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Navigating another back-to-school mystery: Vaccinations

Health officials are concerned fewer children are current on their immunizations. And parents must rely on 2-year-old school vaccination data. One of the concerned parents is Rebecca Mauldin, who will send her 4-year-old son to a private school that...

 
 By KATHRYN MCNUTT    Local    July 12, 2020

A Ponca City man was an early 'Face of COVID-19' for Oklahomans. Here's how he's doing

PONCA CITY - Fifty-one days after COVID-19 put him in the hospital, Geoffrey Cowan returned home to continue the hard work of regaining what he lost to the disease. His physical therapist told him it...

 

COVID-19 vaccine could meet resistance in Oklahoma

When a coronavirus vaccine becomes available in the United States, the federal government and states will face a crucial choice: Should all or most residents be required to get the novel coronavirus...

 
 By KATHRYN MCNUTT    Local    May 8, 2020

Teaching reading in proven way – and now in a pandemic

Reading experts and brain scientists agree nearly every child can learn to read if they are taught using explicit, systematic, research-based instruction. So why aren't all teachers and schools using...

 

What medical groups say about reopening Oklahoma's economy

In the wake of Gov. Kevin Stitt's decision to start reopening Oklahoma's economy, Oklahoma Watch reached out for reaction from top medical groups and checked the remarks from Oklahoma City and Tulsa...

 
 By KATHRYN MCNUTT    Local    April 5, 2020

In face of unknown, daughter pushed to influence treatment for her parents

A double diagnosis of COVID-19 thrust Christy Yousefi into a weeks-long struggle to help save her parents. Her account offers a glimpse into how some loved ones of those stricken by the disease find...

 
 By KATHRYN MCNUTT    Local    March 27, 2020

As cities, state tighten restrictions, one question rules: Is it essential?

Each step taken by public officials to reduce the spread of the coronavirus in Oklahoma raises questions around what is banned and what's just a recommendation. Gov. Kevin Stitt issued orders Tuesday...

 
 By KATHRYN MCNUTT    Local    March 26, 2020

As cities, state tighten restrictions, one question rules: Is it essential?

Each step taken by public officials to reduce the spread of the coronavirus in Oklahoma raises questions around what is banned and what's just a recommendation. Gov. Kevin Stitt issued orders Tuesday...

 
 By Kathryn McNutt    Local    March 22, 2020

OU, OSU to go all-virtual for rest of semester

Oklahoma State University announced Wednesday all classes at its Stillwater and Tulsa campuses will be delivered online for the remainder of the spring semester to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. “Let me assure our students: We are working...

 

Early classes for Oklahoma high schools common despite health risks

Ariana Bradley sets multiple alarms that start going off at 5:30 a.m. on school days, but rarely rolls out of bed before 6:30. Bradley is a senior at Oklahoma City's Northwest Classen High School,...

 
 By Kathryn McNutt    Local    June 1, 2018

As U.S. student debt soars, Oklahoma schools stress financial literacy

Student debt in the U.S. hit $1.5 trillion for the first time this year, according to the Federal Reserve. Graduates who earn a four-year degree leave college with an average debt of more than $30,000, the Project on Student Debt reports. It is...

 

Oklahoma law school reports diverse student body

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Seventy years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court opened the door for nonwhite students to attend the only taxpayer-funded law school in Oklahoma. On Jan. 12, 1948, voting 9-0 in Sipuel v. Board of Regents of the University of...

 

University of Oklahoma upperclassmen live on campus

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Campus life is the good life for 600 upperclassmen who moved into the first residential colleges at the University of Oklahoma this semester. The stately and elegant Headington College and Dunham College opened in August with...

 

University of Oklahoma upperclassmen live on campus

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Campus life is the good life for 600 upperclassmen who moved into the first residential colleges at the University of Oklahoma this semester. The stately and elegant Headington College and Dunham College opened in August with...

 

2016 American Star Farmer carries family tradition

GARBER, Okla. (AP) — When the 2016 American Star Farmer isn't taking care of crops and livestock, he is studying the business, science and technology of agriculture at Oklahoma State University. Tyler Schnaithman — an agricultural economics...

 

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