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The Federal Advisor Newsletter Now Available

The Federal Advisor is a quarterly newsletter giving updates on federal programs administered to Oklahoma school districts through the State Department of Education, including information on Titles I, IIA, IV and X, Child Nutrition and Titles IC and IIIA.

The first installment of The Federal Advisor is now available.

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. 

Coalition wants to send two OK educators to personal financial literacy conference

In its efforts to continue helping educators meet the state’s financial education requirements, the Oklahoma Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy (OJC) is offering two scholarships for Oklahoma educators to attend a conference in Chicago, Ill.

The National Educator Conference, sponsored by the National Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy will be Nov. 2-4, at the JW Marriott Hotel. The scholarships will cover airfare, a travel stipend of $300 and the conference fee, which includes two nights lodging, conference meals and materials.

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.

YEA, School is Starting

As the new school year starts, parents should look for ways now that they can support and show appreciation to their child's teacher.

Oklahoma Reading Association to Hold Writing Conference

The Oklahoma Reading Association is holding the Six Traits of Writing conference with Ruth Culham on Sept. 15, 2012, at the University of Central Oklahoma, in the Nigh University Center, 100 N University Drive, Edmond, OK.

Students Can Compete in Heritage Week Contests

Students in grades four through 12 can compete for cash prizes in Heritage Week contests sponsored by the Oklahoma Heritage Association and Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum.

FAME Academy Honored

The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence has honored the FAME Academy of Comanche for its work in helping dropouts and at-risk students.

Quilt Exhibit at Edmond Library Details Oklahoma History

The Buckboard Quilts exhibit runs daily through September at the Edmond Library. The exhibit contains quilts and memorabilia brought in the Oklahoma Land Run. The exhibit also, in quilted scrapbook form, showcases the history of Oklahoma's first libraries, schools and churches, founding families, period clothing and photos of '89ers and pioneers.

Women's Baseball Exhibit Runs Through October at Edmond Museum

“Linedrives and Lipstick: The Untold Story of Women’s Baseball,” runs through Oct. 20 at the Edmond Historical Society and Museum.

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