In 2022, The Oklahoma Legislature established the Oklahoma Teacher Empowerment Program (OTEP) as a way for qualified teachers to earn additional income by mentoring less experienced teachers. Recently, the Legislature funded the OTEP with $22.58 million. Since the Oklahoma Department of Education (OSDE) will dispense these funds on a first come, first serve basis, it’sContinue reading Earn Extra as a Mentor Teacher? Here’s How to Apply.
Article Archived on June 1, 2023 Hundreds of thousands of US students are now attending school four days a week. The four-day school week, in recent years, has exploded to more than 1,600 schools across 24 different states, according to a 2021 study. And the four-day trend shows no signs of slowing down. West Texas,Continue reading Four-Day School Weeks: Innovative or Harmful? Legislative Study to Investigate
Article Archived on June 1, 2023 School Security in Oklahoma In light of the recent tragedy in Uvalde, Texas, and other reports of violent school incidents, the Oklahoma Legislature is conducting an interim study on school security. The study will consider security practices in Oklahoma schools and address proposals to improve such practices. Members ofContinue reading School Security: Survey Results and Upcoming Legislative Study