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Leadership Post newsletter contains information on NBCT stipends, TLE framework training and a relief fund for Woodward Public Schools' disaster victims.

Parent Power Night at Vision 2020

The State Department of Education will host a free Parent Power Night on June 11, 2012, as part of the department’s Vision 2020 Conference.

Upcoming TLE Framework Training

One-day informational session hosted by COSSA in June will not count towards any portion of the State Department's required TLE framework training.

Supt. Barresi Reiterates Budget Request

As the Legislature approaches the end of this year's session, Superintendent Janet Barresi has reiterated a budget request that asks for an increase to make up for funds lost last year and to help implement reforms.

Commission for Education, Instruction Quality and Accountability

Senate Bill 1797 by Senator Clark Jolley would combine many of the functions of the Commission for Teacher Preparation and the Office of Accountability into a new agency known as the Commission for Educational Quality and Accountability.

Governor Fallin Signs Appeals Bill for High School Seniors

House Bill 2970 signed into law. The bill calls for the State Department of Education to develop an appeals process for high school seniors who do not meet the current graduation requirement of passing four out of seven End of Instruction Exams.

Important NBCT Information

The following information regarding NBCT stipends was e-mailed to superintendents across the state earlier this month, but we wanted to provide it again:

The verification list for nationally board certified staff (teachers, librarians, counselors, school psychologists, speech language pathologists, and audiologists) employed in districts is now available online.  

Oklahoma City Community Foundation Awards $217,500 to 145 Area High School Seniors

The Oklahoma City Community Foundation Trustees awarded 145 area high school seniors with a total of $217,500 in scholar awards through the Community Foundation Scholars program. The recipients, who represent 51 public and private high schools located in four counties within central Oklahoma, will each receive a $1,500 scholarship for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Pre-Kindergarten and the Common Core

The Oklahoma State Department of Education will host a two-day "Early Childhood Work Days" on July 16-17 in Oklahoma City with the primary focus of drafting proposed revisions to the current Oklahoma C3 Pre-Kindergarten standards in English/Language Arts and Mathematics as well as develop a Building Academic Vocabulary for Pre-Kindergarten.

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