Northeastern State University cancels or postpones upcoming public events amid the COVID-19 crisis.
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When used in moderation and under parental supervision, devices of course can be incredibly powerful learning and communication tools, and in many cases, they will be vital to children’s continued academic progress while campuses are closed. STATEPOINT MEDIA
It can be tempting to allow children to pass some of the extra hours using digital devices, however, research shows that managing screen time is vital for developing minds.
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The Oklahoma State Board of Education votes to close public schools statewide for the remainder of the school year.
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A view down an empty hallway in a Tulsa school. State education officials are in discussions with school leaders on ways they can restart learning while social distancing. WHITENY BRYEN/OKLAHOMA WATCH
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Virtual schooling is one solution, but one that presents significant logistical challenges in some school communities. 
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Transitioning to a new plan for determining eligibility could result in a loss of funding to many of the Oklahoma districts currently qualifying for the Rural and Low-Income School grant program.
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Classes and all extra-curricular activities at Sequoyah High School are cancelled or postponed until April 6. Oklahoma has also closed all public schools through April 6 due to the COVID-19 threat. COURTESY
Sequoyah High School and public schools in Oklahoma will remain closed to at least April 6.
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Children in a class for 2-year-olds at a Norman daycare center raise their hands during a song in July 2018. WHITNEY BRYEN/OKLAHOMA WATCH
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Oklahoma State Department of Human Services officials say the industry is vital to a community’s ability to respond to a health threat such as COVID-19.
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Middle school students work on computers during a writing class at Bridge Creek Middle School in Blanchard on Nov. 21, 2019. WHITNEY BRYEN/OKLAHOMA WATCH
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In an unprecedented move, Oklahoma public schools are closed until at least April 6 as the state continues to calibrate its reaction to the COVID-19 virus outbreak.
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Rocky Mountain School students Katelyn Wilson, 13, left, and Sallie McMurrian, 14, create an anti-smoking poster March 11 in Stilwell to help celebrate national “Take Down Tobacco Day.” CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Notes written by Adair County high school students offer reasons they don’t smoke. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Students from Zion Public School try to determine what’s in a vape cloud March 11 as part of national “Take Down Tobacco Day.” CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Junior high and high school students from Adair County pick up cigarette butts along Stilwell’s Main Street on March 11 as part of national “Take Down Tobacco Day.” CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Adair County teenagers hold “Take Down Tobacco Day” early.
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Sequoyah High School, seen March 17, will remain closed for at least two weeks following spring break. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
All Oklahoma schools closing doors due to coronavirus.
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Kim Teehee was to discuss the significance of her recognition as the first Cherokee Nation delegate-designate to Congress at 6 p.m. on March 23 in the Webb Auditorium.
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