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One Idea To Help Fund Oklahoma Schools: Take From The Rich And Give To The Rest

The wind blows strong and steady in Calumet, a small town about 40 miles west of Oklahoma City. It’s the wind that’s prompted companies to build turbines here. A natural gas company also built a plant nearby. In northeastern Oklahoma, Google built a large data center in Pryor. And the city of Cushing is flanked […]

Oklahoma City Public Schools Might Sue State For Underfunding Education

The Oklahoma City Public Schools Board of Education is considering legal action against the legislature for underfunding education. Board member Mark Mann said the Oklahoma Legislature puts mandates on schools without giving them enough money to fulfill the obligations, which he says creates unfunded liabilities for Oklahoma City Public Schools and other districts across the […]

As Cities in Oklahoma Woo Innovative Industries, Researchers Say Schools Are a Weak Link

A new report from the Brookings Institution says Oklahoma City is positioned for growth. It says the city has a solid layer of infrastructure essential for development — and diversifying the economy. But there’s a threat to this development, and that’s a potentially weak workforce. Some researchers say local officials need to ensure schools provide […]

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