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Report: Oklahoma lagging in per-student spending


December 14, 2018

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma is trailing behind neighboring states in per-student spending, even when factoring in this year's teacher pay raises, according to a recent report.

The National Center for Education Statistics report shows that Oklahoma's annual expenditures were nearly $1.3 billion below the regional average for the 2015-16 school year, The Tulsa World reported . The region includes Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, New Mexico, Colorado and Texas.

The region spent an average of roughly $9,900 per student, but Oklahoma lagged behind by about $1,800.

Adjusting the figures to include...

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