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A not-so-fond look back at 2016: The Hofmeister indictment and Boren’s defeat lead CapitolBeatOK’s Top 10 Stories

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Humbly submitted for the interest of readers and their consideration, a not-so-fond look back at 2016 — the top ten news stories concerning Oklahoma government, from CapitolBeatOK, an online news site. The felony indictment of the state Superintendent of Public Instruction was the year’s top story in Oklahoma government. […]

ANALYSIS: Hofmeister declares victory and the clock runs out, beginning implementation of her Math and English/Language Arts Standards

by Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Most legislative analysts watching events unfold at the state Capitol believe Superintendent Joy Hofmeister declared herself winner of an important joust a bit early. Ultimately, however, as a practical matter she undoubtedly forced an outcome to her satisfaction, fashioning Oklahoma Academic Standards for math and English/Language Arts that […]

Oklahoma State Board of Education looks at teacher shortage, A-F reports

Staff Report The State Board of Education met in mid-December, taking several notable actions. The State Department of Education’s (OSDE) Teacher Shortage Task Force unveiled multiple new recommendations to alleviate the statewide teacher shortage crisis, which has resulted in 977 emergency certifications awarded thus far this school year. Representatives from the task force presented a […]

Gov. Fallin, Superintendent Hofmeister will host students, Foster Children for Oklahoma Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY — Governor Mary Fallin and Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister will be joined by schoolchildren from across the state for the lighting of the Capitol Christmas tree. The lighting ceremony is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Nov. 30 on the south steps of the Capitol. The governor will give brief remarks […]

State Education Department forms task force in response to fraud in Swink, Oklahoma

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – In the wake of alleged misappropriation of funds at Swink Public Schools, the Oklahoma State Board of Education has established a task force to create an action plan for the school district in southeastern Oklahoma. Board members and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister expressed concerns that a Broken […]

Oklahoma Superintendent Joy Hofmeister announces all High School Juniors can take ACT

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY — Flanked by representatives of K-12 education, higher education, CareerTech, and business and industry at a news conference, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister on Wednesday (August 19)  announced a pilot program giving Oklahoma’s 11th-grade students this school year an opportunity to take the ACT exam. Hofmeister said the Oklahoma […]

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