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Oklahoma Rises to Top 3 in Pre-K Access

According to this new report from the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER), Oklahoma now ranks third in the nation on access to pre-K education for 4-year-olds. Perhaps this shouldn’t come as a surprise: “Oklahoma’s commitment to early education is evident in the state’s...

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Oklahoma Schools Setting New Academic Standards

Erika Stanish reports for KOKH FOX25 that “Oklahoma schools are setting new academic standards for their students and teachers.” She also notes that the state was “recently rated in the top eight states for the nation’s best pre-K programs and early education group,” as well...

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Oklahoma Approves New School Report Cards

According to the Associated Press, the Oklahoma State Board of Education has “approved the release of new A-F report cards for public schools that have previously been criticized by state educators for having flawed metrics.” State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister says the new grading system “was...

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Oklahoma’s School Report Cards Have “New Focus”

Jennifer Palmer reports for the Enid News & Eagle that after “a two-year hiatus,” Oklahoma’s school report cards are back. But now they have a new focus: “The school accountability tool underwent a significant revamp” under ESSA “and now will include student test scores, a...

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Oklahoma’s Plan Approved

The US Department of Education officially approved the state’s ESSA implementation plan, “Oklahoma Edge.” State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister commented, “This plan is so much more than the charts, graphs and technical language that are routine components of official policy whitepapers,” rather, “Oklahoma...

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State Plan Submissions and Drafts

Approved State Plans Alabama: Final Plan Approved (5/7/18) Alaska: Final Plan Approved (5/16/18) Arizona: Final Plan Approved (9/6/17) Arkansas: Final Plan Approved (1/16/18) Colorado: Final Plan Approved (5/7/18) Connecticut: Final Plan Approved (8/15/17) Delaware: Final Plan Approved (8/2/17) District of Columbia: Final Plan Approved (8/28/17) Georgia:...

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