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Teacher’s union ends walkout, switching focus to elections: Oklahoma Education Association President Alicia Priest said educators were able to secure $479 million in funding for the upcoming school year, and will now shift their focus to the upcoming election season and sending smaller delegations of teachers to continue to advocate at the Capitol. [CNHI] ‘We have unfinished business’: Despite calls from union to end walkout, teachers return Friday to the Capitol [Tulsa World] Walkout resulted in major victories for education, but the work is not done [OK Policy]
Skyler Moore and more than 7,000 Oklahomans have been waiting for years for state help, but will the Legislature come through?: In Oklahoma, 7,634 people with IQs below 70 are on a waiting list for Medicaid-funded Department of Human Services assistance. Like Skyler, nearly 1,700 of those people have been waiting more than 10 years. It’s a statewide problem. In Tulsa County, 1,379 people are on the waiting list and 325 of them have been pending for 10 years or more. [Wayne Greene/Tulsa World] Take a number: Oklahomans with disabilities face devastating delays [OK Policy]
Oklahoma colleges enroll record numbers of Hispanic students: As Oklahoma’s Hispanic population grows, so does the number of Latino students at the state’s public colleges and universities. Many report they are the first in their family to attend college. [The Oklahoman]
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