Capitol Update


Governor Fallin Praises C3 Plan in State of State Address

Gov. Mary Fallin in her State of the State address this week praised Supt. Janet Barresi’s college, career and citizen readiness plan, known as the C3 Plan, being used to implement education reforms.

“Those three ‘Cs’ are exactly what we should be promoting in Oklahoma,” Fallin said in her address.  

Superintendent Barresi Commended for Eliminating Wasteful Spending

Superintendent Janet Barresi was commended by the governor this week in her annual State of the State Address for eliminating wasteful spending and modernizing department resources.

Legislative Update Newsletter Available

The Oklahoma State Department of Education's Legislative Update newsletter is now available.

National Board Certified stipends bill passes subcommittee

A House subcommittee on Monday, April 2, 2012, passed a bill that would pay National Board Certified stipends for the next 10 years.

District Empowerment Bill Fails in Subcommittee

The School District Empowerment Program, Senate Bill 1530, failed by a vote of 4-8 in the Appropriations and Budget Subcommittee on Monday.

Virtual School Commission Bill Passes in Subcommittee

Senate Bill 1816, which would create a State Virtual School Sponsoring Commission passed by a vote of 10-1 in the Appropriations and Budget Subcommittee on Monday, April 2, 2012.

Capitol Update Newsletter Available

The latest Capitol Update contains information on bills that address NBC teacher bonuses, the School District Empowerment Program and the State Virtual School Commission.

Governor Fallin Signs Appeals Bill for High School Seniors

House Bill 2970 signed into law. The bill calls for the State Department of Education to develop an appeals process for high school seniors who do not meet the current graduation requirement of passing four out of seven End of Instruction Exams.

Commission for Education, Instruction Quality and Accountability

Senate Bill 1797 by Senator Clark Jolley would combine many of the functions of the Commission for Teacher Preparation and the Office of Accountability into a new agency known as the Commission for Educational Quality and Accountability.

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