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Bullying Presentation by Parent Child Center of Tulsa

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‘This is Me’ (Epic Charter School video on Bullying)

At our recent interim study on bullying, Epic Charter School presented a powerful video that allowed several Epic students to share their personal experiences with bullying.  Alexis Russell and her mom, Tiffany Odom, (from the video)  both appeared before the Senate Education Committee and personally shared their pain.

Oklahoma Students, Parents testify at School Bullying Study (by Staci Hensley)

Hard statistics and program options, interspersed with moving personal stories from victims, were featured during an interim study on school bullying conducted on Sept. 11 in the Senate Education Committee at the request of state Sen. Rob Standridge (R-Norman). A broad range of speakers addressed the complex issue, providing information on state and national research […]

Interim Study: Innovations in Education

Tuesday afternoon we looked at Innovation in Education, highlighting some very impressive programs around the state that are working very hard to give the absolute best to all the children in our schools in the state. We heard from public schools, both traditional and charter, and private schools that took the time to tell those […]

Interim Study: Stomp Out Bullying

Had three very informative interim studies this week. The first was on integrating state workforce development under one one-stop-shop entity. Several states, including Texas and Florida, have done this and based on testimony during the study it has performed better for the citizens of those states who are seeking employment or training for employment. On […]