Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton

Oklahoma starts school year short of teachers despite pay raise

Aug 23 2018

TULSA, Okla. The Oklahoma Board of Education on Thursday approved a record number of emergency teacher certificates to fill a shortfall of qualified faculty that has not eased even as the state enacted its first major pay raise in a decade.

After walkouts, U.S. teachers eye elections for school funding gains

Apr 14 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY/TULSA, Okla. High school physics teacher Craig Hoxie filed to run for Oklahoma's House of Representatives on Friday, a day after the end of a two-week teacher walkout that had pressed lawmakers for school funding.

Oklahoma parents fret over childcare, testing as teachers strike

Apr 12 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY/TULSA, Okla. Oklahoma parent Matt Reynolds backs a teachers' strike that has shut schools statewide, but each day it drags on is another he has to pay for daycare for three of his children.

Oklahoma approves tax deal but teachers vow to extend strike

Apr 07 2018

TULSA, Okla. The Oklahoma Senate passed a $44 million revenue and tax package on Friday to fund the state's public schools, but the amount fell short of new spending sought by teachers who walked out in protest of a decade of education budget cuts and low salaries. | Video

Chanting 'One day stronger,' Oklahoma teachers push for revenue bills

Apr 05 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY Thousands of Oklahoma teachers packed the state Capitol on Thursday to lobby lawmakers in the cash-strapped state for quick approval of a revenue package they say could end a walkout that has closed public schools for most of the week.

Oklahoma House approves education tax bill amid teacher walkout

Apr 04 2018

TULSA, Okla. The Oklahoma House of Representatives approved a $20 million internet sales tax on Wednesday as part of a revenue package aimed at ending a statewide walkout by teachers seeking higher pay and more education funding.

Oklahoma teachers take demands to state capitol in second day of walkout

Apr 04 2018

TULSA, Okla./OKLAHOMA CITY Sign-carrying Oklahoma teachers walked off the job for a second day on Tuesday, staging boisterous rallies in front of lawmakers and closing hundreds of public schools across the state as they demanded higher pay and more money for education in the latest U.S. labor action by educators. | Video

Oklahoma, Kentucky teachers skip school as frustration boils over

Apr 02 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY School teachers in Oklahoma and Kentucky walked off the job on Monday to protest cuts in pay, pensions and benefits, as discontent over years of sluggish spending on public education spilled over in two more U.S. states and threatened to spread. | Video

Oklahoma lawmakers look at tax hike to avert a teachers' strike

Mar 27 2018

TULSA, Okla. Oklahoma's Republican-led Senate will soon take up a measure for the first major tax increase in a quarter century to fund a pay raise for teachers, who are threatening to walk off the job next week, a party leader said on Tuesday

Judge deals setback to Cherokee Nation lawsuit over opioids

Jan 10 2018

TULSA, Okla. A federal judge in Oklahoma has dealt a blow to a Cherokee Nation lawsuit seeking to stop the flow of addictive opioid painkillers in its territory by issuing a preliminary injunction to prevent the case from being heard in tribal court.

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