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YUKON, Oklahoma -. Yukon teachers and staff have decided its walkout will last Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and maybe longer. The Yukon School's Superintendent says teachers feel there is too much uncertainty after some revenue measures in lawmakers' original plan were cut out. Yukon's school ...

In 2016, the DeVos-supported Oklahoma Federation for Children Action Fund invested in derailing the campaigns of candidates from the state's “teachers caucus" who sought seats in both chambers of the state's legislature and whose platforms prioritized public education—including raising educators' pay.
Education has not been funded or valued for years. The work teachers do is important, and our children are our state's most vital resource. It is time our legislators acknowledge and reward this work. I encourage your readers to support the teacher walkout, contact our state representatives and senators, ...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's education department says the state's plan to close the student achievement gap has been approved by the federal government. Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra announced Thursday that she found out about the approval from a personal call from U.S. ...
YUKON, Okla. – Teachers across the state say they are planning to walk out of class on Monday after the legislature failed to pass a measure to restore education funding. Over the past several years, budget cuts have negatively impacted numerous state agencies, including the Oklahoma State Department ...
On Wednesday, the Oklahoma legislature passed their first tax hike in almost 30 years to fund a pay increase for teachers who hadn't seen a raise in a decade. The bill includes an average $6,000 pay raise for educators and $50 million dollars in education funding, as well as to avert a teacher walkout.
Despite calls from the governor, state superintendent, some statewide education associations, local superintendents and civic leaders to accept the pay raises as a “historic” victory, a significant number of Oklahoma teachers are vowing to fight on for restoring state aid to lower class sizes, pay for classroom ...
OKLAHOMA CITY — A teacher rebellion that started in the hills of West Virginia spread like a prairie fire to Oklahoma this week and now threatens to reach the desert in Arizona. In the deep red state of Oklahoma, the Republican-led Legislature approved money for teacher raises and more school funding, ...
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (KSWO) - After weeks of work to come up with legislation to fund teacher pay raises -- and just five days out from a planned statewide teacher walkout -- the Oklahoma Senate has voted to approve a sweeping tax hike bill to funnel hundreds of millions of dollars into education.
OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma state representative is getting some heat about his argument during a debate regarding the state's education and budget crisis. On Monday, members of the Oklahoma House of Representatives debated a bill that would fund a teacher pay raise through several ...


 

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