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Find free summer meal sites for children with online map

OKLAHOMA CITY (June 12, 2014) — The USDA Summer Food Service Program provides nutritious meals to low-income children for free by opening up cafeterias between school years.

All children under the age of 18 who show up at participating sites will be given meals. Many sites, but not all, are schools; some are operated by nonprofits.

The program is administered by the Oklahoma State Department of Education.

Oklahoma teachers, parents to converge at Vision 2020 beginning July 15

Educators, parents and everyone with an interest in Oklahoma schools are invited to the Vision2020 conference Tuesday, July 15, through Thursday, July 17, at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City.

“I’m really looking forward to Vision 2020 this year. It’s such a great opportunity for all kinds of educators from every part of our state to come together, share their knowledge and leave inspired,” said state Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi.

Vision 2020

By Janet Barresi, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Tuesday, July 1, 2014

In only a few weeks, I will welcome thousands of teachers from across the state to the State Department of Education’s Vision 2020 conference.

Supt. Barresi remarks on the passing of Paul Risser

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi today made the following remarks about the death of Paul Risser, former Oklahoma chancellor for higher education and chairman and chief operating officer of the University of Oklahoma Research Cabinet. Risser died Thursday after a lengthy illness.

Oklahoma Department of Education, Native American educators unveil online site for American Indian education

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi today introduced a new online resource guide aimed at strengthening American Indian education in Oklahoma.

Located on the State Department of Education (SDE) website at ok.gov/sde/oier, the Oklahoma Indian Education Resource details the vibrant culture, traditions, history and governments of the state’s 39 sovereign tribes.

State Education Department begins inclusive process to develop new academic standards

OKLAHOMA CITY (July 15, 2013) – The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) is encouraging Oklahoma educators, parents and others interested in public education to consider taking part in the development of new academic standards for English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. Coordinated by OSDE, the standards-creation process is designed to be as inclusive and comprehensive as possible.

Oklahoma 2015 Teacher of the Year finalists named

OKLAHOMA CITY (July 16, 2014) – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi today revealed the 12 finalists for the title of 2015 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year. She made the announcement at the Vision 2020 education conference being held in downtown Oklahoma City.

OKTOY Blog: Perspective and Attitude

We recently relished much-needed rain showers in Oklahoma, a welcome anomaly to the customary scorching heat that sends us indoors this time of year. I was in my car, wipers on high, when I nearly u-turned toward the radio station upon hearing, “…another dreary day for Oklahomans…” Watch out! Farmers raising livestock or hay to feed those beasts might storm the station with pitchforks. City managers making tough decisions on water regulation might call up the FCC and request a fine or two!

Oklahoma school funding increased by $38.60 per pupil for FY2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (July 23, 2014) – The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) has released to school districts initial state aid allocations for Fiscal Year 2015.

Districts will see an increase in per-pupil funding of $38.60 per student. The initial allocation for FY15 is $3,077.20 per student as compared to the $3,038.60 received as the initial allocation in FY14.

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