Prison education in Oklahoma: By the numbers

Prison education in Oklahoma: By the numbers
Oklahoman Modified: December 21, 2013 at 11:00 pm •  Published: December 21, 2013
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BY THE NUMBERS

$361,662

The amount of federal funding the state Board of Education approved in September for Corrections Department adult education and literacy programs in fiscal year 2014.

About 84%

The percentage of prisoners who passed the full battery of GED tests and obtained their credentials.

About 69%

The percentage of adult education students attending non-corrections programs who passed the full battery of GED tests and obtained credentials.

31

The number of adult learning centers serving Oklahoma's 77 counties.

About $4.2M

The amount of federal funding for 31 programs.

$750,000

The amount of state funding for the programs.

Source: state Education Department


by Tim Willert
Education Reporter
Tim Willert is a native Californian with Oklahoma ties who covers education. Prior to moving to Oklahoma in June 2011, he was as an editor for FOXSports.com in Century City, Calif., and reported on courts for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and...
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