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MEDIA ADVISORY – Special State Board of Education Meeting

The Oklahoma State Board of Education will hold a special meeting Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, to consider action on four Achieving Classroom Excellence appeals.

21st Century Community Learning Center Grants Awarded

The Oklahoma State Department of Education recently announced nine recipients for 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) grants for the 2012-13 school year, bringing the total number of current grantees in the state to 71.

Oklahoma ACT Scores Show Need for State Focus on Science & Math

While more Oklahoma students than ever – 29,342 – took the ACT this year, the state's average composite score remains flatlined when compared to previous years’ scores, according to results released today.

Oklahoma State Department of Education Announces Plans for October Release of A-F School Report Cards

Oklahoma’s State Department of Education on Thursday announced plans for an October statewide roll-out of new A-F School Grading System report cards, a state reform that gives a letter grade to schools and school districts similar to grades given to students.

REAC3H Coaches Assist State Teachers with Literacy Goals

After undergoing their second full week of intensive training this week at the State Department of Education, 60 REAC3H Coaches will be dispersed throughout the state to assist Oklahoma classroom teachers with the implementation of new education reforms such as third-grade reading sufficiency and the transition to Oklahoma C3 Standards, which include Common Core standards in reading and math and new state standards in social studies.

Oklahoma schools receive ACT scores, college readiness indicators

Oklahoma high schools recently received ACT scores for students tested during the past school year along with information showing how prepared students are for college-level coursework.

Six Oklahoma Schools Receive Blue Ribbon Status

Six Oklahoma schools were named Blue Ribbon Schools on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. The schools are among 269 national Blue Ribbon Schools. Schools are selected as Exemplary High Performing Schools or Exemplary Improving Schools.

Oklahoma Elementary Schools Receive STEM Awards

Ten Oklahoma elementary schools recently were named K20 STEM–Building STEM-Ready Elementary Schools. The first-time designation comes with grant funds for teacher training at the schools in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math. The program is sponsored by the Oklahoma State Department of Education in collaboration with the K20 Center.

Rising Star Teachers Recognized

State Superintendent Janet Barresi recognized six Rising Star Teachers from across the state during Tuesday’s state Teacher of the Year Ceremony,. Rising Stars are teachers who have been in the classroom seven years or less but who show an amazing amount of promise in their profession.

Fairview Math Teacher Named 2013 Teacher of the Year

Elaine Hutchison, an Algebra II, trigonometry, pre-calculus and AP calculus teacher at Fairview High School and Chamberlain Middle School in the Fairview School District and at the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics Regional Center, was named the 2013 Teacher of the Year by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi during a ceremony Tuesday at the Oklahoma State Fair.

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