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Recipients of State Superintendent Awards for Arts Excellence Recognized in State Ceremony

State Superintendent Janet Barresi will honor 121 high school seniors from 41 communities Thursday night at the State Superintendent Awards for Arts Excellence Ceremony at the Scottish Rite Temple in Guthrie.

The students will receive a total of 131 awards.

The State Superintendent Awards for Arts Excellence recognize high school seniors who have achieved artistic and academic excellence and have contributed service to their communities.

State Superintendent Barresi Congratulates 2014 Academic Scholars

Oklahoma State Superintendent Janet Barresi and the State Board of Education designated 2,839 graduating seniors from the class of 2014 as Oklahoma Academic Scholars.

Schools where the seniors attend were mailed certificates and gold seals to be affixed to the graduates’ diplomas.

Oklahoma Grades 6-8 and EOI Tests Suspended for the Day

As a result of online testing disruptions for students in grades 6-8 and high school end-of-instruction (EOIs) exams, State Superintendent Janet Barresi has directed testing vendor CTB/McGraw Hill to suspend online testing for today.

“We certainly share in the frustration that students and school districts feel,” Barresi said. “It is of paramount importance that CTB finds the nature of the problem and resolves it as quickly as possible.”

Barresi opposes renewal of contract with testing vendor

 

Some school districts will resume testing Tuesday

OKLAHOMA CITY (April 21, 2014) — In the wake of thousands of disruptions in online assessments today, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi said she will recommend the State Board of Education not renew the contract of testing vendor CTB/McGraw-Hill for the next fiscal year.

State Superintendent Janet Barresi praises Governor for Continuing Commitment to Indian Education


OKLAHOMA CITY (April 24, 2014) — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi today praised Gov. Mary Fallin for signing into law a bill that continues the Oklahoma Advisory Council on Indian Education.

On April 22, the governor signed House Bill 3243, which maintains the council until July 1, 2020. The panel originally was slated to end July 1 of this year.

Altus teachers awarded AP Rural Fellows grants

OKLAHOMA CITY (April 28, 2014) – Two Altus School District teachers have been awarded Advanced Placement (AP) grants from The College Board.

Linda Bennett and Jaime Reyna were awarded the AP Rural Fellows grant, a new and competitive grant program that provides scholarships for high school teachers in rural areas of the United States.

Supt. Barresi, State Board of Education praise Fort Gibson schools for “virtual classes” on snow days


OKLAHOMA CITY (May 5, 2014) — The Oklahoma State Board of Education recently voted to approve a unique way for Fort Gibson Public Schools to keep school in session on snow days.

The program allows students to submit work from home, engage with teachers and receive credit for a school day when schools are physically closed for inclement weather. With the board’s April 24 approval, the virtual classes will be able to continue.

Supt. Barresi remarks on Teacher Appreciation Day


Superintendent Barresi attends Shidler Public School Teacher Appreciation DayOKLAHOMA CITY (May 6, 2014) — In recognition of National Teacher Appreciation Day, Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi is urging all Oklahomans to show their gratitude.

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.

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