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**For Immediate Release**
Your Education Questions Answered
-released by OPSU Campus Communications 07-21-06

Goodwell, Okla. — How are public schools financed? Why does the school football team get new uniforms this year, but the science department is unable to get needed microscopes?

Is it acceptable to have a Christmas program at the elementary school? Why is a prayer no longer offered before the beginning of a sporting event?

These questions and many others are discussed in two classes offered this fall by Oklahoma Panhandle State University. Foundations of Education and Schools and Society are both being offered at night on campus or via Interactive Television (ITV). ITV allows students the choice of participating in the course at a remote location. Almost every public school in the Oklahoma panhandle now has ITV access, and any of these can easily connect to the OPSU classroom. Students are also welcome to take the class on campus in Hamilton Hall, Room 110. Foundations of Education meets Monday nights from 6-7:20 p.m. and Schools and Society meets Tuesday nights from 6-7:20 p.m.

These classes provide the groundwork for the balance of the education program at Oklahoma Panhandle State University for anyone interested in pursuing an education degree. OPSU maintains accreditation through the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) provides more than 50% of all the public school teachers (K-12) in the Oklahoma panhandle, as well as many of the schools in southwest Kansas and the Texas panhandle. Of the 25 OPSU education graduates in December, 2005 and May, 200, all of them had teaching positions by July. We can help you do the same! Contact the admissions office of Oklahoma Panhandle State University for more information.

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