriage with them as they renew their vows at 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at St. Benedict Catholic Church, 632 N. Kickapoo. A reception will follow in the Benedict...

Updated Jul 22, 2014 at 10:27 PM

If your home feels confined, try these design expert tips to create the illusion of more space.

Posted Jul 22, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Adding to the discussion about whether children need to work harder to achieve the standards set by the Common Core curriculum is a renewal of the controversy over innate ability vs. practice. A recent paper in the journal Psychological Science...

Posted Jul 22, 2014 at 1:01 AM

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