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Educators see few benefits in ballot measure giving schools more financial flexibility
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Sep 21, 5:03 AM: State Question 801 would allow school leaders to spend money in their building fund — currently restricted for things like construction projects, maintenance and repairs, utilities, and custodians’ salaries — in new >
TPS research into high school experience shows inequities, opportunities for improvement
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Sep 19, 5:11 AM: Tulsa high school students feel unsafe at school and burdened by systemic education inequalities and are worried about the public’s perception of their schools, according to Tulsa Public Schools documents.
Still no more than 1/3 of Tulsa Public Schools juniors ready for college or career, and wide racial disparities remain, district reports
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Sep 18, 7:04 AM: Tulsa Public Schools has seen its graduation rate rise both overall and in every demographic group during the past three years, but the proportion of students deemed college- and career-ready has remained unchanged. Only a third of >
Virtual charter schools could receive more scrutiny
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Sep 17, 6:11 AM: With all four of the state's virtual charter schools reporting low graduation rates, Oklahoma lawmakers said Thursday that they'll have to look more closely into how the statewide schools function.
Editorial: Higher education gives high school students a head start on college, but the Legislature is short-changing the schools
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Sep 14, 7:11 AM: Concurrent enrollment is good for public schools, good for the students and good for the state. It would be good for the colleges and universities too, but the Legislature hasn’t been willing to pay the program’s total >
Oklahoma Lawmakers' Interim Study on Virtual Charter Performance is Inconclusive
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Sep 14, 5:54 AM: How are Oklahoma’s four virtual charter schools performing? State lawmakers found out in an interim study Thursday it’s hard to say.
Six more House incumbents ousted in GOP runoff elections
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Aug 30, 6:58 AM: Each of those defeated Tuesday had, in some manner, earned the wrath of public education supporters during last spring’s occupation of the state Capitol.
National school choice group opposing teacher candidates, teacher pay raise supporters
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Aug 27, 4:52 AM: The Oklahoma chapter of the American Federation for Children has spent nearly $45,000 over the last week on direct mail pieces in four races ahead of the Aug. 28 runoff election, according to recent campaign finance reports.
Native American charter school wins state Board of Education approval
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Aug 24, 6:04 AM: Organizers of a proposed charter school with a core mission of serving American Indian students won approval from the state Board of Education on Thursday, just months after its application was denied by the Oklahoma City Public >
Online public school year kicks off in Oklahoma
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Aug 16, 6:32 AM: School began this week for thousands of students across Oklahoma enrolled in Oklahoma Connections Academy, a tuition-free virtual public school.
Cornett hones education message while campaigns bicker about negative ads
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Aug 13, 6:19 AM: Republican gubernatorial candidate Mick Cornett said Saturday that Oklahoma needs to change its mindset about education and not use inefficiency in the public school system as an excuse for low funding.
Downtown OKC charter expands to middle school
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Aug 8, 6:53 AM: Pierce said the school’s growth has exceeded his expectations. This year, the school has a waiting list of 500 students to fill a much smaller number of empty seats. Those slots will be filled by lottery.
Editorial: Reform is a topic of Oklahoma interim studies
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Jul 24, 6:03 AM: Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, will lead a study on equitable funding of charter schools. Some of Oklahoma's best-performing schools are charter schools, yet they are denied property tax funding other schools receive.
Opinion: t’s time to irrigate OKC’s charter school deserts
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Jul 9, 4:50 AM: Of all the locales desperate for charter schools, portions of Oklahoma City are among the areas that need them most, as we were able to determine via an interactive website that accompanies our report. The city has just a handful of >
Editorial: OEA targets its Republican legislative allies
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Jul 6, 4:47 AM: Moving ahead, Republican legislators must understand the need to pass true education reform that improves student outcomes, and not just hike taxes and spending. Because supporting reform won't draw any more OEA opposition than what >
Editorial: Trouble a Langston Hughes shows need for effective charter school oversight
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Jul 3, 7:01 AM: The report finds a “vacuum of order” at the school and says students and families are suffering while the school’s leadership struggles with one another.
GOP incumbents ousted in Oklahoma amid teacher challenges
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Jun 27, 6:35 AM: At least six Republican incumbents were bounced from office during Oklahoma’s primary election, including several who were targeted by pro-education groups.
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 >

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