Hofmeister encourages school blood drives as supply plummets

Oklahoma State Department of Education

September 1, 2020

As blood supplies have dwindled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister today urged schools to host drives for staff and students to help ensure the Oklahoma Blood Institute...

State Department of Education offers no-cost math platform to fifth-, eighth-graders

Oklahoma State Department of Education

August 24, 2020

Oklahoma students in the fifth and eighth grades now have access to an online, supplemental math platform. Imagine Math is being offered at no cost to public schools and districts for the 2020-21 school year. Pa...

Oklahoma schools serve more than 1.7 million meals in single week in March

Oklahoma State Department of Education

April 22, 2020

Oklahoma schools served more than 1.7 million meals to students in a nine-day period during the cessation of school operations in late March, according to new numbers from the Oklahoma State Department of Education (O...

USDE approves Oklahoma waivers granting schools flexibility with current federal funds

Oklahoma State Department of Education

April 7, 2020

The U.S. Department of Education (USDE) has granted preliminary approval of Oklahoma waivers allowing public school districts greater flexibility in the spending of existing federal funds. Less than 24 hours after State Superintendent...

Hofmeister announces addition of 1,751 classroom teachers over the last two years

Oklahoma State Department of Education

November 21, 2019

Oklahoma has seen significant growth in its teacher workforce with the addition of 1,751 classroom teachers since the 2017-18 school year, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister said today. During the past two le...

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...

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