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Blanchard High School student Kathryn Stacy said sending students to the Capitol "is one of the most brilliant ideas that I've heard." "Students need to be more involved in their government process," she said. Beckham's goal is to get every Blanchard student there before the end of the school year, which ...
I'm overjoyed to see children returning to school, where they will be loved, cared for and taught the skills they need to grow and thrive. The Foundation remains committed to working with its partners to provide an exceptional education for all children in OKCPS,” said Mary Melon, President and CEO of The ...

It is not unusual for high schools to have a breathalyzer present at Rahm on and to test those who appeared to be intoxicated and what isn't usual. Is free school district or high school to make a decision to test every one walking into Prague whether you appeared to be drawn or not. But that is what is ...
Nothing has symbolized the school funding crisis in Oklahoma quite like images of old, tattered textbooks that students still use. Photos of textbooks with missing pages and duct-taped spines have gone viral on social media. Not to mention the geography books published when the Soviet Union still existed, ...
Several Oklahoma public school districts are resuming classes after more than a week of a teacher walkout. So far, the districts who have announced classroom resumption are: Bartlesville: Classes will resume Thursday Duncan: Classes will resume Thursday El Reno: Classes will resume Monday, April 16
Alicia Priest, President of Oklahoma Education Association, confirmed with KOCO 5 that they have secured permits for next week if the walkout continues. Officials with the American Federation of Teachers told KOCO 5 that they have contacted area school officials and called for schools to remain closed.

For the past week, they marched with agonizing blisters and slept on gymnasium floors on their way to demand more school funding and higher raises. .... Even the Tulsa schools superintendent, Deborah Gist, marched alongside the teachers. ... "This is a true example of why teachers stay in Oklahoma.".
State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister announced Monday the extension of the state testing window for students as schools across Oklahoma remain ... School closures for numerous districts, including Tulsa Public Schools, have entered into a second week while teachers and their supporters protest for ...
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma lawmakers approved an additional $40 million for public schools Friday, but the head of the state's largest teacher's union said it was going to take more than that to end a walkout that has led to five straight days of school closures. Two bills approved by the state Senate ...
Cagle said his high school ranks among the best in Oklahoma, in an upper-middle class community where parents are happy to give extra money to schools.But he fully understands that many schools aren't so lucky. "I think the teachers are fully prepared to go all the way through the school year. Bring it!
COLBERT, Okla. (KXII) -- Some Oklahoma schools decided to stay open and keep classes going on Monday. The Colbert Public schools superintendent Jarvis Dobbs says he polled his staff and the teachers decided it was in the best interest of the students to stay in school. However, Dobbs says he does ...
The Department of Public Safety estimates that about 30,000 people will show up at the Oklahoma State Capitol on Monday as part of the walkout. School districts throughout the state cancelled due to the walkout. Now, officials with Oklahoma City Public Schools say their school district will remain closed ...
Let's start this quick review with some harsh truth: Apple's 2018 9.7-inch iPad is a “press release” product, not an “Apple Keynote” product. Despite Apple's decision to unveil its latest tablet in a high school auditorium, this isn't a brand new, made-for-education “ePad” — it's last year's iPad with some spec ...
Among the local schools to stay open are Frink-Chambers Public Schools, Haywood Public Schools, Kiowa Public Schools, Krebs Public Schools, Pittsburg Public Schools, Savanna Public Schools and Stuart Public Schools, according to school officials who said they were pleased with the Oklahoma State ...
The Oklahoma Education Association is pressing the Legislature to do more to end a teacher walkout that is all but inevitable at this point — and none of it involves increasing teacher ... A host of Tulsa-area schools have announced school closures for next week because of the looming teacher walkout.
Teresa Danks, a third grade teacher in Tulsa, turned to panhandling to help raise money for school supplies. “It all adds up week after week, and month after month,” she said. “So it's a huge need.” Over the past two years, officials say the budget for Oklahoma City Public Schools has been cut by over $30 ...
"The results of an Edmond Schools teacher poll that concluded this morning show that 66% of Edmond teachers plan to walkout Monday, April 2 and beyond," said Towne in a statement. "Therefore, Edmond Schools will be closed Monday and possibly beyond. In addition, the district will not be able to offer ...

VIAN (KFSM) -- Many teachers in Oklahoma are headed to the State Capitol Monday (April 2) to protest the lack of funding for their schools. Teachers in Vian took 5NEWS inside the halls to show us what they are fighting for. School leaders said they are using textbooks that are older than most of their ...
York said the most recent school massacre in Florida has caused discussions about school security to "accelerate." He added that the Sheriff's Office has heard from a number of officers willing to come out of retirement for the jobs, and others who are close to retirement who may retire to work in schools.
In Oklahoma, the tax hikes on cigarettes, fuel and oil and gas production will be enough for raises averaging about $6,100 annually, as well as funding boosts for schools, support personnel and state workers. Oklahoma ranks 47th in the nation in public school revenue per student, nearly $3,000 below the ...
At least 172 Oklahoma school districts, with 500,000 students, are prepared to close for at least a day if teachers go on strike, according to a survey released this week by the Oklahoma State School Boards Assn. and other state education groups. A total of 48 school districts, with more than 230,000 ...
WASHINGTON, Okla. – A federal lawsuit alleges an Oklahoma middle school student was sexually assaulted and threatened by classmates over 18 months and school officials did nothing to stop the attacks. The now-14-year-od boy and his parents filed the lawsuit Monday in Oklahoma City. It says ...
DURANT, Okla. -- With Oklahoma teachers wet to walk out on April 2 over salary demands, a survey conducted by state educators tried to get an idea of how big the impact will be on public schools. The survey shows 170 school districts out of 264 are planning to close for at least one day next week.
OKLAHOMA CITY - An Oklahoma teacher, who was at the center of a viral photo, is being honored in a big way. Each year, an Oklahoman is presented with the 'Oklahoma Standard Award' at the Oklahoma City Bombing Remembrance Ceremony. The Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum ...
Some Oklahoma school districts will remain closed on Monday as the state's largest teachers' union continues its nearly week-long strike, demanding more school funding. State lawmakers approved adding $40 million to public schools on Friday, but the head of the union said that would not be enough to ...


 

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