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Youth volunteers sought for Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

OKLAHOMA CITY (Oct. 2, 2014) – Top youth volunteers in Oklahoma are being sought for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.

Now through Nov. 4, Oklahoma students in grades 5-12 that have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service within the past 12 months are invited to apply.

Upgrade Video: Putnam City Students find success with iPads

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State Board of Education to hold special meeting Oct. 17, State Board Room

The State Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 17, 2014, in the State Board Room, Room 120 of the Oliver Hodge Education Building, 2500 N. Lincoln. View the agenda here

School districts urged to help parents stay informed on Enterovirus, flu, Ebola

OKLAHOMA CITY (Oct. 17, 2014) – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi is urging school districts to help parents stay informed and ensure their children are keeping healthy habits in light of this year’s outbreak of Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), the arrival of flu season and the climate of concern over the Ebola virus in Texas.

State Board of Education selects testing vendor to deliver 2014 winter assessments

OKLAHOMA CITY (Oct. 17, 2014) — The Oklahoma State Board of Education today approved the state entering into a sole-source contract with testing vendor Measured Progress to administer the winter assessments.

The company will deliver end-of-instruction (EOI) exams and re-testing of the Oklahoma Modified Alternate Assessment Program, or OMAAP, which is being phased out by the state in order to meet federal requirements.

Teacher pay raise, additional instructional days part of FY16 budget request approved by State Board of Education

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi asked State Board of Education members on Thursday to approve a $2,500 minimum pay raise for teachers and all certified personnel, excluding superintendents in the state. The request was part of the $2.78 billion budget request that will be presented to the Oklahoma Legislature for Fiscal Year 2016.

OKToy Blog: The power of team

The first Saturday of November every year holds a special place in my heart. That’s when high school distance runners gather in many places across the country to compete at state championships. This weekend I took part in such a display and was reminded again that our profession extends beyond textbooks, standards, assessments or trophies.

TLE October 2014 Newsletter

Topics include:

  • SREB Focus Group Update
  • Farewell to Asst. State Superintendent White
  • Recommended Reading
  • Upcoming SLO/SOO Training

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Notice of Rulemaking Intent/Public Comment

On October 15, 2014, Notices of Rulemaking Intent (NRI) were published in the Oklahoma Register notifying the public of proposed amendments to four rules in Title 210 for the State Board of Education. Copies of proposed draft rules and Rule Impact Statements are available at  http://ok.gov/sde/administrative-rules.

OKTOY Blog: Leading is not managing

Wednesday, Oct. 29 marked my first official speaking engagement as Oklahoma’s Teacher of the Year. I was honored to be invited by the Oklahoma Association of Secondary School Principals (OASSP) to speak about the importance of school leadership at their fall conference in Oklahoma City.

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