‘Mixed bag of feelings:’ Back in the classroom, Tulsa teacher wishes walkout had continued

“What we’re doing now is we’re really going to start to support candidates who support education platforms,” Cherry said. “This is not over. Even though we’re not at the Capitol, it’s not over.”
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‘A Better Way’ program offers hope to people panhandling in Tulsa

“It’s people watching you, looking at you, judging you. Guilt,” Linda Boyle said of her panhandling. “It’s just hard because I know I’m very capable of working, I just am not able to find a fit for me yet.”
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Teacher walkout presents unique challenges for children with special needs

Though several communities have offered activities and daycare programs for students during the shut down, the majority aren’t suited for children with special needs.
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Ready for the long haul: Anthony Cherry advocates for teachers in Oklahoma City

Part of an occasional series: Booker T. Washington teacher Anthony Cherry was among the tens of thousands of Oklahoma educators who stormed the state Capitol this week to advocate for better funding.
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‘More needs to be done’: Tulsa-area communities support teacher walkout from home

On Monday, thousands of teachers headed to the state Capitol to rally and schools across the state shutdown. Meanwhile, hundreds of people in the Tulsa area supported the movement from home.
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‘Big picture thinking:’ As fight for education funding continues, Anthony Cherry adjusts

Part of an occasional series: Anthony Cherry has had to make big adjustments already as teachers near a planned walkout date. What he wonders is: "What will happen next?"
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Lead reporter on Shadow Land project named to Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame

Mary Hargrove is among nine new members who will be indicted to the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond on May 3. 
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‘Is anybody home? We have blankets’: Count offers snapshot of homelessness in Tulsa

Though the day was unseasonably warm, temperatures had dropped quickly as night approached. With flashlights and care packages that included a blanket, bottled water and snacks, the team set out just before sunset.
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How cash-strapped college students increase poverty levels in Oklahoma

Data shows how some Oklahoma communities would likely see their overall poverty rate cut almost in half when omitting college students from the overall calculation.
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As TPS mulls name change for Lee Elementary, mysterious survey circulates calling Confederate General a ‘cruel,’ violent slave owner

The survey questions public knowledge about the history of Robert E. Lee as TPS mulls changing the name of Lee Elementary School.
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