Walters will lead Oklahoma Achieves, an education initiative of the State Chamber of Oklahoma. Walters was an AP History teacher at McAlester Public Schools and serves on Gov. Kevin Stitt’s Education Committee.
Column by Bobby Griffith, Executive Director of Oklahoma Achieves, published in The Oklahoman on March 6, 2019
Oklahoma continues to rank near the bottom nationally on key educational outcomes. This unfairly limits Oklahoma students' learning opportunities and career prospects. It’s also detrimental to our economy as we seek to attract new companies.
Oklahoma City (February 28, 2019) – Oklahoma Achieves Executive Director Bobby Griffith released the following statement after the release of the School Report Card system:
Oklahoma City (February 4, 2019) – Oklahoma Achieves Executive Director Bobby Griffith released the following statement after Governor Stitt’s State of the State address:
Oklahoma City (January 16, 2019) – Oklahoma Achieves is proud to name Bobby Griffith as its new executive director. Griffith will assume oversight of the educational advocacy organization on January 16.
In this report, America Succeeds tells stories and presents data about the seismic shift in the education-to-employment pipeline. The report explores how companies are adapting and provides insights into what educators, students, and current workers must do to remain competitive in the rapidly changing workforce.
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.