Posts Tagged:Oklahoma

Point of view: Public funds for public schools is a hollow slogan

“No public money for private schools.” This slogan, employed against the idea of public funding for parents to choose which schools their children attend, is so void of meaning, so vapid in its reasoning. Such is the wit and wisdom in the Public Funds for Public Schools OK Coalition’s (PFPS) name. This coalition of the usual suspects — unions, insider associations and a couple…Read More

Governor Stitt Signs Most Transformative Education Reform in State History Into Law

Governor Kevin Stitt signed the most transformative education reform legislation in Oklahoma history into law today in a ceremony in the Blue Room at the Capitol. House Bill 2078 and Senate Bill 783 allow for students to attend public schools that best meet their needs and modernize the funding formula to match enrollment counts more…Read More

Williams Nominated for Role on Pardon and Parole Board

Governor Kevin Stitt announced he is nominating Scott Williams to the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board. Williams has served with several criminal justice organizations and has been the Campus Pastor at Life.Church. “I am thrilled that Scott Williams will soon join the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board,” said Stitt. “Scott is the perfect fit for…Read More

Amid COVID shutdown, almost half of Tulsa students flunking

For almost a year now, several major Oklahoma school districts have not provided full-time, in-person instruction to students. Parents and state officials alike have wondered how that is impacting academic progress. A midyear report recently released by Tulsa Public Schools provides the answer in that district. Nearly every other student in Tulsa schools was recently…Read More

Oklahoma House passes bill for family to visit long-term care facility residents

It’s been nearly one year since long-term care facilities in Oklahoma closed their doors to visitors. Some families have gone almost that long without seeing their loved ones. While they are now getting a bit more access with outdoor visits, a new bill would make sure this isolation never happens again. “It’s terrible,” said Paula…Read More

Oklahoma House lawmakers vote to keep ‘ghost students’ at bay, expand school transfers

House lawmakers voted to expand transfers between public schools and to limit the “ghost students” that could appear as a result. House Bill 2074 and 2078, written as complimentary bills, passed votes on the House Floor on Wednesday. Both bills now move on to the state Senate. Republicans hailed the legislation as education reform that…Read More