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Oklahoma City – House Democrats released several statements about House Bill 4465, which sets the State Department of Education budget for Fiscal Year 2023H.B. 4465 increased common education funding by half a percent. In final House passage on Wednesday (May 18), the measure prevailed on a …

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A total lunar eclipse will grace the night skies this weekend, providing longer than usual thrills for stargazers across North and South America.

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MISSION, Kan. (AP) — A school system in suburban Kansas City is eliminating over 100 jobs, including kindergarten aides and library clerks. Oakland, California, is closing seven schools. Other districts around the country are merging classrooms, selling buildings and leaving teaching positio…

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NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — New Oklahoma coach Brent Venables respects what the Sooners accomplished in recent years. Lincoln Riley compiled a 55-10 record in five seasons before leaving to become head coach at Southern California, and quarterbacks Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray won Heisman Trophi…

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City University School of Law has announced the receipt of a $120,000 grant from the Kirkpatrick Foundation to grow the law school’s Animal Law Program. The Program was launched in 2019 through the generous support of the Foundation with the goal of OCU Law becoming …

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence has announced the recipients of its 2022 Academic All-State Awards. The 100 top public high school seniors, selected from 397 nominations statewide, hail from 75 schools in 67 Oklahoma school districts.

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There is no legal requirement forcing Oklahoma public schools to allow transgender individuals — biological males who identify as female — to have unfettered access to girls’ bathrooms, according to Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor. “Oklahoma Public Schools are not required to allow b…

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic ushered in what may be the most rapid rise in homeschooling the U.S. has ever seen. Now, even with schools back open and vaccines available, many homeschooling families are sticking with it. Data obtained by The Associated Press found homeschooli…

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OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden will present its third annual, adult-only evening event series, Sip and Stroll beginning April 21 and continuing through September 15, from 6-10 p.m.  Sip and Stroll, presented by COOP Ale Works, occurs every third Thursday.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City University will host Palestinian-American writer Naomi Shihab Nye on Wednesday, April 6 for the annual Thatcher Hoffman Smith Poetry Series. Her events will be held in the Kerr McGee Auditorium of Meinders School of Business at NW 27 and McKinley Avenue on the O…

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Edmond, Oklahoma — The esteemed piano manufacturer Steinway & Sons has recognized Edmond’s Herbert W. Armstrong College as an all-Steinway school. Armstrong College Music Director Ryan Malone and piano faculty Mark Jenkins officially accepted the certification from Edmond Music general m…

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OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma City Innovation District, Exxon Mobile and Oklahoma State University will host the inaugural “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” in Oklahoma City at the OSU Discovery Center on Thursday, March 31. The event was originally scheduled for Feb. 25, but was reschedu…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — After years of inaction, charter schools would gain a foothold in Kentucky and be supplied with a permanent funding stream under a bill that won passage Tuesday in the state House.

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STILLWATER – American Farmers & Ranchers Cooperative (AFR) has donated $13,000 to complete the $100,000 commitment set by the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation for naming opportunities in the New Frontiers Agricultural Hall on the Oklahoma State University (OSU) campus.

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     A group of public-school entities, including one whose national affiliate called for parents to be investigated under federal anti-terrorism laws, has released a poll claiming the overwhelming majority of Oklahoma voters oppose school choice. But that finding is contradicted by their ow…

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 Recent financial estimates produced by the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) are leading a top lawmaker to question whether the agency has become politicized under the leadership of State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister. That question is being raised even as …

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Schoolchildren in California, Oregon and Washington will no longer be required to wear masks as part of new indoor mask policies the Democratic governors of all three states announced jointly on Monday.

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Governor Kevin Stitt recently appointed Sarah Lepak to the State Board of Education, filling the vacant seat for Congressional District 2 created by the resignation of Bill Flanagan. Lepak’s appointment requires confirmation by the Oklahoma State Senate. “I am pleased to nominate Sarah Lepak…

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco residents recalled three members of the city's school board Tuesday for what critics called misplaced priorities and putting progressive politics over the needs of children during the pandemic.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Another chapter opens in the saga of San Francisco's scandal-plagued school board Tuesday as voters weigh in on whether to recall three members after a year of controversy that captured national attention.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid a steady drip of damaging headlines, pressure is building for Congress to pass legislation that would curtail lawmakers' ability to speculate on the stock market.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A trail of red flags about his behavior toward women followed Matthew Harris on an academic journey that took him to three of the nation's most prestigious universities — Duke, Cornell and then the University of California, Los Angeles.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – In 2021, the Metropolitan Library System reached a record-breaking 2.7 million digital book checkouts. This milestone illustrates the continued growth and importance of library digital lending of e-books and audiobooks, especially after a prolonged period of building closures…

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The Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI), an organization that teaches college students core conservative principles, has announced the winner of the 2022 Conservative Book of the Year award: Victor Davis Hanson's The Dying Citizen: How Progressive Elites, Tribalism, and Globalization Are…

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CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago schools will expand COVID-19 testing and have standards to switch schools to remote learning under a hard-fought tentative deal approved by teachers' union leaders. But parents and some union members questioned whether the bitter fight over pandemic safety protocols th…

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When Chicago teachers went on strike last week to protest COVID-19 safety protections in the nation's third-largest school district, Democratic Party officials leapt into action.

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma City University will host an immersion-style STARTALK Russian language summer camp for high school students July 10-31, followed by 10-month free Russian language classes via Zoom from Aug. 1 through May 31, 2023.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The University of Oklahoma on Friday announced that all employees will be required to receive a COVID-19 vaccination by Dec. 8.The university must comply with President Joe Biden’s executive order mandating vaccinations for federal employees, or risk losing hundreds of m…