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Numbers of the Day

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Friday, October 5

How much Oklahoma’s per-student state funding for higher education decreased from 2008 to 2018, after inflation, the 4th largest cuts in the U.S.

[Center on Budget and Policy Priorities]

Thursday, October 4

Chronic absence rate for Oklahoma students in the 2015-16 school year, below the national average of 15.5%.

[The Hamilton Project]

Tuesday, October 2

Percentage increase in general fund spending on Oklahoma corrections since 1987

[ACLU 50 State Blueprint]

Tuesday, October 2

Oklahoma’s national ranking for greatest number of instructional days lost due to out-of-school suspension for black students in 2015-2016, at 93 days of instruction lost per 100 students.

[The Center for Civil Rights Remedies and ACLU report]

Monday, October 1

Poverty rate for Black children in Oklahoma, nearly double the statewide child poverty rate (21.5%).

[Child Trends]

Friday, September 28

Share of Oklahoma City Metro Area workforce that usually works from home.


Thursday, September 27

Percentage increase in the number of drug overdose deaths in Oklahoma from 2007-2016

[Oklahoma Commission on Opioid Abuse]

Wednesday, September 26

Percentage of Oklahomans with a bachelor’s degree or higher whose degree is in science and engineering or a related field.

[U.S. Census 2017 American Community Survey]

Tuesday, September 25

Federal grants awarded to Oklahoma community health centers to expand access to mental health and substance use disorder services

[US Department of Health and Human Services]

Monday, September 24

Projected change in Oklahoma’s under 65 population by 2030.


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