Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Governor Mary Fallin, State Leaders to Host Education Press Conference

Will Discuss Legislative Proposals to Transform Education in Oklahoma
Governor Mary Fallin and state leaders will host a press conference tomorrow to promote legislation that will transform the quality of education in Oklahoma. Governor Fallin will be joined by Superintendent Janet Barresi, Speaker Kris Steele, Senate Pro Tempore Brian Bingman and special guest, Jeb Bush, governor of Florida from 1999-2007.

In a visit to Oklahoma last summer, Governor Bush shared the lessons of reform that reversed a generation of decline in public schools and led to sustained rising student achievement in the Florida.

Governor Fallin and Superintendent Barresi have made improving the quality of education in Oklahoma a priority. This session, the Legislature is considering several bills modeled after the reforms that improved results in Florida.

WHAT: Press Conference on Education Reform with Governor Fallin, Superintendent Janet Barresi, Speaker Steele, Senate Pro Tempore Bingman and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

WHEN: 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 30

WHERE: Blue Room, Oklahoma Capitol
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