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'If I Were Mayor' Essay Contest Open to all Oklahoma Eighth-Graders

All Oklahoma 8th grade students can participate in the “If I Were Mayor” essay contest, a program of the Mayors Council of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Municipal League. The deadline is Dec. 14, 2012.

Join the Education Nation Teacher Town Hall

Teachers, plan to participate in NBC News' Education Nation Teacher Town Hall on Sept. 23. This is a great time to discuss solutions to education reform.

Macy;s Makes Musical Available Free to Schools, Offers Grants

Macy’s is making the script and score for “Yes, Virginia The Musical” free to all schools and will offer a grant program, awarding each of 100 participating schools a $1,000 grant to support productions of the musical. The grants will be awarded to the first 100 qualified schools that complete the application process through September 13.

Mock Election Gives Students a Voice

The My Voice™ National Student Mock Election recently opened "voter registration" for students participating in the program. The program gives students across the country the opportunity to cast their votes for candidates in both the federal and state elections, and to talk about the issues they care about this fall and beyond.

Committee Members Sought for Certification for Instructors of Native American Languages

The Oklahoma State Department of Education is in the process of developing certification for instructors of Native American Languages in Oklahoma public schools. A committee will be formed to review past certification in our state, investigate similar certification in other states, and work to develop the new certification standards in collaboration with Oklahoma’s Tribes.

Social Studies Implementation Guide Added to SDE Website

The new Implementation Guide for the Oklahoma C3 Standards for the Social Studies has been posted on the Oklahoma State Department of Education’s Website on the Social Studies page.

TEACHERS: $$ For Engineering Students, Mentors

The Oklahoma Engineering Foundation is offering scholarships and mentorship opportunities for Oklahoma students.

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The State Department of Education's Educator Currents newsletter features news and resources for all Oklahoma educators.

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The latest Educator Currents Newsletter contains items on new statewide testing days for writing, Common Core training, Ag in the Classroom, and an update on TLE.

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