Some Oklahoma school districts will remain closed on Monday as the state’s largest teachers’ union continues its nearly week-long strike, demanding more school funding. State lawmakers approved adding $40 million to public schools on Friday, but the head of the…
School was closed on Monday. Same for Tuesday. And again tomorrow. Why? Because our students are worth more than what they’re getting from the state legislators of Oklahoma, writes teacher Amy Presley.
By Sean Murphy and Bruce Schriener, Associated Press
Many schools will remain closed for a second day in Oklahoma Tuesday as teachers rally for higher pay and education funding in a rebellion that has hit several Republican-led states across the country.
Thousands of teachers protested Monday in Oklahoma and Kentucky, demanding higher wages and more resources for students. So far this year, teachers in four states - each with a Republican governor and legislature -- have walked out of classrooms to…
By Erica R. Hendry, Vic Pasquantonio
Ripped binding, torn pages and outdated information -- such as listing the current president as George W. Bush, whose term ended in 2009 -- have been a visible rallying cry as teachers demand better pay and more funding.
By Vic Pasquantonio
Oklahoma legislators passed a tax increase for the first time since 1990 on Wednesday, which gave teachers a pay raise in hopes of averting a walkout. Teachers say they still plan to walk out of school on April 2.
Named for the Osage word meaning ‘prayer,’ the poem was Elise Paschen's way of tapping into a tragedy to which she feels intimately linked.
By Anna Kuchment, Scientific American
For 300 million years faults showed no activity, and then wastewater injections from oil and gas wells came along.
An Oklahoma state senator was arrested and a former governor's aide was charged Tuesday in separate investigations linked to sex scandals. These are the latest allegations to come out about Oklahoma's ruling Republican lawmakers and others with close ties to…
The Tulsa, Oklahoma officer who fatally shot Terence Crutcher last year is resigning from her administrative position at the Tulsa Police Department, a national police union said Friday. A jury acquitted Betty Shelby in May of all charges related to…
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