Budget & Tax, Education

A flood of federal dollars for education

The federal bailout is estimated to provide more than $1.7 billion to Oklahoma’s K-12 and higher education systems.

Curtis Shelton
April 13, 2021
Education

Teacher union dues-authorization measure advances

Legislation requiring schools to obtain annual reauthorization from employees before withholding union dues from their paychecks has passed out of committee.

Ray Carter
April 8, 2021
Education

Norman schools: Equity means some groups get more

Norman public school personnel were informed that a focus on “equity” in education means some student groups must be given special treatment or advantages over others.

Ray Carter
April 6, 2021
Budget & Tax, Education

Price tag for ‘fully funded’ schools: another $2.1 billion?

Democrats, teacher union officials and allied groups have staunchly opposed even minor education reforms this year, arguing that lawmakers should instead “fully fund” traditional public schools.

Ray Carter
April 1, 2021
Budget & Tax, Education

‘Ghost student’ bill clears final hurdle, signed by governor

Legislation that would reduce payments to schools for students they do
not teach won Senate approval and was quickly signed into law by Gov.
Kevin Stitt.

Ray Carter
March 31, 2021
Education

Tulsa superintendent attacks Legislature over school funding

Gist made comments about state lawmakers during a press conference this week in which she attacked a legal settlement reached between the state and the Oklahoma Public Charter School Association.

Ray Carter
March 30, 2021
Budget & Tax, Education

Many rural schools gain when ‘ghost students’ eliminated

A new Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA) analysis shows that more than half of schools, the majority of which are rural districts, would have received increased funding this year if their share of state appropriations was based on current-year student enrollment.

Ray Carter , Curtis Shelton
March 30, 2021
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