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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...

Oklahoma teacher walkout kindles action in Arizona

Josie Logsdon April 12, 2018

Teachers in Arizona have used the Oklahoma teacher walkout to plan their own strategy to advocate for higher education funding. Teachers in Oklahoma have rallied at the state capitol since April 2 for...

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 11, 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...

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...

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