Oklahoma enacts universal school choice

(The Center Square) – Gov. Kevin Stitt signed private and homeschool tax credits Thursday that was praised by some and called a “voucher scheme” by others. “School choice shouldn’t be… Read More

May 26, 2023
Oklahoma lawmakers pass teacher pay raises, school safety measures

(The Center Square) – Oklahoma teachers will see raises between $3,000 and $6,000, depending on experience, as part of an education package approved by lawmakers by lawmakers on Friday. The… Read More

May 22, 2023
Public Education
School choice chalking up more wins across country

(The Daily Signal) – The momentum for school choice is continuing to build nationwide. Eight states have enacted new education choice policies or have expanded existing ones so far this… Read More

May 17, 2023
Oklahoma lawmakers reach deal on school choice, teacher raises

(The Center Square) – A bill giving parents up to $7,500 in tax credits to send their children to the school of their choice is headed to Gov. Kevin Stitt’s… Read More

May 16, 2023
Stalemate continues over Oklahoma education bills

(The Center Square) – A bill providing school choice tax credits for parents sits in the House of Representatives, and that’s where it will stay until the Senate passes… Read More

May 4, 2023
Public Education
‘We’re not doing that here,’ Oklahoma schools superintendent says of DEI instruction

(Daily Signal) – Oklahoma is taking a lead on school choice programs and resisting far-left ideology in classrooms across the state. “It is amazing how aggressive the Biden administration is… Read More

May 2, 2023
Oklahoma lawmaker says Senate will not be bullied as it passes school choice bill

(The Center Square) – The Oklahoma Senate passed an amended school choice bill late Thursday as it continues its showdown with the House and Gov. Kevin Stitt. Read More

April 28, 2023
Oklahoma House approves governor’s school choice plan, teacher raises

Oklahoma passed two pieces of legislation Wednesday that together would create the state’s first education choice plan. HB 1935, a parental choice tax credit, passed the… Read More

April 27, 2023
Legislation, Public Education
Stitt proposes $800 million education bill

(The Center Square) – Gov. Kevin Stitt offered what he called a “compromise” Friday to two education bills that have the House and Senate at odds. The governor’s $800 million… Read More

April 24, 2023
Oklahoma Gov. Stitt says he wants to ‘unlock more private schools’ for religious families

(Daily Caller) – Republican Governor Kevin Stitt of Oklahoma told the Daily Caller News Foundation Monday that he wants parents to have the option to send their children to religious… Read More

April 19, 2023
Oklahoma governor promotes schools choice, calls for no income cap

(Daily Caller) – Republican Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt touted school choice legislation on Monday as the state legislature continues to debate its individual education plans. In the 2023 legislative session,… Read More

April 18, 2023
Legislation, Public Education
Bill would create new Oklahoma Charter School Board

(The Center Square) – The authority to sponsor statewide virtual charter schools in Oklahoma would be in the hands of a new nine-member board under a bill that advanced… Read More

April 12, 2023
Public Education
Bill clarifies Oklahoma’s school bathroom gender restrictions

(The Center Square) – Last year Oklahoma lawmakers passed a bill that would require students to use the bathroom of their biological sex, and this session they are clarifying… Read More

April 5, 2023
Oklahoma Senate approves private school tax credits, teacher pay raises

(The Center Square) – The Oklahoma Senate passed a bill that would give parents with an income of $250,000 a $7,500 private school tax credit. HB 1935 would give… Read More

April 3, 2023
Oklahoma softball star Jayda Coleman gets baptized as team pursues 3rd national title

(Sports Spectrum) – Jayda Coleman, a junior center fielder on the Oklahoma softball team, has yet to experience what it’s like to not win the national championship in her college career. Read More

March 24, 2023
Public Education
Oklahoma private and parochial schools outscore public schools while spending less

Recent analysis from the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs shows that private and parochial schools charge much less than public ones and have more to show for it. Read More

March 16, 2023
Christian Schools, Legislation
Why chipping away at the Blaine Amendments is important for school choice

With 29 states currently considering school choice legislation, the education freedom movement seems unstoppable. But the legacy of a 19th century congressman hasn’t made it… Read More

March 10, 2023
Public Education
Oklahoma Gov. Stitt and Superintendent Walters partner to increase government efficiency

The Oklahoma governor announced a new initiative to increase government efficiency – and the state’s education superintendent was the first to take decisive action. Gov. Kevin Stitt announced… Read More

March 9, 2023
Oklahoma legislature considers multiple bills to expanding school choice, including one for homeless students

Oklahoma is considering an update to its school choice voucher program that would include homeless children. SB 358, introduced by Sen. Julie Daniels, R-Bartlesville, revises standards to the… Read More

March 2, 2023
Oklahoma is set to debut a first-of-its-kind school choice program

(Daily Caller) – While conventional school choice programs typically involve vouchers administered by the state, Oklahoma is set to create a tax credit-based initiative to fund education outside the public… Read More

February 27, 2023