April 30, 2015

OK State Superintendent of Public Instruction Encourages Feedback on State’s ESSA Plan

June 10, 2017

Oklahoma State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister is encouraging local leaders to review and comment on the state’s ESSA plan. She stated, “We are grateful to the many Oklahomans who already have provided meaningful input. It confirms that a diverse and rigorous education is...

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OK Dept. of Ed Releases Draft ESSA Plan for Review

June 2, 2017

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

April 5, 2017

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. Submitted Plans   Arizona: Submitted Plan (1/09/17) Colorado: Submitted...

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OK Releases Proposal For Changing State’s A-F Grading System

December 7, 2016

The Oklahoma Dept. of Education released a proposal for changing the state’s A-F grading system. The new grading system will be “stronger and more reliable” and “fall in line” with ESSA.

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OK Town Hall Meetings to Gather Public Imput Continue

December 6, 2016

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 Releases Draft of State’s ESSA Plan, Welcomes Public Comment

November 22, 2016

The Oklahoma Dept. of Education released a draft of the state’s ESSA state plan. The plan will be available for public comment until the December Board of Education meeting.

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OK to Begin Town Hall Meetings to Gather Pubic Input

October 6, 2016

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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OK State Superintendent Invites Oklahomans to Get Involved in ESSA Decision Making

August 26, 2016

In a web address, Oklahoma State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister invites Oklahomans to get involved in ESSA decision making by completing a survey. “I would like to invite you to be part of a vital process, one that will shape the educational experience and outcomes of...

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Oklahoma Policy Institute Discusses Impacts of ESSA on State

July 6, 2016

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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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Releases State ESSA Primers

May 16, 2016

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s primers include individual state by state accountability system fact sheets, which detail each state’s current accountability system, what could change under ESSA, and what to be asking state leaders. See details about your state here.

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