For Immediate Release: February 9, 2010
STANISLAWSKI WORKS TOWARD ADVANCED
The Senate Education Committee unanimously approved Senate
Bill 2129 by Senator Gary
Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, on Monday which would create the Statewide
Virtual School Task Force.
Stanislawski said many states throughout the nation who have virtual schools have seen great improvement among their students and in education test scores.
“Students learn in different ways and in different classroom environments,” said Stanislawski. “Through advanced education opportunities like virtual school, students are able to focus and learn better with the elimination of distractions. We want our students to not just pass the material, but master it.”
Stanislawski added that taking this step is key in advancing Oklahoma’s education system and preparing our students to compete globally.
“Virtual schools provide a unique concept of education with rigorous material that I am confident will help raise our academic standards. I look forward to thoroughly researching this issue, so we can bring an effective, advanced learning tool to Oklahoma’s education system.”
Senate Bill 2129 now heads to the Senate floor.