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Regional Trainings for Safe Schools and Bullying Prevention Act

In order to assist districts in complying with the Safe Schools and Bullying Prevention Act (HB 1661), regional meetings for administrators and school employees will be provided by the Oklahoma State Department of Education in collaboration with the Oklahoma PTA. Regional meetings are scheduled to begin in January, 2014, and will take place in regions located throughout the state. 

Winning Attitude

I first visited Tushka Schools in April 2011, after a tornado destroyed the district’s main school building. It was a heartbreaking scene – much of the building was in ruin, many students and teachers were displaced form their homes, and district staff worried about how they would finish the school year.

I visited the Atoka County district again about a year ago, and I made my third trip last week. I can hardly express how thrilled I am with the fortitude of the students, teachers and administrators in Tushka.

Presidential Award for Excellence Announcement

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching logoOutstanding science and mathematics teachers are in every school system throughout our State. Help us identify and recognize these hard-working educators by nominating them for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).

ReadOK Draws Elementary Students from Across Oklahoma

Rene Axtell as Madeline reading to ReadOK studentsOKLAHOMA CITY (Nov. 16, 2013) – More than 2,000 elementary school students from all across Oklahoma attended the Oklahoma State Department of Education’s (OSDE) ReadOK event at the State Capitol today.

National Math and Science Initiative Expands Comprehensive Advanced Placement Program at OKC's U.S. Grant High School

Oklahoma City (Nov. 15, 2013) – The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) announced today that its Comprehensive Advanced Placement (AP) program will expand to U.S. Grant High School, in the Oklahoma City School District, thanks to the generosity of a partnership with Boeing and the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE).

TLE November Newsletter | Updated Interpretation: Evaluating Highly Effective or Superior Teachers

Over the past few weeks, State Department of Education leaders have engaged in numerous conversations with state legislators over the interpretation of Senate Bill 207. The bill provides that teachers who received Highly Effective or Superior ratings may be evaluated once every two years. Read the full newsletter

 

 

2013 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year Elaine Hutchison Featured on The Ignite Show

Elaine Hutchison, the 2013 Oklahoma State Teacher of the Year, is the featured teacher in a special episode of The Ignite Show, an online television program aired through the Georgia PBS channel:  http://www.gpb.org/the-ignite-show/season-2/episode/elaine-hutchison.

National Math and Science Initiative Expands Comprehensive Advanced Placement Program at Enid High School

The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) announced today that its Comprehensive Advanced Placement (AP) program will expand to Enid High School, thanks to the generosity of three Enid businesses and a partnership with the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE).

Oklahoma State Department of Education Releases A-F Report Card for Schools Statewide

OKLAHOMA CITY (Nov. 6, 2013) – The Oklahoma State Department of Education today released the A-F Report Card for Oklahoma public school districts and schools. Available online at http://afreportcards.ok.gov, the annual grades were approved at a special meeting of the State Board of Education.

The grading system is part of a larger, comprehensive effort to heighten accountability and transparency for Oklahoma schools, providing parents and communities with readily understood information about how their local schools are doing.

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