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Oklahoma school district sues over charter school settlement

Apr. 02, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City Public Schools is challenging a settlement that the State Board of Education approved aiming to change how schools are funded in the state. The school district filed a petition Wednesday challenging the board's authority to settle a...

Oklahoma governor signs 2 education bills despite opposition

Mar. 31, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Wednesday quickly signed into law two public education measures that were approved by the Legislature despite bipartisan opposition. Stitt signed a Senate bill that makes it easier for students to transfer districts and...

Oklahoma board settles 2017 suit seeking money for charters

Mar. 26, 2021 19:48 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Board of Education voted to settle a lawsuit filed by charter schools seeking tens of millions of dollars in taxpayer money, fundamentally changing how the schools are funded in the state. In a split 4-3 vote Thursday, board...

The Latest: Mexico receives shipment of Sputnik V vaccine

Feb. 22, 2021 23:57 PM EST

MEXICO CITY — Mexico has received its first shipment of Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine. Some 200,000 doses arrived to Mexico City’s international airport late Monday night aboard a British Airways flight from Moscow. Officials plan to use the doses to begin...

Oklahoma expanding vaccine access to teachers, school staff

Feb. 22, 2021 17:01 PM EST

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma opened its second phase of coronavirus vaccinations on Monday, providing inoculations to public school teachers and staff and to adults of any age with illnesses that make them susceptible to the virus. “Our goal is to make sure that...