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JAY CHILTON ON THE TRENT ENGLAND SHOW OCT. 9, 2017

October 9, 2017 - 2:57pm CDT

Jay Chilton joins Trent in studio for a sports update, the latest on T-SET, and the budget and special session.   READ MORE

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JAY CHILTON ON THE TRENT ENGLAND SHOW OCT. 2, 2017

October 2, 2017 - 12:00am CDT

Jay Chilton joins Trent to discuss updates on Las Vegas, the trial of Alton Nolan, school name changes in Oklahoma City Public Schools, and a sports update. READ MORE

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'Dragalicious' for Kids, 'Ru Paul’s Drag Race,' Get Oklahoma Government Support

September 26, 2017 - 12:10pm CDT

Staff Reports Smoking and second-hand smoke are health risks. So are many other behaviors. But one Oklahoma state agency is so focused on opposition to smoking that it promotes bars and night clubs as long as the venues promise to be smoke free. One promoted Oklahoma City night club specif... READ MORE

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Relationship Between OSSBA, Schools Risk Management Trust Examined

September 25, 2017 - 2:20pm CDT

By Jay Chilton, CIJ Insurance is easy to forget about until you need it, like when a building is damaged in a storm or a customer slips and sues. As an alternative to traditional insurance, some Oklahoma public school districts participate in a self-insurance program. Records show the program h... READ MORE

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JAY CHILTON ON THE TRENT ENGLAND SHOW SEPT. 25, 2017

September 25, 2017 - 12:00am CDT

Jay Chilton joins the show to give an update on sports, tonight's upcoming school board meeting, and "ghost teachers." READ MORE

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Oklahoma Teachers in Traditional Public Schools Four Times as Likely to Be Chronically Absent as Teachers in Charter Schools

September 21, 2017 - 2:23pm CDT

By J.E. McReynolds Students learn more when their regular teachers are in the classroom. They learn less when those teachers are absent. Charter schools have much lower rates of chronic absenteeism among teachers than do traditional public schools. Ergo, charter school students have a better shot ... READ MORE

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Is OKCPS a Sanctuary School District? Officials Send Mixed Messages

September 19, 2017 - 9:09am CDT

By Jay Chilton, CIJ Oklahoma City Public Schools Superintendent Aurora Lora issued a statement on Sept. 5 in opposition to the Trump administration’s decision to rescind an Obama-era executive order establishing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA allowed some individual... READ MORE

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OKCPS Board Gives Attention to School Names, DACA

September 18, 2017 - 4:05pm CDT

By Jay Chilton, CIJ Three sites in the Oklahoma City School District—M.L. King, Jr. Elementary School, F.D. Moon Elementary School, and Oklahoma Centennial Middle School—rank among the nation’s 20 worst-performing public schools, according to an article published by NeighborhoodScout.com. ... READ MORE

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JAY CHILTON ON THE TRENT ENGLAND SHOW SEPT. 18, 2017

September 18, 2017 - 12:00pm CDT

Jay Chilton joins Trent to give an update on sports, state fair food, and his latest findings on "sanctuary schools" in Oklahoma City. READ MORE

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Surplus Funds at Statewide Virtual Charter School Board Discussed

August 21, 2017 - 1:14pm CDT

By Jay Chilton, CIJ OKLAHOMA CITY — Possible uses for $2.7 million in surplus funds are under consideration by the Oklahoma Statewide Virtual Charter School Board (SVCSB), the body which oversees the operation of Oklahoma’s statewide virtual charter schools. According to the SVCSB website, Oklahom... READ MORE

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