It is 'Back-to-School' for Most Oklahoma Kids

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          Jeffco Schools to cancel class April 26 due to planned teacher walkout        Teachers protest K-12 funding and changes to PERA

The educators were demanding more funding for educaiton in the state.

Some educators are still expected to lobby today at the Oklahoma Capitol.

The Asiakwa location of the Quality Education Now (QEN) project under the SOS Childrens Village Ghana (SOSCV) has organised a three- day capacity building workshop for pre-school teachers from public and private schools in the East Akim Municipality.

"Several classes and schools in the province will be merged with each other as a temporary solution to the teacher shortage", said Huynh Minh Thuan, director of the Gia Lai Department of Education and Training.

Despite the Oklahoma Education Association calling for an end to the walkout last Thursday, some teachers and supporters returned to the Capitol on Monday.

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Rusty Bradley, a high school technology teacher in Oklahoma for almost 28 years said "I'm fed up".

It would be up to voters to change where the marijuana money goes and give more money for student funding or teacher pay.

A school district spokesman reported that teacher absences were "nothing out of the norm" on Monday.

Students in a literature class at the Ethnic Minority Boarding High School in Gia Lai Province. If the bill is signed into law, it will phase out defined-benefit pensions for teachers and replace them with hybrid retirement plans that combine traditions pensions with features of 401 (k) accounts. "I mean, I don't know how many more times they can be told", Sears said. "It really is a wildfire".

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