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More Teachers in Oklahoma May Soon Carry Guns

More Teachers in Oklahoma May Soon Carry Guns

In order to try and prevent the number of shootings and deaths, legislators in the Sooner State keep coming back to one idea: allowing teachers to carry guns on school property. This, they argue, would allow teachers to defend their students and themselves in the case of an active shooter on campus.

Six Guaranteed Rights Under IDEA

Six Guaranteed Rights Under IDEA

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, more commonly simply referred to as IDEA, was adopted in 1975 and amended again in 2004. Under this act, children with disabilities, as well as their parents, are granted many rights as they pertain to education. Below are six of the most important rights every parent should know about to ensure their child is treated fairly and justly while at school.

Can Parents Sue for Bullying in Oklahoma?

Can Parents Sue for Bullying in Oklahoma?

Bullying at school is a huge problem in Oklahoma, and it has been for several years. It’s also not a problem restricted to elementary schools. In 2015 the Oklahoma State Department of Education stated that 20 percent of high school students were bullied while at school. Another 14 percent claimed they were bullied online. Bullying has serious and long-term effects on children. It can lead to withdrawal from social situations, depression, poor grades, and more.