Have the requirements to teach in Oklahoma changed recently? Have they been drastically lowered? If you scanned Twitter or Facebook this past weekend, you probably received mixed answers to the above questions. The social media storm centering on the questions followed a Friday news article claiming that Oklahoma teachers no longer need a college degreeContinue reading Oklahoma Teacher Requirments: Have They Changed?
Professional Oklahoma Educators (POE) conducts several member surveys on important education topics and bills each legislative session. These surveys help the POE government affairs team understand the thoughts, concerns, and positions of POE members on important legislative matters. The survey results direct POE’s lobbying efforts and provide firsthand data to lawmakers. POE’s first survey ofContinue reading POE’s Legislative Survey #1—Results
Article Updated March 1, 2021 POE often receives reports that teachers are overwhelmed by the amount of reoccurring professional learning courses required each year — like the annual bloodborne pathogen training, for example. Many teachers would prefer to opt out of such trainings and pass an exam or simply take the training courses less frequently,Continue reading Altering Professional Learning Requirements — HB 1593
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
Chair: Rhonda Baker Republican — District 60 (Yukon) Room 464 | (405) 557-7311 firstname.lastname@example.org Vice Chair: Mark Vancuren Republican — District 74 (Owasso) Room 243.1 | (405) 557-7377 email@example.com
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
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!
Welcome to POE’s Capitol Corner! Capitol Corner is designed to be a one-stop shop for all legislative and political activities affecting education in Oklahoma. At Professional Oklahoma Educators, we seek to provide our members with accurate and relevant information so they can easily stay informed on important issues affecting the classroom. But communication goes bothContinue reading Welcome To Capitol Corner!