OKLAHOMA CITY (Jan. 22, 2018) – Teacher pay and education funding are among the chief reasons former Oklahoma educators have left the classroom, according to a comprehensive survey released by the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE). State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister discussed the findings Monday at a news conference at OSDE.
OKLAHOMA CITY – State Reps. Tom Gann, Rick West and Kevin Calvey have co-authored House Bill 8384, legislation that would require the Commissioners of the Land Office (CLO) to raise Oklahoma teacher salaries by $5,000 starting next school year using part of the almost $2.4 billion currently in the CLO fund.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today announced she has reappointed Clay Bennett to the Board of Regents for the University of Oklahoma (OU).
Meridian Technology Center Superintendent/CEO Douglas R. Major, right in photo above, thanked longtime board member Jerry Franklin for his service. Franklin began serving on Meridian’s board in 2005. His final meeting was this week. In the photo below, Meridian Technology Center board clerk Gary Johnson swears in Gerald Meraz, right, as the board member representing […]
Meridian Technology Center will offer a new Energy and Power program beginning fall 2018. Representatives from the school met with members of the program’s Business and Education Council to discuss the curriculum.
STILLWATER, Okla. – High school students and adults throughout the Meridian district will be able to get plugged into the school’s new Energy and Power program this fall.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The number of students enrolled in Oklahoma public schools continued to rise in 2017, increasing by more than 1,000 from the previous year.
Implementing administrative costs consolidation of colleges, schools included
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today took steps to address bringing more efficiency in state spending, as was listed in her recent special legislative session call.
Candidates for the Board of Education in 13 Logan County school districts will file their Declarations of Candidacy beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, December 4, and continuing Tuesday and Wednesday, Logan County Election Board Secretary Sheleen Winscott said.
Students from Meridian Technology Center recently received the Otha Grimes Memorial Scholarship from the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education. Bottom row from left to right are Tyler Williams, Rory Perkins, Brandi Arreola and Heather Murphy. Top row from left to right are Josie Lathrop, Jayme Hilligoss and Morgan Pingleton.
STILLWATER, Okla. – The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education recently awarded nine students from Meridian Technology Center the Otha Grimes Memorial Scholarship.
Every so often a member of the local constituency inquires about the impact of Oklahoma lottery proceeds upon common education.
Majority of students throughout Oklahoma’s public schools are expected to see significantly lower proficiency rates when the school district receives their test scores later this year. Educators and school board members are letting parents know it’s not because of the student’s performance.
Special to Guthrie News Page Ever since its beginnings in 1964, Guthrie Job Corps has been serving the community of Guthrie, creating local jobs, and offering free career training, placement, and other benefits to the 500 students they serve annually. Over the course of their existence, they have provided training and have placed nearly 20,000 […]
Oklahoma increased its ACT participation by 29 percent in one year – the largest gain of ACT-tested graduates in the country. Guthrie Public Schools (GPS) increased their participation by nearly 23 percent.
STILLWATER, Okla. – When Dennis Biggs walked into the Computer Aided Drafting classroom at Meridian Technology Center the first thing he noticed was that nothing was as he remembered.
The fall semester officially started this week at Langston University. The University welcomed a new freshman class for the 2017 fall semester, and the campus is bustling with excitement! Freshman move-in started last week. New students participated in a series of events including freshman orientation known as Lion Camp. The orientation is designed for incoming students to […]
Meridian Technology Center employees and Guthrie community leaders gather to celebrate the purchase of a 20-acre site that will serve as a future Guthrie campus.
The Meridian Technology Center Board of Education has purchased property that will serve as a future campus in Guthrie and expand services to residents in the southern part of its district. The 20-acre site will be home to a future expansion of the school’s Stillwater campus. “Meridian Technology Center has a long history of working […]
Doug Major received the Francis Tuttle award from Oklahoma CareerTech state director Marcie Mack (left) and OKACTE executive director Skye McNiel.
Meridian Technology Center Superintendent Doug Major received Oklahoma CareerTech’s most prestigious award during the 50th annual Career and Technology Education Summer Conference.
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. “We want to ensure that no child starts school in Guthrie this year without all their supplies,” a Chamber spokesperson said. The bus will […]
Tips for Working with Windows 7 Offered on August 8
STILLWATER, Okla. – Meridian Technology Center and the Guthrie Public Library are partnering to provide free and low-cost technology training to district residents.
Banks to collect school supplies for area teachers.
BancFirst Guthrie is collecting school supply donations to support the efforts of teachers in the Guthrie school district.