Andrea is a projects reporter, examining key education topics and other local issues. Since joining the Tulsa World in 1999, she has been a three-time winner of Oklahoma’s top award for investigative reporting by an individual. Phone: 918-581-8470
State and Tulsa superintendents featured in latest Tulsa World "Let's Talk" virtual town hall.
As parents face deadlines to choose from traditional and new virtual learning options, officials with Tulsa Public Schools explain how the options best benefit students.
Districts have the opportunity to purchase additional hotspots for students not considered low income and for teachers and staff at the same cost and rate secured by #oklaed for the grant.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has indicated in public court records that its investigation concerns allegations of embezzlement, racketeering and forgery by top executives at Epic and willful neglect by members of its independent governing board.
State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister had proposed statewide mandates but was overridden by a majority of governor-appointed state Board of Education members.
Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education
The reprimand states the district superintendent and local school board "failed both your duties and your students" by not properly implementing laws, regulations, and policies designed to protect students from sexualized misconduct by teachers.
Oologah-Talala Superintendent Max Tanner is resigning as of the end of the 2020-21 school year after coming under fire by the state for the school district’s handling of five separate cases of teacher misconduct involving students.
Epic Charter Schools counted 38,026 students on Wednesday, making it the largest school system in Oklahoma. Tulsa World file