Thursday, April 7, 2011

Barresi's 3R Testimony Due In Washington Today

Superintendent Janet Barresi
Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi testifies before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce about her 3R Agenda.

“The state legislative session has reached the halfway mark, and this is a good time to take stock of the significant progress we’re making,” said Barresi. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to update leaders in Washington about our plans to rethink, restructure and reform Oklahoma’s system of education. The center of gravity for education reform has shifted to states like Oklahoma, and I want to provide insight into the bold action we’re taking here.”

As federal lawmakers consider reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act, Barresi has been asked to testify about the 3R Agenda she launched in March. The 3R Agenda is a comprehensive policy platform for transforming Oklahoma’s education system. While several items in the 3R Agenda are working their way through this year’s legislative session, other portions will serve as a long-term blueprint to help guide Oklahoma’s education policy over the next several years, Barresi has said.

More information about the 3R Agenda, including a policy overview booklet, can be found at the Oklahoma State Department of Education home page,   

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