Ripley, Sweetwater Elementary Schools Win National Title I Distinguished School Awards

Ripley Elementary School in the Ripley School District and Sweetwater Elementary School in the Sweetwater School District have been named this year’s National Title I Distinguished School Award winners.

The National Title I Distinguished Schools Program is a project of the National Title I Association that publicly recognizes schools for their positive educational advances.

Latest Educator Currents Newsletter Available

The latest Educator Currents newsletter, for all Oklahoma educators, contains items on a PARCC assessments survey to assess school readiness, Oklahoma Family Engagement Night, the 2013 Vision 2020 summer conference for all educators, and the Toyota Teacher of the Year application.

Click here to read the Newsletter


The Oklahoma State Department of Education (SDE), in partnership with the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS), is offering AlcoholEdu® for High School through a new online learning platform.

SDE Offers $60,000 AVID Grants

The Oklahoma State Department of Education is offering $60,000 renewable grants for public schools to increase minority participation in Advanced Placement courses through the development of an Advancement Via Individual Determination – AVID program. 

The deadline to apply is Feb. 15, 2013. Award announcements will be made Feb. 28.

To apply, click here to go to the AVID application page.

State Board of Education to Meet at Howe Public Schools

The State Board of Education will hold its regular monthly meeting at Howe Public Schools this month.

The board will meet at 1 p.m. Jan. 31, 2013, at Howe Public Schools, 21444 East North Railroad Howe, Oklahoma.

Click here to read the agenda.

Six Oklahoma Schools Receive $400,000 in Reward School Grants

Six Oklahoma schools were awarded Reward School grants totaling $400,000 by the State Board of Education on Thursday as part of the State Department of Education's Raise the Grade Together initiative.

Crafting a Vision for Digital Learning

Last week, I took State Board of Education members on a road trip to Howe Public Schools in southeastern Oklahoma.

I wanted the board to see the cutting edge digital technology being used by students, teachers and administrators in this small, rural school district. Howe is truly at the forefront of the most dynamic learning in the state.

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

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi on Tuesday welcomed nine school districts from across the state to the State Capitol to recognize the 2012 Math and Science Partnership Grant recipients and their projects.


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