Category Archives: State

What letter grades did your school receive?

The Oklahoma Dept. of Education’s new tool to assess schools includes overall letter grades as well as a variety of other measures, which were developed to comply with federal law. These letter grades were released in February and are calculated using data from the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years.

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AG Hunter resolves CEC student debt

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced for-profit education company Career Education Corporation (CEC) will forgo collecting more than $2.2 million in student loan debt from 1,131 Oklahomans as part of a national settlement.

In total, the company will forgive over $493.6 million to 179,529 students from 48 states and the District of Columbia. The only two states not included in the settlement are California and New York.  Continue reading

Stigler Amendments reach final step

WASHINGTON D.C. – Dec. 20, 2018, marked a historic day for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation as H.R. 2606, the Stigler Act Amendments of 2018, passed the U.S. House in a 399-0 roll call vote advancing the legislation to the White House to await signature from President Donald Trump signing it into law. Continue reading

CAIR is suing Texas – WHY?

CAIR is suing Texas because it believes that Texas should be anti-Semitic — after the state passed legislation that it’s not. That’s quite an admission of true colors on CAIR’s part.

Yet Monday, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) announced a lawsuit against the State of Texas for passing anti-BDS legislation last year.     Continue reading

Sen. Dossett files for vaping not video ban

Oklahoma has a ban on tobacco products for public and private school buildings and vehicles.  After conducting an interim study this fall, state Sen. J.J. Dossett has filed legislation for the upcoming session that would extend that ban to vaping.

“If you look at the studies coming out from the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Surgeon General’s office, there is clear evidence that vaping is harmful to adolescents, Dossett, D-Owasso wrote in a press release yesterday.   Continue reading