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Supt. Hofmeister comments on teachers listening tour report

 

OKLAHOMA CITY (May 4) — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister today made the following remarks on the Teachers Matter Listening Tour Report. Conducted by Stand for Children Oklahoma, the report details problems facing teachers across the state.

Hofmeister praises newly signed law addressing teacher shortage

 

OKLAHOMA CITY (April 21, 2015) — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister praised Gov. Mary Fallin today for signing legislation aimed at alleviating the teacher shortage.

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.

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.

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.

More than $830,000 in AVID grants earned by select Oklahoma schools

OKLAHOMA CITY (March 9, 2015) — The Oklahoma State Department of Education recently awarded grants totaling $837,000 to selected Oklahoma schools for Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID). The program allows schools to teach college-readiness courses, helping close the achievement gap by preparing all students for the demands of college and the workplace.

Supt. Hofmeister to join hundreds of educators on Saturday for #EdCampOKC

OKLAHOMA CITY (March 6, 2015) – Record attendance is expected at #EdCampOKC on Saturday at Southmoore High School, 2901 S. Santa Fe, in Moore. More than 400 educators are registered, including state Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister.

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