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In recent years, Oklahoma has created a number of organizations focused on education reform. Every Kid Counts Oklahoma (EKCO) is uniquely positioned to effect change in the Oklahoma education system by encouraging partnerships with existing education-centered organizations across the state and providing a platform for leaders to have their voices heard for education reform in Oklahoma.

We believe that education is not a partisan or political issue. Our goal is to ensure that all Oklahoma students have access to a quality education, by organizing and empowering teachers, parents, and community leaders. While education reform organizations can be effective in individual lanes, we must work together to give all students the education they deserve.

We have big dreams for Oklahoma education and believe that bold thinking can revolutionize our school systems and bring better outcomes for our students. Our education system won’t improve until we all commit to doing better. The time to act is now.

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Ryan Walters
A former AP History teacher for McAlester Public Schools, where he was an Oklahoma State Teacher of the Year Finalist, Ryan is a lifelong advocate for improving Oklahoma’s education system. He has served on Governor Stitt’s Education Committee and as the Executive Director of Oklahoma Achieves.
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Every kid deserves a quality education, but Oklahoma’s education system won’t improve until we all commit to taking action. The time to act is now and the responsibility is ours. Contact EKCO today to get involved.
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