Barresi To Address Educators

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. superintendent to address administrators

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi will deliver her first State of Education address to a group of public school administrators in Oklahoma City.

The annual event is scheduled to begin Thursday morning at the Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City.

It will be the first such address for Barresi, a Republican elected in November to replace longtime Superintendent Sandy Garrett, a Democrat who served in the post for two decades.

Several public school teachers have organized a public protest outside of the convention center to oppose budget cuts recently implemented by Barresi and the Department of Education.

Among the programs targeted for cuts is state reimbursement for teachers who achieve National Board Certification.

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