Upcoming Event: FOCU$ on Education Forum

focus-on-educationThe Oklahoma League of Women Voters is hosting “FOCU$ on Education!”, a panel discussion about the importance of funding public education in Oklahoma. Panelists include David Blatt from the Oklahoma Policy Institute; Sharon Rodine from the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy; Bradford Williams from Oklahoma State University; Levena Brown, the parent of a pre-K student in Oklahoma City Public Schools; and Terry Graham, a school board member for Burlington Public Schools.

The event will take place on Tuesday, April 9th, 2013, 6:30 PM at the Springlake Campus of the Metro Technology Center in Oklahoma City. You can download a flyer here and RSVP for the event on Facebook here. Admission is free!

The forum will also be videoconferenced at the following locations across the state:

  • Tulsa – Tulsa Community College, Metro Campus, 909 S. Boston Ave, Film Lecture Room, Student Center, 102
  • Lawton – Cameron University, 2800 W. Gore, Howell Hall Technology Building, Room 101
  • Stillwater – Oklahoma State University, Institute for Teaching and Learning Excellence, Room 126
  • Ardmore – University Center of Southern Oklahoma, 611 Veterans Blvd, Main Building, Room 1
  • Ada – Pontotoc Tech Center, 601 W. 33rd, Room 311
  • Norman – K20 Center, 3100 Monitor Avenue, Room 290, Leadership Room

Co-Sponsors of the event include Together Oklahoma, the Institute for Teaching and Learning Excellence, Tulsa’s Young Professionals, STAND for Children Oklahoma, 49th is Not OK, the Tulsa Area Parent Legislative Action Committee (PLAC), the Oklahoma Parent Teacher Association (PTA), and the Oklahoma State School Board Association.


  • Registration – 6:00 – 6:30 p. m.
  • Panel Discussion – 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Question/Answer Session – 7:30 – 8:00 p.m.


Gene Perry worked for OK Policy from 2011 to 2019. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism.

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