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‘It’s like WPA Money’: How federal COVID-19 relief funds are helping schools make infrastructure improvements

Ponca City Schools is one district leveraging funds for coronavirus relief to make much-needed repairs
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Santa Fe South was the first district to implement a mask mandate in Oklahoma this fall. Here’s how it’s going

Superintendent: 'The very first day back where we had made the choice, 100% of our kids walked in the door with a mask on or willing to put one on with no argument.'
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Hofmeister: school boards ‘best suited to address’ masking in schools

StateImpact discussed masking and a letter from the Biden administration admonishing the state's limit on universal masking in schools
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How one Oklahoma school district is using the state’s Counselor Corps to improve mental health accessibility

Poteau Public Schools was a big recipient of the state's $35 million Counselor Corps initiative
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Oklahoma schools boost summer offerings to combat negative effects of COVID-19 on learning

Districts across the state see major growth in summer enrollment thanks to federal funding
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Oklahoma paid for more addiction treatment and providers say its saving lives

The state partnered with substance abuse treatment providers to eliminate a counter productive wait time people struggling with addiction had to bear to get into treatment. Providers say the change is giving people a better chance to live.

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StateImpact gets a haircut: Oklahoma City barber talks about covid effects while trimming ungroomed reporter’s hair

Chuck Naifeh shares an experience that's featured tragedy, resilience
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‘Kids need to be in school:’ In-person Learning in El Reno, Oklahoma 

StateImpact toured El Reno High, Hillcrest Elementary Schools to figure out just how in-person learning worked
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