Following statewide closure earlier this year, schools now adopting their own plans for navigating COVID-19

Though coronavirus cases in Oklahoma continue to rise, the state's Board of Education is not expected to issue a statewide closure of school buildings like it did four months ago. 
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Trial date set in state’s attempt to access virtual school records

The chamber claimed that if Epic's management company were forced to give up financial records it would set a precedent for any other private companies that do business with the government. 
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Senator says he was asked to delete Epic emails

The information provided by Wilkinson and the virtual charter school board to Sharp is a central part of a libel lawsuit Epic filed against Sharp last year. 
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An already hungry state sees its food crisis deepen

This is what it looks like when one of the hungriest states in the nation experiences an economic crisis of historic proportions, when more than 154,000 Oklahomans have filed unemployment claims and thousands of jobs seemed to vanish overnight at hotels, restaurants and in the oil fields. 
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At least one in four Epic students transfer out

Epic virtual charter school has grown into one of the largest school systems in the state but it has also become one of the largest producers of transfers, sending thousands of students in and out of schools across Oklahoma throughout the academic year. 
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Lockdown in DOC suspends prison education programs

The confinement of inmates to their cells in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 has also meant the pause of classes for thousands of students in Oklahoma prisons who were working on degrees and vocational certificates. 
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Hofmeister wants governor’s funds to focus on ‘digital divide’ in rural Oklahoma

Gov. Kevin Stitt will have nearly $40 million in emergency education stimulus funds to spend in the coming months and the state Department of Education would like him to focus on closing the digital divide, especially in rural communities. 
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Oklahoma schools adjust grade expectations in era of distance learning

“Our first priority right now are those seniors who are failing a class that they absolutely need to graduate,” said Greg Frederick, principal at U.S. Grant High School in south Oklahoma City. 
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Stimulus funds for tuition program may require more transparency

If Gov. Stitt decides to use emergency stimulus funds on the Oklahoma private school scholarship tax credit program it might require more detailed reporting on where the scholarships go. 
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Governor considering stimulus funds for private schools

On Friday, Gov. Kevin Stitt said he may spend his education funds on the Oklahoma Equal Opportunity Education Scholarship Act, which gives tax credits to individuals and corporations donating towards tuition for private school students. 
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