House passes bill requiring same transparency from virtual charter schools as other public schools

House passes bill requiring same transparency from virtual charter schools as other public schools

OKLAHOMA CITY – A bill to require the same level of transparency from virtual charter schools as other public schools passed the Oklahoma House of Representatives today. House Bill 1395 amends language in the Oklahoma Charter Schools Act of 2012 to hold virtual charter schools subject to the same financial reporting requirements and audits as […]

House passes $1,000 tax credit for teachers who purchase classroom supplies out of pocket

House passes $1,000 tax credit for teachers who purchase classroom supplies out of pocket

HOKLAHOMA CITY – The House of Representatives today unanimously passed a measure that would provide Oklahoma school teachers some financial relief when they spend money out of pocket for their classrooms. House Bill 2502, by House Speaker Charles McCall, would provide a $1,000 tax credit that teachers can claim for classroom expenditures and fees associated […]

State report cards released for Guthrie Public Schools

State report cards released for Guthrie Public Schools

The Oklahoma State Department of Education released a new school report card system on Thursday. Three Guthrie schools received an overall grade of a C. Overall, the state’s report card ranked Oklahoma schools as a C. “The new system incorporates significantly more contextual information than its predecessor,” said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister. […]

Langston University’s Quiz Bowl team wins national qualifying tournament

Langston University’s Quiz Bowl team wins national qualifying tournament

St. Louis, MO – Scholars on the Langston University Quiz Bowl team won the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge National Qualifying Tournament hosted by Harris-Stowe State University on February 8th.  This win secures Langston’s National Championship Tournament berth in Torrance, California in April.  Langston defeated the 2017 National Champions from Oakwood University in the first round of […]

New report reveals 30,000 teachers have left profession in 6 years

New report reveals 30,000 teachers have left profession in 6 years

OKLAHOMA CITY – Using historical educational and population data, market trends and demand-supply projections, the 2018 Oklahoma Educator Supply & Demand Report indicates that the percentage of Oklahoma educators leaving the profession has increased over the past six years, representing more than 5,000 per year or a total of approximately 30,000. This exodus represents an […]

Local OU students named to honor roll, fall graduates

Local OU students named to honor roll, fall graduates

Students from 197 communities across the state were among candidates for degrees this fall on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus. Here are the local students: CashionEvan Greenwood (M of Library and Info Studies) CrescentMallory Monique Forsgren (Bachelor of Musical Arts) GuthrieRyon M. Gilmer (BA in Admin Leadership)Joe Andrew Bartram (BA in Admin Leadership)John Kellen Stadler (Bachelor of Arts) […]

Funding needed to support increasing number of students, Hofmeister says

Funding needed to support increasing number of students, Hofmeister says

OKLAHOMA CITY  — The number of students in public schools in Oklahoma continues to rise steadily, as indicated by the newest enrollment numbers released by the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE).  Collected Oct. 1, the annual student count shows that 698,586 students were enrolled in Pre-K through 12th grade for the 2018-19 school year, a […]

Meridian Superintendent voted president-elect of national board of directors

Meridian Superintendent voted president-elect of national board of directors

STILLWATER, Okla. – Dr. Douglas R. Major, Superintendent/CEO of Meridian Technology Center, was recently voted to serve as President-Elect of the Association of Career and Technical Education (ACTE), the largest professional organization in the world dedicated to career and technical education. His appointment will begin July 1, 2019, and will continue through 2022. During this […]

Coyle student named to State Superintendent’s 2019 Student Advisory Council

Coyle student named to State Superintendent’s 2019 Student Advisory Council

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister today announced that 74 Oklahoma high school students have been named to her 2019 Student Advisory Council, the fourth consecutive year the group has been convened to assist Hofmeister and the Oklahoma State Department of Education(OSDE) in matters of policy. One of the 74, includes Coyle High School’s […]

State BOE approves Hofmeister’s request of $3.35 billion in classroom investment

State BOE approves Hofmeister’s request of $3.35 billion in classroom investment

OKLAHOMA CITY (October 25, 2018) – The Oklahoma State Board of Education today approved a Fiscal Year 2020 budget request of $3.35 billion for common education, which includes an increase of more than $440.6 million. The request – among the largest ever for common education – seeks to reduce class sizes and boost critical funding for instruction […]

Logan County Health Department: Now is the time to vaccinate for school and day care

Logan County Health Department: Now is the time to vaccinate for school and day care

Getting all of the recommended vaccines is one of the most important things a parent can do to protect their child’s health, especially when they are in school or a day care center where disease outbreaks can occur. Whether it’s a baby starting at a new day care facility, a toddler heading to preschool, a […]

Baylor Bukofzer places high at SkillsUSA National contest

Students in the Digital Media program won top awards at the recent SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Contest in Louisville, Kentucky. From left to right are students Kaleb Stephenson, Baylor Bukofzer and Joseph Popplewell.

Baylor Bukofzer places high at SkillsUSA National contest

STILLWATER, Oklahoma – Meridian students won top awards at the recent SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Contest in Louisville, Kentucky.

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