QotD 5/9/18

“Without her, my room would simply be a day care.”

– Elizabeth Wilson, a prekindergarten teacher in Yukon, praising the help she gets from her teaching aide, Nancy Novosad. An Oklahoma Watch investigation found that many school districts are hiring more aides and assistants as they struggle to hire certified teachers (Source)


Ryan Gentzler worked at OK Policy from January 2016 until November 2022. He last served as the organization's Reserach Director and oversaw Open Justice Oklahoma. He began at OK Policy as an analyst focusing on criminal justice issues, including sentencing, incarceration, court fines and fees, and pretrial detention. Open Justice Oklahoma grew out of Ryan’s groundbreaking analysis of court records, which was used to inform critical policy debates. A native Nebraskan, he holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Oklahoma and a BA in Institutions and Policy from William Jewell College. He served as an OK Policy Research Fellow in 2014-2015.

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