More on Education
With the first week of August already here, it is almost time for me to drop my kids off for their first day of school. Some schools in Oklahoma start as early as next week. As always, their summer vacation seemed to fly by.
WASHINGTON—Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK02) introduced H.R. 5604 June 28th. It is a bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize veterans to use their Post-9/11 Educational Assistance benefits to pursue independent study programs at certain educational institutions that are not institutions of higher learning.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) has urged the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to retract the May 13, 2016, guidance that the administration issued to all Oklahoma public schools regarding the use of school bathrooms by students who identify as transgender.
MUSKOGEE – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) has announced the winners of the 2016 Congressional Art Competition. During an awards ceremony at Northeastern State University on April 22, 2016, Mullin announced the winners of six different categories, as well as the overall winners of the competition.
Robert Nofire, a senior at Tahlequah High School, took home the top honor of first place overall in the competition for his graphite drawing titled “Chief Highbear.” He also won first place in the drawings category.
WASHINGTON – The National Johnson-O’Malley Association (NJOMA) has honored Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) with its Congressional Leadership Honors Award. Mullin, a member of the Cherokee Nation, was recognized for his commitment to Native American students and for advancing the education priorities of native communities.
WASHINGTON – A new education law will restore control of Oklahoma’s education system to the state government, local school boards, and parents. The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA) was signed into law on Thursday after passing both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate with overwhelming support.
Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) worked to make sure Oklahoma’s education priorities were included in the final bill.
Sometimes it is hard to see a direct connection between what is happening in Washington, D.C. and our everyday lives here in Oklahoma.
Over the past several weeks, I have been working on legislation that will impact us all in tangible ways. I want to highlight four bills that the House voted on this week that will have direct, positive impacts for Oklahomans. They are:
WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) on Wednesday voted to restore control of Oklahoma’s education system to the state government, local school boards, and parents. The U.S. House of Representatives approved the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a bill developed by a bipartisan House-Senate Committee to replace the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, by a vote of 359-64.
MUSKOGEE – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) announced the winning essays in the 2015 Second District Constitution Essay Forum.
“We appreciate all of the students who took the time to study our U.S. Constitution in more depth and formulate thoughtful responses to the essay questions.” Mullin said. “We are also grateful to our judges for their time and talents in evaluating the essay submissions.”
Middle School Winners:
MUSKOGEE – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) reminded any student interested in participating in the 2015 Second District Constitution Essay Forum about the upcoming due date for entries.
The essay forum is open to all middle school (6th – 8th grade) and high school (9th – 12th grade) students from the Second District. Public, private and homeschool students are invited to submit an essay answering this year’s forum question. All entries are due to Mullin’s Muskogee office by 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 18, 2015.