Education Department

Tulsa interim superintendent says district turnaround is a ‘beautiful challenge’

BY: - November 17, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY — To Ebony Johnson, F stands for focused. It designates a school that needs time, money and talent from Tulsa Public Schools’ leaders. Recent state report cards show 22 Tulsa schools need that level of focus from the district after being graded an F for their performance last school year. Johnson has handled […]

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Ryan Walters’ administration tasked with offering Civil Rights Movement curriculum

BY: - November 7, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY — A new law that took effect last week mandates that state education officials develop a curriculum on the Civil Rights Movement, a requirement that has raised doubts among Black leaders in Oklahoma. House Bill 1397 instructs the Oklahoma State Department of Education to develop and make available an optional curriculum on Martin […]

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Absenteeism a chronic issue in Oklahoma and U.S. schools

BY: - October 20, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY — Math was a struggle for Jami Cole throughout her years of schooling, and she can pinpoint exactly where it began. While her first-grade classmates learned foundational math skills, Cole was sick in the hospital for months of the school year. The same thing happened again in third grade. While her teacher covered […]