The Meridian Technology Center Business Professionals of America (BPA) chapter selected their afternoon student officers for the 2016-2017 school year. BPA prepares students to work efficiently not only in an office setting, but also in a wide variety of business situations. Afternoon BPA officers from left to right are Stillwater students Rebecca Thacker and Dakotah […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma State Board of Education (OSBE) today approved the reallocation of $3.4 million in previously mandated cuts to the Support of Public School Activities. The funds were part of the $40.2 million returned to the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) earlier this month as the result of an over-cut in […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – More of Oklahoma’s graduating seniors took the ACT college entrance exam than in the previous five years, according to information released today by ACT.
Meridian Technology Center welcomed three new teachers over the summer. New instructors from left to right are Kim Sorrels, Michelle Moore and Brian James.
STILLWATER, Okla. – When school starts at Meridian Technology Center on August 17, there will be more than new student faces walking up and down the halls. Meridian has three new instructors who will bring their industry experience to the classroom. New teachers include Brian James, Kim Sorrels and Michelle Moore. James joins Meridian as […]
STILLWATER, Okla. – Parents and new students attending Meridian Technology Center have the chance to get a jump-start on becoming Meridian Made on August 15 with Parent and New Student Orientation.
The Guthrie Chamber of Commerce’s Education and Workforce Development Committee is collaborating with area churches in helping to Stuff the Bus for students, who are preparing for the first day of school on Aug. 19.
Midyear cut level reduction leaves $140.8M available for allocation
OKLAHOMA CITY – June General Revenue Fund (GRF) collections missed the estimate by 12.6 percent, causing total Fiscal Year 2016 collections to end the year $541.3 million, or 9.4 percent, short of the estimate.
Voters in Logan County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the August 23 City of Guthrie, Crescent Public School, and Deer Creek Special Election and Runoff Primary Election should apply now, County Election Board Secretary Erin Dorio said today. Although the County Election Board can accept applications for absentee ballots until […]
Friday, July 29, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the August 23 City of Guthrie, Crescent Public School, Deer Creek Public School Special Election and Runoff Primary Election, Logan County Election Board Secretary Erin Dorio said today.
Langston University attended inaugural convening of Second Chance Pell Pilot Program in Washington, D.C.
Representatives from Langston University attended the inaugural convening of the Second Chance Pell Pilot Program yesterday in Washington D.C., which allows incarcerated students to receive federal Pell Grant funding for postsecondary education. Last month, the U.S. Department of Education announced the 69 selected colleges and universities that will provide postsecondary education to nearly 12,000 students in more […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today announced Stanley L. Evans to the board of trustee for Langston University at Oklahoma City and Tulsa. The appointment has been confirmed by the state Senate.
Updated on June 22, 2016 — BOE approves to reduce minimum contract days for school staff Guthrie Public Schools will hold a special meeting next week to hear a recommendation on the reduction of contract days for all school staff members.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The State Department of Education announced on Tuesday a revenue shortfall of $16.3 million to the Common Education Technology Revolving Fund. This is one of six revenue sources used to make up the state appropriation for Fiscal Year 2016 to the State Aid Funding Formula.
Oklahoma Speaker of the House Jeff Hickman and Senate Appropriations & Budget Committee Chairman Clark Jolley said they were surprised by comments from Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister in her news release regarding school textbook funding.
OKLAHOMA CITY (June 10, 2016) – The State Board of Education today approved $38.2 million in mandated cuts to a line item called Support of Public School Activities. Also known as the Public School Activities Fund, its appropriation was reduced from $130 million last year to $92 million for Fiscal Year 2017.
OKLAHOMA CITY — The state Legislature’s elimination of all funds designated for school textbooks has forced the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) to recommend a one-year delay of textbook selection. Although $33 million was appropriated for textbooks in Fiscal Year 2016, legislators zeroed out the line item for the next fiscal year, which begins July […]
OKLAHOMA CITY (May 31, 2016) – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister today praised legislators for passing and Gov. Mary Fallin for signing a total of 7 bills that emerged from the Oklahoma State Department of Education’s (OSDE) Teacher Shortage Task Force.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Last week, the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) released its annual State of Preschool 2015 report, which ranked Oklahoma fourth in the nation in preschool access for 4-year-olds. While Oklahoma maintained its ranking from the previous school year, the state fell from 26th to 28th in state funding.
OKLAHOMA CITY — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister made commented last week after the U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Education issued a joint directive regarding bathrooms in public schools and use by transgender students:
OKLAHOMA CITY – House leaders today unanimously passed a bill that eliminates the requirement to use student academic growth in Oklahoma’s teacher evaluation system. House Bill 2957, which is estimated to save Oklahoma school districts millions of dollars and the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) more than $500,000, has been sent to the Governor’s […]