Oklahoma lawmakers eye education savings accounts

By   /  January 30, 2017  /  Education Blog, Oklahoma  /  No Comments

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School choice is on the legislative agenda in Oklahoma this year, with education savings accounts getting much of the attention, the Tulsa World reports. A bill by Sen. Kyle Loveless, R-Oklahoma City, would create an ESA program allowing parents to spend their child’s allotment of state education money on tuition, textbooks, tutoring and other educational needs. Loveless is […]

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Native American artist challenges Oklahoma’s right to say who is an Indian

By   /  December 2, 2016  /  Federal Government, Federal government, First Amendment, Free Speech, Legislature, National, News, Oklahoma, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

The Smithsonian National Museum in Washington, D.C., and Sports Illustrated model Kathy Ireland have something in common. Both have displayed the award-winning American Indian artwork of Peggy Fontenot, one of the 1,500 members of the Patawomeck Tribe of Virginia. “It’s history is with Pocahontas, John Smith and Jamestown,” Fontenot, who now lives in California, tells […]

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Morality and money: Criminal justice reform takes a step forward in Oklahoma

By   /  November 25, 2016  /  Criminal Justice, News, Oklahoma, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

It’s wrong. It costs too much. Put those arguments together, and you have a potent political message on criminal justice reform, evidenced by the electoral success of a pair of initiatives in Oklahoma aimed at reducing incarceration rates and reallocating funding to drug treatment programs. Right on Crime state director Andrew Speno characterized his organization’s […]

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Unsung Hero: An Oklahoma doctor brings the market back to medicine

By   /  November 18, 2016  /  Oklahoma  /  No Comments

Oklahoma City anesthesiologist Dr. Keith Smith was running his practice full-time in the early 1990s when he decided it was time to change the equation. So he and a colleague created the Surgery Center of Oklahoma, a facility that accepts only cash payment instead of billing insurance companies or the government.

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Oklahoma voters choose school choice

By   /  November 9, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, Oklahoma  /  No Comments

Voters chose to support school choice in Oklahoma, heading to the polls in support of educational freedom over those who would maintain the educational status quo.

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Rapid growth defines Oklahoma online school

By   /  September 30, 2016  /  Education Blog, Oklahoma  /  No Comments

Oklahoma’s largest online charter school has nearly tripled its enrollment in the past three years, and is showing no signs of slowing down. With enrollment currently at 8,500, the school hopes to have 10,000 students by the middle of the school year. “Clearly, we’re providing a quality of service and education that families are enjoying and appreciate, or […]

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