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State Superintendent Hofmeister names first cabinet-level hire

OKLAHOMA CITY (Jan. 22, 2015) – A longtime educator from the Oklahoma City metro is the first person hired to a Cabinet-level leadership position in the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) under state Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister.

Supt. Hofmeister today announced Robyn Miller, Ed.D, will oversee policy research and development, as well as teacher quality initiatives. An official title will be determined after a new leadership structure for the OSDE is finalized in February.

Supt. Hofmeister praises Oklahoma students named to prestigious U.S. Senate Youth Program

OKLAHOMA CITY (Jan. 16, 2015) – Two Oklahoma high school students have been named this year’s state delegates to the prestigious 53rd annual U.S. Senate Youth Program (USSYP).

Mohamed Aly, a junior in the International Baccalaureate program at Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, and John Teague, who attends Mount St. Mary Catholic High School in Oklahoma City, will join 102 other delegates from around the country for an exclusive week this spring in Washington D.C.

Joy Hofmeister sworn in as Oklahoma schools superintendent

Joy Hofmeister at 2015 inaugurationOKLAHOMA CITY (Jan. 12, 2015) — Joy Hofmeister officially became Oklahoma’s 14th superintendent of public instruction today after taking the oath of office in a ceremony at the state Capitol. The oath was administered by state Supreme Court Chief Justice John F. Reif.

OKC business donates weather radios to Oklahoma schools

OKLAHOMA CITY (Dec. 18, 2014) — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi and the State Board of Education will thank Oklahoma City-based Access Midstream today for donating weather radios to every K-12 public school in Oklahoma.

The company last week started mailing the NOAA weather radios, complete with batteries, to schools statewide. By the time they are all distributed, Access Midstream will have sent nearly 1,800 packages.

ELEVATE: Oklahoma schools increasingly embrace character education

Hilldale Middle School in Muskogee receives national recognition from the Washington D.C.-based Character.org.Hilldale Middle School in Muskogee is one of four Oklahoma schools to receive national recognition from the Washington D.C.-based Character.org.
 

Oklahoma School Turnaround Program garnering success

OKLAHOMA CITY  (Dec. 8, 2014) — As 2014 draws to a close, the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) is celebrating the fact that more than half of Oklahoma’s 175 Priority Schools have shown positive growth over the past two years.

In addition to that accomplishment, OSDE’s Office of School Turnaround reports that 51 Priority schools improved their letter grades on the state A-F Report Card this year. 

Annual enrollment in Oklahoma public schools increases in 2014, Continues upward trend

OKLAHOMA CITY (Dec. 3, 2014) – The number of students in Oklahoma public schools increased for the 2014-15 school year, keeping in line with a steady, long-term trend.

Total enrollment for 2014 in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade is 688,300 students, an increase of 6,722 over last year’s total of 681,578. From 2010 through 2014, enrollment grew by 28,685.

State Board of Education approves charter school plan for two juvenile detention facilities

OKLAHOMA CITY (Nov. 19, 2014) — The State Board of Education today unanimously approved an application submitted by Oklahoma’s Office of Juvenile Affairs to sponsor charter schools at juvenile detention facilities in Manitou and Tecumseh.

Under the plan, the State Board of Education will sponsor the Oklahoma Youth Academy Charter School at the facilities, both of which have been served by the local school districts —Tipton and Tecumseh, respectively.

Oklahoma's State Board of Education awards new grants to 20 schools for purpose of strengthening reading and literacy

SCORE logo "Systems Changing Oklahoma Reading Expectations"OKLAHOMA CITY (Nov. 19, 2014) — Twenty Oklahoma public schools will soon receive a new grant from the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) to spur innovation in reading and literacy at the elementary level.

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