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Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Student works to translate original Cherokee Phoenix issues
Northeastern State University Center for Tribal Studies will host a Native Life Senior Day, a free event for high school seniors, on Jan. 24.
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“At the Mountain’s Base” by Cherokee author Traci Sorell is a book that will be used a part of a curriculum on the history and culture of Native Americans in Oregon. COURTESY
“Bowwow Powwow” by Brenda J. Child is a book that will be used a part of a curriculum on the history and culture of Native Americans in Oregon. COURTESY
“Chester Nez and the Unbreakable Code, A Navajo Code Talker’s Story” by Joseph Bruchac is a book that will be used a part of a curriculum on the history and culture of Native Americans in Oregon. COURTESY
This school year is the first time districts are required to implement the change in classrooms – but the curriculum is not yet available for all grades.
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Alayna Harkreader
Alayna Harkreader interns in the nation’s capital for the National Council of Urban Indian Health.
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Oklahoma’s governor wants the state’s school superintendent to be appointed rather than elected, which would give the governor more power over public education.
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The club will provide 10 scholarships for $600 per academic year this fall.
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The Fund for Teachers grant program awards fellowships of up to $5,000 for individuals and up to $10,000 for teams of teachers for self-designed professional development experiences to take place anywhere in the world during the summer.
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Applications will be accepted until Feb. 28.
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Sequoyah High School in Tahlequah is facing a shortfall of math and science teachers. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Perceived low teacher pay could play a role in the lack of new teachers.
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Jolyn Choate, an educator since 1995, is in her eighth year as Sequoyah High School principal. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Jolyn Choate is in her eighth year as SHS principal.
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In this 2014 photo, Cherokee Nation Businesses employee Deborah Fritts reads to students at Oaks Mission Elementary in Oaks. The school recently received a $2.6 million gift from the Bill and Ida Hestor Foundation. COURTESY
The school board has embarked on much needed repairs and upgrades to buildings and equipment.
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With more than 703,000 students enrolled in the fall semester, Oklahoma for the first time has exceeded 700,000 students enrolled in public schools.	 OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Demographic information shows little change in the racial and ethnic makeup of Oklahoma students since fall 2018. Just more than half of the state’s students were Hispanic, American Indian, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, or members of two or more races, while 48% of students were white. OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Oklahoma City and Tulsa Public Schools maintained the No. 1 and 2 positions among the 10 most populous districts.
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