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.
State students aren't being properly prepared for workforce, report finds
By Tim Willert, Staff Writer - NEWSOK.com | posted April 2, 2015
More than 600 third-graders in the Oklahoma City school district have failed to prove they read well enough to earn promotion to the fourth grade as a state deadline for doing so approaches.
The business community needs to be involved in improving this state’s education system. After all, having an educated workforce impacts the bottom line. The most important capital investment in every business is human capital.
Nothing is worse than having to turn away business because you have the capacity but not the people to fulfill an order. You’re never going to get that back.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation News - September 11, 2014
Leaders & Laggards Evaluates K–12 Educational Effectiveness Across All 50 States and the District of Columbia
Oklahoma City (August 28, 2014) – Oklahoma Achieves Executive Director Jennifer Monies released the following statement following the loss of the state’s waiver to federal No Child Left Behind mandates:
NewsOK - August 28, 2014
What they said Reaction to loss of waiver