Teacher Walkout

Mustang teacher reunites with former student during walkout

By LARISSA COPELAND News Editor When Mustang kindergarten teacher Davette Ravencraft went to the state Capitol last month to participate in a teacher walkout, she had mixed feelings. “If we didn’t do something, nothing was going to get done,” she said. “They’ve promised and promised, and we’ve believed and believed, but nothing has ever happened.”…

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Teachers, students return to class

On Day 140, students and teachers returned to the classroom at schools throughout Yukon. And with that, the calendar begins to tick to the start of summer. This year, summer break will start a little more than a week later than expected. That’s because for the past two weeks, Yukon educators, like more than 30,000…

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Summer school: Walkout forces Yukon to extend school year

The Yukon school year will be extended until at least May 30 after teachers decided to continue their walkout this week at the state Capitol. Yukon’s teachers voted by an overwhelming margin Friday to continue their walkout through at least Wednesday, meaning the first day students could be back in class is Thursday. However, Superintendent…

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Walkout length uncertain

By CHRIS EVERSOLE/TERRY GROOVER Staff Writers Mustang schools will be closed through at least the end of this week as teachers continue to participate in a walkout at the state Capitol. Mustang Education Association President Mark Webb said he and other representatives of the Oklahoma Education Association have continued to lobby legislators for additional educational…

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Mustang teachers get broad support in walkout plan

By CHRIS EVERSOLE Staff Writer Mustang Public Schools are preparing the planned April 2 that the Oklahoma Education Association has called – with the support of individual board of education members and many parents. Representatives of the Mustang Education Association, representing teachers in the school district, spoke at Monday’s board meeting, and board members responded…

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Yukon School Board encourages action on teacher pay

The Yukon Board of Education has joined dozens of other school boards across the state encouraging state lawmakers to develop a solution to Oklahoma’s financial problems. In a special meeting Wednesday, the board voted 4-0 to endorse a resolution asking the Legislature to develop a funding source to provide an increase in teacher pay to…

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Teacher walkout effort to draw Yukon school board’s approval

While Yukon is one of the highest paying districts in the area, officials with the Yukon School District say their teachers deserve to be paid more. The school board, during a special meeting planned for Wednesday morning at 7:30, is expected to approve a resolution supporting a proposed teacher walkout on April 2. Wednesday’s meeting…

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Yukon school district to support teacher walkout

As teachers prepare to walk out of their classrooms as a way to bring their financial concerns to the front burner, Yukon’s superintendent said he supports their efforts … if there is something to protest for. Dr. Jason Simeroth said Monday that a proposal by the Oklahoma Education Association to call its members to strike…

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