An overview of our work on Oklahoma education

Educating our children is the biggest responsibility that we entrust to our state and local governments. Nevertheless, Oklahoma struggled to fund common education and higher education to meet what’s needed for all kids to have access to a quality education and for our state to have a highly-skilled workforce. We promote policies to adequately fund our education system and advance evidence-based strategies to reach all Oklahoma children.

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Gabrielle Jacobi joined the Oklahoma Policy Institute as its Child Well-Being Policy Analyst / KIDS COUNT Coordinator in March 2021 after more than two years as a Program Coordinator at the Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness. Born and raised in Oklahoma City, Gabrielle earned her Bachelor of Science in Journalism with a minor in Spanish Language and Literature from the University of Kansas. While there, she worked for four years at KU’s Center of Public Partnerships and Research, which spurred a passion for child advocacy and showed the impact that public policy and programming can have on families. Currently, she is working on her Master of Public Administration and Graduate Certificate in Disaster Management from the University of Central Oklahoma, and she expects to graduate in December 2021. She lives in Oklahoma City where she proudly cheers on both the Kansas Jayhawks and the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball teams.