Northeastern State University President Steve Turner talks about a partnership with the Cherokee Nation, Northeastern Health System and Connors State College for a satellite nursing program on July 8 as CSC President Ronald Ramming listens. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Principal Chief Bill John Baker signs a partnership agreement July 8 that creates a satellite Connors State College nursing program at Northeastern State University. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Northeastern Health System President and CEO Brian Woodliff helps announce a new satellite nursing program July 8 at the Northeastern State University campus. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
The tribe is to fund faculty position for a satellite nursing program at Northeastern State University.
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TULSA (AP) – An ongoing teacher shortage led Oklahoma public schools to hire roughly 1,000 more nonaccredited teachers in the most recent school year compared to 2017-2018, and that number is expected to rise, according to state education officials.

State public schools employed 3,038 nonaccredited teachers in 2018-2019, which is 54 percent more than the 1,975 who were hired in the previous school year. The state Board of Education received a recommendation list June 28 to certify another 818 teachers, which included 531 renewals, the Tulsa World reported.
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Chaydee Lawless and Gabriel Mouse join eight other Northeastern State University graduating seniors recognized with the honor.
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Joseph Byrd
Byrd will serve a summer internship at the U.S. Department of Justice through the Udall Foundation.
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TULSA – Twenty-seven Oklahoma educators will embark on career-changing professional development experiences this summer, thanks in part to a new Tribal Alliance comprised of the Chickasaw Nation, Cherokee Nation, Citizen Potawatomi Nation, the Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.

The Tribal Alliance is helping support 2019 Oklahoma Fund for Teachers grants, which provide self-designed summer learning experiences for Oklahoma teachers in the United States and throughout the world. Tribal Alliance members were recognized at a recent reception hosted by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, the national Fund for Teachers and the Tulsa Community Foundation, which partner to administer Oklahoma Fund for Teachers grants.
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Jasmine Carpitcher
Jasmine Carpitcher hopes to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology upon graduating high school to pursue an aerospace engineering career.
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The free camp is geared toward students interested in helping their schools and communities be more prepared for emergency situations.
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Amanda Ray
Sequoyah High School teacher Amanda Ray hopes to teach students that studying Shakespeare is important.
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The program is an inclusive four-year, post-secondary certificate opportunity for students with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.
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TAHLEQUAH – Sequoyah High School announced Justin Brown as its new varsity girls basketball coach on May 10.

Brown most recently served as the head girls basketball coach at Locust Grove High School, where he led the Lady Pirates to the Class 4A championship in 2015. Brown also won a 2A title while serving as the head girls coach at Pawnee High School in 2009.
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Yale sophomore Sophia Ross said attending the 2016 Cherokee College Prep Institute helped her discover the array of options open to her for higher education. The Cherokee Nation Foundation’s 2019 CCPI is set for July 14-19 at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. COURTESY
The Cherokee Nation Foundation’s 2019 Cherokee College Prep Institute is slated for July 14-19 in Tahlequah.
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