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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.

February 13 Educator Currents

The latest Educator Currents newsletter, for all Oklahoma educators, contains informaion on Oklahoma School Speed Test Month; technology training dates; Arts, Music, PE Standards Committees; AVID information sessions and more.

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State Department of Education Releases Proposed Changes to A-F Report Card Rule

Today the Oklahoma State Department of Education released for public comment several proposed changes to the A-F Report Card rule. These proposed changes are the result of concerns previously expressed by education stakeholders across the state including board members, superintendents, administrators, teachers, parents and state legislators.

Black History Month Heroes Abound

As we celebrate Black History Month, it is important to remember all of the people from our past that played significant roles in bringing about the end of racial segregation and ensuring the rights of equality for Oklahomans.

Governor's ACE Awards Given to 188 School Districts

 

 Governor Mary Fallin, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi, Former Governor Brad Henry and State Legislators honored 188 school districts with the Governor’s ACE Award at a celebratory luncheon on Monday, March 4, 2013, at the Oklahoma History Center.

March 12 Educator Currents

The latest Educator Currents newsletter for all Oklahoma educators contains information on the summer Vision 2020 professional development conference, REAC3H Network restructuring, applications to recommend best teachers and principals, updates to the OSDE website and more.

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State Superintendent Barresi Requests Two-Year Delay for Teacher Evaluation System

State Superintendent Janet Barresi announced today that she will ask the authors of Senate Bill 426, Sen. John Ford and Rep. Earl Sears, to consider a two-year delay for full implementation of the Teacher and Leader Effectiveness reform that was originally enacted in 2010 in Senate Bill 2033.

Lawton's Eisenhower High School Named School of the Year by National Math and Science Initiative

Eisenhower High School, in the Lawton School District, was named the first National Math and Science Initiative's (NMSI) School of the Year in a ceremony at the State Capitol on Tuesday.

The award came as a result of record-setting gains in academic achievement by the school in its first year of participation in NMSI's Advanced Placement Program.

Community Support Vital to Success of Public Education

Many know I advocate for quality teachers in the classroom and quality leaders in our districts as a means of achieving academic excellence for our children. Today, I’m going to add another very important component to the mix: community support.

Recently, I had the good fortune to visit two high performing school districts on my Raise the Grade Tour. In addition to the outstanding teachers and educational leaders, they have another characteristic in common which is an impressive level of community support.

State Supt. Barresi Thanks Legislators for Support of Instructional Coaches

State Superintendent Janet Barresi on Tuesday thanked State Senators Clark Jolley, R-Edmond, and Jim Halligan, R-Stillwater, and State Representatives Scott Martin, R-Norman, and Lee Denney, R-Cushing, for their support of the State Department of Education’s REAC3H Coaches.

The 60 professional educators – each assigned to one of 30 regions throughout the state – have been assisting Oklahoma schools with the implementation of new education reforms such as third-grade reading sufficiency and the transition to Oklahoma C3 Academic Standards.

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