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Henry Scholarships & Why Educational Choice Matters

A recent series of YouTube feature videos provides profiles of families who've benefitted from Oklahoma's Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarships program. In these poignant profiles, we learn about the unique circumstances of special needs children — as well as the background factors and challenges that led families to seek out these scholarships in the first place.

Board Highlights for June 28, 2012

Board Rules on Additional ACE Appeals

The Board approved recommendations on 12 appeals for waivers from Achieving Classroom Excellence graduation requirements. Of those, a committee appointed by the State Board recommended that approval be granted to three students, two of those based on extenuating circumstances and one based on acceptance to a selective university. The committee recommended that nine appeals be denied and that one appeal be dismissed because a diploma has not yet been denied.

MEDIA ADVISORY – 2013 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year Finalists Announced

The 2013 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year finalists will be announced in a ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 12, in the Blue Room at the State Capitol.

2013 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year Finalists Announced

Oklahoma’s 2013 Teacher of the Year finalists were announced on Thursday, July 12, 2012, at a special presentation at the Oklahoma state Capitol.

What Winning Teaching Sounds Like

Teachers of the Year finalists share their passions for their profession.

New Teacher of the Year Finalist Announced

Angela McKenna, a choral music director at Sequoyah Middle School in Edmond, has been chosen as an Oklahoma 2013 Teacher of the Year finalist. She replaces Kimberly Landers, a 9th- through 12th-grade Spanish teacher at Deer Creek High School, who has taken an administrative position in another school district.

Prevent Summer Learning Loss

Ideas to help prevent summer learning loss and get children ready for the return to school.

OMG My Child is in Middle School

SMH, BTW, OMG, LOL … these are some of the thousands of abbreviations that our children now use when texting and online, especially those “tween and older” kids. Middle school is such a pivotal time for our youth. The kids are “stretching” their proverbial wings, but still need their PARENTAL UNITS to drive them to places they need to be.  But as parents, we want and need to stay engaged in their education. 

Smartphones and Digital Devices in the Classroom?

I recently attended the Model Schools Conference in Orlando, Florida.  This conference focused on schools across the nation that, at one time, had been labeled as failing. As a result of innovative planning, forward thinking, and unique collaborations, these schools have turned their failing schools into MODELS OF SUCCESS. 

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