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Oklahoma State Board of Education Meeting Highlights

The Oklahoma State Board of Education met Jan. 26, 2012, adopting a resolution to fully support Superintendent Janet Barresi's goal of having all students in Oklahoma college, career and citizen ready by the year 2020. Board member Joy Hofmeister, of Tulsa, was sworn in. The board revoked the teaching certificate of Kimberly Crain, a former third-grade teacher in McLoud. The board also adopted several new alternatives to help students meet Achieving Classroom Excellence requirements.

Choice: It’s Good for Children.

Choice is good for children, whether it be public, charter, digital or non-public schools. Every parent should have the choice to select the school that best meets the needs of their child, regardless of address or income level.

Superintendent Janet Barresi Announces Online Math Tutoring Pilot

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi announces a digital pilot program with Apangea Learning Inc. that is expected to significantly help students statewide who are struggling in Algebra 1.

Superintendent Janet Barresi Observes Digital Learning Day, Announcing Two New Online Resources for Students and Teachers

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi observes the first National Digital Learning Day by announcing two new online learning partnerships for the state of Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Educational Television Authority and SAS Curriculum Pathways will offer thousands of free online resources and lesson plans to students, teachers and families throughout Oklahoma.

Digital Learning Day

Superintendent Janet Barresi celebrates the first ever Digital Learning Day by announcing new free online resources available to students and educators throughout the state.

Oklahoma School Districts to be Recognized on Mathematics and Science Partnership Day at State Capitol

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi on Tuesday will welcome ten school districts from across the state to the State Capitol to recognize the projects they’ve completed as 2011 Math and Science Partnership Grant recipients. Districts were selected for professional development projects that focused on inquiry-based learning.

Superintendent Barresi Commended for Eliminating Wasteful Spending

Superintendent Janet Barresi was commended by the governor this week in her annual State of the State Address for eliminating wasteful spending and modernizing department resources.

Oklahoma Achieves Flexibility from No Child Left Behind: New Waiver Provides Added Urgency to Implementation of State Reforms

Oklahoma is one of the first states in the nation to gain flexibility from federal restrictions under No Child Left Behind (NCLB), providing the state with an opportunity to move forward quickly with its own reforms.

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