Town hall meetings throughout Oklahoma will cover changes in education

OKLAHOMA CITY (Sept. 24, 2014) – The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) is inviting parents, educators and community members to a series of open town hall meetings across the state to discuss education in Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma Education Town Halls provide an opportunity for everyone with a stake in our schools to learn about the Priority Academic Student Skills (PASS) that Oklahoma classrooms will use over the next two years and how the loss of the No Child Left Behind waiver will affect local schools.

“This is a great opportunity for people to learn about some significant changes in Oklahoma schools. The future success of Oklahoma depends on a strong and vibrant education system, and that can only happen when communities get involved,” said state Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi.

OSDE representatives will be on hand to answer questions and gather input on how Oklahomans envision the academic standards that will be developed over the next two years.

All meetings will be at 6 p.m., except for the meeting in Guymon, which will take place at 4 p.m. Each meeting should last about an hour. The dates are as follows:

  • Durant - Monday, Sept. 29 (Durant High School)
  • Talihina - Tuesday, Sept. 30 (Talihina High School)
  • Guymon - Sunday, Oct. 5 (Victory Memorial Family Center Church)
  • Chickasha - Thursday, Oct. 9 (Chickasha High School)
  • Midwest City (OKC metro) - Monday, Oct. 13 (Rose State College)
  • Owasso - Monday, Oct. 20 (Tulsa Technology Center-Owasso Campus)
  • Pryor - Tuesday, Oct. 21 (Northeast Technology Center-Pryor)
  • Weatherford - Monday, Oct. 27 (Weatherford High School)
  • Altus - Tuesday, Oct. 28 (Southwest Technology Center)
  • Ponca City - Monday, Nov. 10 (Pioneer Technology Center)
  • Okmulgee - Tuesday, Nov. 11 (Green Country Technology Center)
  • Kingfisher - Monday, Nov. 17 (First Baptist Church)



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Last updated on September 24, 2014