Category Archive for: education

Dept of Ed: Religious Organizations Cannot Be Blocked from Federal Contracts

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today at the Council for American Private Education (CAPE) State Directors Annual Meeting that the Department will no longer enforce a restriction barring religious organizations from serving as contract providers of equitable services solely due to their religious affiliation. The U.S. Department of Education, in consultation with the…Read More

Opinion: OEA Attack on ‘Elite’ Kids Is Disappointing

Last week, committees in the Oklahoma House and Senate each advanced legislation to raise the cap on the amount of tax credits that can be issued to those donating to scholarship-granting organizations for needy children. Oklahoma Education Association President Alicia Priest decried the decision, declaring the program is “benefiting an elite few.” Elite? That’s an…Read More

Bills Filed to Limit Teacher Protests, Walkout

Oklahoma lawmakers have filed a host of bills that seek to crack down on the methods educators employed to stage a statewide walkout and Capitol protest last spring. Proposed measures range from criminal penalties for disrupting the Legislature to the mandatory loss of pay and teacher certification for those who strike or shut down schools…Read More