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Oklahoma City school teachers still in favor of walkout

Brandon Martin April 14, 2018

      Though the Oklahoma teacher’s largest union announced the walkout has ended after nine days, many teachers remained in support of the teachers involved. At a board meeting...

The end of the OK teacher walkout

Sarah Guevara April 13, 2018

OEA president Alicia Priest announced yesterday afternoon that OEA was ending the Oklahoma teacher walkout. Many teachers and students have gone back to school today. Countless teachers are angry that...

State employees protest for raises

Sarah Beth Guevara April 13, 2018

  Oklahoma state employees have been spending their lunch breaks protesting for raises and increased funding across the state. State workers were protesting Thursday at the Capitol. Members...

Large school districts have less despite spending more

Elizabeth Sims April 12, 2018

By Elizabeth Sims and Luke Schumacher, [UNFILTERED] reporters Graphics by Elizabeth Sims   A map of the instructional expenditures per student by district. Click here for full-screen map.   School...

Small town superintendent against consolidating school districts

Taitum Wilson April 12, 2018

The long-debated question of consolidating smaller school districts in Oklahoma to help the education budget has reappeared in the wake of the statewide teacher walkout. A bill that would have consolidated...

One OK teacher walkout is worth two in the brush for art education

Brigette Waltermire April 12, 2018

Every year, “Oklahoma Arts Day” is held at the Oklahoma State Capitol on a day designated by Oklahomans for the Arts (OFTA). This year, it just so happened to be during the Oklahoma teacher walkout. The...

Education students at OU walk out with teachers

Meridith Mulkey April 11, 2018

Future teachers have been standing alongside those at the walkout to make a difference in the lives of their future students. Anna Smith, a senior at the University of Oklahoma who is majoring in elementary...

OKCPS opens gymnasium for Oklahoma educators to stay in during Capitol walkout

Caitlyn Epes April 10, 2018

To show support for the Oklahoma teacher walkout, Oklahoma City Public Schools invited educators from across the state to spend the night in the Capitol Hill High School Fieldhouse. Volunteers from various...

Small districts in Oklahoma feel effects of teacher walkout

Kayla McCullough April 10, 2018

The Oklahoma teacher walkout has come to a close, and now schools are feeling effects of missing class. For some smaller school districts, like Geronimo Public Schools, the need to make up school hours...

From left to right, Norman teachers Darcy Pippins, Kathy Wilson, Dawn Brockman and Stephania Abell meet to discuss their walkout strategy for the week on Sunday. The teachers, led by Brockman, decided to push for income tax reform bill HB3113.

Group of OK teachers split with OEA, push for income tax reform

Jordan D'Silva April 10, 2018

Some teachers have split with the Oklahoma Education Association, pushing for income tax reform instead of removing the tax exemption on capital gains. This comes after House Majority Floor Leader Jon...

Fifth-grade teacher Melissa Nelson prepares lessons for her class at Oklahoma Christian School, a private school, in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Oklahoma public, private educators support teacher walkout

Chelsea Horn April 9, 2018

Private and preparatory schools across Oklahoma are standing with public school teachers as they their fight for better education funding. While the private schools of Oklahoma are not state funded, many...

Oklahoma looking to call in more gambling revenue for education fund pot

Tyler Hall April 8, 2018

As the teacher walkout intensified over the past week, the methods Oklahoma uses to obtain education funding came under extreme scrutiny.   Many took to social media to share their confusion, outrage...

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