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Septemberfest Offers Learning and Hands-On Activities for the Family

The Oklahoma History Center and the Governor’s Mansion will host the 16th annual Septemberfest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012.

Southern Oaks Library in Norman to Reopen with More Reading Space, Expanded Teen Area

The Southern Oaks Library, 6900 South Walker in Norman, is scheduled to reopen Sept. 25, with additional reading lounges, an expanded teen area and more computers.

Be a Reader Campaign Offers Activities, Tips and Resources to Help Parents Raise Readers

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) and the Buddig Be A Reader campaign offer scores of activities, tips and resources for raising readers of every age.

Win $25,000 for Fitness at Your School

You could win $25,000 to improve fitness at your school by taking the Henkel Helps Kids Get Fit Challenge.

Love’s Creative SPARKS! Awards Announces Call for Entries

Love’s Creative SPARKS! Awards are open to all Oklahoma students K-12, including public, private, public charter, and homeschool students. The awards recognize students with creative ideas who use their imagination to envision a more creative learning environment that can be put into action in their school community.

Parents, Kids Warned to Avoid Pitfalls of Sexting

An editorial on NewsOK.com warns parents and students to avoid pitfalls of sexting.

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.

Handing Out Blue Ribbons and STEM Awards

Recent awards include six Oklahoma schools named among 269 national Blue Ribbon Schools and 10 elementary schools named K20 STEM-Building STEM-Ready Elementary Schools. I'm proud of the work that went into earning these titles and excited for what this means for the students in these schools.

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