Education, Good Government
Some officials have called for elimination of state testing in Oklahoma schools for the second year in a row. But one mother of three children is among those opposed. “I don’t understand how we can afford to lose another year of data."
Education, Family & Community
Gathered at the Oklahoma Capitol on a brisk Monday, parents announced the formation of a group that will seek to empower families to have greater control in their children’s education—including the ability to hold recall elections for school board members that ignore parents’ wishes.
On July 28, 2020, the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents approved a new strategic plan.
Budget & Tax, Education
Enrollment in Muskogee Public Schools has declined by nearly 900 students, a 13 percent decrease, over the last decade. Over that same time, total revenues have fallen by 5 percent.
Family & Community
Even as calls continue for statewide mask mandates in Oklahoma schools and most public places, a comprehensive new study indicates that masks provide little or no protection from COVID-19.
For roughly three decades, Wilfred McClay has taught United States history, but he only recently decided to take the plunge and write his own American History textbook for teenage students after concluding the available alternatives were “simply not adequate to the task of creating that sense of living and nourishing connection to the past.”
The Oklahoma State Department of Education has stripped its website of a memo issued by the state attorney general, which warns that the agency has acted illegally in its administration of a state program for children with special needs.
In September of this year, the Oklahoma State Board of Education denied the applications of two Christian schools to the Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship program.