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Driver's education training available to First Americans at no cost with new Chickasaw Employment Access program

Chickasaw citizens who are at least 15 years old can receive driving training through the Chickasaw Employment Access Driver's Education Training Program. Through training and coursework, including 10 hours of classroom instruction and six hours of behind-the-wheel instruction, program participants obtain their learner's permit...

 

Analysis: It Isn't Always Angry Parents Behind School Board Recalls - When the Teachers Union Tries to Unseat Board Members

This year, school board elections gained national attention in a way never seen before. Irate parents and citizens berating trustees and calling for their ouster became fodder for television news and social media. Ballotpedia reported that recall attempts nearly tripled in 2021. The press has examined the phenomenon, finding...

 

Oklahoma charter school audited for mismanagement of funds

OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma charter school was audited for apparent mismanagement of funds. In August 2019, the state requested an investigative audit of Justice Alma Wilson Seeworth Academy for mismanagement of funds. Some of the findings showed that after the school shut down, the superintendent kept a school vehicle that took legal action to retrieve, and she also used a...

 

Oregon middle school closes over safety concerns, student 'socialization' issues from year of virtual learning

A middle school outside of Portland, Oregon is abruptly transitioning back to virtual learning for the next three weeks to implement new "safety protocols" as many children are lacking "socialization skills" necessary in a classroom after a year of at-home learning during the pandemic. Reynolds Middle School in Fairview, Oregon, about 14 miles east of Portland, cancelled...

 

More than 20 school districts nationwide extend Thanksgiving break for teacher and student mental health days

(CNN) - More than 20 public school districts across the nation are extending their Thanksgiving breaks by several days to allow for mental health days for students and staff. Districts in at least six different states including Missouri, Kansas, Virginia, Florida, North Carolina, and Maryland have amended their schedules to include "wellness days" this school year. Missouri's...

 

Jobs and Wage Growth Continue in Minnesota

Minnesota's unemployment rate in October 2021 is back to where it was immediately before the global pandemic was declared in March 2020 at 3.5% (revised), down two-tenths of a percentage point from September, according to numbers released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The decline in Minnesota's unemployment rate in October was...

 

Ute Mountain Casino Hotel Team Member Honored During Gala

TOWAOC, Colo. (November 18, 2021) – During the recent Cortez Chamber of Commerce's annual Gratitude Gala, Ute Mountain Casino Hotel Director of Security Willard Light was presented with a Mountain of Thanks award. This special recognition was presented to Light for his department's efforts to create and implement effective...

 

Tribes Welcome Infusion of Money in Infrastructure Bill

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Tribes welcomed an infusion of money in the massive infrastructure bill to expand broadband coverage, fix roads and address water and sanitation needs, but they say real change will come only with sustained investment. President Joe Biden signed the $1.2 trillion deal earlier this week that includes about $11 billion in benefits for Indian Country,...

 

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