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Hofmeister fills three leadership posts at OSDE

 

OKLAHOMA CITY (Aug. 27, 2015) -- State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister announced the fulfillment of two leadership positions today, the same day the Oklahoma State Board of Education approved the hiring of a new board attorney.

David L. Kinney was named general counsel for the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE), and Phil Bacharach advanced to chief of communications and public affairs for the OSDE. Brad Clark was named general counsel to the State Board of Education.

Norman teacher Shawn Sheehan named 2016 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year

 

OKLAHOMA CITY (Aug. 25, 2015) — Norman High School teacher Shawn Sheehan is the 2016 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister made the announcement during a ceremony at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City. 

Hofmeister announces opportunity for all state 11th graders to take ACT


Pilot program could mean participation for an additional 22,000 students

OKLAHOMA CITY (Aug. 19, 2015) - 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 today announced a pilot program giving Oklahoma’s 11th-grade students this school year an opportunity to take the ACT exam.

Supt. Hofmeister Congratulates Educator Hall of Fame Inductees

hall of fameOKLAHOMA CITY (Aug. 7, 2015) - State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Joy Hofmeister said today she is honored to recognize four Oklahomans who will be inducted into the Oklahoma Educators Hall of Fame (OEHF)

Supt. Hofmeister EngageOK General Session Address

EngageOK General Session Address

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister

July 9, 2015

 

So why did we call this conference EngageOK?

We considered a lot of potential names, but ultimately wanted something that signals we’ve ushered in a new era at your State Department of Education.

Oklahoma granted ESEA waiver extension

 

OKLAHOMA CITY (July 9, 2015)  — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister said Oklahoma schools will maintain the benefits that come with continued flexibility from provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB). The U.S. Department of Education (USDE) announced earlier today that it is granting the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) an extension to a flexibility waiver to provide relief from some provisions of NCLB.

2016 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year finalists and "Rising Stars" announced


OKLAHOMA CITY (July 9, 2015) - The 12 candidates to be Oklahoma’s next state Teacher of the Year were announced today in a ceremony at EngageOK, the Oklahoma State Department of Education’s (OSDE) summer conference.

Draft of English, math academic standards posted online for public review

 

OKLAHOMA CITY (July 6, 2015) — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister is encouraging interested Oklahomans to review current version of proposed preK-12 academic standards for English language arts (ELA) and mathematics.

Applications open for 21st CCLC grants

 

OKLAHOMA CITY (July 6, 2015) - The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) is seeking applicants for 2015-2016 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) projects. The grant process is now open for schools and community organizations.

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