Oklahoma City (May 10, 2018) – The State Chamber of Oklahoma and Oklahoma Achieves thanked Governor Mary Fallin for signing SB 980 and HB 2860 into law. These bills will bring increased accountability and accessibility to schools and the teaching profession.
Oklahoma City (April 10, 2018) – The following is a statement from Oklahoma Achieves regarding 2017 NAEP score release:
Oklahoma City (February 2, 2018) – The Oklahoma Achieves Board of Directors voted this week to support the Step Up Oklahoma plan. The plan, which includes a $5,000 teacher pay raise, aligns with the group’s policy to support regionally competitive teacher pay.
Executive Director Jennifer Monies issued the following statement in support of the plan:
Oklahoma City (November 2, 2017) – The business voice for education in Oklahoma has a new name, with the same core commitment to ensuring every student has a shot at their dream job.
The governor has named Oklahoma Achieves executive director Jennifer Monies as one of her four appointees to the Task Force on Improving the State Aid Formula. The task force will examine the forumla structure and make recommendations on ways to optimize efficiency.
Oklahoma City (April 28, 2017) – Today Gov. Mary Fallin signed House Bill 1693 into law, which reforms Oklahoma’s A-F school accountability system. Jennifer Monies, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Achieves, served on the State Department of Education’s Oklahoma Assessment and Accountability Task Force that studied and considered changes to both the state assessments and accountability system last fall.
Oklahoma City (October 28, 2016) – Jennifer Monies, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Achieves, released the following comment on today’s State Department of Education release of the A-F state report cards:
Oklahoma City (April 12, 2016) – Governor Fallin on Monday signed House Bill 3102 into law, expanding the number of classroom hours allowed for an adjunct teacher. These teachers are experts in a particular field who are willing to share their knowledge with students but have not gone through the teaching certification process. Previously they were limited to just 90 hours per semester, but HB 3102 expands that to 270 hours.
NAEP results show long road ahead
Oklahoma City (October 28, 2015) – Today’s release of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scores is a reminder that Oklahoma needs to step up its reform efforts in order to ensure our students aren’t at a competitive disadvantage. The results show improvement in 4th grade reading (30% of students proficient in 2013 to 33% in 2015) and 4th grade math (36% proficient in 2013 to 37% in 2015), no improvement in 8th grade math proficiency (29% both years) and a slight decrease in 8th grade reading proficiency (25% in 2013 to 23% in 2015).