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Editorial: Districts' policies show need for school choice in Oklahoma
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Jun 18, 7:18 AM: OPPONENTS of polices that would give parents greater freedom to send their children to a school other than the one that's geographically closest often argue Oklahoma already has school choice. If you want to put your kids in another >
Holt promises 'bold plan' to improve schools
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May 31, 7:08 AM: Oklahoma City has the state's largest number of charter schools, and supporters believe they can not only increase the number of quality seats in low-income communities but also attract new families to the urban core.
The Teachers’ Strike and the Democratic Revival in Oklahoma
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May 29, 7:21 AM: In late February, Hoxie and other teachers in Oklahoma closely followed the nine-day teachers’ strike in West Virginia, which was prompted by low pay and insufficient health-care plans; the strike ended when the state legislature >
Proposal would allow online alternative schools
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May 29, 6:13 AM: The state’s largest virtual charter school wants to open an alternative high school for at-risk students, saying the school will better address the needs of struggling students who already attend or will enroll in its regular online >
Proposal Would Expand Unproven Concept: Online-Only Alternative Schools
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May 29, 4:56 AM: The state’s largest virtual charter school wants to open an alternative high school for at-risk students, saying the school will better address the needs of struggling students who already attend or will enroll in its regular online >
Editorial: Report highlights need for school choice in Oklahoma
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May 21, 4:53 AM: THE education debate in this year's legislative session focused on funding, but mostly ignored another pressing need: the importance of providing children a host of education options. The value of the latter was indirectly >
Virtual classroom just the ticket for Norman student
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May 17, 6:43 AM: While the Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy was better for Erika than public school, it wasn't a perfect fit. When the family found the Insight School of Oklahoma (ISOK), Erika's luck began to change.
Oklahoma CareerTech is ’perfect complement’ to Home School experience
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May 15, 5:04 AM: Today’s home school students thrive in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) environment in Oklahoma. Home School student enrollment has more than doubled in the last three years and now represents just over three percent of the >
Home Schoolers Get Tax-Credit Funds to Attend Private School Part-Time
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May 15, 4:56 AM: For the first time ever, students can attend an Oklahoma private school part-time yet have most or all of the tuition paid by scholarships funded through a state tax-credit program.
Five charter schools get boost from federal funds
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May 2, 6:12 AM: Five current and future Oklahoma charter schools will receive a portion of $3 million in federal funding this year, part of a larger grant program expected to significantly boost charter school enrollment across the state.
Native charter school proposal rejected by Oklahoma City schools
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Apr 23, 8:25 AM: Supporters of a proposed charter school serving indigenous students plan to take their application to the state Board of Education, following a second rejection by Oklahoma City Public Schools.
Editorial: OKC charter school supporters deserve better treatment
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Apr 19, 7:15 AM: OKLAHOMA City School Board members often tout the importance of diversity and racial sensitivity. Yet the board's response to a proposed charter school for struggling American Indian students suggests this focus doesn't necessarily >
Teachers union calls off walkout, claims 'victory' for schools
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Apr 13, 7:02 AM: Oklahoma's largest teachers union has called for an end to a statewide walkout, 11 days after it began. For nearly two weeks, thousands of Oklahoma teachers have flooded the state Capitol to advocate for additional school funding, >
Betsy DeVos to Oklahoma teachers: ‘Serve the students’
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Apr 9, 7:21 AM: Children in many districts — including the state’s two largest — have been out of the classroom for five days, and many schools are expected to remain closed this week as teachers continue their fight. Churches, community >
Artspace at Untitled opens printmaking studio for high school mentoring program
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Apr 9, 6:28 AM: The Mission Academy seniors are among about 120 Oklahoma City area high school students being empowered this year through Artspace at Untitled's burgeoning mentorship program, which is designed to expose local teenagers to artistic >
Fed up with school spending cuts, Oklahoma teachers prepare to walk out
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Apr 2, 7:00 AM: Oklahoma’s schools and educators have endured some of the steepest cuts in education in the last decade, reductions that are evident in dwindling supplies, aging textbooks and the pay stubs of teachers. Before last week, state >
Oklahoma Teachers Just Got a $6,100 Pay Raise. They're Going to Strike Anyway
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Mar 30, 7:41 AM: Oklahoma lawmakers passed a bill Thursday giving teachers a $6,100 raise on average, but educators in the state — who rank among the worst paid in the country — are still planning to strike on Monday, demanding higher raises and >
Union is unsure if teachers strike will last beyond one day
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Mar 28, 6:56 AM: No matter what happens this week in the state Legislature, Alicia Priest, president of the Oklahoma Education Association, said teachers would walk out of schools and be at the state Capitol on April 2.
Teachers union will offer its own funding plan before strike deadline
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Mar 22, 6:19 AM: As state lawmakers continue to debate how to fund a teacher pay raise, let alone hundreds of millions in new school, health care and state agency funding, the state's largest teachers union is prepared to unveil its own >
Their Pay Has Stood Still. Now Oklahoma Teachers Could Be the Next to Walk.
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Mar 20, 7:14 AM: In Arizona, teachers clad in red, the color of the teacher protest movement, have conducted a series of #RedforEd demonstrations demanding higher pay. In Kentucky, teachers have organized rallies to protest proposed cuts to their >

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