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Oklahoma School Districts to be Recognized on Mathematics and Science Partnership Day at State Capitol

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi on Tuesday will welcome ten school districts from across the state to the State Capitol to recognize the projects they’ve completed as 2011 Math and Science Partnership Grant recipients. Districts were selected for professional development projects that focused on inquiry-based learning.

Governor Fallin Praises C3 Plan in State of State Address

Gov. Mary Fallin in her State of the State address this week praised Supt. Janet Barresi’s college, career and citizen readiness plan, known as the C3 Plan, being used to implement education reforms.

“Those three ‘Cs’ are exactly what we should be promoting in Oklahoma,” Fallin said in her address.  

Superintendent Barresi Commended for Eliminating Wasteful Spending

Superintendent Janet Barresi was commended by the governor this week in her annual State of the State Address for eliminating wasteful spending and modernizing department resources.

Oklahoma Achieves Flexibility from No Child Left Behind: New Waiver Provides Added Urgency to Implementation of State Reforms

Oklahoma is one of the first states in the nation to gain flexibility from federal restrictions under No Child Left Behind (NCLB), providing the state with an opportunity to move forward quickly with its own reforms.

Game Changer for Oklahoma Schools

Oklahoma is one of the first states in the nation to gain flexibility from federal restrictions under No Child Left Behind (NCLB). This is great news, as it means schools will be able to more easily account for growth and progress within subgroups, rather than be penalized under the “one-size-fits-all” criteria of NCLB.

Public Hearing Set for Education Rules

The State Department of Education will hold a public hearing from 1 to 4 p.m. February 16, 2012, to hear public comment on draft rules and Rule Impact Statements.

Innovator a Product of Oklahoma Schools

Westmoore High School graduate Ryan Dowling wins this year's Innovation Challenge with teammates from Virginia Commonwealth University.

A-F Grading

The importance of an A-F School Grading System is in that it will provide greater transparency for our schools and will draw more parental and community involvement. It is evident that schools that have higher levels of parent and community involvement have better-performing educators and better-prepared students.

Legislative Update Newsletter Available

The Oklahoma State Department of Education's Legislative Update newsletter is now available.

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