Professional Oklahoma Educators sits down with Secretary of Education Ryan Walters to chat with him about his new role as Secretary and the impact he hopes to have statewide on education. Secretary Walters also has a special message for teachers you won’t want to miss!
Gov. Kevin Stitt, on Wednesday of this week, announced that all school employees will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as early as February 22nd. This development allows for approximately 89,000 public school employees, if they so choose, to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in the next several weeks. In December, Gov. Stitt and SecretaryContinue reading Vaccine Available to All School Employees Starting Feb. 22nd
There is a more recent article on this topic, Please view — The Play to Learn Act: A Refocusing of Early Childhood Education Sometimes you just have to jump up, run around, and shake all the wiggles out! The Play to Learn Act, authored by Rep. Jacob Rosecrants, understands this truth. This bipartisan-supported act, alsoContinue reading Play to Learn (House Bill 1569)
Article Updated: Wednesday, Feb. 24 On Tuesday, Feb. 23 the Oklahoma Senate confirmed Trent Smith’s nomination to the State Board of Education by a vote of 38-9. The former OU football captain’s nomination previously advanced through the Senate Education Committee with a 10-3 vote on Feb. 9. Gov. Kevin Stitt nominated Smith to the stateContinue reading Trent Smith’s SBE Nomination Confirmed by Senate
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Chairman Adam Pugh Republican — District 41 (Edmond) Room 425 | (405) 521-5622 firstname.lastname@example.org Vice Chairman Dewayne Pemberton Republican — District 9 (Muskogee) Room 429 | (405) 521-5533 Dewayne.Pemberton@oksenate.gov NATHAN DAHAMR — District 33 (Tulsa)Rm 526 | (405) email@example.com J.J. DOSSETTD — District 34 (Owasso)Rm 531 | (405) firstname.lastname@example.org JO ANNA DOSSETTD — District 35Continue reading Senate Education Committee (2021)
A Glance at Gov. Stitt’s Budget Proposal (FY2022) Gov. Kevin Stitt’s executive budget proposal recommends a total of $8.3 billion in spending for the fiscal year 2022. Of this proposal, $7.9 billion accounts for recurring expenses and approximately $455.2 million is designated for one-time expenses. This FY2022 budget is “largely flat” according to the state’sContinue reading Governor’s Executive Budget Summary
POE’s Response to Gov. Kevin Stitt’s State of the State Address As session gets underway, we look forward to continuing our work with Gov. Kevin Stitt and his Administration in finding ways to improve education in Oklahoma. We are encouraged by his State of the State remarks honoring the hardworking teachers and support personnel aroundContinue reading The State of the State: POE’s response
How Many Bills Become Law? A Look at the Numbers Although the first day of the 58th Oklahoma Legislative Session does not officially convene until Feb. 1, lawmakers, special interest groups, and concerned citizens have been hard at work all offseason brainstorming, drafting and pitching legislative proposals. The final deadline to turn these legislative ideasContinue reading How Many Bills Become Law?
Grab Your Running Shoes; Session Starts Today! Today at Noon, Gov. Kevin Stitt will kick off the start of the First Regular Session of the 58th Oklahoma Legislature with his annual State of the State Address. The 58th Legislature will be in regular session starting today — the first Monday in February — and willContinue reading Grab your running Shoes; Session Starts Today!