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Governor:Kevin Stitt
State Superintendent of Public Instruction:Joy Hofmeister
Quality Counts state grade:D+
Pre-K-12 enrollment:688,511
Number of school districts:600
Number of public schools:1,811
Number of public school teachers:42,073
Unadjusted education spending per student:$7,829
Percent minority students:49.1%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:60.1%
Percent of students with disabilities:15.3%
Percent of English-language learners:7.1%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:35.2%
8th grade math:24.1%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:28.9%
8th grade reading:28.0%

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Epic Charter Schools has exploded in growth in the eight years since it launched and now boasts an enrollment that rivals the biggest districts in Oklahoma. But those numbers are now coming under scrutiny from state investigators.
August 12, 2019 – AP
Investigators allege the founders of Oklahoma's largest virtual charter school embezzled millions of dollars in state funds through an illegal scheme involving the use of "ghost students" to inflate enrollment numbers.
July 17, 2019 – AP
Our political system is out of balance, and teachers must prepare the next generation to do better, argues teacher-turned-legislator John Waldron.
July 17, 2019 – Education Week
"Teaching is a political act," argues teacher-turned-politician John Waldron. And it's going to take more organizing to rescue public education.
May 21, 2019 – Education Week
A California teacher battling breast cancer made headlines recently when she was told state law required her to pay for the cost of a sub during her treatment. Where else are these kinds of sick leave policies in place? And why aren’t the unions doing more to fight them?
May 17, 2019 – Education Week
One mother’s complaint to the state of Oklahoma regarding her child prompts a state order affecting students with disabilities throughout Tulsa.
May 1, 2019 – Education Week
Many teachers went into the profession for the promise of a comfortable pension. But payouts haven’t always kept up with cost of living, and some retirees are barely scraping by.
April 25, 2019 – Education Week

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