Posts Tagged:Secretary of Education

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

Stitt chooses Walters as next education secretary

A public school teacher and organization director is Gov. Kevin Stitt’s pick for his next secretary of education. The governor tapped Ryan Walters, CEO of Every Kid Counts Oklahoma, for the cabinet position, which requires confirmation from the state Senate. The 2016 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year finalist taught for eight years in his hometown…Read More