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Megan Prather: The year in Oklahoma education - NONDOC

The year in Oklahoma education
The year in Oklahoma education

What a long, strange year it’s been.

We collectively coped with adjusting to COVID-19, an election and a massive power outage all in the span of 365 days. For that, I think we all deserve an air high-five.

But before we plunge into a new year, take a moment to stroll down Oklahoma education memory lane with this collection of notable NonDoc stories from the unforgettable year of 2020.

School’s out for now: ‘This is a dynamic situation’

In March, the Oklahoma State Board of Education ordered all public, charter and virtual schools closed until April 6 to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.

“This is a dynamic situation. It’s very fluid,” State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister said during an emergency State Board of Education meeting March 16.

The Board of Education was confronted with other COVID-related issues throughout the year, including failed calls for a statewide school mask mandate as well as cancelling school report cards for the 2020/2021 school year.

Stitt announces $10 million in PPE for schools CONTINUE READING: The year in Oklahoma education