Education

Why do religious schools teach science better?

Private schools, which are mostly religious, outperform public schools in science scores. We should keep that in mind when a self-protective educational monopoly tries to scare us out of allowing educational alternatives.

Greg Forster
October 29, 2018
Education

From suffering to success: School choice provides student with autism a pathway to healing

After enduring years of bullying in his local public school, Seth Sutherlin found relief via two of Oklahoma’s school-choice options.

Staci Elder Hensley
October 19, 2018
Education

Oklahoma schools find creative ways to expand learning

Officials from a range of traditional public schools, public charter schools, and private schools briefed state lawmakers on some of their innovative educational approaches during an interim study on Sept. 11 in the Senate Education Committee.

Staci Elder Hensley
October 15, 2018
Education

Median income vs. teacher pay

According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median teacher salary for secondary teachers in Oklahoma was $40,090 in 2017. This was $6,460 more than the median personal income for all Oklahomans in 2017. Nationwide, secondary teachers had a median pay of $59,170 compared to $51,100 for those with a similar level of education in 2017.

Curtis Shelton
October 1, 2018
Education

Teacher unions echo far left

There are still echoes from last spring’s Oklahoma teacher walkout, not all of them welcome.

Jonathan Small
September 28, 2018
Education

Oklahoma students, parents testify on school bullying

Sobering statistics, moving stories from victims, and policy solutions were discussed during a Sept. 11 interim study on school bullying.

Staci Elder Hensley
September 24, 2018
Education

Cristo Rey showing inner-city students the path to success

As equal parts Catholic high school, college preparatory academy, and a real-world workplace experience, Oklahoma City’s newest private school—Cristo Rey Oklahoma City Catholic High School—offers an innovative, practical, and powerful approach to education.

Staci Elder Hensley
September 19, 2018
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