9 Investigates: Education
Oklahoma State Superintendent Criticized For Having Too Much PowerState Superintendent Janet Barresi has been heavily criticized since last month's budget cuts. Now, as educators prepare for the school year, many say they still don't know how much money they have to spend and some are anticipating layoffs.
Rural Schools Worry What District Consolidation Could Mean For ThemThere are few things that get people in this rural Oklahoma town more riled up than when people from Tulsa or Oklahoma City start talking about the need to consolidate school districts. They and other small town residents don't want the big cities telling them how to run their schools.
As School Year Approaches, Oklahoma Educators Face Real ChallengesWhen the state board of education approved a much-depleted education budget last month, State Schools Superintendent Sandy Garrett warned that students would "lose a lot" this coming school year. The Oklahoma Impact Team has learned she wasn't kidding.
See the initial FY11 State Aid allocations for all 527 school districts in the state