- Editorial: Teachers and activists not always on same page
- > Nov 13, 6:23 AM: DURING this year's teacher walkouts, activists vowed to “remember in November.” The implied message was Republican candidates would face rough sledding. That didn't happen. Republicans continued to dominate statewide
- Edmondson, Stitt at odds over the meaning of 'school choice'
- > Oct 29, 5:00 AM: Americans like choices, and for the most part they like schools, so at first blush, “school choice” would seem to be something on which everyone could agree. But in politics and education policy, “school choice” can be a
- SQ 801 draws mixed reactions from business, education factions
- Oct 22, 5:04 AM: A state question that would give school districts the freedom to spend local property tax revenue on school operations is drawing plenty of mixed reaction.
- Education officials enter political fight after teacher announces gubernatorial endorsement
- Oct 17, 5:29 AM: Teachers are involved in a political fight, all because of an email from one eductor announcing she was endorsing Republican candidate Kevin Stitt for governor.
- State Question 801 gives schools more financial flexibility but no extra funding, stakeholders say
- Oct 15, 6:31 AM: A state question getting mixed reviews would let schools use property tax revenue for operations in addition to paying for buildings and maintenance.
- Local students get scholarships through Opportunity Scholarship Fund
- Oct 10, 6:01 AM: A group that helps lower-income students attend private schools presented a check for $14,000 to Lawton Academy of Arts and Sciences on Tuesday.
- As Charter Schools Expand, Their Search for Workable Buildings, and Funds, Grows
- > Oct 2, 4:57 AM: Students as young as 4 spend the day at Le Monde International School learning to speak, write and read in French or Spanish. On a recent day, a class of boys and girls greeted their principal with an enthusiastic
- Charter school advocates call for equal treatment
- > Oct 1, 7:07 AM: Charter schools want to be treated like traditional public schools, said Craig Hulse, vice president of ReadyCO, a conservative Colorado organization that supports school choice. Hulse testified at the interim study
- Editorial: Study shows many benefits to school choice
- > Oct 1, 4:31 AM: OPPONENTS often claim school choice programs that allow parents to use tax dollars to send children to the school of their choice “divert” money from public schools. Research consistently shows otherwise. A new study by
- Charter school advocates call for equal treatment
- > Sep 27, 4:52 AM: Charter schools want to be treated like traditional public schools, said Craig Hulse, vice president of ReadyCO, a conservative Colorado organization that supports school choice. Hulse testified at the interim study
- Educators see few benefits in ballot measure giving schools more financial flexibility
- > 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 ways.
- TPS research into high school experience shows inequities, opportunities for improvement
- > 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
- > 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
- Virtual charter schools could receive more scrutiny
- 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
- > 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
- 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
- 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
- > 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
- Native American charter school wins state Board of Education approval
- > 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
- Online public school year kicks off in Oklahoma
- 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.
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