Proposal to Open Norman Charter School in a Church Raises Questions

Norman’s proposed LeMonde International School has asked to open in a church. The Norman Public Schools board denied the request, in part because of concerns over state-church separation. The State Board of Education takes up the school’s appeal Thursday, yet the church’s pastor now says the arrangement is off.

Hofmeister Forms Legal Defense Fund

A legal defense fund has been formed for State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister, who is charged with conspiring to evade campaign finance laws in her 2014 bid for office.

‘Watch-Out’ Forum to Focus on School Choice

Oklahoma Watch will host a public forum on school choice on Tuesday, Feb. 28. The guests will be Jonathan Small, president of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA), and Alicia Priest, president of the Oklahoma Education Association (OEA).