FY 2016 SDE State Budget Request

The Oklahoma State Board of Education approved a new FY 2016 budget request for the Oklahoma State Department of Education during its Jan. 29 meeting. This request includes the first step of state Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister’s #OKhigh5 plan, which would bring Oklahoma’s number of instructional school days to the national average and state teacher pay to the regional average.

View the FY 2016 budget request here.






OKTOY Blog: Focus on trust

“The ability to establish, grow, extend and restore trust with all stakeholders - customers, suppliers, investors and employees - is the critical leadership competency in the new global economy." -Stephen M. R. Covey

With countless hours spent behind the wheel traveling our state I have time to reflect and time to learn. When traveling solo I enjoy listening to books on CD. Just last week I completed The Speed of Trust by Stephen M. R. Covey.

In his Speed of Trust work Covey states:

State Board of Education strengthens standards-making process

OKLAHOMA CITY (Jan. 30, 2015) — In the first State Board of Education (SBOE) meeting helmed by new State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister, board members on Thursday passed several measures to strengthen the process by which Oklahoma will develop new K-12 academic standards for English language arts and mathematics. In addition to adopting a tough policy to ensure openness and transparency, the SBOE approved an executive director for the standards’ development process.

OKTOY Blog: Keep moving forward

In the summer of 2011, a senior athlete on my cross-country and track teams, Ben, really wanted to experience the mountains of Colorado and asked if I would take him.

Oklahoma Teacher of the Year Jason Proctor on the summit of the tallest mountain in Colorado with his student in 2011.

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.


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