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June 17 Educator Currents

The latest Educator Currents newsletter contains valuable information on the Vision 2020 summer conference -- FREE to all Oklahoma educators and administrators, as well as articles on tornado relief efforts and Advanced Placement research. 

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State Board of Education Meeting Highlights June 12, 2013

Fiscal Year 2014 Education Appropriation Approved
State Board of Education members in a special meeting on Wednesday approved spending for the more than $2.4 billion education appropriation for fiscal year 2014. The budget includes $74 million more than last year.

June 11 Educator Currents

The latest Educator Currents newsletter, for all Oklahoma educators, contains articles on summer learning at some of our state's 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Ryan Quinn speaking at the Vision 2020 summer conference, College Board planning for college sessions and more. Click here to read the newsletter.

Legislative Look

 

On Monday, I attended two ceremonial bill signings at the State Capitol to celebrate legislation I feel is of vital importance to Oklahomans.

May 2013 Storms Cause Millions of Dollars of Damage to Oklahoma School Sites

 

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi announced today that as of a last count on June 6 as many as 56 school sites were damaged by the severe storms and tornados that ripped through the state from May 19 to 31. Three of those sites were completely destroyed in Moore. In addition, the El Reno campus of the Canadian Valley Technology Center was destroyed.

Oklahoma State Department of Education Replaces Lost Teaching Certificates

 

Many educators across the state lost a great deal during the severe storms and tornados that occurred in May. To help certified personnel, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi announced today that the State Department of Education will waive the $25 replacement fee for certified educational certificates for those that may have lost their certificates as a result of storm damage from now through the end of the 2013-2014 school year.

Current Version OF GED® Test to Expire at End of 2013

 

The current version of the GED® test will expire at the end of 2013. 

The 2002 Series GED® test will be replaced with the new 2014 GED® test on January 2, 2014.

June 3 Educator Currents

The latest Educator Currents newsletter gives a big THANK YOU to all educators who put themselves in harm's way during the recent tornadoes and to all others who have helped in recovery efforts.

The newsletter also contains information on mental health resources for educators and students, information on this summer's Vision 2020 conference, additional free professional development opportunties for all Oklahoma educators and much more.

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Miracles In Our Midst

 

Last week was full of such promise – graduation celebrations planned for thousands of Oklahoma teens, the start of summer vacation for children and the fun that includes, the end to a busy school year for educators. All of that changed on May 19th and 20th.  Deadly tornadoes killed more than two-dozen people and destroyed many, many homes in Shawnee, Carney, Bethel Acres, Newcastle and South Oklahoma City. However none were more affected than the community of Moore and the Moore Public School District.

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