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...

FCA brings new message

Emily Lada and Draven Deschaine

March 12, 2020

   FCA is once a month on a wednesday. This week they talked about the world and God. Reyna Murillo, a sixth grade student, said that she really liked the message because it was eye-opening to her and her peers. M...

Students give their opinions on state testing

Ayden Belveal, Chelsea Castro, and Ady Meek

February 7, 2020

With the first month of the second semester coming to an end, that means a very dreaded thing is approaching students here at DMS; state testing. As most of us know, all middle school students must take (and pass) all the re...

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,...

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...

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...

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

Oklahoma State Department of Education

March 30, 2018

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 ...

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