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A-F School Grading System Rules Public Forum Set for March 19

The State Department of Education will hold a public forum on March 19 to hear comments on draft rules and a rule intent statement for the A-F School Grading System along with several other administrative rules, including proposed changes to the Bullying Prevention Act and a proposed draft of Oklahoma C3 Standards for Social Studies.

Happy Pi Day

Using Pi as a fun and creative way to increase awareness of the need for a more intensive focus on math education in schools as we work to prepare students for the demands of college and careers in the 21st Century.

Oklahoma 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant Applications Available

The Oklahoma State Department of Education announces the opening of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers competitive grant process for the 2012-2013 school year.

2012 and Beyond EOI Requirements for Graduation

Understanding Achieving Classroom Excellence requirements, testing availability and alternative options.

New College Planning Resource for Students

Education Week blogger Caralee Adams wrote this week about BigFuture -- a free, new resource on College Board's website aimed at engaging students in the college planning and search process.

Rulemaking

The State Department of Education held a public forum this week to take comments on the rules drafted to implement the state’s new A-F School Grading System.

21st Century Community Learning Center Grant Process Open

The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) has opened the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) competitive grant process for the 2012-2013 school year.

Board Receives List of C3 Partnership Schools

The State Department of Education has identified seven schools throughout the state as being among low-performing schools that will be considered as C3 Partnership Schools to increase student achievement. The State Board of Education heard information about the schools at its regular monthly meeting on Thursday.

Board Approves Rules for A-F School Grading System

The Oklahoma State Board of Education on Thursday approved permanent administrative rules for a new A-F School Grading System that designates easy-to-understand letter grades to schools based on academic performance.

Governor Fallin signed the measure into law last year. It has been a key element of State Supt. Barresi’s reform agenda over the past year.

The rules approved by the board on Thursday give guidance to districts to implement the specifics of the law. Public comment was received during a 30-day period and during a public forum and incorporated into the rules.

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