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According to thembaprograms, Oklahoma is a state located in the South Central region of the United States. It is bordered by Texas to the south, Arkansas and Missouri to the east, Kansas and Colorado to the north, and New Mexico to the west. The state has a total area of 69,899 square miles and is nicknamed “The Sooner State” due to its historical use of sooners (people who rushed into Indian Territory prior to it being opened for settlement). Its capital city is Oklahoma City. Oklahoma’s climate is humid subtropical with hot summers and mild winters. The average temperature in July is around 87°F while in January it’s around 38°F. Precipitation varies throughout the year but tends to be heaviest from April through October with an average annual snowfall of about 17 inches in most parts of the state. The population of Oklahoma was estimated at 3,943,079 as of 2018, making it one of the least populous states in America. The largest cities are Oklahoma City and Tulsa with populations of more than 500,000 each while smaller towns such as Norman and Lawton have populations below 100,000 each. The economy of Oklahoma relies heavily on energy production from natural gas, oil, coal reserves found across the state along with agriculture which includes wheat production among other industries. Public schools in Oklahoma are generally funded by the state and are overseen by the Oklahoma State Department of Education. These schools offer a variety of educational programs and services, including pre-K through 12th grade instruction. Many public schools also have special education programs, gifted and talented programs, and career technology centers. The majority of public schools in Oklahoma employ certified teachers who adhere to the state’s curriculum standards. The state also provides additional resources to help students succeed, such as free or reduced-price lunches for qualified families. Check top-engineering-schools for engineering schools in Oklahoma.