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Getting Enough Sleep Pays Big Dividends in School

With school in session in some districts and right around the corner for others, it’s time to think about getting children back into a regular routine, including a healthy sleep schedule.

MEDIA ADVISORY – Special State Board of Education Meeting

The Oklahoma State Board of Education will hold a special meeting Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, to consider action on four Achieving Classroom Excellence appeals.

Going for Gold

Students, parents and educators striving for academic excellence are equally as deserving of gold medals as our Olympians.

Oklahoma State Board of Education Meeting Highlights From July 26, 2012

State Board of Education rules on 89 Achieving Classroom Excellence appeals, hears reports on state testing, state aid initial allocations, and accreditation.

State Test Scores Signal Positive Impact of ACE Reforms

Overall statewide scores for Oklahoma's lineup of core curriculum and end-of-instruction tests saw modest gains in a report released to the State Board of Education Thursday, with ACE (Achieving Classroom Excellence) end-of-instruction tests in critical math subjects showing the most significant gains.

Howe Public Schools Praised by National Education Foundation

Howe Public Schools' Project Lion Pride, a schoolwide immersion in project-based learning, merited a recent article by a writer for Edutopia.

State Superintendent Janet Barresi has long sung the praises of Howe and the district's total embrrace of technology. She's also impressed with Project Lion Pride's engagement of students and teachers in making the school the best that it can be.

Read more about the ambitious project and Howe's success.

Summer’s Bounty: Teaching Good Child Nutrition

One of the joys of summer is all of the fresh produce in abundance. I love going to the farmers’ market. I love the taste of fresh cantaloupe, vine-ripe tomatoes or cucumbers picked from the garden.

Smartphones and Digital Devices in the Classroom?

I recently attended the Model Schools Conference in Orlando, Florida.  This conference focused on schools across the nation that, at one time, had been labeled as failing. As a result of innovative planning, forward thinking, and unique collaborations, these schools have turned their failing schools into MODELS OF SUCCESS. 

New Teacher of the Year Finalist Announced

Angela McKenna, a choral music director at Sequoyah Middle School in Edmond, has been chosen as an Oklahoma 2013 Teacher of the Year finalist. She replaces Kimberly Landers, a 9th- through 12th-grade Spanish teacher at Deer Creek High School, who has taken an administrative position in another school district.

What Winning Teaching Sounds Like

Teachers of the Year finalists share their passions for their profession.

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