Robby Korth

Robby Korth
Robby Korth covers education for StateImpact Oklahoma. He grew up in Ardmore, Oklahoma and Fayetteville, Arkansas and is a graduate of the University of Nebraska. Before working at StateImpact, he covered higher education for The Roanoke Times newspaper in Virginia.

Latest by Robby Korth

$13 million in limbo while Stitt, tribes battle

Compacted tribes are sending their gaming money to the state of Oklahoma where it will be held while courts decide on tribal-gaming compacts.
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How Oklahoma’s identification of gifted Native students could serve as a national model

Most states don't discover gifted Native American students but Oklahoma has been able to buck that trend.

Issues to watch during Oklahoma’s 2020 legislative session

StateImpact reporters combed through 4,500 pieces of legislation. Here are some trends they found.

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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.


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.


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.


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.

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.

Oklahoma releases grades for schools

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

Oklahoma state regents seek funding increase for higher education

Oklahoma’s higher education leaders are asking the state legislature for $125 million. In the previous decade state lawmakers have slashed the higher ed budget by $265 million.