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Here’s what happened to $829 million Oklahoma was awarded to treat opioid addiction

Oklahoma is entitled to $829 million from settlements with drug companies or court orders. But so far, none of the money has been spent on opioid addiction treatment. Here’s where the money stands for each company or group.

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Shorthanded mental health groups prepare for high caseloads after nation’s largest commutation

Following the nation’s largest commutation, the state and community nonprofits are preparing to help several hundred people who were released from prison in the same day.

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Oklahoma lags behind country in monetary support for higher education

As state funding for higher education has risen across the country, Oklahoma has been one of five states that’s seen a decline in the last five years.

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Oklahoma legislators file bills to fight statewide teacher shortage

Heading into 2020, Oklahoma legislators have introduced a number of bills in an effort to fight the state’s teacher shortage.

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Rural Oklahoma parents, teachers gear up for four-day school week fight

Rules governing four-day weeks are changing because of a new state law. As they’re written now, they would end the practice in most four-day school districts.

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Civil rights lawsuit claims Oklahoma court discriminates against people with disabilities

In a federal class action lawsuit, the Canadian County District Court is accused of discriminating against defendants with disabilities and imposing unaffordable bail amounts on poor people.

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Oklahoma’s vaping rules may tighten as scrutiny persists

A push toward a healthier state by the governor may mean more vaping laws.

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Oklahoma doesn’t screen students for dyslexia, the most common learning disability

A group of parent and student activists are fighting to add resources in the classrooms of dyslexic students across the state.
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Report suggests many gifted and talented minority students go unidentified in Oklahoma

As many as 60,000 students, mostly black and Latino children, aren't identified as gifted and talented, according to the Purdue University report.
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Oklahoma releases grades for schools

The state's schools grades are slipping, according to new report cards
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