Their letter was a response to to remarks the superintendent recently made about forming a committee to explore the role of prayer in #oklaed. Walters said he was elected to "bring back traditional values into the classroom."
No bill changes or else: Oklahoma House speaker challenges Senate over education plan, school choice tax credit
If his #oklaed bills are amended, Speaker Charles McCall said, no Senate education bills will get a House hearing this session. "If the speaker's goal is to kill school choice, he's doing a great job," the Senate pro tem responded.
Three additional candidates have applied for Tulsa Public Schools' vacant board seat. Interviews are scheduled for Thursday and a vote on an appointment could come on March 20. #oklaed
Statewide Virtual Charter School Board will be back at full membership to consider sponsorship application for St. Isidore of Seville Catholic Virtual School. #oklaed
Chief Talent and Equity Officer Andrea Castañeda, formerly the district's chief innovation officer, was also one of the point people on Tulsa Public Schools’ initial response to COVID-19. #oklaed
OU regents approve $175 million football operations facility; part of $390 million in athletics facilities upgrades
All projects will be funded through a combination of private and athletic department funds.
Regents approve creation of a Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity program to be offered at OU Polytechnic, which is anticipated to launch in Tulsa in 2024.
Tulsa Public Schools’ Board of Education voted 6-0 Monday night to table a vote on the vacant District 2 seat and reopen the application window through noon Wednesday. #oklaed
Pryer Aerospace's facility on North Sheridan Road is less than a mile from Tulsa MET’s campus, thus making it possible for students to walk between their internships and school. #oklaed
With Spring Break looming, 20 area districts have school board meetings scheduled for the first full week of March, including 12 on Monday alone. #oklaed
Senate Bill 11, by Sen. Dave Rader, R-Tulsa, would remove a legal restriction that prohibits prison inmates from obtaining grants under the Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant program. #oklaed
The number of STEM bachelor's degrees conferred by state system institutions has increased 47% over the last decade, and 29% at all degree levels. #oklaed
The 106-bed downtown facility, next to a new VA hospital and OSU Medical Center, will replace the current 56-bed Tulsa Center for Behavioral Health on South Harvard Avenue.
Several members of Tulsa Public Schools' Board of Education expressed interest at Friday night's special meeting in opening a second application window for a vacant seat. #oklaed
"I loved my acting career. But I have a new career now. I want to save my country," the 75-year-old Academy Award winner said Friday in Tulsa, speaking to a packed auditorium.
Traci Manuel, the first Black woman to earn the honor, returned to Booker T. Washington for a celebration. Senior A’Taylor Elliott said Manuel's surprise gift "changed my life."
With the 60-day appointment clock continuing to tick, Tulsa Public Schools’ Board of Education will reconvene Friday evening to once again address its vacant seat. #oklaed
Elizabeth Pollard, Gov. Kevin Stitt's science and innovation secretary will resign to take a job at Oklahoma State University.
It's the second year in a row that a finalist from a Tulsa area school district has been honored with the title.
Gentner Drummond had withdrawn a legal opinion from the former attorney general, appointed by Stitt, and cautioned the state agency against the proposal to open first religious charter school in U.S. #oklaed
Thanks to a schoolwide living museum, students at TRAICE, a placement-based alternative site, had a chance to dig in a little deeper for Black History Month. #oklaed
Despite a more-than-four-hour meeting Monday night, Tulsa Public Schools' District 2 seat is still vacant. #oklaed
OSU announces $325 million athletics master plan that includes new softball stadium, indoor track facility and Gallagher-Iba expansions
The new vision plan features three new complexes on campus and several expansions onto existing buildings.
Four items that ended in tie votes on Feb. 13, including agreements with two area universities, are slated to come back before the Tulsa Public Schools Board of Education on Monday night. #oklaed
Catoosa, Sand Springs and Union have selected their 2022-23 Teacher of the Year honorees. #oklaed