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Oklahoma to get $5.5 million to Improve Schools
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Education has announced that Oklahoma will receive a $5.5 million grant to help improve schools that are persistently identified as low performing.
The School Improvement Grants to Oklahoma and nine other states were announced Monday by Education Department Secretary Arne Duncan.
The grant is awarded to state education agencies that use the money for grants to local educational agencies that are determined to have the greatest needs and a commitment to use the funding to improve student achievement.
Oklahoma is one of ten states receiving money to improve schools:
Indiana: $9.2 million; Nebraska: $2.6 million; Colorado: $5.2 million; and Louisiana: $9.6 million. The states receiving continuation awards are: Alaska: $1.5 million; Iowa: $3.0 million; North Dakota: $1.2 million; Oklahoma: $5.5 million; Texas: $49.7 million; and Wyoming: $1.1 million.
Posted: Monday, March 18 2013, 02:17 PM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Tornado watch issued for western, central Oklahoma
May 18, 2013 22:57 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A tornado watch is in effect for western and central Oklahoma.
The weather system brought severe thunderstorms to the Altus and Clinton areas, as well as Harper County late Saturday afternoon. There were no reports of rotation as evening approached but the tornado watch lasts until 11 p.m. Saturday.
The dangerous weather is forecast to continue into Sunday night as the system progresses to the east.
The tornado watch area Saturday stretched from eastern edge of the Panhandle to include the Oklahoma City area.
Forecasters warn that the system could also bring large hail.
The National Weather Service in Norman reports tennis ball-size hail along U.S. 62 near the border of Harmon and Jackson counties in the state's far southwest.
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From the FOX 25 First Forecast Center..Tornado watch for western and central OK until 11 pm Saturday night. Severe t'storms may also produce large hail and damaging winds. ...
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