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Opinion: Charting a new path on education reform in Oklahoma
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Dec 26, 7:01 AM: This session, I hope the education community can stay united in speaking truth to power. True education reform begins with the understanding that student performance is affected by much more than just what happens in the >
A Rural Charter School Splits an Oklahoma Town
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Dec 20, 6:35 AM: Schools often play an integral role in the life of a small community, offering a central meeting place, social services and additional support. If a charter grew popular enough to draw hundreds of kids and capture those >
Editorial: Student needs matter more than school delivery model
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Dec 20, 6:15 AM: Arbitrarily barring such students' access to virtual learning won't resolve the underlying problems that caused them to leave traditional public schools and does nothing to improve students' education outcomes. Lawmakers >
Legislation calls for stronger oversight of virtual charter schools
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Dec 19, 6:39 AM: An Oklahoma state senator wants to place more accountability on virtual charter schools, but it will likely be an uphill battle. State Sen. Ron Sharp, R-Shawnee, has authored several pieces of legislation that would alter >
At EPIC Charter Schools, 'It's about people helping people'
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Dec 10, 7:27 AM: With enrollment growing at 40 percent year-over-year, employment at the 7-year-old school has jumped to 925, and now includes 32 principals and some 800 certified Oklahoma teachers who provide free, individualized >
Editorial: A welcome shift to Oklahoma education reform
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Dec 10, 6:24 AM: AT a recent luncheon, Oklahoma's legislative leaders said education will remain a focus in the 2019 session. And, to their credit, they indicated next year's proposals may be more substantive than those advanced in 2018. >
Regents hear update on replacing noncredit remedial courses with credit-bearing corequisites
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Dec 6, 8:19 AM: The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education on Wednesday heard an update on efforts to replace noncredit remedial courses — which cost students $2.89 million in 2013-14 — with credit-bearing corequisite remediation. >
Tulsa school board approves grade expansions for local charter schools
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Dec 4, 6:29 AM: The Tulsa school board on Monday approved requests by three of its charters to expand to additional grades.
TPS-sponsored charter schools seek to add more grades
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Nov 20, 5:32 AM: A trio of Tulsa charter schools brought a flood of supporters to Monday night’s Tulsa school board meeting as they requested approval to expand to additional grades in an effort to promote growth and continued student >
Editorial: Teachers and activists not always on same page
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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'
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 ways. >

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