New report reveals 30,000 teachers have left the profession in 6 years

Oklahoma State Department of Education

February 21, 2019

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Using historical educational and population data, market trends and demand-supply projections, the 2018 Oklahoma Educator Supply & Demand Report indicates that the percentage of Oklahoma educators leaving the profession has incr...

Oklahoma student enrollment increases by nearly 4,000.

Oklahoma State Department

January 28, 2019

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Funding needed to support increasing number of students, Hofmeister says OKLAHOMA CITY (Jan. 28, 2019) — The number of students in public schools in Oklahoma continues to r...

OSDE child nutrition programs seek Summer Food Service sponsors

Oklahoma State Department of Education

January 16, 2019

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OKLAHOMA CITY (Jan. 16, 2019) – Sponsoring organizations for the 2019 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) are now being sought by the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) Child Nutrition programs. Eligible sponsors include...

Teacher morale high after district improvements, survey shows

Oklahoma State Department of Education

November 16, 2018

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DUNCAN (Nov. 16, 2018) – Despite a severe, ongoing teacher shortage crisis, Duncan is finding ways to keep experienced educators. The school district is responding to pressures on the profession with concerted efforts to impro...

Yukon’s Becky Oglesby named 2019 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year

September 19, 2018

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A Yukon elementary school art educator whose alter-ego as the Caped Crusader earned her the nickname the “Batman Teacher” is Oklahoma’s 2019 Teacher of the Year. Becky Oglesby teaches Pre-K through third grade at Ranchwood Ele...

Cameron University to host free math, engineering enrichment program

September 13, 2018

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Calling all middle school mathletes! Registration is now open for Cameron University’s It’s MathE, a fun and exciting mathematics and engineering enrichment program aimed at students in grade six through eight. The event takes...

Hofmeister credits grassroots advocacy for half a billion dollars in new public ed investment

Oklahoma State Department of Education

March 30, 2018

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State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister made the following remarks after Gov. Fallin’s signing of House Bill 1010xx. The landmark legislation, the first to earn the required three-fourths majority in both ...

Hofmeister commends state Senate passage of teacher pay raise

Oklahoma State Department of Education

March 29, 2018

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State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister made the following remarks on the Oklahoma State Senate’s passage of legislation paving the way for a teacher pay raise, the first in more than 10 years. “Thanks to mem...

Hofmeister requests OSBI to investigate allegations of grade tampering in Chickasha

Oklahoma State Department of Education

March 27, 2018

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The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) has been investigating allegations of misconduct including potential fraud and tampering with student grade and attendance records by Chickasha Public Schools. OSDE has requested an...

Heritage Center to host exhibit, reception for two Chickasaw artists

Chisholm Trail Heritage Center

March 27, 2018

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The Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan, will feature the fiber artistry of award-winning Chickasaw artists, Tyra Shackleford and Margaret Roach Wheeler, April 5 - May 19. A meet the artist reception has been set for...

Deadline nears to request absentee ballots

Stephens County Election Board

March 15, 2018

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Less than a week remains for registered voters in Stephens County to apply for absentee ballots to be mailed to them for the April 3 City of Duncan Mayor, Velma-Alma School Board Runoff and Comanche Schools Special Election,...

Voters should apply early for absentee ballots

Stephens County Election Board

March 9, 2018

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Voters in Stephens County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the April 3 City of Duncan Mayor, Velma-Alma Schools Runoff and Comanche Schools Special elections should apply now, County Election Board Secretary...

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