Headlines for Wednesday, March 21, 2018:

Oklahoma Education officials have asked the State Bureau of Investigation to look into allegations of fraud and grade-tampering at Chickasha Public Schools.

A probe by the State Department of Education found evidence of more than 5,000 changes to course grades and nearly 19,000 changes to individual assignment grades within an online learning program offered by the high school.

The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Monday ruled a proposed state question that would ask voters to approve tax hikes on oil and gas production to help fund education can move forward.

The proposed State Question 795 was written by a group called Restore Oklahoma Now, which is led by a former president of the OIPA. It would ask voters to end discounts on many wells and impose an across-the-board 7 percent tax on oil and gas production to fund teacher raises and early childhood education.

Headlines for Tuesday, March 20, 2018:

  • State question approving tax hikes on oil and gas to help fund education moves forward. (NewsOK)

  • House leader outlines another teacher pay proposal. (Tulsa World)

Headlines for Monday, March 19, 2018:

  • With two weeks left till a possible walkout, state leaders are no closer to solving the issue of teacher pay. (Tulsa World)

  • Several groups are offering children places to go for the possible teacher walkout. (NewsOK)

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The teachers' strike in West Virginia may have ended last week, when Gov. Jim Justice signed a law giving educators a 5 percent pay increase, but the fight in other states is just warming up.

"You can make anywhere from $5,000 to $20,000 more by driving 15 minutes across the state line," said Dale Lee, president of the West Virginia Education Association. "We're having trouble keeping and attracting young teachers."

Headlines for Friday, March 16, 2018:

This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about a two week deadline for lawmakers to come up with funding for pay raises for teachers and state workers or face a walkout by both groups and an announcement by the state Attorney General and Director of the Department of Corrections that Oklahoma will soon be using nitrogen gas to execute people on death row.

Jackie Fortier / StateImpact Oklahoma

New research suggests people with intellectual disabilities are being turned down for organ transplants because of their disability. A growing effort to take human bias out of the decision highlights a little-known area of medicine.

Shiny red hearts decorate the tables at a restaurant in Moore. It looks like a Valentine’s Day party, but tonight the decor is literal: It’s the 10-year anniversary of Henry Weather’s new heart.