oklahoma
Courts
Taxpayers’ dollars being used to right an Oklahoma school district’s wrongs in hazing case 

Residents in an Oklahoma school district are facing a 12% tax hike after a school district “dropped the ball” and settled a doomed hazing lawsuit.   “The citizens of our school… Read More

December 13, 2023
Public Education
Oklahoma school choice program opens, receives over 30K applications in 90 minutes

When enrollment opened last week for Oklahoma’s new school choice program, it only took 90 minutes for more than 30,000 applications to pour in. The Oklahoma Parental Choice Tax Credit… Read More

December 12, 2023
Courts
WILL files amicus brief in support of Oklahoma’s Catholic charter school

The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty filed an amicus brief in support of the nation’s first-ever religious charter school, which is facing a legal challenge. Ever since Oklahoma officials… Read More

November 27, 2023
Public Education
New report outlines advantages of Oklahoma’s universal education tax credit program

Oklahoma is taking education freedom to a new level by reimagining universal school choice as a tax credit, and a new report explains the advantages. The… Read More

November 9, 2023
Public Education
‘I will not stand for it’: Oklahoma’s top ed official condemns school district suspected of dodging parental notice policy

Oklahoma State Superintendent of Public Instruction Ryan Walters voiced strong criticism of a school district he suspects is trying to bypass a state policy requiring parental notification for kids’ gender and… Read More

November 2, 2023
Public Education
Expert says Oklahoma textbook market needs to stop following California models

With news several textbook publishers have withdrawn from Oklahoma over new, stricter standards, one expert says it’s time the textbook publishers catch-up to needed reforms. “We’re going to see more… Read More

October 30, 2023
Public Education
Walters says Oklahoma education department is developing discipline policies

(The Center Square) – Oklahoma’s Superintendent of Instruction said he will be creating guidelines for every district on discipline. “You can go across the state and hear stories from parents… Read More

October 27, 2023
Courts
Oklahoma governor slams AG’s lawsuit fighting funds for nation’s first religious charter school

(The Daily Signal) – Republican Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt is criticizing a lawsuit filed by his state’s attorney general against the nation’s first religious charter school as a “political stunt.”… Read More

October 25, 2023
Public Education
Oklahoma lawmaker says DEI is destroying higher education

(The Center Square) – Oklahoma’s universities spend millions on diversity, equity, and inclusion requirements, and one lawmaker said he wants to do something about it. Sen. Rob Standridge, R-Norman, called… Read More

October 24, 2023
Courts
Oklahoma Attorney General Gentner Drummond sues state charter school board

(The Center Square) – Oklahoma Attorney General Gentner Drummond said the approval of a Catholic charter school by the Oklahoma Statewide Virtual Charter School Board violates the U.S. Constitution. Drummond… Read More

October 23, 2023
Christian Schools
Red state board approves contract for first religious charter school

(The Daily Caller News Foundation) – The Oklahoma Statewide Virtual Charter School Board approved a contract Monday for the country’s first religious charter school, according to The Washington Post. The… Read More

October 11, 2023
Courts
Court upholds Oklahoma ban on gender transitions for minors

(The Center Square) – Restricting doctors and hospitals from providing gender transition treatments for minors in Oklahoma has been upheld by a federal judge. Senate Bill 613, passed by lawmakers… Read More

October 9, 2023
Public Education
Proposed bureaucratic tax rules threaten the success of school choice program in Oklahoma

The public has an opportunity to weigh in with the Oklahoma Tax Commission (OTC) about its proposed rules for the state’s new school choice scholarship program. Under the proposed rules,… Read More

October 6, 2023
Public Education
Oklahoma school district under scrutiny for elementary principal who moonlights as a drag queen

The Oklahoma State Department of Education is investigating a school district “based on concerns over the district’s hiring practices as well as the use of taxpayer money on drag queens.”… Read More

September 29, 2023
Culture
In $11.3M federal fund maneuver, Planned Parenthood services expand

(The Center Square) – Tennessee and Oklahoma will receive a combined $11.3 million in federal Title X money in a workaround after the states were denied that money earlier this… Read More

September 29, 2023
Christian Schools
Oklahoma education department files motion to dismiss lawsuit against nation’s first-ever religious charter school

The battle over the legality of a Catholic charter school continues in Oklahoma, as top education officials in its support recently filed for the pending lawsuit to be dismissed. St. Read More

September 26, 2023
Public Education
Oklahoma school board defends elementary school principal over drag queen side-gig, previous child porn charges

A school board in Oklahoma is defending an elementary school principal who moonlights as a drag queen and faced child pornography charges 20 years ago. The details of the child… Read More

September 14, 2023
Public Education
Drag queen arrested on child porn charges hires fellow performer as kindergarten classroom assistant

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Western Heights Public School District in Oklahoma has reportedly hired a drag queen known as Carmen Deveraux, who works at Oklahoma City night club The… Read More

September 8, 2023
Public Education
Oklahoma partnering with PragerU to provide American history and values curricula for public schools

The Oklahoma State Department of Education is partnering with the conservative educational organization PragerU to offer resources to public school students. “I am thrilled to announce this partnership with PragerU,”… Read More

September 6, 2023
Christian Schools
Oklahoma Superintendent Ryan Walters defends nation’s first religious charter school

Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction Ryan Walters penned a defense of America’s first-ever religious charter school, which is currently being sued by anti-religious groups. The application… Read More

September 1, 2023