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New Education Journal Addresses Research, Policy and Practice in K-12

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New Education Journal Addresses Research, Policy and Practice in K-12


The University of Oklahoma’s Leadership and Policy Center for Thriving Schools and Communities, known as THRIVE, has launched the Oklahoma Education Journal. OU THRIVE is based on the OU-Tulsa campus. The spring issue is out now and watch for the fall issue coming soon.

The new journal is under the direction of Editor in Chief Daniel Hamlin, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education, and provides high-quality information on K-12 education issues in Oklahoma.

“The journal spans the boundaries of research, policy and practice and has an unwavering commitment to presenting accurate information to the greatest extent possible,” Hamlin said. “Our editorial team strives for neutrality and balance, and we do not advocate for any political groups, ideologies or programs.”

The journal serves a broad Oklahoma-based readership with features of interest to parents, educators, policymakers and researchers. These include “Relevant Evidence,” which highlights research based in Oklahoma; “Research Review,” which offers neutral syntheses of national research on education issues affecting Oklahoma’s schools; “Leaders in Focus,” which profiles leaders in the state by exploring innovative programs unfolding in Oklahoma schools; and “Point-Counterpoint,” which presents well-reasoned arguments on opposing sides of a policy debate. Journal contributors also produce legal analyses, book reviews, school health and wellness features, as well as updates on state education news, events and resources.

“Our team is working to make the Oklahoma Education Journal the main source of neutral, high-quality information on K-12 education in Oklahoma,” Hamlin said. “My goal is that parents, educators and policymakers will eventually see the journal as their go-to resource.”

Learn more about the Oklahoma Education Journal at and follow THRIVE on Twitter @OUTHRIVE.



By Josh DeLozier and Bonnie Rucker

Article Published: Wednesday, July 26, 2023