KIPP hopes to establish a world-class elementary school in northeast Oklahoma City.
OKCPS considers partnering with charter schools to improve public education and asks community for feedback.
The ESA legislation comes as lawmakers cut revenue dollars to common education and enrollment continues to climb.
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Calling it a “Trojan Horse” bill, the Oklahoma City Public Schools board voted unanimously to adopt a resolution rebuking legislation that would give city hall the power to sponsor its own charter school.
If Gov. Mary Fallin endorses Senate Bill 782, school districts outside Oklahoma City and Tulsa could open charter schools.
A bill to give Oklahoma City the power to sponsor a charter school won’t make it past the House common education committee, its author said.
Senate Bill 68 would allow OKC and Tulsa to sponsor charter schools, but not everyone thinks it should be passed.
John Rex Charter Elementary school builds neighborhood spirit in the heart of downtown.
The same could be said about use of the term “local control” in relation to education policy. An appeal to “local control” is thrown around at the state Capitol nearly every time education legislation is proposed. Over the last few years, I have worked with other legislators to improve our state’s anti-bullying statute. But efforts…