‘Education’ Category

OCPA Impact Files Legal Challenge to One Cent Sales Tax for Education Initiative

By Jason Doyle Oden OCPA Impact submitted a new challenge to the initiative asking voters for a one percent sales tax to help… 2

Cole Congratulates Six Students Heading to Military Academies

Congressman Tom Cole announced six students nominated by his office will attend military academies this fall. “Each year we have an exceptional class,… 0

Survey Says Voters Prefer Teacher Pay Raise Funded By Efficiency

OCPA Impact New public opinion data suggests a substantial number of Oklahoma voters prefer to see a teacher pay raise funded with cost… 2

Thomsen Proposed College Closure List to Change Higher Ed Cut Discussion

In the closing days of the Legislative session, Rep. Todd Thomsen felt like he needed to make a desperate move to stop the… 1

OETA Programming Could Change Due to Budget Cuts

The Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA) has reached a deal to keep programming like Sesame Street and Antiques Roadshow, but locally focused programming… 6

‘Painful reality’ Hits Education Department

Budget cutting has resulted in a “painful reality” at the Department of Education. http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/education/painful-reality-state-board-of-education-approves-million-in-cuts/article_bf8f2ce1-c072-5118-84ab-9ce951b51c68.html

Hickman, Jolley Surprised By Hofmeister’s Remarks

Speaker of the House Jeff Hickman and Senate Appropriations & Budget Committee Chairman Clark Jolley said they were surprised by comments from Oklahoma Superintendent… 1

Youth Concussion Bill Receives Governor’s Signature

Governor Fallin signed Senate Bill 1164 which establishes a new set of rules when treating and managing concussions in youth athletics. The Oklahoman… 0

Hofmeister Praises Work of Legislature

Even through a tough session, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister feels a lot of good came out of it for education… 1

Lankford to Hold Hearing Over Department of Education School Bathroom Guidance

Senator James Lankford will hold a hearing Thursday on the Obama Administration’s regulatory guidance overreach concerning the school transgender bathroom directive from the… 0

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