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Education Matters Programming Bulletin: June 20, 2019
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The Oklahoma State Department of Education has joined forces with the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA) to produce the monthly broadcast Education Matters.

Education Matters, hosted by Oklahoma State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister, will focus on important topics and key initiatives for public education across the state.

This month’s episode, airing 7 p.m., Thursday, June 20, will focus on the recent Oklahoma legislative session. Ending just a few short weeks ago, the Oklahoma legislative session concluded with several high points for public education, including another pay raise for state teachers. Also, the Reading Sufficiency Act, which provides extra support for struggling young readers, was fully funded for the first time. Public education also received the largest one-year infusion of funds in state history.

This month’s guests include two current legislators who are also former teachers:

·         Rep. Rhonda Baker

·         Sen. Dewayne Pemberton

Education Matters airs monthly on OETA every third Thursday at 7 p.m. and is rebroadcast the following Wednesday at 12:30 p.m.

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