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State Funding Adjustments To Impact Tulsa County SchoolsDozens of public school districts in Oklahoma, including Tulsa, are set to lose some of their state funding as the State Department of Education is making its mid-year funding adjustments. These mid-year adjustments are based on things like tax revenue an
Oklahoma Public School Enrollment Reaches Historic HighOklahoma has more than 700,000 students in public school for the first time in state history. The State Department of Education reports showing 5,000 more students in school this year - than last. Comparing Oklahoma's enrollment to data nationally, many s
State Schools Still Without Teachers Despite RaiseIn hundreds of classrooms around the state, students are sitting by themselves because their schools are short on teachers. In recent years the number of vacancies has increased steadily along with the number of emergency certified teachers required for districts. Schools have also taken drastic measures such as shortening the school week and combining classes or grades which has caused class sizes to swell. But vacancies remain in the hundreds. According to a newly release st...
Teaching Local Educators About The Tulsa Race Riots
Tulsa teachers will be a part of new institute focused on teaching students about the 1921 Tulsa Race Riots. Tulsa Public Schools says nearly 50 teachers will take part in the institute, which starts Monday at the Wilson Teaching and Learning Academy.
Teachers Hold Car Show Fundraiser In Tulsa
In a direct response to a comment Governor Mary Fallin made during the teacher walkout, Green Country teachers held a car show Saturday. "Teachers want more, but it's kind of like having a teenage kid that wants a better car,” Fallin said in an interview with CBS News during the walkout.
Fundraiser Helps Teachers Pay For Gas During Walkout
As the teachers fight for more education funding, many of them are feeling the effects of the walkout in their wallets. Traveling to and from the state Capitol is getting expensive for those who live outside the metro area, but the community is helping ease the burden.