State gets a ‘D’

Oklahoma ranked 46th in the nation with a grade of “D Plus” in an annual national report that measures states on academic performance.

Oklahoma’s overall score of “D Plus” in the 20th edition of Education Week’s Quality Counts was below the national score of “C” and the same grade received last year. Oklahoma scored higher than only five states — Alabama, Idaho, New Mexico, Mississippi and Nevada.

State School Superintendent Joy Hofmeister blamed a lack of funding and planning.