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Nearly 1,900 Oklahoma students benefit from school choice tuition program
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Jan 22, 7:02 AM: Oklahoma's Stay in School Fund tuition assistance program helped 1,893 children attend private school in the state this school year, according to a new report from the governor's office.
Why some parents are choosing to leave Tulsa Public Schools
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Jan 20, 7:36 AM: Both moms have many reasons to want to leave TPS. But especially their children who are struggling without face-to-face learning.
Editorial: School leaders must have plans ready to repair pandemic's damage
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Jan 15, 6:49 AM: This is very much an issue of rich and poor. Parents who can afford tutors, pods and other private interventions are, of course, taking action. But what about the rest of the state? What about the children whose parents are >
Oklahoma Public Schools See Largest Enrollment Drop In At Least Four Decades
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Jan 8, 7:58 AM: Public school enrollment in Oklahoma plummeted amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to October 1 enrollment data released Thursday by Oklahoma’s State Department of Education.
Letter: Overcoming obstacles for public charter school students
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Dec 28, 7:34 AM: As the leader of a local public charter school, Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences, I face the same difficult circumstances experienced by district leaders across the state.
Oklahoma teachers union head warns about return to classes
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Dec 22, 7:29 AM: The head of Oklahoma’s largest teachers union praised Gov. Kevin Stitt on Monday for moving school personnel to phase two of the vaccine distribution plan, but she warned the governor that forcing schools to return to in-person >
Editorial: Why is Gov. Kevin Stitt protecting Epic charter schools?
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Dec 15, 6:43 AM: The actions of Gov. Kevin Stitt appear to shield administrators of Epic Charter Schools rather than hold them accountable.
AG: Scholarship can go to religious schools
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Dec 7, 6:31 AM: The Education Department’s expanded rules would have prohibited private schools from receiving Lindsey Nicole Henry funds if they discriminated against students based on their disability, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation or >
Opinion: Survey shows school choice resonates with Oklahoma voters
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Dec 7, 6:27 AM: About two dozen Oklahoma legislative candidates won their elections last month after including support for school choice among their campaign planks. A recent survey on school reform indicates the issue resonates favorably, and >
EDITORIAL: Parents must choose what's best for families
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Dec 4, 8:44 AM: Many people are passing judgment on parents who have chosen to send their children back to the classroom during the pandemic. That shouldn't happen, for a variety of reasons.
Parents rally at Oklahoma Capitol to demand open schools, greater voice during COVID-19 pandemic
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Nov 24, 8:36 AM: Frustrated with their options for in-person learning, some Oklahoma parents say they want fully open schools and a seat at the table in their districts’ decision making.
Editorial: Governor, lawmakers turn Epic scandal on its ear
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Nov 18, 1:40 PM: Gov. Kevin Stitt and a group of lawmakers are vowing to act on the scandal surrounding Epic Charter Schools. The problem is that the solutions they propose don’t address the actual problems identified and seem to have more to do >
Epic Charter Schools fallout: Governor says he will work with lawmakers who want audit of Oklahoma Department of Education
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Nov 12, 7:22 AM: Gov. Kevin Stitt is vowing to heed a call by 22 GOP lawmakers Wednesday to seek an investigative audit into state education officials’ oversight of public school cost accounting.
Rose State considers Baptist charter school partnership
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Oct 26, 6:23 AM: Rose State College, which was criticized by state auditors for providing weak oversight of Epic Charter Schools, is considering authorizing another charter school.
$10 million in COVID-19 relief funds allotted by Gov. Stitt for private schools allowable, legal letter says
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Oct 23, 6:47 AM: Gov. Kevin Stitt's decision to use $10 million in federal stimulus dollars to help private school students likely satisfies federal requirements, according to a letter sent this week to House Democrats.
Epic Virtual Charter Schools’ cloudy future leaves families searching for clarity
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Oct 22, 6:40 AM: Christina and Brendan Glenn. Brendan is a senior student at Epic Virtual Charter Schools and his mom says despite negative headlines, the school has helped him academically.
Editorial: Fast-growing virtual charter school attracts controversy
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Oct 19, 5:33 AM: In such a confusing oversight situation, Epic has quickly grown to be the state’s largest public school and the one most mired in controversy.
Epic Charter School ordered to pay $11.2 million to the state
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Oct 13, 5:28 AM: Oklahoma’s top school board has demanded Epic Charter Schools repay $11.2 million in state funds that auditors say was illegally used and falsely classified in financial reports.
Owasso Public School Mothers Want Parents To Choose How Children Learn, Cites District’s Limited Options
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Oct 12, 6:28 AM: Some Owasso mothers are starting a movement to give the choice to parents when it comes to their kids' education.
Opinion: Audit stokes controversy over Oklahoma virtual charter school
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Oct 7, 5:23 AM: It seems Epic Charter Schools’ size is matched only by the controversy it has generated in recent years. The latter has ramped up after the release of a partial investigative audit that has elected state officials >

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