Oklahoma

OK Dept. of Ed Releases Third Draft ESSA Plan

The Oklahoma State Department of Education released its third draft ESSA plan for public review. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister stated, “We are intentionally raising the bar for public education with this plan,” and “we are grateful to the many Oklahomans who already have...

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OK Dept. of Ed Releases Draft ESSA Plan for Review

The Oklahoma Dept. of Education released its draft ESSA plan for public review and comment. Stakeholders have until June 30 to submit feedback to the department. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister stated, “Hearing from so many Oklahomans who care deeply about their public...

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State Plan Submissions and Drafts

Since April 3, a number of states have submitted their ESSA implementation plans to the U.S. Dept. of Education. Here’s a compiled list of the state plan submissions and the most recent draft versions states have released so far. Approved Plans Delaware: Final Plan Approved (8/2/17) Nevada: Final...

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OK Town Hall Meetings to Gather Public Imput Continue

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister continued her statewide ESSA town hall series. Over 70 community members attended her fifth session on Monday night where Hofmeister assured attendees their “voice matters,” and the Department of Public Instruction is “going to be taking note to...

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OK to Begin Town Hall Meetings to Gather Pubic Input

Led by Oklahoma State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister, the state Dept. of Education will begin a series of town hall meetings to “gather input as the agency creates a comprehensive state plan to bolster academic performance.” The meetings will start October 18th and run into December.

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Oklahoma Policy Institute Discusses Impacts of ESSA on State

The Oklahoma Policy Institute published a piece by Kylie Thomas, an intern at the Institute, which discusses the impacts of ESSA on the state. She writes, “Under ESSA, Oklahoma has both more flexibility and more responsibility to develop a school accountability system that accurately assesses...

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