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Dozens of new Oklahoma laws to take effect July 1
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Jun 30, 6:57 AM: The Virtual Charter School Transparency and Reform Act will implement a host of changes to virtual charter schools, including new policy for transfers, attendance and truancy.
Epic surpasses 32,000 students, is 3rd largest school system in state
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Jun 12, 7:14 AM: Already the third largest school system in Oklahoma, Epic Charter Schools has enrolled 32,202 students and could add to its massive growth next year, a co-founder of the school said.
State releases 'Return to Learn' guidance for school reopenings
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Jun 5, 7:06 AM: The Oklahoma State Department of Education published the framework of recommendations, called Return to Learn Oklahoma, on Wednesday. The framework offers a checklist of 71 action items relating to school operations, >
Editorial: State board right to reject Harlow Creek charter school application
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Jun 5, 5:49 AM: The final chance for a planned upscale housing development in Tulsa’s Osage Hills to build its own charter school lost at the state education board last week. Good, that is the right decision.
State board issues final rejection to proposed new charter school in Tulsa
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May 29, 6:28 AM: A last-ditch effort at sponsorship by proponents of a new charter school as part of a yet-to-be constructed housing development in northwest Tulsa failed on Thursday.
'This is a heavy lift': With 2019-20 behind them, district superintendents now must try to prepare for the possibility of more distance learning next school year
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May 18, 6:06 AM: Tulsa-area superintendents have started preparing for the likelihood of more academic disruptions in 2020-21. The State Department of Education is urging schools to consider adjustments and plan contingencies for >
Editorial: Virtual education bill inches toward parity between online, traditional schools
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May 14, 7:03 AM: Oversight of public virtual charter schools will get stronger with House Bill 2905, which awaits Gov. Kevin Stitt’s signature. For years, the state has been plagued with problems unique to public online charter schools, >
Letter to the Editor: Appreciating the role of charter schools
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May 13, 7:21 AM: Teachers, support staff and administrative staff at traditional and public charter schools throughout Oklahoma have gone to extraordinary measures to support students in the face of the enormous challenges posed by the >
Virtual charter reform measure sent to governor
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May 12, 6:28 AM: Without a dissenting vote, the Oklahoma Senate passed and sent to the governor Monday wide-ranging virtual charter school reform legislation its supporters say assures more oversight while maintaining access to the >
Tulsa Public Schools to buy 1,500 mobile hot spots for summer school students without home internet access
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May 5, 6:24 AM: The Tulsa school board approved the purchase of 1,500 mobile hot spots Monday to ensure that students have home internet access for distance learning this summer.
Stimulus funds for tuition program may require more transparency
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Apr 27, 6:31 AM: Oklahoma’s private school scholarship tax credit program lacks transparency about which schools receive the funding and how much. But if the governor decides to use emergency stimulus funds on the program, as he suggested >
Hofmeister, OEA 'do not support' federal aid to private schools
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Apr 21, 6:38 AM: A suggestion from Gov. Kevin Stitt to use federal education aid for private-school scholarships sparked opposition from public-school advocates, including Oklahoma’s top education official.
Editorial: Stitt wrong on first thoughts on how to use emergency education funding
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Apr 21, 6:32 AM: The two specific areas he cited were putting money into the Oklahoma Equal Opportunity Scholarship program and expanding Advanced Placement classes for rural areas.
Public education advocates rip Gov. Stitt over comments about how to spend emergency money
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Apr 20, 6:20 AM: When asked about his plans for the federal emergency block grant, Stitt said he’s still considering how best to distribute the stimulus money earmarked for education. He did list a couple of areas of interest, however, the >
Richison Family Foundation donates $100,000 to local charter school
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Apr 10, 8:07 AM: Paycom founder and CEO Chad Richison, through the Richison Family Foundation, has given a $100,000 gift to Stanley Hupfeld Academy.
School waivers approved granting flexibility with federal funds
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Apr 8, 8:54 AM: U.S. Department of Edu­­cation granted preliminary approval of Oklahoma waivers allowing public school districts greater flexibility in the spending of existing federal funds.
Education divide in Oklahoma widens with move to distance learning
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Mar 31, 6:08 AM: On April 6, Oklahoma public schools are expected to launch distance learning programs for the remainder of the academic year, a response to a statewide shutdown of school buildings that will likely widen the gap in the >
Despite School Closures, Ed. Chair Says Options Still Available
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Mar 31, 5:36 AM: Education Chair says districts working hard to ensure student learning continues; outlines options and resources currently available
Here's why the state Education Department won't let school districts implement remote learning during extended closure
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Mar 23, 6:13 AM: Powell normally delivers the care packs after the school year to help prevent summer learning loss. She decided to distribute them early this year in response to the state-mandated shutdown of public schools, which are >
Oklahoma closes public schools—including online schools
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Mar 18, 7:39 AM: The closure of online learning options caught many officials off guard since virtual learning allows children to obtain a K-12 education without exposure to potential coronavirus carriers, and because Oklahoma’s order >

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