Posts Tagged:Gov. Kevin Stitt

Oklahoma bill fighting human trafficking heads to Gov. Stitt’s desk

A bill aiming to combat human trafficking has been sent to Gov. Kevin Stitt following passage by the Oklahoma House of Representatives on Monday. House Bill 4210 would establish the Human Trafficking Response Unit within the Office of the Attorney General. The unit would create and maintain data related to human trafficking so law enforcement…Read More

Gov. Kevin Stitt signs bill requiring K-12 library books to meet ‘community standards’

A bill to regulate content in school libraries crossed the finish line Friday as Gov. Kevin Stitt signed legislation requiring books to adhere to “community standards.” House Bill 3092 dictates that both print and non-print media in school libraries be age-appropriate and follow “community standards.” However, the bill does not set guidelines for those standards or include penalties for those found to be outside…Read More

Gov. Stitt Voices Support For Statewide Charter School Board

The US Department of Education recently proposed changes to their Charter School Program requirements that some Oklahoma leaders do not support. One of the changes is that charter schools that would be substantially or completely managed by a for-profit management group will no longer be eligible for federal startup or expansion funds. “New regulations…would keep…Read More

Social issues at forefront of Oklahoma state superintendent race

A crowded Republican ticket and a lone Democrat are vying to become Oklahoma’s top education official in a race already steeped in cultural debate. All five candidates aim to succeed Joy Hofmeister as state superintendent of public instruction. Hofmeister, a Democratic candidate for governor, is term limited after eight years at the head of the…Read More