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State budget cuts put Oklahoma’s higher education funding back in the 20th century

COVID-19 cuts to higher ed plunge higher ed funding

As coronavirus spreads, Oklahoma’s largest jails could increase testing

An outbreak of Covid-19 in the Comanche County jail underscores how vulnerable jail populations are to the disease. Officials in the state’s two largest counties are considering increasing testing in their jails to make sure they don’t have their own outbreak.


Digital ceremonies, drive-ins and delays mark Oklahoma high school graduation celebrations

COVID-19 pandemic makes traditional graduation impossible
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Oklahoma Family and Consumer Science teachers leverage pandemic to teach home-life skills

Time during quarantine make sewing, cooking important skills to learn

New teachers will be able to work in the fall thanks to State Board of Education action

Board votes to give candidates temporary certificates, discusses federal relief funds

COVID-19 is changing the way Oklahoma schools are educating English learners

School districts take varied approaches to teaching students learning English

Oklahoma inmates tense as prisons become COVID-19 hotbeds

Covid-19 is pushing the state Pardon and Parole Board to consider ways to speed up its work recommending people for early release.


Five prison staff, 1 prisoner test positive for Covid-19

Oklahoma prisons are overcrowded and prisoners have to live in enclosed spaces where social distancing is difficult. The conditions are perfect for coronavirus to spread.


During Spanish flu pandemic Oklahoma City’s teachers were ‘true heroes’

When virus struck OKC in 1918, teachers and children rose to the occasion

Oklahoma state superintendent says COVID-19 reinforces need for digital access

Hofmeister wants internet access to become the norm to ease digital learning
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