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Oklahoma education department submits plan for fed review

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma State Department of Education has submitted its goals for public education to the federal government outlining the state agency's eight-year plan to ensure students have a competitive edge.

The agency said Monday it sent its Oklahoma Edge plan to the U.S. Department of Education for review and approval.

All state education agencies are required to submit such a plan detailing their use of federal education dollars.

State education leaders say Oklahoma's 218-page plan emphasizes the importance of serving individual learners and believing every child, teacher and school can succeed.

State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister said the agency sought to develop a meaningful state plan that ensures Oklahoma students and schools reach higher outcomes. It is built on four pillars:

  • Achieve academic success
  • Build exceptional educators and schools
  • Create engaged communities
  • Develop internal capacity

"No part of our plan is incidental," Hofmeister said in a written statement. "It is an interconnected system designed to help ensure academic success for every student in Oklahoma through high school graduation and beyond."

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