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General Counsel Brad Clark on Thursday presented to the board records he said showed a years-long history of Epic’s “nonresponsiveness and noncompliance” with state Department of Education requests for information about its use of taxpayer dollars — and new deficiencies discovered in reviews of Epic’s federally funded programs for special education and homeless students and English learners.

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General Counsel Brad Clark on Thursday presented to the board records he said showed a years-long history of Epic’s “nonresponsiveness and noncompliance” with state Department of Education requests for information about its use of taxpayer dollars — and new deficiencies discovered in reviews of Epic’s federally funded programs for special education and homeless students and English learners.

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General Counsel Brad Clark on Thursday presented to the board records he said showed a years-long history of Epic’s “nonresponsiveness and noncompliance” with state Department of Education requests for information about its use of taxpayer dollars — and new deficiencies discovered in reviews of Epic’s federally funded programs for special education and homeless students and English learners.

Each Epic student has access to up to $1,000 annually for extracurricular, educational activities through something Epic calls the Learning Fund. The newly revealed allegations concern how Epic has paid out and reported the expenditure of millions of dollars in state appropriated funds through its Learning Fund.

Epic Charter Schools under investigation: 10 key points you need to know

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"These grades are meaningless, and I think it’s important for the public to understand that for the second year, at least, they need to dismiss this information," TPS Superintendent Deborah Gist said. "Everyone in the state — everyone — understands that this current system is not an accurate reflection of school performance in Oklahoma."

See the data: A-F school-by-school grades for 22 Tulsa-area districts

Related: Board of Education OKs higher budget request, hears ideas to overhaul student testing system

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Corey Laronce Woods, 37, is accused of stabbing his father, 58-year-old Boyd Hatcher, over food stamps and bills at their home in the 1100 block of South Wheeling Avenue on Valentine's Day.

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A woman was fatally wounded when she was shot at a Tulsa apartment complex Wednesday, and police think the shooter

— thought to be her estranged husband — might have also shot someone in Glenpool and then carjacked someone near McAlester later in the day.

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