Education

School diversity officers associated with worse achievement

Nationwide, K-12 schools are hiring chief diversity officers to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) goals, typically in the name of reducing racial achievement gaps.

Ray Carter
October 19, 2021
Education

O’Connor sides with Edmond parents in quarantine dispute

Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor has sided with parents in a legal dispute over Edmond Public Schools’ policy of requiring healthy, unvaccinated students to be quarantined when similarly situated vaccinated students are not.

Ray Carter
October 18, 2021
Education

OSSBA silent as counterparts reject ‘terrorism’ rhetoric

State school board associations from across the nation are publicly condemning the National School Boards Association’s call for parents who object to Critical Race Theory to be investigated under anti-terrorism laws.

Ray Carter
October 13, 2021
Education

Statewide school-district testing results still not public

While school districts have had student results of state tests for months, parents are still not able to publicly view district-level comparisons—and the window for unveiling that data remains uncertain.

Ray Carter
October 12, 2021
Education

Oklahoma learning loss worse than surrounding states

Fewer than 1 in 4 Oklahoma students performed at grade level or better in English. The share performing at grade level was even lower in math.

Ray Carter
October 12, 2021
Education

Oklahoma parents: School-board criticism is not ‘terrorism’

Oklahoma parents are pushing back against the National School Boards Association’s call for federal officials to investigate protesters at school-board meetings under anti-terrorism law.

Ray Carter
October 11, 2021
Education

Grand jury finds no legal wrongdoing at Epic

Despite several years of allegations and a critical state audit, members of the Eighteenth Oklahoma Multicounty Grand Jury have found no wrongdoing that warranted indictment of any officials involved with Epic Charter Schools, an online public school.

Ray Carter
October 5, 2021
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