oklahoma
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
Legislation
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
Culture
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
Legislation
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
Culture
Top education official forms committee to consider how to protect religious worship in Oklahoma public schools

The Oklahoma State Superintendent of Public Instruction is forming a new committee to ensure students’ right to prayer and worship is protected in public schools. Ryan Walters announced… Read More

February 27, 2023
Legislation
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
Culture, Public Education
Oklahoma AG walks back predecessor’s green light for faith-based charter schools, citing ‘unsettled’ law

(Daily Caller) – Oklahoma Attorney General Gentner Drummond rescinded his predecessor’s decision to allow publicly funded religious charter schools Thursday, according to a letter sent to the Statewide Virtual Charter… Read More

February 24, 2023
Culture
Parental choice bill goes to Oklahoma Senate

(The Center Square) – A bill that would provide a tax credit for parents who choose alternatives to public school for their child’s education is moving to the Oklahoma Senate. Read More

February 24, 2023
Legislation, Public Education
Bill would create statewide charter school board in Oklahoma

(The Center Square) – A bill that would create a single statewide charter school board in Oklahoma passed the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday. Currently, there are two charter school… Read More

February 22, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Oklahoma GOP education plan raises teacher pay, gives tax credit for private school

(The Center Square) – Oklahoma public schools would get an increase of half a billion dollars in funding and parents would have access to a parental choice tax credit under… Read More

February 17, 2023
Culture
Oklahoma Senate passes bill banning gender transitions for minors

(The Center Square) – The Oklahoma Senate passed a bill Wednesday that bans physicians from performing gender transition surgery on minors. Physicians would face a felony and a… Read More

February 16, 2023
Legislation
Oklahoma House will consider bill changing state education board

(The Center Square) – A bill that would change the makeup of the Oklahoma State Board of Education passed the House Common Education Committee on Tuesday. House Bill 2562 adds… Read More

February 15, 2023
Legislation
Oklahoma state board considers allowing nation’s first religious virtual charter school

(reimaginED) – A meeting of an obscure state board set for Tuesday could swing open the door to religious charter schools nationwide. Members of the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board in… Read More

February 13, 2023
Legislation
Oklahoma Gov. Stitt renews support for school choice as legislation pends in state senate

In his state of the state address on Monday, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt prioritized education reform and school choice. “Parents spoke loud and clear at the ballot box… Read More

February 8, 2023
Culture
Drummond says ‘state actors’ responsible for misuse of COVID funds

(The Center Square) – Oklahoma Attorney General Gentner Drummond said Tuesday, “a number of state actors and other individuals are ultimately responsible for millions in misspent federal relief dollars.” Drummond… Read More

February 3, 2023
Public Education
Oklahoma state superintendent unveils incentive-based teacher pay plan, targets literacy, trashes ‘equity’

Oklahoma’s top education official scrapped an across-the-board pay raise for public school teachers and instead proposed rewarding the state’s best teachers. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Ryan Walters… Read More

January 27, 2023
Public Education
IT worker in Oklahoma school district faces felony charges for stealing nude photos of students, teachers

A former Oklahoma public school employee faces up to 30 years in prison after his elaborate scheme to steal illicit photos was exposed. Zachary Milliren, a 26-year-old IT… Read More

January 20, 2023