State Superintendent Hofmeister names first cabinet-level hire

OKLAHOMA CITY (Jan. 22, 2015) – A longtime educator from the Oklahoma City metro is the first person hired to a Cabinet-level leadership position in the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) under state Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister.

Supt. Hofmeister today announced Robyn Miller, Ed.D, will oversee policy research and development, as well as teacher quality initiatives. An official title will be determined after a new leadership structure for the OSDE is finalized in February.

OKTOY Blog: Letting Go

Injuries are not fun. We all can agree on that. As an avid runner, however, dealing with injuries has given me an opportunity to see things from a different perspective.

Oklahoma Teacher of the Year Jason Proctor poses with members of his student track team.

Supt. Hofmeister praises Oklahoma students named to prestigious U.S. Senate Youth Program

OKLAHOMA CITY (Jan. 16, 2015) – Two Oklahoma high school students have been named this year’s state delegates to the prestigious 53rd annual U.S. Senate Youth Program (USSYP).

Mohamed Aly, a junior in the International Baccalaureate program at Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, and John Teague, who attends Mount St. Mary Catholic High School in Oklahoma City, will join 102 other delegates from around the country for an exclusive week this spring in Washington D.C.

OKTOY Blog: Inauguration Day

Inauguration (n.): A ceremony to mark the beginning of something.

State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister joins other state officers at the 2015 Oklahoma inauguration ceremony

Joy Hofmeister sworn in as Oklahoma schools superintendent

Joy Hofmeister at 2015 inaugurationOKLAHOMA CITY (Jan. 12, 2015) — Joy Hofmeister officially became Oklahoma’s 14th superintendent of public instruction today after taking the oath of office in a ceremony at the state Capitol. The oath was administered by state Supreme Court Chief Justice John F. Reif.

OKC business donates weather radios to Oklahoma schools

OKLAHOMA CITY (Dec. 18, 2014) — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi and the State Board of Education will thank Oklahoma City-based Access Midstream today for donating weather radios to every K-12 public school in Oklahoma.

The company last week started mailing the NOAA weather radios, complete with batteries, to schools statewide. By the time they are all distributed, Access Midstream will have sent nearly 1,800 packages.

OKTOY Blog: Welcome to the profession

Last Tuesday I was honored to speak to more than 100 graduating teacher candidates at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. After preparing over the last four years or so, they are eager to get into their new classrooms and touch lives.

ELEVATE: Oklahoma schools increasingly embrace character education

Hilldale Middle School in Muskogee receives national recognition from the Washington D.C.-based Middle School in Muskogee is one of four Oklahoma schools to receive national recognition from the Washington D.C.-based

OKTOY Blog: Giving Students a Voice

Oklahoma Teacher of the Year Proctor and his studentFor me it has always been, and will always be about the students.

I was fortunate to spend the day discussing Oklahoma's testing climate with fellow educators, administrators, students, and various stakeholders at the OEA Testing Summit. Throughout the day it was clear that everyone's first and foremost concern was what was best for our students.

Annual enrollment in Oklahoma public schools increases in 2014, Continues upward trend

OKLAHOMA CITY (Dec. 3, 2014) – The number of students in Oklahoma public schools increased for the 2014-15 school year, keeping in line with a steady, long-term trend.

Total enrollment for 2014 in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade is 688,300 students, an increase of 6,722 over last year’s total of 681,578. From 2010 through 2014, enrollment grew by 28,685.


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