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Parents + Teachers = Student Success

OPSA had the honor of presenting on the important topic of how Parents + Teachers = Student Success at a recent statewide teacher professional...

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Phoneme Exercise: Grapheme Mapping

One of the most important activities a parent can do at home with their child is to practice all their reading and spelling skills through...

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Developing Phonemic Awareness

Phonemic awareness is our ability to hear every individual sound (phonemes) in words. It consists of segmenting and blending phonemes. We blend...

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Engaging Phonemes Activities

It’s important, especially for our multilingual learners, to learn how to properly pronounce phonemes (sounds) for the 44 phonemes in the English...

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Resources for Building Alphabetic Understanding

It’s important for students to have letter names automatized, which means they can recognize them accurately and automatically. You might be...

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New Oklahoma Parental Choice Tax Credit Rules Signed into Law

House Bill 3388, which makes some changes to the Oklahoma Parental Choice Tax Credit (PCTC), has been signed into law by Gov. Kevin Stitt. OPSA has...

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Oklahoma Ranks #7 in Parent Power! Index

Oklahoma is ranked #7 in the US in the 2024 Parent Power! Index, published by the Center for Education Reform (CER).

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Your Feedback on the the Emergency Rules for Oklahoma's Parental Choice Tax Credit Made a Difference

Our team at Oklahoma Parents for Student Achievement is sending a huge THANK YOU to the literally thousands of Oklahomans who submitted their...

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The Importance of the Science of Reading

OPSA partnered with public and private school parents, teachers, reading therapists, community partners, and administrators to dive into the Science...

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ASPIRE Oklahoma Plan - Kids Win!

OPSA partnered with public and private school parents and students to express all of our thanks for the historic ASPIRE Oklahoma Plan. Governor Kevin...

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ASPIRE Oklahoma: Record Public School Investments - What You Need to Know

OPSA has put together this Frequently Asked Questions blog to help public school parents, teachers, and school administrators learn more about how...

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Oklahoma Parental Choice Tax Credit Act: What Homeschool Families Need To Know

IMPORTANT UPDATE! On October 24, 2023, the Oklahoma Tax Commission updated the rules utilizing feedback from the public. Our FAQs have been updated...

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Oklahoma Parental Choice Tax Credit Act: What Private School Families Need To Know

IMPORTANT UPDATE!On November 30th, 2023, the Oklahoma Tax Commission announced that the application start date for the Oklahoma Parental Choice Tax...

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EKCO & Choice Matters School Choice Expo 2023

EKCO was proud to partner with Choice Matters to host two School Choice Expos in Oklahoma to celebrate National School Choice Week! The Oklahoma City...

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Open Transfer District Openings and Guidelines

With the enactment of Senate Bill 783 (2021), the Legislature made comprehensive reforms to Oklahoma’s school transfer laws, namely revising the...

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Oklahoma Aviation Academy teacher awarded $1,000 by Every Kid Counts Oklahoma

Every Kid Counts Oklahoma (EKCO) is partnering with local businesses for a second year to award innovative Oklahoma educators throughout the state...

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Beyond the Bell: Spring 2022

Every Kid Counts Oklahoma is proud to have sponsored the Beyond the Bell discussion series this past Spring. By partnering with and empowering...

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Innovative Teacher Winners List

Every Kid Counts Oklahoma is proud to honor Oklahoma’s innovative teachers, in partnership with Tulsa's News on 6 and OKC's News 9. We are honoring...

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EKCO's Holiday Gifts for Educators

This past holiday season, Every Kid Counts Oklahoma teamed up with legislators and Oklahoma businesses to donate to their local school districts...

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FAQs: Oklahoma’s New Open Transfer Policy

On March 31, 2021, Governor Kevin Stitt signed Senate Bill 783 into law and it went into effect on Jan. 1, 2022. Right School, Right Opportunity was...

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