An interstate cooperative to increase high school graduation rates, access to education beyond high school and postsecondary degree completion — particularly for those who would be the first in their families to enroll. Go Alliance research, services and professional development focus on college access policy and communications strategies to motivate students to plan for and apply to college.
Oklahoma is a Go Alliance member state.
Go Alliance Representative: Jolynn Horn, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Oklahoma GEAR UP, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
Educational Technology Cooperative
Membership group of state K-12 and higher education coordinating and governing boards that represent more than 800 colleges and universities and 3,100 school districts in SREB states. The ETC focuses member agencies and state policymakers on using technology wisely, helps states understand technology issues, and forms an action agenda for effectively using technology in education.
Oklahoma representatives attended the spring and summer webinars. Oklahoma sent one attendee to the 2017 annual meeting on teaching and technology.
Oklahoma ETC representatives helped determine SREB’s 10 Critical Issues in Educational Technology and served on working groups for revisions.
Oklahoma participated in the ETC Intrastate Networking Visits in April 2017, hosted at the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education in Oklahoma City. Participants from the Oklahoma State Department of Education, Department of Career and Technology Education, Office of Management and Enterprise Services, State Regents for Higher Education, University of Central Oklahoma, OneNet, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma State University and Oklahoma City Community College discussed topics to improve collaboration across education systems in Oklahoma to gain efficiency and K-20 alignment.
Oklahoma ETC Representative and Member Agency: Kyle Foster, Coordinator for Academic Affairs Initiatives, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
Technology Purchasing Savings
Schools, universities and agencies in SREB states saved $3.3 million on over $33 million in technology purchases during fiscal year 2017 — double the FY2016 savings — through SREB’s participation in MHECtech discount agreements. Organizations in each of the 16 SREB states participated.
Oklahoma saved $284,506 on $2,868,937 in technology purchases in fiscal year 2017.