By Dale Denwalt The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – Superintendent Joy Hofmeister’s subtle campaign to replace end-of-instruction tests with the ACT reared its head again Tuesday as the state’s top educator said the next round of exams will not match ...Read More »
Disruption of computerized state tests last spring affected thousands of students, but overall the effect on students’ scores was relatively small, legislators studying school testing procedures were told Wednesday.Read More »
A House measure allowing school districts to opt out of most state mandates that charter schools are not required to follow passed the Senate Monday, but may have lost its emergency clause due to its sponsor’s answer to one particular ...Read More »
One of what Rep. Earl Sears refers to as the “many moving parts” of an effort to provide performance bonuses to teachers ran aground Wednesday in the House, as SB 316 gained a vote of only 42-55.Read More »
FOCUS: Legislation to be amended to delay teacher evaluation system for two years; author says postponement makes sense
As it is currently written, SB 426 calls for postponement of full implementation of the Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Evaluation System, a 2010 teacher-evaluation reform, for one year, according to the bill’s author.Read More »
Common education funding should be increased by $75 million-$100 million for the upcoming fiscal year, three Senate leaders said Wednesday in a letter to President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa, and Senate budget Chairman Clark Jolley, R-Edmond.Read More »
Military, tribal and other forms of identification that have no expiration dates would qualify as appropriate documents to identify voters under SB 282, by Sen. John Ford, R-Bartlesville.
Tagged with: A.J. Griffin Americans Elect complaints criminal record ethics commission fees HB 1353 John Ford Marian Cooksey Paul Ziriax political party recounts Rob Johnson SB 233 SB 282 SB 287 SB 668 Senate Rules Committee Susan Paddack voter ID voter signaturesRead More »
Charter schools are public schools, but they do not share in all of the funding sources available to traditional schools, legislators were told Monday by directors of charter schools that are housed in shopping malls, warehouses, churches, surplus school buildings ...Read More »
Schools need $320 million to replace funding lost since FY 09 and address looming state funding, federal-sequestration cuts, senators told
To return common school state funding to its FY 2009 level and address pending losses due to federal sequestration, the impact of two state questions that affect ad valorem tax revenue and other changes, public schools would need $319.9 million ...Read More »
With much of the political battling this election season of the intra-party variety, at least among candidates from the Republican majority, the face of the Oklahoma Legislature may not look all that different once the final ballot is counted in ...
Tagged with: Charles Laster Gary Stanislawski Greg Childers Greg Treat Jim Halligan Jim Reynolds John Ford Kyle Loveless Marie Price Patrick Anderson Ron Justice State Election Board state senate Steve Russell Tom AdelsonRead More »