StateImpact

StateImpact Oklahoma is a collaboration of KGOUKOSUKWGS and KCCU. Joe Wertz and Logan Layden travel the state to report on the intersection of government, industry, natural resources and the Oklahoma workforce.

Superintendent of Blanchard Public Schools, Jim Beckham, says if schools used property taxes for teacher pay, there’d be big inequities from district to district.

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Rachel Wachel after a court appearance in the Oklahoma County Courthouse in January 2018.

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Oklahoma State Department of Education

Baby Jacob weighs 7.14 pounds - some infants aren't as lucky.

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Preschool teacher, Irene Castell, works on counting with a small group of students.

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Preschool teacher, Irene Castell, works on counting with a small group of kids.

John Rex Elementary in  downtown Oklahoma City.

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John Rex Elementary in downtown Oklahoma City.

Interim Health Commissioner Preston Doerflinger, left.

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CDC-infant mortality

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Interim Health Commissioner Preston Doerflinger.

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Robert Romines is the Superintendent of Moore Public Schools. He says many administrators are very involved with classroom instruction on a day-to-day basis.

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Fourth graders at Chattanooga Elementary School play during recess.

Emily Wendler / StateImpact Oklahoma

Fourth graders at Chattanooga Elementary School play during recess.

A tagged Monarch butterfly on a flowering lantana plant at the Oklahoma City.

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Oklahoma State Department of Education

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister

A pair of drilling rigs in Kingfisher County, Okla.

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