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Oklahoma prisons ahead in vaccinations but advocates say earlier access could have saved lives

Over half of Oklahoma’s state prisoners are at least partially vaccinated against the coronavirus. Prisoner advocates say incarcerated people needed access sooner than the state authorized.

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Masking rules a patchwork in Oklahoma schools

Though a majority of districts require masks in some places, policies remains inconsistent
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State superintendent says she would have implemented Oklahoma schools masking mandate ‘a long time ago’

Joy Hofmeister urges all districts to create mandatory mask policies if state board won't
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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
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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.

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

School districts take varied approaches to teaching students learning English
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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.

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