State Board approves $3.29 billion common education budget request for Fiscal Year 2021

Oklahoma State Department of Education

October 24, 2019

The Oklahoma State Board of Education today approved a Fiscal Year 2021 budget request of $3.29 billion for common education, which includes an increase of nearly $220 million over last year. The request seeks to restore critical...

Oklahoma among top states in national comparability for academic expectations

Oklahoma State Department of Education

August 21, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY (Aug. 21, 2019) – A national report released today shows Oklahoma has made significant strides in expectations for student academic proficiency in reading and mathematics, and is among the highest states in strong...

Preliminary state test results for students available by late May, Hofmeister announces

Oklahoma State Department of Education

April 23, 2019

For the first time, Oklahoma educators and families will be able to review their students’ state test results as early as May. The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) anticipates preliminary results of the Oklahoma...

Two students from Tulsa selected to attend prestigious National Youth Science Camp

Oklahoma State Department of Education

April 22, 2019

 State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister today announced that two Tulsa high school seniors, Anna Byrd and Caleb Freese, will be Oklahoma’s delegates to the National Youth Science Camp in West Virginia this ...

Oklahoma Pre-K ranked in top 8 states by nation’s premier early education group

Oklahoma State Department of Education

April 17, 2019

Oklahoma’s public Pre-K program scored among the top eight states in the nation in a new report from the influential National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER). In “The State of Preschool 2018” annual report,...

Oklahoma receives top rating for education strategic plan

Oklahoma State Department of Education

April 11, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY (April 10, 2019) – In a report issued today, Oklahoma was one of nine states to receive an overall rating of excellent on its Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) consolidated state education plan. The report, issued by the National Urban League, reviewed the ESSA plans of 36 states and the District of Columbia to assess how well equity was incorporated. Oklahoma’s ...

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

Oklahoma State Department of Education

February 21, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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...