Robby Korth

Education Reporter

Robby Korth joined StateImpact Oklahoma in October 2019, focusing on education reporting.

He grew up in Ardmore, Oklahoma and Fayetteville, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Journalism degree.

Robby has reported for several newspapers, most recently covering higher education and other topics for The Roanoke Times in southwest Virginia. While there, he co-created the podcast Septic, spending a year reporting on the story of a missing five-year-old boy, the discovery of his body in a septic tank a few days after his disappearance, and the subsequent court trial of his mother. Although the story was of particular interest to residents in Virginia, the podcast gained a larger audience and was named as a New and Noteworthy podcast by Apple Podcasts.

On a personal note, Robby loves trivia games and won his elementary school's geography bee in fifth grade.

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Gov. Kevin Stitt's office

Many rural school districts across Oklahoma are back in school. 

And unlike the growing number of urban and suburban schools coming back this fall – these smaller districts are coming back in person.

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KOSU is continuing to cover the developing story around coronavirus in Oklahoma. Bookmark this page for the latest updates.


In March, schools had to suddenly switch to teaching remotely when COVID-19 was discovered in Oklahoma. The lessons they learned are central to planning for a school year where the only certainty is disruptions from the coronavirus.

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As the first day of school draws nearer, Oklahoma school districts are rolling out their plans to educate amid a global pandemic. An increasing number of schools are deciding to start off online as COVID-19 cases continue to climb.


This story is part of an NPR nationwide analysis of states' revenue and budgets during the pandemic.


With cases of the coronavirus continuing to climb and Oklahoma schools slated to begin next month, Governor Kevin Stitt says he wants kids back in the classroom.

Oklahoma Historical Society

Few people have had a bigger impact on Oklahoma than early governor and framer of the state’s constitution "Alfalfa Bill" Murray. But his racist beliefs are now sparking conversations to change the way Oklahomans remember him today.

Citing rising COVID-19 numbers, Oklahoma City Community College announced Wednesday it is moving all its classes this fall online. It's the first public college in Oklahoma to announce such a move.


Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Deborah Gist announced at a special meeting Monday that she is recommending the city’s school board allow the district to operate in a distance learning environment on August 31. 

Epic Charter Schools has become the largest district in Oklahoma.

Uncertainty related to COVID-19 and what school could look like has families flocking to the statewide charter school that specializes in virtual instruction.