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this is the fox 25 news at 11 welcome back to the fox 25 news at 11. So glad that you’re staying with us. Today I’m shelby love and we’re continuing our back to school coverage this morning. But 1st, let’s get another look at that forecast prices going to feel like the 100. Again, >>yeah, unfortunately. >>is a very muggy and sweaty back to school for a lot of kids? And later on today, whether already in school. But this afternoon at recess, their walk home baby uh there w. To be. Working up a sweat live look out across our lucky, starkest guy cam network. >>temperatures already in. >>the mid 80s, but. >>really, the dew points which want to keep your eye on 71. As your dew to very humid air in place. Mainly due to a lot of the rain that we saw moved through earlier this morning. So even though temperatures are only going to warm up into the low to mid 90s. Today, those dew points that are in the low to even the mid to upper. 70s here really across the eastern half of the state. That’s going to push those real feel temperatures anywhere from about 100 upwards of potentially. Even 110 degrees, especially across some of, are far south central and south eastern location. So very humid air in place across central and eastern oklahoma slightly drier air. Across the western part of the state, that’ll keep those he indices down. Just a little bit more but. >>will get a very brief break from the humidity tomorrow. And then. >>that and the he is going to return in full force. For the end of the week and the start of your weekend and also help. To fuel a few, a few of those spotty storm and rain chances as well. So make sure you stay tuned, I’ll be timing those out here for you. Coming up in just a few >>the following segment is sponsored by the national cowboy and western heritage museum. >>well, the oklahoma state department of education implementing new initiatives. The school year, fox 25 seems to keep over sat down with state superintendent ryan walters. About the plan to boost reading scores and what else is office has in. The works for oklahoma education >>oklahoma state superintendent ryan walters has received at national criticism for some of his comments. On teachers unions, some school districts and even individual teachers. But ask his office prepares for the 20,232,024 school year. He says that he has plans to help teachers with professional development, reading initiatives. And soon a new teaching standards across the state. >>it’s walters 1st fall semester and new school year as the state’s top education official. With that, he is launching an initiative to address oklahoma’s low reading scores in 2022. The national average for student reading scores dropped oklahoma. State average dropped even lower. >>48 in the country in 4th grade reading. His plan focuses around the science of reading or research showing the most effective strategies. For helping students with reading and comprehension, he calls it a grow. Your own method of teachers helping teachers with best practices. >>this isn’t a 1 time. Here’s the training. This is a continuous model. We’ve seen this in states like mississippi, which had the biggest reading gains. In the country and so what we’re doing is implementing that strategy statewide. So that we can get our students back on track with reading. Especially in those early grades. >>mississippi went from being ranked 2nd worst in the nation for reading to jumping up. 28 spots after implementing the science of reading model. Other states also similar progress with the method walters is also looking to other states. For professional development curriculum. >>we are actively looking to see, how do we bolster our us? History and civics. >>walter sat right now. There’s a standard steam and also a textbook committee in place to gather. Information on possible vendors like hillsdale college and prager u.. >>i have had conversations with prager. You to be able to do that I work very closely with the dissenters administration. On what they’re doing. An education. Also, arkansas answer huckabee sanders team as well. So the 3 of us have had a lot of conversations. Are how do we bolster our history to make sure the kids are getting that great american history? Uh, you know, in their classes, >>prager u. Is a new controversial educational vendor for florida schools. That provides videos of materials on us history. The company has received criticism for downplaying the effects of slavery. Are you those talks here’s so good question so what we continue to do is about the way up, I’m a fan. Of providing a lot of materials, prager u. Provides hundreds of online videos geared toward children on social issues. Us history and religion, another possible vendor walter mentions, is hillsdale college. Who’s also been criticized for the betrayal of slaves and native americans? >>look at all to bring. And then let’s talk to him. Let’s see if it actually lines up with what we need to be. Teaching her classes. >>new state standards for history will be up for consideration next year. In our interview, walters also address some of the turmoil we’ve seen at rallies. He’s attended and at state department of education meetings, he says. Soon there could be some big changes coming for those