Afterschool report shows high satisfaction but need for more programs

Oklahoma City (Oct. 17, 2014) — Parent satisfaction is high for afterschool programs in Oklahoma, but the demand for quality programs still exceeds the supply, according to a household survey commissioned by the Afterschool Alliance.

The 2014 edition of America After 3PM shows that 94 percent of those surveyed with children in an afterschool program are satisfied. The number of children who would participate in an afterschool program where available, though, exceeds the number of children currently enrolled in such programs in the state.

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.

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

Snow Schedule for Professional Development

The State Department of Education has made the following changes to its professional development schedule for Monday, Nov. 17, because of weather conditions.

The Kingfisher PASS-Plus academy for English and math teachers and the Town Hall meeting have been canceled because of inclement weather.

Science standards workshops will still take place in Woodward.

LETRS literacy training at Rose State College will start at 11 a.m.




Gov. Fallin, Supt. Barresi to host schoolchildren across state for Dec. 2 Christmas tree-lighting

Christmas Tree decorated by studentsOKLAHOMA CITY (Nov. 17, 2014)  — More than 550 schoolchildren from throughout Oklahoma will converge on the state Capitol on Tuesday, Dec. 2, for the lighting of the state Christmas tree. Gov. Mary Fallin and state schools Superintendent Janet Barresi host the annual event.

Oklahoma's State Board of Education awards new grants to 20 schools for purpose of strengthening reading and literacy

SCORE logo "Systems Changing Oklahoma Reading Expectations"OKLAHOMA CITY (Nov. 19, 2014) — Twenty Oklahoma public schools will soon receive a new grant from the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) to spur innovation in reading and literacy at the elementary level.

State Board of Education approves charter school plan for two juvenile detention facilities

OKLAHOMA CITY (Nov. 19, 2014) — The State Board of Education today unanimously approved an application submitted by Oklahoma’s Office of Juvenile Affairs to sponsor charter schools at juvenile detention facilities in Manitou and Tecumseh.

Under the plan, the State Board of Education will sponsor the Oklahoma Youth Academy Charter School at the facilities, both of which have been served by the local school districts —Tipton and Tecumseh, respectively.

Annual enrollment in Oklahoma public schools increases in 2014, Continues upward trend

OKLAHOMA CITY (Dec. 3, 2014) – The number of students in Oklahoma public schools increased for the 2014-15 school year, keeping in line with a steady, long-term trend.

Total enrollment for 2014 in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade is 688,300 students, an increase of 6,722 over last year’s total of 681,578. From 2010 through 2014, enrollment grew by 28,685.


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