Glen Johnson

Higher Ed Leader Pushes for Restoring Most of Large Cuts

Colleges and universities, which took a 16 percent funding hit in the last legislative session, are pushing to have most of that money restored. Chancellor Glen Johnson told lawmakers Friday that a strong higher education system is key to creating good jobs.

Apple on Books

Teacher Salaries, by District

New in our Data Center: An interactive table showing the latest minimum and average teacher salaries for school districts across the state – with and without benefits.

Superintendent Joy Hofmeister and Education Department staff members present data and reasons for the department's budget request at a legislative hearing Wednesday.

Hofmeister: More at Stake for Schools than Teacher Pay

It will take more than passing a sizable pay raise for teachers to solve Oklahoma’s education funding needs, according to state Superintendent Joy Hofmeister. She told lawmakers Wednesday that the Department of Education is seeking $2.6 billion in state funds for next fiscal year – a $221 million increase over its current spending level.