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National Math and Science Initiative Expands Comprehensive Advanced Placement Program at Enid High School

The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) announced today that its Comprehensive Advanced Placement (AP) program will expand to Enid High School, thanks to the generosity of three Enid businesses and a partnership with the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE).

National Math and Science Initiative Expands Comprehensive Advanced Placement Program at OKC's U.S. Grant High School

Oklahoma City (Nov. 15, 2013) – The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) announced today that its Comprehensive Advanced Placement (AP) program will expand to U.S. Grant High School, in the Oklahoma City School District, thanks to the generosity of a partnership with Boeing and the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE).

ReadOK Draws Elementary Students from Across Oklahoma

Rene Axtell as Madeline reading to ReadOK studentsOKLAHOMA CITY (Nov. 16, 2013) – More than 2,000 elementary school students from all across Oklahoma attended the Oklahoma State Department of Education’s (OSDE) ReadOK event at the State Capitol today.

Presidential Award for Excellence Announcement

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching logoOutstanding science and mathematics teachers are in every school system throughout our State. Help us identify and recognize these hard-working educators by nominating them for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).

Winning Attitude

I first visited Tushka Schools in April 2011, after a tornado destroyed the district’s main school building. It was a heartbreaking scene – much of the building was in ruin, many students and teachers were displaced form their homes, and district staff worried about how they would finish the school year.

I visited the Atoka County district again about a year ago, and I made my third trip last week. I can hardly express how thrilled I am with the fortitude of the students, teachers and administrators in Tushka.

OKTOY Blog: And So We Begin...

Dec. 19, 2013

I am excited to begin the 2014 OKTOY Blog, and I agree with many friends that this is long overdue!

Superintendent Barresi praises two Oklahoma teachers awarded national honor for science instruction

Presidential Award Recipients  - Annette Huett (left) and Diane Reece (right)OKLAHOMA CITY (Jan. 3, 2014) — Two Oklahoma elementary school teachers are among 102 teachers nationwide recently honored with the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Fostering A Culture of Good Character

I had the pleasure recently of hosting the first meeting of the Character Education Task Force.

More than 20 representatives of school districts, civic groups and faith-based organizations from throughout the state joined members of the state’s Parent Teacher Association in the initial meeting earlier this month. In doing so, we are laying the groundwork for something I hope will help in the development of character education in Oklahoma schools.

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