Jennifer Palmer

Cheat Codes: Students Search For Shortcuts as Virtual Schooling Expands
Cheating has always been an issue in schools, but there is little getting in the way for students today. Shared answers have become even more accessible as districts have adopted or expanded their use of popular online learning programs.
October 23, 2020
In Oklahoma, Online School's Operator Refuses to Release Spending Records. In California, Records Are Public
The company that manages Epic Charter Schools in Oklahoma refuses to provide state auditors details about how it spends millions of dollars provided by the state to pay for students’ extra activities.
August 3, 2020
In Oklahoma, Shift to Distance Learning Highlights Stark Inequity in Students’ Internet Connection
Teachers have tried to reach students through phone calls, emails and letters. Despite the efforts, some students didn’t respond.
May 5, 2020
Despite Pleas, Hundreds of Oklahoma Child Care Centers Close
When the coronavirus pandemic hit Oklahoma, state officials urged child care centers to stay open for the children of first responders and other essential personnel. But as of this week, 734 child care centers have closed, according to the Department of Human Services.
April 10, 2020
Testing: Are Long Waits for Tests and Results Over?
Oklahoma’s first case of COVID-19 was reported March 17, but until this week, only vulnerable populations and critically ill patients were being tested, based on strict guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.
April 5, 2020