Oklahoma Teacher Requirments: Have They Changed?

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?

Trent Smith’s SBE Nomination Confirmed by Senate

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

Senate Education Committee (2021)

Chairman Adam Pugh Republican — District 41 (Edmond) Room 425 | (405) 521-5622 adam.pugh@oksenate.gov 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) 521-5551nathan.dahm@oksenate.gov J.J. DOSSETTD — District 34 (Owasso)Rm 531 | (405) 521-5566jj.dossett@oksenate.gov JO ANNA DOSSETTD — District 35Continue reading Senate Education Committee (2021)

The State of the State: POE’s response

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?

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?