Did Lobbying Efforts Influence Spending on School Panic Button?

A $3 million taxpayer-funded program will soon give schools across the state access to a relatively untested “panic button” app that can alert authorities and staff if there is an active shooter or other emergency. Approval came after company officials lobbied for the app at the State Capitol.

Has Oversight of Epic Schools Been Lax?

Who’s responsible for oversight of Epic Charter Schools? In light of accusations revealed by Oklahoma Watch and others detailed in a state investigator’s report, have overseers done enough to put a check on the state’s largest virtual school? State officials have asked for an investigative audit, but where it will lead is unclear.