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Supt. Hofmeister announces two new hires; completes leadership team

OKLAHOMA CITY (April 8, 2015) - State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister today announced she had completed forming her leadership team with two additional hires, completing a group of Cabinet-level leaders for the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE).

Hofmeister tapped Weatherford Public Schools Superintendent Matt Holder to serve as chief operations officer and Heather Griswold, an Oklahoma City nonprofit director with considerable experience in the business community, to serve as deputy chief of staff.

Rallying for education


 
Oklahoma Teacher of the Year Jason Proctor at Capitol teacher rallyOn Monday, March 30, I had the privilege of speaking at the education rally held on the steps of the State Capitol. I would like to share my remarks with you.

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OSDE addresses report of single school district forcing attendance at March 30 education rally

The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) took swift action today in response to a report that a single school district had incorrectly notified teachers they would receive professional development credit for attending an education rally at the State Capitol.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister said OSDE officials contacted the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration, the Oklahoma State School Boards Association and the school district in question to make it clear that no teacher can be coerced to attend the March 30 rally.

Supt. Hofmeister names retired Lt. Col. Lance Nelson new OSDE chief of staff

OKLAHOMA CITY (March 27, 2015) - State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister has selected Oklahoma Army National Guard Lt. Col. (Ret) Lance Nelson to serve as chief of staff for the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE). Nelson, whose Army National Guard retirement takes effect April 1, brings more than 30 years of leadership experience to his new post.

Public Notice: ESEA Flexibility Extension Request

Oklahoma’s ESEA Flexibility Extension Request due to the United States Department of Education (USDE) March 31, 2015 is available for public comment.

The OSDE is in the process of amending the current Oklahoma ESEA flexibility waiver. 

FY-2016 Proposed OSDE Budget | March 18, 2015 Presentation

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister today presented the proposed education budget for fiscal year 2016 to the state Senate Committee on Appropriations and House Appropriations and Budget subcommittee on education.

This is a copy of her presentation:

State Board of Education approves plan to develop English, math academic standards

OKLAHOMA CITY (March 12, 2015) — The State Board of Education today unanimously approved a process for the development of academic subject matter standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics. The proposal was submitted by the Oklahoma Academic Standards Setting Steering Committee.

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