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Oklahoma State University-Main Campus

Whitehurst Hall 107
Stillwater, OK 74078

General Phone: 405-744-5000
Financial Aid Phone: 405-744-6604
Sector: Public, 4-year or above
Classification: Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive

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Oklahoma history saga continues - Norman Transcript

State superintendent sets record straight about graduation requirementsBy Jennifer GriswoldTranscript Staff WriterOklahoma history still will be required for high school students to graduate regardless of what curriculum they choose, according to Sandy Garrett, state superintendent of public instruction.Garrett said Friday local education administrators, department of education staff and state officials who said otherwise were wrong.In an article printed in the Jan. 26 Transcript, incorrect information provided by the officials led to mis-statements.Garrett admitted mass confusion and misconceptions surrounded Senate Bill 982, which she described as a highly debated, confusing and voluminous bill.She said an emergency item will be placed on the State Board of Education's Feb. 23 agenda that would make the requirements clear -- including defining 1?2 unit of Oklahoma history and two fine arts units as mandatory for students taking the college-prepratory curriculum to graduate.The meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. in Room 1-20 of the Oliver Hodge Education Building at 2500 N. Lincoln Blvd. in Oklahoma City, according to Garrett."This will make sure everybody is on the same track and nobody falls through the cracks," she said.Known as the ACE (Achieving Classroom Excellence) Initiative, the law -- passed by the Oklahoma State Legislature in 2005 -- created - more available