Oklahoma high school graduates’ scores on the ACT college-readiness exam declined in every subject this year, according to a report released Oct. 30. WHITNEY BRYEN/OKLAHOMA WATCH
According to this Oklahoma Watch graph, ACT scores for Oklahoma students have fallen since 2015 and is almost two points lower than the national average. OKLAHOMA WATCH
Oklahoma Watch is a nonprofit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) corporation that produces in-depth and investigative journalism as a public service for the benefit of all Oklahomans.
Oklahoma high school graduates’ scores on the ACT college-readiness exam declined in every subject this year, according to a report released Oct. 30.
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Students and parents walk toward a Tulsa elementary school entrance. Oklahoma is currently 42nd in fourth- and eighth-grade reading, 39th in fourth-grade math and 40th in eighth-grade math, according a recent report. WHITNEY BRYEN/OKLAHOMA WATCH
Oklahoma Watch is a nonprofit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) corporation that produces in-depth and investigative journalism as a public service for the benefit of all Oklahomans.
The goal is to be ranked in the top 20 states on the National Assessment of Educational Progress. It’s currently 42nd.
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TAHLEQUAH – Sequoyah High School’s H.O.P.E. (Honoring Our People’s Existence) club will host an honor walk on Nov. 13.

Beginning at 11:20 a.m. at SHS, club members will walk to the Cherokee Nation Tribal Complex and circle it to honor all Native people – past, present and future.

Club members are inviting CN employees to join the walk as they carry their tribal flags.
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A full list of events and co-sponsors can be found at cts.nsuok.edu and on the NSU Center for Tribal Studies Facebook page.
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Applications will be accepted through Nov. 29 for the one-day course.
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Stephen Highers, entrepreneur development manager for the Cherokee Nation’s Small Business Assistance Center, officiates as three teams present ideas to address issues in northeastern Oklahoma during the “Northeast Oklahoma Regional Alliance Shark Tank.” D. SEAN ROWLEY/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Todd Enlow, Cherokee Nation chief of staff, gives a welcome address during the Northeast Oklahoma Regional Alliance Regional Summit breakfast. The summit is held annually to discuss economic development, health care and quality of life across the region. D. SEAN ROWLEY/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Since 2009, NSU has hosted the summit, which is held to foster economic growth and collaboration in northeastern Oklahoma.
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Cherokee Nation citizen Chelsea Archie, a 2019 Fund for Teachers fellow from Owasso, participates in a research dive on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Archie and her teammate traveled to Australia to observe conservation programs in preparation for a new inquiry-based unit that engages middle school students with local and global conservation efforts. COURTESY
The Fund for Teachers program awards fellowships of up to $5,000 for individual teachers and up to $10,000 for teams of teachers.
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The Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness will host the conference on child development on Nov. 2 in Tahlequah.
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Emma Coombes
Cherokee Nation citizen Emma Coombes entered a drawing called “Changing the World One Book at a Time” that earned her $1,529” toward college savings and $500 for her school in the “Oklahoma 529 College Saving’s Plan Change the World” during the 2018-19 school year. LINDSEY BARK/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Cherokee Nation citizen Emma Coombes receives more than $1,500 for her college savings.
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Employees from Cherokee Nation Businesses and Cherokee Nation Entertainment donated and collected school supplies for local schools. Employee volunteers with the companies’ Community Impact Team delivered much-needed items to Moffett Schools. COURTESY
Employee volunteers visit classrooms to deliver items for students and teachers.
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Cherokee Nation citizen and educator Faith Phillips, standing left, works with one of her senior English classes on an assignment on Oct. 1 at Stilwell High School in Stilwell. Phillips recently raised funds to purchase Chromebooks for her students to use in the classroom. LINDSEY BARK/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
New Chromebook computers will be made available for research projects, completing college applications and building résumés.
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