State Sen. Clark Jolley, R-Edmond, has been appointed vice chair of the National Conference of State Legislatures' (NCSL) Standing Committee on Education. The appointment was made by current NCSL president, Georgia State Sen. Don Balfour. NCSL is a bipartisan organization made up of lawmakers and staff from all 50 state legislatures.
"I'm extremely honored to be entrusted with this leadership position and to have the opportunity to work with key lawmakers from across the country as we look for ways to improve public education, reduce dropout rates and ensure our children are better prepared to become tomorrow's leaders," Jolley said.
Jolley serves as vice chair of the Oklahoma State Senate Education Committee. He also serves on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education and has previously served as its co-chair. In addition, Jolley is a member of the NCSL Task Force on Dropout Prevention.
"The bottom line is the better job we do educating our children, the better the future will be for all of us," Jolley said. "Being part of a national dialogue gives our entire state an excellent opportunity to contribute to this discussion and to benefit from what we learn."