The State Department of Education held a public forum this week to take comments on the rules drafted to implement the state’s new A-F School Grading System.

21st Century Community Learning Center Grant Process Open

The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) has opened the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) competitive grant process for the 2012-2013 school year.

Board Approves Rules for A-F School Grading System

The Oklahoma State Board of Education on Thursday approved permanent administrative rules for a new A-F School Grading System that designates easy-to-understand letter grades to schools based on academic performance.

Governor Fallin signed the measure into law last year. It has been a key element of State Supt. Barresi’s reform agenda over the past year.

The rules approved by the board on Thursday give guidance to districts to implement the specifics of the law. Public comment was received during a 30-day period and during a public forum and incorporated into the rules.

Board Receives List of C3 Partnership Schools

The State Department of Education has identified seven schools throughout the state as being among low-performing schools that will be considered as C3 Partnership Schools to increase student achievement. The State Board of Education heard information about the schools at its regular monthly meeting on Thursday.

Landmark Reforms

The State Board of Education approves A-F school grading system and hears report on C3 Partnership Schools.

Virtual School Commission Bill Passes in Subcommittee

Senate Bill 1816, which would create a State Virtual School Sponsoring Commission passed by a vote of 10-1 in the Appropriations and Budget Subcommittee on Monday, April 2, 2012.

Capitol Update Newsletter Available

The latest Capitol Update contains information on bills that address NBC teacher bonuses, the School District Empowerment Program and the State Virtual School Commission.

Apangea Math Contest Winners Announced

Twenty-three Oklahoma classrooms win Apangea Math's "Earn Some Dough for Your Class" Contest.


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