Education

Stitt’s education focus: parents, teachers, outcomes

Gov. Kevin Stitt said improving education is the key to Oklahoma’s long-term future, and that his efforts are focused on parents, teachers and—ultimately—boosting student achievement.

Ray Carter
October 5, 2022
Education

Schools embrace politics in ways that hamper families

Oklahoma City Public Schools has announced it will close on Election Day, Nov. 8, and make up the lost day on April 7, 2023—Good Friday.

Ray Carter
October 5, 2022
Education

Oklahoma open-transfer process often arbitrary for families

A 2021 state law that expanded the ability for families to seek open transfers so their children can attend other public-school districts has resulted in a significant increase in transfer requests.

Ray Carter
October 4, 2022
Education, Family & Community

‘Experts’ to parents: Don’t believe your own lying eyes

Parents are often told they should rely on the expertise and ethics of educational professionals. But is that always wise?

Brandon Dutcher & Trent England
September 24, 2022
Education

Oklahoma testing results remain well below pre-pandemic norm

Despite record-high levels of funding, a large majority of Oklahoma students in all grades and subjects are not proficient in academic performance.

Ray Carter
September 23, 2022
Education

$5,000 pay raise an indirect bailout of mismanaged schools?

Members of the Oklahoma State Board of Education have approved a budget request developed by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister that calls for giving teachers another $5,000 raise on top of the $7,200 in combined average raises provided since 2018.

Ray Carter
September 22, 2022
Education, Law & Principles

Lankford targets teacher union’s charter

U.S. Sen. James Lankford has filed legislation to strip the National Education Association of its federal charter.

Ray Carter
September 20, 2022
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