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TPS renews agreements with two north Tulsa charter schools
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Jan 5, 7:19 AM: The question of Tulsa Public Schools’ continued sponsorship of two north Tulsa charter schools that serve more than 850 students was resolved Thursday, at least for four more years.
Virtual charter school growth continues to net most of Oklahoma's midyear state funding allocation
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Jan 4, 7:17 AM: Eleven charter schools, including all four of the state’s virtual school choices, were among the top 20 in gaining state aid in annual, midyear adjustments just made by the Oklahoma State Department of Education. >
John Rex parents seek ouster of Humphreys
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Dec 29, 7:59 AM: Former Oklahoma City mayor Kirk Humphreys is facing pressure to resign from the board of the downtown charter school he helped create but has said he has no plans to do so.
Largest Virtual School’s Growth Outpaces Rest of State’s Schools Combined
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Dec 20, 7:25 AM: The state’s largest virtual charter school reported staggering growth for 2017-18, adding more than 4,000 students to its roster, according to the latest enrollment data.
Legislation looks for local control concerning charter schools
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Dec 15, 7:21 AM: State Sen. Ron Sharp, R-Shawnee, said he’s filed legislation to reverse a 2015 law allowing Oklahoma State Board of Education to overrule decisions made by locally elected school boards when it is time to approve creation >
Charter school to appeal ACS decision
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Nov 27, 5:54 AM: Ardmore Community Academy’s board of education is planning to appeal the rejection of the proposed charter school in the Ardmore City Schools’ district directly to the state board of education.
Faced with losing teachers, Oklahoma school converts to a charter
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Nov 20, 7:51 AM: But as the school system faced the prospect of losing dozens of its emergency certified teachers who had failed to pass a teaching test within the state-required two year window, the elementary and middle schools were >
Oklahoma Public Charter School Association asks for judge to halt settlement between district, state in state aid suit
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Nov 17, 8:00 AM: The Oklahoma Public Charter School Association wants a seat at the table in another school funding dispute, weeks after it sued for more state and local funding for its members.
Possible settlement by state Board of Education would have yielded some charter schools more public funding
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Nov 6, 7:19 AM: A draft of a possible settlement in the statewide charter school association’s lawsuit shows that the state Board of Education could have agreed to certain charter schools having new access to public dollars that currently >
Judge agrees Tulsa, Oklahoma City school districts have stake in charter school funding lawsuit
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Nov 6, 6:03 AM: An Oklahoma County District Court judge ruled Friday morning that the Tulsa and Oklahoma City school districts will be allowed to intervene in the statewide charter school association’s legal battle against the state for >
Charter school group accuses OKC district of wrongdoing
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Nov 3, 6:28 AM: A charter school group suing the state for a bigger piece of the funding pie is accusing Oklahoma's two largest districts of including charter students for attendance purposes but not sharing the money with those >
Virtual Schools Could Reap Largest Gains in Charter Schools Lawsuit
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Nov 2, 6:16 AM: Virtual charter schools stand to receive the largest share of local tax funding if a lawsuit by a pro-charter-school group is successful.
Oklahoma's charter school lawsuit is part of national push to increase revenues
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Oct 30, 6:07 AM: The Oklahoma Public Charter School Association’s lawsuit against the state aims to accomplish what legislation recently did in Colorado and Florida — increase charter schools’ access to public dollars. >
Ardmore charter school backers fail again
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Oct 27, 5:59 AM: On Thursday evening, supporters of that charter school appealed the decision at the Ardmore High School cafeteria, but they did not get the answer they were seeking.
OKC district intervenes in charter school lawsuit
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Oct 26, 5:20 AM: Oklahoma City Public Schools may have to cut staff, close schools and redistribute resources if a charter school group successfully sues the state for a share of the district's local tax money, according to a court >
Emergency stay or restraining order sought in charter schools' funding lawsuit against state
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Oct 25, 6:20 AM: Oklahoma City Public Schools moved to halt any settlement of the Oklahoma Public Charter School Association’s funding lawsuit against the state, while the Tulsa school board voted to also legally intervene. >
TPS, OKC school boards consider entering legal fight as charter schools sue to get a share of local tax money
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Oct 24, 4:43 AM: The governing boards of the state’s two largest school districts are considering legal intervention in a lawsuit that aims to secure more public tax dollars for charter schools.
OKC charter school recognized as a Blue Ribbon School for Excellence by U.S. Department of Education
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Oct 13, 5:15 AM:

One Oklahoma City charter school has been recognized nationally for their academic success. Dove Science Academy in Oklahoma City has been recognized as a Blue Ribbon School for Excellence by the U.S. Department of >

Hickman joins Epic Charter Schools as managing director
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Oct 11, 6:23 AM: Epic Charter Schools has hired Shelly Hickman as managing director of external affairs. Hickman will serve as the organization’s chief media spokesperson and be responsible for strategic communications, marketing and >
Virtual charters a growing part of state's education landscape
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Sep 18, 6:10 AM: Over 13,200 students attended a virtual charter school last year, according to the state Department of Education, which is more than all students at traditional charter schools. It's also more than five times the >

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