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.


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.

Message from OK Beef Council About Lean, Finely Textured Beef

The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry this week sent a letter about lean, finely textured beef on behalf of the beef industry and the Oklahoma Beef Council. The letter is addressed to state school district superintendents as they make nutrition decisions for the school year.

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USDE Announces Additional Choices for Beef Products

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announces additional choices for beef products in the upcoming school year.

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 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.

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.

Landmark Reforms

The State Board of Education approves A-F school grading system and hears report on C3 Partnership Schools.


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