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ELEVATE: Oklahoma students snag national spotlight with marshmallow spacesuits

 

NASA Stem ChallengeOKLAHOMA CITY (July 28, 2015) - Caney students recently took on a space race of gooey proportions through their involvement as a 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21-CCLC) site.

Supt. Hofmeister EngageOK General Session Address

EngageOK General Session Address

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister

July 9, 2015

 

So why did we call this conference EngageOK?

We considered a lot of potential names, but ultimately wanted something that signals we’ve ushered in a new era at your State Department of Education.

2016 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year finalists and "Rising Stars" announced


OKLAHOMA CITY (July 9, 2015) - The 12 candidates to be Oklahoma’s next state Teacher of the Year were announced today in a ceremony at EngageOK, the Oklahoma State Department of Education’s (OSDE) summer conference.

Draft of English, math academic standards posted online for public review

 

OKLAHOMA CITY (July 6, 2015) — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister is encouraging interested Oklahomans to review current version of proposed preK-12 academic standards for English language arts (ELA) and mathematics.

Supt. Hofmeister praises recipients of national teaching award

 

OKLAHOMA CITY (July 3, 2015) – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister  praised two Oklahoma teachers who have been nationally recognized for their outstanding achievements in science and math.

Mark Thomas of Stillwater High School and Sarah Vann of Owasso Eighth Grade Center have been awarded the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Only 108 teachers nationwide receive this honor each year.

Summer school programs effective for struggling readers

 

While some children are spending the summer under the Oklahoma sun, others are indoors blazing through subjects that ordinarily pose huge challenges for them during the school year.

Districts across the state are offering intensive summer school classes to help children catch up in core subjects like reading and math. In Tulsa, each child in the program is given a customized summer-growth goal.

These goals, in turn, have helped teachers approach learning with children’s individual strengths and weaknesses in mind.

ELEVATE: Summer reading

Summer school programs prove effective for struggling young readers

Superintendent Hofmeister Summer ReadWhile some children are spending the summer under the Oklahoma sun, others are indoors blazing through subjects that ordinarily pose huge challenges for them during the school year.

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