The new academic framework has been crafted to replace the Common Core standards that Gov. Mary Fallin repealed last year. Educators gave short presentations—then opened the floor up for questions and comments.
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The buzzing phone or ding of an email from the bedside table might be standard these days. But a long-awaited proposal that would increase the number of employees eligible for overtime pay could mean more companies curtailing the use of work email after hours.
When Nicholas Castillo was hired as a bank branch manager several years ago, he was told his $30,000 salary came with expectations.
Gov. Mary Fallin says the Ten Commandments monument will remain on the Capitol grounds while legislators and the state's attorney general fight an order from Oklahoma's highest court to have it removed.
Fallin released a statement Tuesday saying the monument won't be moved while Attorney General Scott Pruitt seeks a rehearing on the case and legislators seek to repeal an amendment to the state constitution.
The Oklahoma Legislature won't be back in session until February, and any amendment to the constitution would have to be submitted to a vote of the people.
In a required third vote, South Carolina's state senators voted to remove the Confederate battle flag from its prominent place flying on the Statehouse grounds. The final tally was 36-3. The House will now take up the issue, perhaps as early as Wednesday.
In both the Senate and the House, a vote on removing the flag will require a two-thirds majority. The bill under consideration would move the flag to the Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum.