Education

Christian school remains barred from state program

The State Board of Education has shelved the request of a Christian school to participate in a program for children with special needs and instead requested an official opinion from the state attorney general.

Ray Carter
November 12, 2020
Education, Family & Community

Some Oklahoma officials echo Biden on statewide mask mandate

Following the lead of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, some state officials are demanding that Oklahoma institute a statewide mask mandate—including for school children.

Ray Carter
November 10, 2020
Education

‘Action civics’ teaches Oklahoma students to protest

Here in Oklahoma, action civics is promoted by an organization called Generation Citizen and by the Oklahoma State Department of Education.

Mike Brake
November 10, 2020
Education, Family & Community

Broken Arrow High School closes despite few COVID-19 cases

The Broken Arrow school district is shutting down in-person learning at its high school and transitioning to a fully online platform due to COVID-19 concerns. But the district’s own data shows very little COVID-19 infection exists at its schools.

Ray Carter
November 6, 2020
Budget & Tax, Education

Jenks revenue increases, per-pupil revenue falls

Jenks Public Schools has seen consistent growth in enrollment over the last decade while revenue remained somewhat flat until a large increase in fiscal year 2019.

Curtis Shelton
November 5, 2020
Education

GOP and school-choice supporters gain legislative seats

According to one group, this year’s results have also boosted the number of lawmakers who support school-choice policies.

Ray Carter
November 4, 2020