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Legislators warm to teacher walkout

By: Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – As more districts endorse the Oklahoma Education Association’s walkout plan and teachers continue organizing on social media, the push seems to be gaining a foothold in the Legislature. In a special meeting ...

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School revenue rules could change

By: Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma could soon allow its school districts to spend locked ad valorem revenue on teacher pay, but the measures drew criticism from some members who are former educators and from education supporters. ...

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Is a teachers strike imminent?

Is a teachers strike imminent? By: Jennifer Palmer Oklahoma Watch OKLAHOMA CITY – Budget cuts to education are mounting. And on Monday, the Oklahoma House of Representatives moved to reduce funding for state agencies for the current fiscal year. The state ...

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Senator proposes abuse prevention training (access required)

Senator proposes abuse prevention training By Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – In the weeks after sexual abuse within schools made headlines, a state senator filed legislation that would require training on appropriate relationships between teachers and students. State ...

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Bill would reroute TSET funds (access required)

Bill would reroute TSET funds By Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – A new bill would change how Oklahoma spends its tobacco settlement money, but unlike other proposals, it wouldn’t take money out of the endowment trust. Senate Bill 1149 would ...

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