Stitt will order schools to pay all support staff despite loss of hours

Gov. Kevin Stitt is expected to order all public schools to continue paying support staff who have lost the ability to work due to the statewide closure of school buildings. 
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Education divide in Oklahoma widens with move to distance learning

In some districts the most students may receive are worksheet packets, storybooks and directed to watch public television programming that is being reoriented for students at home. 
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Board permanently closes school sites, patchwork of distance learning programs to begin

"It's going to look different for all schools and we have to accept that," said State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister at Wednesday's board meeting.
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State superintendent will recommend school buildings remain closed

The state board has a special meeting scheduled for Wednesday when they will consider further action after originally closing schools until April 6 in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Medication, meals and therapy; closed schools cut off lifeline for students

While the state has already received permission to skip end of the year tests and district leaders have been told not to worry about this year’s school report card, the other important functions of a school are not as easy to dismiss. 
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Statewide school closures likely until after summer break, some officials believe

Oklahoma's public schools are unlikely to reopen this school year, multiple officials with the state Department of Education have told The Frontier.
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State board closes all public schools for three weeks

Joining the majority of other states, the Oklahoma Board of Education approved closure of all public schools across the state for at least the next three weeks in response to the spread of COVID-19.
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Answering your COVID-19 questions

We know you have questions related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Oklahoma, and we're doing our best to get you answers.
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Department of Education ‘removing barriers’ that would prevent schools from closing

Oklahoma's Department of Education is telling schools not to worry about assessment benchmarks, attendance-based funding or other requirements when considering whether to close in response to the growing threat of COVID-19. 
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Segregation and working-class struggle part of Elizabeth Warren’s Oklahoma upbringing

Now a multicultural high school of nearly 1,400 students, Northwest Classen of the 1960’s was seen as a haven for white families looking to escape neighborhoods undergoing desegregation efforts. 
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