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September 23rd, 2016
Photo by M&R Glasgow / CC BY 2.0 Steve Lewis served as Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 1989-1991. He currently practices law in Tulsa and represents clients at the Capitol. You can find past Capitol Updates archived  on his website. Photo by M&R Glasgow /… Read more
September 23rd, 2016
In-The-Know In The Know is your daily briefing on Oklahoma policy-related news. Inclusion of a story does not necessarily mean endorsement by the Oklahoma Policy Institute. Click here to subscribe to In The Know and see past editions. Today In The… Read more
September 22nd, 2016
In-The-Know In The Know is your daily briefing on Oklahoma policy-related news. Inclusion of a story does not necessarily mean endorsement by the Oklahoma Policy Institute. Click here to subscribe to In The Know and see past editions. Today In The… Read more
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1,827

Number of Oklahoma public school students with disabilities who were subject to corporal punishment 2011-2012, 1,528 of whom were male

Source: Civil Rights Data Collection

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“It is a crisis and we have got to solve it.”

– State Superintendent of Schools Joy Hofmeister, on news that this year’s emergency teaching certifications is outpacing last year’s illustrating the state’s ongoing teacher shortage (Source)

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