- New Hybrid School In Mustang Offers Students, Parents Learning Opportunities
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, many families have turned their homes into classrooms due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sep 14, 5:00 AM:
- Education notebook: Edge grants, charter school meeting, school supplies and more
The Oklahoma State Department of Education is awarding $8.4 million in Edge grants to 87 schools across 32 districts to enhance school improvement programs, it announced Tuesday.
Jul 25, 10:08 AM:
- Epic Charter School board leader to resign
Paul Campbell said he is stepping down from the volunteer position on Friday to dedicate more time to family, his business and another charter school he leads, The Academy of Seminole.
Jul 22, 10:22 AM:
- Epic Charter School: Merger creates new name for Oklahoma's biggest school system
- > Jul 14, 9:23 AM: A consolidation of the virtual charter school's two branches became official Wednesday. Epic's school board voted unanimously to merge Epic One-on-One, an online-only learning platform, with Epic Blended Charter, which
- Epic Charter Schools creating dual-language immersion academy
An Epic Charter Schools site is on the cusp of becoming Oklahoma City’s new dual-language immersion school, promising an academic career in English and Spanish from early childhood to high school.>
Jun 21, 9:17 AM:
- Oklahoma's massive school voucher bill is dead, but the ideas behind it are unlikely to go away
- Mar 28, 7:54 AM: In a dramatic turn Wednesday, a coalition of mostly rural Republicans and urban Democrats voted down one of the most headline-grabbing bills of the year in Senate Bill 1647.
- Voucher plan shot down in narrow vote
- Mar 25, 7:29 AM: The Oklahoma Senate finally brought a bill creating school vouchers to a vote and, after four hours of debate late Wednesday, defeated the measure, 22 to 24.
- Editorial: Rep. Dills showing persistence on needed charter school reforms
- Mar 21, 8:06 AM: It took a few years for Rep. Sheila Dills, R-Tulsa, to gain support for improving oversight on charter schools. She’s finally getting traction on those reforms.
- What does school choice look like in rural Oklahoma?
- > Mar 18, 7:33 AM: Though homeschooling appeals to some, it didn’t to the Williamsons. There are very few private school options and they don’t have athletics and ag offerings like at Sulphur. They never thought of looking beyond public
- Controversy surrounding Oklahoma’s school-choice bill
- Mar 18, 5:30 AM: The controversial Senate Bill 1647 is making its way through the Oklahoma legislature and would move state funding for public school students into a private account for parents.
- Trio of virtual charter school reform bills pass Oklahoma House of Representatives
- Mar 16, 5:43 AM: A pair of bills augmenting virtual charter school oversight passed in the Oklahoma House of Representatives Monday.
- Gov. Stitt targeted unions in State of the State address, but legislature avoids major action
- > Mar 15, 9:33 AM: During his State of the State address last month, Gov. Kevin Stitt criticized teacher unions for pushing liberal curriculum theories and keeping school buildings closed, while erroneously claiming union dues are
- Oklahoma House passes virtual charter school reforms
- Mar 15, 6:22 AM: The Oklahoma House of Representatives moved to tighten financial oversight of charter schools, and particularly virtual charter schools, with unanimous passage Monday of two major reform bills.
- Anti-School-Choice groups' poll contradicted -- by own pollster
- > Mar 14, 8:26 AM: The Oklahoma Education Coalition, whose member groups include teachers’ unions and school administrators, announced that it paid the Tarrance Group to conduct a poll of 600 likely Oklahoma voters from Feb. 28 to March 3.
- While Oklahoma educators await fate of school voucher bill, state lawmakers advance flurry of ed measures
- > Mar 14, 8:11 AM: The controversial bill passed narrowly out of two Senate committees. It could come up on the floor at any time, though the senate will have a short week because of Spring Break. It’s sponsored by Senate Pro Tem Greg Treat
- Poll finds Oklahoma voters oppose public funds going to private school scholarships
- Mar 10, 9:32 AM: As Oklahoma legislators debate the merits of policies funneling taxpayer money toward private school scholarships, a poll of likely voters across the state found a majority oppose that type of legislation.
- Editorial: Private school vouchers won't improve public education
- Mar 7, 7:48 AM: Students using vouchers would not undergo the same testing required of public students to gauge academic progress. Quality of education for voucher-using students would be unknown.
- State Rep. Dills Sees Strong Chance Of Revamping Charter School Management
- Mar 4, 9:36 AM: Two bills seek to tighten up loopholes in the way charter schools work with their sponsors and for-profit educational management organizations.
- School voucher bill advances, faces uphill battle to become law
- Mar 4, 7:07 AM: After two amendments, SB1647 is heading to the Senate floor, following a 12-8 vote in the committee.The bill would give each parent between $3,500 and $5,200 to spend on their child’s education.
- Education voucher bill no longer includes home schoolers as it jumps another hurdle to becoming Oklahoma law
- Mar 3, 6:27 AM: A bill that would give families savings accounts to pay for private school tuition can now be heard by the full Senate after it narrowly passed in an appropriations committee meeting Wednesday.
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