Oklahoma students battle poverty in fight to learn

Ryal Public School is one of the poorest in Oklahoma, but students perform well on state academic exams.

BY CARRIE COPPERNOLL Modified: February 23, 2013 at 7:51 pm •  Published: February 24, 2013
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HENRYETTA — Sometimes students climb onto the school bus wearing socks but no shoes, even in the wintertime. But when they get to school, they poke away at assignments on iPads in warm classrooms.

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