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State Education Board Approves $289 Million Budget Increase Request That Includes Funds for Reforms, Teacher Pay Increases

Oklahoma State Board of Education members on Thursday approved a $289 million Fiscal Year 2014 budget increase request for public schools to be made to the State Legislature late this year as lawmakers prepare for the 2013 Legislative Session. The budget includes dollars for statewide implementation of reforms, as well as funds for teachers and school personnel.

Oklahoma A-F School Report Cards Released

The Oklahoma State Department of Education on Thursday launched the historic release of first-time A-F School Report Cards, giving all schools in the state a grade of A, B, C, D or F – similar to grades given to students. More than 90 percent of schools across the state received a grade of C or higher, with nearly 50 percent receiving a B.

Raising the Grade Together

Thursday was a historic day for Oklahoma. State Board of Education members gave their unanimous approval to release the state’s first A-F Report Cards for schools. Now, it is time to get to work and begin Raising the Grade Together.

A – F School Grades and Parental Involvement

A-F school Report Cards provide the perfect opportunity for parents and community members to stand united, in support of their local school, and pitch in.

State Department of Education Announces Botball Grant Opportunities

The Oklahoma State Department of Education and the University of Oklahoma, in partnership with Botball, announced Friday that it will provide grants of up to $2,200 per school to facilitate recent start-up and existing middle and high school Botball teams.

New Opportunities for Student Involvement in STEM

New opportunities in STEM education include Botball grants and Think Through Math's first annual Oklahoma Math Cup.

Demystifying the Common Core

David Coleman, new president of College Board, visits Oklahoma to share wisdom on Common Core with local educators.

State Board of Education Meeting Highlights

The Oklahoma State Board of Education met in Frederick, OK, on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at Frederick High School. Board members heard an update on the Teacher and Leader Effectiveness evaluation system.

Stillwater Teacher Surprised with $25,000 Milken Award

Tammera Mittelstet, a Gifted Resource Coordinator at Stillwater’s Highland Park Elementary and Will Rogers Elementary, was surprised Monday with a $25,000 Milken Educator Award to be spent at her discretion. On hand to present the award was State Superintendent Janet Barresi and Milken Family Foundation Board Member Dr. Thomas Boysen.

Making Education Relevant

The State Board of Education met in Frederick last week. Holding meetings in schools reminds board members of how their decisions affect the people they are serving. It gives them a chance to hear firsthand the successes that should be celebrated and the obstacles they should help remove. These visits make their work relevant.

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