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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.

 

 

 

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  http://ok.gov/sde/administrative-rules.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Youth volunteers sought for Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

OKLAHOMA CITY (Oct. 2, 2014) – Top youth volunteers in Oklahoma are being sought for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.

Now through Nov. 4, Oklahoma students in grades 5-12 that have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service within the past 12 months are invited to apply.

Town hall meetings throughout Oklahoma will cover changes in education

OKLAHOMA CITY (Sept. 24, 2014) – The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) is inviting parents, educators and community members to a series of open town hall meetings across the state to discuss education in Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma Education Town Halls provide an opportunity for everyone with a stake in our schools to learn about the Priority Academic Student Skills (PASS) that Oklahoma classrooms will use over the next two years and how the loss of the No Child Left Behind waiver will affect local schools.

Rising Star teachers named at Teacher of the Year ceremony

OKLAHOMA CITY (Sept. 16, 2014) — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi recognized six Rising Star Teachers from across the state during today’s state Teacher of the Year ceremony at the Oklahoma State Fair. Rising Stars are teachers who show an amazing amount of promise in their profession. They are selected in addition to the 12 finalists for the state Teacher of the Year.

A-F Report Cards released for Oklahoma schools

The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) today released the 2014 A-F Report Card for public schools statewide. In this third year of A-F, more than one-third of Oklahoma schools improved their overall score, with 289 receiving A’s. Unfortunately, this year also saw a rise in F schools with 200, or 11 percent, as compared to 163 in 2013.

The 2014 grades are available at http://afreportcards.ok.gov.

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