OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt and State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister are calling for an investigative audit of Epic Charter Schools.
Senate OKs plan to push school districts to 5-day weeks
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A plan to force more Oklahoma school districts to return to five-day school weeks has cleared the Oklahoma Senate.
The Senate voted 31-17 on Thursday for the bill that...
Oklahoma Board of Education approves new school report cards
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Board of Education has approved the release of new A-F report cards for public schools that have previously been criticized by state educators for having...
Report shows 30,000 Oklahoma teachers have left profession
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A new State Department of Education report shows about 30,000 Oklahoma teachers, or 10 percent of the teaching workforce, have left the profession in the last six years.
The report released Tuesday shows Oklahoma's exodus compares to a national rate of 7.7 percent.
The Latest: Voters approve Marsy’s Law in Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on the 2018 election in Oklahoma (all times local):
The GOP has continued its stronghold on Oklahoma's statewide offices, from governor on down.
Voters on Tuesday elected Matt Pinnell as lieutenant governor, and Attorney General Mike Hunter won election to his first full term after being appointed to replace Scott Pruitt. Pruitt resigned after being named head of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Oklahoma approves record number of emergency teachers
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Board of Education has approved a record number of emergency certificates for non-traditionally trained teachers.
The Oklahoman reports that the board approved 916 certificates at Thursday's board meeting, increasing the total number of certificates approved for the 2018-19 school year to 2,153.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma education officials say they have voted to restore a $5,000 bonus for 730 nationally certified speech-language pathologists, audiologists and school psychologists.
A release from the Oklahoma State Board of Education says the panel approved the plan Thursday. State budget officials must still approve a $3.65 million transfer from a flexible benefit allowance for the bonus to be paid.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Amid the ongoing legal and ballot challenges to the state's recent tax hikes, Oklahoma districts are struggling to figure out how much compensation to offer teachers next year.
As districts hash out upcoming budgets and offer teaching contracts, questions are surfacing if it's fiscally prudent to incorporate the Legislature's recent average $6,100 raise given the ongoing uncertainty, said Joy Hofmeister, the state's superintendent of public instruction.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Uncertainty over how an effort to overturn tax increases could affect pay raises for Oklahoma teachers has prompted the state superintendent of schools to seek legal guidance from the attorney general.
Superintendent Joy Hofmeister formally requested an opinion on Thursday from Attorney General Mike Hunter on 11 questions about the pay raises and the mechanism used to pay for them.