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Rising Star Teachers Recognized

State Superintendent Janet Barresi recognized six Rising Star Teachers from across the state during Tuesday’s state Teacher of the Year Ceremony,. Rising Stars are teachers who have been in the classroom seven years or less but who show an amazing amount of promise in their profession.

Fairview Math Teacher Named 2013 Teacher of the Year

Elaine Hutchison, an Algebra II, trigonometry, pre-calculus and AP calculus teacher at Fairview High School and Chamberlain Middle School in the Fairview School District and at the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics Regional Center, was named the 2013 Teacher of the Year by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi during a ceremony Tuesday at the Oklahoma State Fair.

Honoring Great Teachers

Honoring great teaching is one of the most rewarding parts of my job. This week I honored Elaine Hutchison, a math teacher from Fairview Public Schools, as the 2013 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year.

Oklahoma State Board of Education Meeting Highlights, Sept. 27, 2012

Elaine Hutchison, the 2013 Teacher of the Year, was recognized at the State Board of Education's regular monthly meeting Thursday. Board members also were given updates on A-F School Report Card data verifications and recent TLE Commission preliminary recommendations.

Triggering Necessary Change

The movie “Won’t Back Down,” now in theaters, details the struggle of a parent and a teacher fighting to take over a chronically failing school. Because of the very real plight of parents and children in situations similar to those portrayed in the movie, State Supt. Janet Barresi has pledged her support to state Sen. David Holt who promises to file Parent Trigger Legislation in the next Legislative session.

Making the Grade

A-F School Report Cards are are accurate and fair and contain information that parents have a right to know.

State Board of Education Hears Preliminary Numbers on Budget Request

Oklahoma State Board of Education members on Monday reviewed preliminary numbers for a possible $289 million Fiscal Year 2014 budget increase request for public schools to be made to the State Legislature as lawmakers draw closer to the 2013 session. The Board will vote on a budget request at its next regular meeting on October 25.

Preparing Students for College and Career Success

Study shows higher level math in high school and more Advanced Placement Coursework will help students succeed in college and career.

State Education Board Approves $289 Million Budget Increase Request That Includes Funds for Reforms, Teacher Pay Increases

Oklahoma State Board of Education members on Thursday approved a $289 million Fiscal Year 2014 budget increase request for public schools to be made to the State Legislature late this year as lawmakers prepare for the 2013 Legislative Session. The budget includes dollars for statewide implementation of reforms, as well as funds for teachers and school personnel.

Oklahoma A-F School Report Cards Released

The Oklahoma State Department of Education on Thursday launched the historic release of first-time A-F School Report Cards, giving all schools in the state a grade of A, B, C, D or F – similar to grades given to students. More than 90 percent of schools across the state received a grade of C or higher, with nearly 50 percent receiving a B.

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