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Commissioners of the Land Office collect More than $93.6 million for Oklahoma schools

Oklahoma public schools received more than $93.6 million from the Commissioners of the Land Office over the past 12 months, an increase of more than $600,000 from the previous fiscal year.

Each month, the Commissioners of the Land Office, which oversees the Trust, distribute funds to public K-12 schools. The Trust distributed $93,626,718 in fiscal year 2014. That figure is up from a flat $93 million in FY 2013.

Find free summer meal sites for children with online map

OKLAHOMA CITY (June 12, 2014) — The USDA Summer Food Service Program provides nutritious meals to low-income children for free by opening up cafeterias between school years.

All children under the age of 18 who show up at participating sites will be given meals. Many sites, but not all, are schools; some are operated by nonprofits.

The program is administered by the Oklahoma State Department of Education.

Oklahoma teachers, parents to converge at Vision 2020 beginning July 15

Educators, parents and everyone with an interest in Oklahoma schools are invited to the Vision2020 conference Tuesday, July 15, through Thursday, July 17, at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City.

“I’m really looking forward to Vision 2020 this year. It’s such a great opportunity for all kinds of educators from every part of our state to come together, share their knowledge and leave inspired,” said state Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi.

Supt. Barresi remarks on the passing of Paul Risser

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi today made the following remarks about the death of Paul Risser, former Oklahoma chancellor for higher education and chairman and chief operating officer of the University of Oklahoma Research Cabinet. Risser died Thursday after a lengthy illness.

Oklahoma Department of Education, Native American educators unveil online site for American Indian education

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi today introduced a new online resource guide aimed at strengthening American Indian education in Oklahoma.

Located on the State Department of Education (SDE) website at ok.gov/sde/oier, the Oklahoma Indian Education Resource details the vibrant culture, traditions, history and governments of the state’s 39 sovereign tribes.

State Education Department begins inclusive process to develop new academic standards

OKLAHOMA CITY (July 15, 2013) – The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) is encouraging Oklahoma educators, parents and others interested in public education to consider taking part in the development of new academic standards for English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. Coordinated by OSDE, the standards-creation process is designed to be as inclusive and comprehensive as possible.

Oklahoma 2015 Teacher of the Year finalists named

OKLAHOMA CITY (July 16, 2014) – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi today revealed the 12 finalists for the title of 2015 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year. She made the announcement at the Vision 2020 education conference being held in downtown Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma school funding increased by $38.60 per pupil for FY2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (July 23, 2014) – The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) has released to school districts initial state aid allocations for Fiscal Year 2015.

Districts will see an increase in per-pupil funding of $38.60 per student. The initial allocation for FY15 is $3,077.20 per student as compared to the $3,038.60 received as the initial allocation in FY14.

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