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Oklahoma charter school sees dramatic results in behavior after implementing ‘Action Based Learning’ lab
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Aug 18, 6:59 AM: "With the fidelity of using the lab, we started seeing our discipline data drop dramatically,” Rayner said. For the month of December, for example, the year before last, there were 60 kids sent to the office for bad behavior. Last >
Downtown charter school sees more downtown students
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Aug 18, 6:35 AM: John Rex Charter Elementary was built in the middle of downtown three years ago with a goal to become a neighborhood school as downtown Oklahoma City grew into a neighborhood with new families. The school is mostly attended by >
Deadline looms for possible public charter school
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Aug 17, 5:56 AM: The deadline is approaching for Ardmore City Schools to decide whether or not to approve a public charter school coming to Ardmore.
Online charter school helps student achieve rodeo dreams
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Aug 17, 5:50 AM: Now a high school senior at EPIC Charter Schools, it is her time to shine. Her sport takes time and practice but she makes time for school. The Marlow, Okla., resident spends countless hours on the road and in the arena – often >
Charter school with holistic approach in the works still has unsure future
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Aug 17, 5:47 AM: A charter school with a unique take on education may come to Ardmore, but its fate is undecided as of now.
Oklahoma City school board approves charter school expansion
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Aug 15, 6:13 AM: A south side charter school program with more than 3,000 students opened a fourth elementary school last week without first notifying Oklahoma City Public Schools, a district official said Monday night.
New Rating System Proposed For Virtual Schools
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Aug 14, 5:59 AM: The state agency that oversees virtual schools has proposed a new grading system to improve oversight of the schools, which have experienced persistent low academic performance coupled with climbing enrollment.
Despite education funding challenges, EPIC rolls out new option for families
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Aug 4, 7:01 AM: In less than five weeks, students at EPIC Charter Schools will return to their studies. Usually this means starting work on a new online curriculum.
Oklahoma charter schools sue over state funding inequities
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Jul 28, 7:25 AM: The Oklahoma Public Charter School Association is suing the state Board of Education over inequities in funding.
Charter School Group Sues State Education Board Over Funding
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Jul 27, 6:31 AM: A pro-charter school group has filed a lawsuit in hopes of increasing charter schools’ share of state and local education funding.
Despite funding obstacles, EPIC rolls out new option for families
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Jul 27, 6:00 AM: In less than six weeks, students at EPIC Charter Schools will return to their studies. Usually this means starting work on a new customized curriculum that students complete online.
Oklahoma charter school applications could be barrier to enrollment
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Jul 24, 7:04 AM: Oklahoma charter schools are not allowed to base enrollment decisions on a student's past academic performance, income level or the abilities of their parents. However, on their applications, several charter schools in the state >
How EPIC Charter School creates student success through customized instruction
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Jul 20, 7:47 AM: The goal of every teacher is to see students reach their potential. To help students achieve their goals, sometimes teachers must tailor their approach to a student’s specific needs.
State-Funded Private School Vouchers Expand to Foster Children
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Jul 18, 6:49 AM: The change represents the first time that a state school voucher program, the Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship Program, has been expanded beyond students who are disabled or have special-needs. It could foreshadow future efforts to >
Charter school and Rose State partner to bring learning centers to OK and Tulsa counties
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Jul 12, 6:44 AM: When Oklahoma children go back to school this fall, students of the online-based EPIC Charter Schools will have the opportunity to add in-classroom educational experiences through onsite learning centers in Tulsa and Oklahoma >
OKC school board meets for first time at Northeast Academy
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Jul 6, 7:24 AM: After decades of massive decline, enrollment in Oklahoma City schools has steadily increased in recent years. While charter growth rises, total enrollment at traditional public schools has dropped for three years in a row.
Teachers on front lines of education crisis pitch solutions to problems at their schools
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Jun 30, 5:38 AM: A new fellowship at 36 Degrees North this summer brought together a group of Tulsa-area teachers to identify problems affecting education and develop creative solutions through work with their schools and the community.
U.S. Supreme Court opinion on religious school not expected to impact Oklahoma (CER in the news)
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Jun 28, 8:14 AM: A U.S. Supreme Court opinion that overturned a state policy in neighboring Missouri is not expected to affect Oklahoma, the state's education department said.
A School That Provides The One Constant In Homeless Children's Lives
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Jun 20, 7:16 AM: Positive Tomorrows is a small, privately funded school in the heart of Oklahoma City, designed to meet the needs of homeless children. The future of these students hinges on the one constant in their lives: the school, which >
State's largest virtual school adds new charter school with Tulsa, OKC sites
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Jun 19, 5:17 AM: The state’s largest virtual charter school just announced a major expansion with new, onsite instruction opportunities for students in prekindergarten through fifth grade in Tulsa and Oklahoma City.

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