Gaylord News is a reporting project of the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication

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Gaylord News is a reporting project of the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication

Gaylord News

Gaylord News is a reporting project of the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication

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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...

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...

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...

James Edmondson and Grant Hale encourage protestors to registor to vote outside of the Oklahoma State Capitol on April 6. Both have been at the Capitol all week and have felt encouraged by the number of young Oklahomans that have registered.

OK teacher walkout encourages students to register to vote

Harrison Lofton April 7, 2018

The teacher walkout has led Oklahoma students to register to vote this week at the Capitol in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma public school students have been upset at the low funding given to their schools...

Students voice concerns through letters to their representatives

Adam Seibel April 6, 2018

Several students from Beggs Elementary in Beggs, Oklahoma, voiced their concerns about education funding though letters aimed at their legislators. “We kids have voices, so here’s what I’m...

Oklahoma teachers travel to state Capitol to protest

Josie Logsdon April 4, 2018

Public school teachers across Oklahoma made their way to the state Capitol by school bus to march for higher education funding early Monday morning. Teachers at Longfellow Middle School in Norman,...

David Massey serves student reporter/ editor Savannah Melher hot cocoa in the chilling wind. PHOTO: Brandon King

A taste of compassion

Brandon King April 4, 2018

In the early-morning darkness surrounding the Oklahoma State Capitol, the only lights visible are streetlights, blinking lights on circling helicopters, and a shack covered...

A young girl holds a sign in support of the walkout band that participated in the Oklahoma teacher walkout at the state capitol April 2. People of all ages attended the walkout in support of fine arts.

Music educators band together for Oklahoma walkout

Luke Schumacher April 4, 2018

Oklahoma teachers started their walkout Monday morning raising signs, and, for some, sounds – hoping to strike a chord with legislators. Music educators across the state came together and formed a...

Teachers and college students studying education participate in a walkout in front of the Oklahoma State Capitol in Oklahoma City April 2.

College students, future teachers participate in Oklahoma State Capitol walkout

Caitlyn Epes April 3, 2018

                College students studying education from across Oklahoma joined with teachers in a walkout on the front lawn of the state capitol on Monday. Students...

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