Teacher Shortage Forces Schools to Rely on Aides, Assistants

The statewide teacher shortage is forcing many districts to rely heavily on teaching aides and assistants. The classroom helpers handle many tasks that teachers used to do but are less able to now because of larger classes and more special-education students. But should some of that cost go toward hiring new teachers?

A Walk Through the Walkout

This timeline looks at events leading up to the teacher walkout, the high points of Oklahoma Watch’s coverage and the galvanizing effect the work stoppage had on Oklahoma’s teachers and teachers nationwide.

Final Stages for St. Gregory’s University

. With St. Gregory’s University’s bankruptcy, creditors, including the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, have sued for default on loans. The tribe had an agreement that said in the event of default, the tribe would get the university.