Epic Charter Schools

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Three weeks after an explosive state auditor’s report alleged a laundry list of illegal activity, Epic Virtual Charter Schools remains in the news.

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Turmoil has swirled around Epic Virtual Charter Schools for years. But a state audit has intensified calls to take action against the school and its for-profit management company. And that’s clouded the future for the more than 60,000 students who attend Oklahoma’s largest school district.

This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and Civil Rights Attorney Ryan Kiesel about the fallout for Epic Virtual Charter School following a report from the State Auditor and Inspector and Governor Stitt faces pushback from trying to move forward with the privatization of Medicaid.

 

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Oklahoma’s Statewide Virtual Charter School Board started the process to end its contract and support for Epic Virtual Charter Schools Tuesday afternoon.

Monday was not a good day for Epic Virtual Charter Schools.

The virtual charter behemoth is facing fresh scrutiny from Oklahoma leaders in the wake of an investigative audit report that says they owe millions of dollars to the state.

  This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and Civil Rights Attorney Ryan Kiesel about a fight between the Oklahoma County Commissioners and the Oklahoma County Jail Trust over immigrations officers in the jail, the State Auditor releases a "deeply concerning" investigation of EPIC Virtual Charter School and the EPA gives Governor Stitt authority over environmental issues on tribal lands.

 

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The first part of a long-awaited report from Oklahoma State Auditor & Inspector Cindy Byrd on Epic Charter Schools was released Thursday. Byrd found a litany of problems in her investigation of the school that has faced legal scrutiny for years.

Epic virtual charter schools management company has been fined $500,000 for its now dismissed defamation lawsuit against Senator Ron Sharp.

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Enrollment in Oklahoma's statewide virtual charter schools has almost doubled compared to last year.

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.

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