Friday, January 17, 2020

Percent of Oklahoma 4-year-olds enrolled in public pre-k programs, compared to only 33 percent nationally.

[Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education]

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Average state and local sales tax rate in Oklahoma, ranking us as the 7th highest sales tax state

[Source: Tax Foundation]

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Number of emergency certified teachers in Oklahoma from July-November 2019. Up from 3,038 in the 2018-2019 school year.

[Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education]

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Estimated amount of uncollected court fines and fees between 2012 and 2018

[Source: Open Justice Oklahoma]

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Monday, January 13, 2020

Percent of Oklahoma PK-12 students who are economically disadvantaged.

[Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education]

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Friday, January 10, 2020

The percentage of women in Oklahoma prisons with a history of or currently presenting symptoms of severe mental illness.

[Source: Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services]

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Share of Oklahoma student aid that was need-based in 2017-18. Shares in other states range from 0 to 100 percent, with most states awarding over 90 percent of financial aid grant dollars base on need.

[Source: The Pew Trusts]

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

The estimated number of Oklahoma children who were food insecure in 2016.

[Source: KIDS COUNT]

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Oklahoma’s ranking in per pupil spending for its rural students. Only Idaho spends less.

[Source: Why Rural Matters 2018-2019]

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Monday, January 6, 2020

The largest number of confirmed tornadoes in a single year in Oklahoma’s history which happened in 2019.

[Source: US National Weather Service Norman Oklahoma]

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