Oklahoma

There’s nothing like legislation on the issue of religious tolerance to test the limits of tolerance.
June 4, 2008 – Education Week
The board wants to make sure not only that principals around the state report data on school-dropout and college-remediation rates, but also that the data get presented to local school boards for discussion.
May 14, 2008 – Education Week
Gov. Henry this month urged lawmakers to follow through with the final year of a five-year plan to raise Oklahoma’s average teacher salary by $1,200.
February 13, 2008 – Education Week
The school board accepted the resignation of suspended Superintendent John Q. Porter last week in an agreement in which board Chairman Cliff Hudson also resigned.
January 30, 2008 – Education Week
John Q. Porter is facing allegations that include improper billing of the district for some expenses.
January 23, 2008 – Education Week
State lawmakers increased teacher pay and cleared the way for universities and cities to become chartering agencies in large school districts.
June 13, 2007 – Education Week
Gov. Brad Henry has asked for $15 million in the fiscal 2008 budget for a pilot program to expand preschool to 3-year-olds, according to Paul Sund, the governor’s communications director.
February 14, 2007 – Education Week
An Oklahoma law intended to curb runaway bureaucracy could have 10 tiny school districts scrambling to make ends meet this year.
January 17, 2007 – Education Week
The Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics has received a $500,000 gift from the Oklahoma City-based natural-gas producer Chesapeake Energy Corp. to fund an endowed chair in geophysics at the school. School officials say it is the first endowed chair at an Oklahoma public high school.
December 20, 2006 – Education Week
In a special session this summer, Oklahoma lawmakers passed a $2.3 billion K-12 budget for fiscal 2007—an increase of 8.5 percent over fiscal 2006.
September 13, 2006 – Education Week

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