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March 29, 2013

Statewide webcast highlights Oklahoma technology edge

NORMAN —  The Oklahoma League of Women Voters is set to host a first-of-its-kind statewide “Focu$ on Education” event at 6:30 p.m. on April 9 at the Springlake campus of Metro Technology Centers in Oklahoma City with live broadcasts for easy participation for residents in Ardmore, Ada, Norman, Stillwater, Tulsa and Lawton.

The panel discussion on funding education reforms features David Blatt with the Oklahoma Policy Institute; Sharon Rodine with the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy; Terry Graham, Burlington Public Schools board member; Lavena Brown, parent of Oklahoma City Public Schools pre-K student and Brad Williams, vice president of student services at Oklahoma State University Oklahoma City.

“We wanted to present an event that focused on the critical issue of education that allowed for a diverse group of voices to express their concerns from every corner of the state,” said Mary Jane Lindaman with the League of Women Voters of Oklahoma. “This event and the way it’s structured with live broadcasts happening at tech centers and community colleges across the state will allow us to do just that. This also helps showcas the capacity of our state career tech and higher education facilities to increase access to learning to all areas of the state – rural and urban. And, it’s something that’s never been done before, and for that, we are extremely proud.”

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