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Out of Class in Oklahoma

Oklahoma classrooms remain empty today as the teacher strike ramps up at the capitol.

Classes are canceled for an eighth consecutive day in classrooms across Oklahoma as the statewide teacher walkout over public school funding continues for a second week.Teachers are demanding more money for public education, and until the state legislature meets their demand of $50 million in funding, the protest will continue. Tuesday, 50,000 people marched 100 miles from from Tulsa to…

Teachers Take the Streets

Teachers in Oklahoma and Kentucky spent Monday marching out, demanding better pay and more education funding.

Public schools in Kentucky were closed Monday as thousands of teachers descended on the state capitol in Frankfort. Their anger was motivated by a pension reform bill for which Republican governor Matt Bevin told teachers they should be grateful. But, it was tacked on to a sewage bill and according to teachers, was passed deceptively and without input. Teachers said…

Oklahoma on Edge

A suspect is on the run in Oklahoma after allegedly shooting six people, including two police officers.

  People in Oklahoma are now on edge as a murder suspect is on the run. The man, 38-year old Michael Vance, Jr, is accused of killing six people in  a spree through the town of Wellston. Two of the victims were relatives of Vance’s, killed in the nearby town of Luther. Vance is also the suspect in the wounding…