National Group Praises Oklahoma's Charter School Authorizing Standards

A national ranking of charter school policies released last week by the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) recognized and applauded Oklahoma’s charter school oversight provisions. Read More

Former Oklahoma City Charter Student Returns as Teacher

By the time Johnesha Hawkins was a seventh-grader at KIPP Reach College Preparatory in northeast Oklahoma City, Tracy McDaniel knew the student had the right stuff. Read More

Oklahoma City Charter School Converts Indoor Pool into Dance Studio

Students from Oklahoma City's Harding Fine Arts Academy returned to a new dance studio and drama room this fall, thanks to the renovation of an unused indoor swimming pool. Read More

Korean News Crew Visits OKC Charter School

A news crew from Korea stopped by John Rex Charter Elementary School on Wednesday to gather information for a documentary on the revitalization of downtown Oklahoma City. Read More

OKC's Charter Schools Have Earned Funding for Facilities

In the private sector, success is rewarded and failure is penalized. But in the realm of public education, schools demonstrating the greatest success educating challenging student populations are often given the least financial support. It’s time for that to change. Read More

Charter school options expand across Oklahoma

All 77 counties in Oklahoma received the public charter school option Wednesday when Gov. Mary Fallin signed Senate Bill 782 into law. Read More

Governor Fallin Signs Landmark Legislation Regarding Charter Schools on Federal Trust Lands

Its official! Governor Mary Fallin signed House Bill 1034 on Friday May 1, 2015 authorizing federally recognized Indian tribes to sponsor charter schools on tribal property held in trust by the Bureau of Indian Affairs of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Read More

Rural Charters Win Over The House

Legislation approved today by the House of Representatives would allow rural school districts to sponsor a charter school. Senate Bill 782, by Senator Clark Jolley and Rep. Lee Denney, allows school districts to adopt a charter school model. It also provides for a way for the community to override a school board in order to create a charter school. Read More

Charter School Legislation Wins House Approval

House members gave their approval to a measure that expands the reach of charter schools in the state Tuesday afternoon after nearly three hours of discussion and debate. Read More