You know better than anyone what your child needs to be successful. We’ll help turn that knowledge into action.
As a parent or guardian of an Oklahoma student, you have a unique perspective on our schools and whether or not your family’s needs are being met. We’re honored to partner with parents in our shared mission to improve Oklahoma’s educational landscape and provide the unique learning environments we know students need.
Parent Texting Helpline
Have questions or need help with the new Open Transfer process? Want to get in touch about anything related to education in Oklahoma? EKCO has a new text helpline to get you answers for anything related to education in Oklahoma!
Getting help is as easy as texting 1-833-270-7766.
Oklahoma Education Investments
With the passage of the historic ASPIRE Oklahoma Plan, our Oklahoma legislators and Governor passed a first-of-its-kind education freedom program in the form of refundable tax credits and record funding in Oklahoma public schools. Learn more about each by visiting our blog posts dedicated to each portion of the plan: public school funding, private school tax credits, and homeschool tax credits.
What are My Rights?
Oftentimes, parents aren't given a copy of their rights under Oklahoma and IDEA law until the end of their meeting. Knowing what your rights are BEFORE empowers you as the strongest advocate in your child's education!
How NOT to Leave the IEP Table in Tears
Being at the IEP table can be intimidating, however, we can equip you so it doesn't have to be! Watch our four-part video series, along with additional downloadable resources, to make sure that you are equipped with knowledge.
Questions To Ask BEFORE Every IEP Meeting
Being at the IEP table can be intimidating, however, we can equip you so it doesn't have to be! Before your next meeting, review the IEP checklist and see what additional information you need to be an equal member of the team.
You Don't Have To Know Everything
To help IEP & 504 meetings be more effective and child-centered, knowing how to phrase your questions can be a game-changer! One of our favorites is, "Will you please show me the policy?" Download our free resource to see what other positive phrases can help you leave the IEP table feeling empowered and not in tears.
Lista de Verificación del IEP
Preguntas que debes preguntar antes o en cada reunión del IEP!
No Tienes Que Saberlo Todo
Descargue nuestro recurso gratuito para ver qué otras frases positivas pueden ayudarlo a dejar la mesa del IEP sintiéndose empoderado y sin lágrimas.
IEP and 504 Help Available
Navigating the world of IEPs and 504s can be challenging, to say the least! EKCO has a Master IEP Coach ® on staff who can help at no cost to you! She will walk alongside you from requesting an evaluation to reviewing your child's IEP or 504 to ensure that their needs are met.
Help Your Child's Teachers
Does your child have an IEP or 504 in place? Download and customize our free snapshot to reflect your child's unique needs and share with their teachers!
You will see the option to download, print, and copy in Google Docs.
Does your student need a little extra help to enhance their learning or fill in some knowledge gaps? We have compiled some resources to help!
Opportunity Scholarship Fund
The Opportunity Scholarship Fund is a scholarship granting organization providing life-changing opportunities to low-income students who would not normally receive a pathway to specialized education.
Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarships
Since 2010, Lindsey Nicole Henry (LNH) Scholarships have provided qualifying students with a school voucher to cover the cost of tuition at eligible private schools.
Oklahoma Private Schools
Oklahoma's private schools offer unique learning environments that may include smaller class sizes, a specific religious tradition, or a different curriculum than is available in your home district.
Oklahoma Charter Schools
Charter schools are public schools that are innovative and designed to deliver programs tailored to educational excellence and the needs of the communities. Currently, there are 27+ charter schools across the state.
Back to School Resources
If you're looking for back-to-school savings tips, school supplies, district start dates, enrichment activities, or other resources to make the transition back to the classroom a little easier on your student and your wallet, we have compiled some resources to connect you!
Hear from Oklahoma parents and families that EKCO has supported!
"Thank you for your support through the IEP Advocation Process. And thank you for your tireless efforts to reach out to knowledgeable contacts, research supporting laws and provide supporting documentation, as well as your poignant writing in support of our daughter. You’re a shining example of what it means to be a child advocate."
"Thank you SO MUCH for all of this information! We have submitted applications and are now officially on the waitlist at the private school we feel best meets our child's needs and will challenge her appropriately. I appreciate all of your advice and info, it’s been so helpful!"
"Thank you so very much for spending the time to talk to me and to provide all of the helpful resources. I am so glad I found you. At the same time, I feel hopeful and overwhelmed. I’m so glad to have a map to guide my next few steps forward. I’ve already emailed the appropriate person at the district and I am motivated to get started on all the other steps as well. I am really so grateful for our conversation and for your guidance and understanding."
Do you have an idea for improving education in our state? Let us know! We welcome the voices of parents, teachers, students, and anyone passionate about Oklahoma education.