Oklahoma lawmakers propose targeted criminal justice reforms
Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform’s main goal this session is to bring Oklahoma’s prison sentences more in line with the national average.
2021 Legislative Preview: Oklahoma Senate Leader Answers StateImpact’s Questions
Fewer Oklahoma educators running for legislative offices
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 doesn’t screen students for dyslexia, the most common learning disability
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.
Raising the kindergarten age in Oklahoma may leave some children out
A controversial proposal in the Oklahoma state legislature would delay the age kids would be eligible to start kindergarten and put Oklahoma on-trend with dozens of other states. But some childhood experts say the trend may not serve Oklahoma kids well.
Legislators increase education funding, kick most health and criminal justice questions down the road
StateImpact followed legislators’ actions on education, criminal justice reform, Medicaid expansion and abortion.