‘Education’ Category

Department of Rehabilitation Director Steps Down

After some controversy over his choice for superintendent of the Oklahoma School for the Blind in Muskogee, Department of Rehabilitation Services Director Joe… 0

Hofmeister Testifies About Local Education Control to Congressional Subcommittee

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister used her opening marks before a U.S. House subcommittee to outline the benefits states will realize… 0

Hofmeister in DC Testifying About Local Education Control

Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister is in Washington, D.C. this morning to testify before the House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary… 0

Wesselhoft: No Tobacco Tax, $3,000 Teacher Pay Raise Promise ‘Irresponsible’

Rep. Paul Wesselhoft tells The McCarville Report that a tobacco tax, as proposed by Governor Fallin, will not pass and it is irresponsible… 2

Cole Receives Teach for America Congressional Champion Award

As the Teach for American program reaches its 25th year, it honored Oklahoma Congressman Tom Cole with an award given every five years…. 2

House Democrats Applaud Treat’s Decision

House Democrats applauded the decision Thursday to shelve legislation that would have scrapped pre-kindergarten education in Oklahoma. Senate Bill 1324 by Sen. Greg… 0

OK Dem Party Chair Takes Swipe at Governor over Budget Woes

The Chairman of the Oklahoma Democratic Party believes the first cuts to the state budget should come from the executive branch. “Governor Fallin’s… 0

Governor Calls for Revenue Reform, Cigarette Tax Increases to Fund Next Budget

By Jason Doyle Oden Everyone in the room knew the state of Oklahoma faces a nearly $1 billion shortfall for the next state… 5

State Board of Education Lifts Restrictions on Funding, Approves New Academic Standards

The State Board of Education relaxed some restrictions on funds allotted to four specific programs giving local district a little more financial flexibility… 0

Renegar Joins Small District Administrators Calling to End School Consolidation Efforts

By Jason Doyle Oden Rep. Brian Renegar is joined by several small school district administrators pushing back against calls for school consolidation. Renegar… 7

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