Gaylord News, a news service of the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College.

Gaylord News

Gaylord News, a news service of the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College.

Gaylord News

Gaylord News, a news service of the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College.

Gaylord News

3-year-old Addi Belt takes candy from her mom's bag while her parents speak with Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe across the room. Inhofe advocated for the family during the difficult process of adopting Addi from Ethiopia. (Megan Ross / Gaylord News)

‘Worth every sacrifice’: McAlester family honored as Angels in Adoption

Emma Keith, Reporter September 25, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC -- After six years of international flights, closed adoption agencies and endless costs, the Belt family grew by one member 14 months ago. When Addi Belt came to McAlester, Oklahoma from...

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...

Middle schoolers talk to OK rep. who disagreed with teacher walkout

Jordan D'Silva April 3, 2018

Two Oklahoma middle schoolers attending the Oklahoma teacher walkout Monday morning at the Oklahoma State Capitol approached Rep. Bobby Cleveland to talk about his remarks that teachers “should...

Gracie Stell, a senior at Edmond Memorial High School, attending class at the Capitol wearing a hot dog costume while holding a sign for the Oklahoma teacher walkout April 2, 2018.

Class at the Capitol

Meridith Mulkey April 3, 2018

High school students and teachers went about their normal school day and held two classes outside the Capitol during the Oklahoma teacher walkout April 2. Edmond Memorial High School students and teachers...

The Perry High School marquis displays the current date and date of the teacher walkout for Oklahoma on Monday. Though supportive of the movement, Perry schools were in session on the day of the walkout due to end-of-year scheduling requirements while many other schools around the state were closed for the event.

Perry schools support OK teacher walkout, do not close schools

Brigette Waltermire April 3, 2018

PERRY, Oklahoma – Schools in Perry, Oklahoma, were not closed for the teacher walkout on April 2, 2018, in Oklahoma City. School faculty and the school board supported the teachers, but it was decided...

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