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Superintendent Barresi Offers Bullying Prevention Resources

In response to Governor Mary Fallin’s proclamation of Oct. 6-12, 2013, as Oklahoma Bullying Prevention Awareness Week, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi has launched a new webpage with tips for counselors and other educators who work with K-12 youth.

Prudential Searches for Top Oklahoma Youth Volunteers

 

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards has begun its 19th annual search for Oklahoma’s top youth volunteers.

Through November 5, students in grades 5-12 are invited to apply if they have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service within the past 12 months. The application can be found at spirit.prudential.com or by clicking here.

The Power of Assessments

I had the opportunity last week to participate in an interim study on Oklahoma school assessments hosted by state Sen. John Ford and state Rep. Ann Coody. I thank them and the other lawmakers in the room for the time they spent over the course of two days to hear from experts in every area of assessments. Presenters included classroom teachers, school administrators, higher education representatives, major testing companies such as ACT and SAT, and technology experts.

21st Century Learning Center Grants Awarded

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi recently announced the award of $2.6 million in 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) grants to 13 recipients for a five-year period beginning with the 2013-14 school year.

TLE October Newsletter | All-Call for Value-Added Measure (VAM) Working Groups!

TLE Working Group 3 (WG 3) registration is now available on a first-come, first-served basis! This working group will meet to make recommendations for Value-Added Model (VAM) calculations for teachers/leaders of tested grades and subjects (35% of TLE).  Read the full newsletter

 

 

National Math and Science Initiative's AP Program Expands to Tulsa Memorial

The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) today celebrated the expansion of its Comprehensive Advanced Placement* (AP) program to Tulsa Memorial High School, thanks to a grant from the Tulsa Community Foundation (TCF), the George Kaiser Family Foundation (GKFF), and the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE).

Bullying Prevention Town Hall, Oct. 29 in Oklahoma City

The Anti-Bullying Collaboration of Oklahoma City is holding a Town Hall meeting to discuss bullying prevention from From 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at Southern Oaks Library, 6900 S Walker Ave. Educators, parents and guardians and members of the public are invited to attend.

New Administrative Rules Open for Public Comment

On October 15, 2013, the Oklahoma State Department of Education published a Notice of Rulemaking Intent (NRI) in the Oklahoma Register notifying the public of its intent to amend specific rules. Copies of proposed draft rules and Rule Impact Statements are available at  http://ok.gov/sde/administrative-rules.

National Math and Science Initiative Announces AP Results at Lawton's Eisenhower High School

The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) announced the annual results of an innovative program that is increasing the number of Eisenhower High School students who take and pass rigorous Advanced Placement (AP) math, science, and English exams in a ceremony held Monday at the high school. The NMSI Comprehensive AP* program is made possible by a grant from the Northrop Grumman Foundation.

Special Education Keynote Calls for High Expectations and Improved Outcomes for all Children

Dr. Axtell, left, and Dr. Musgrove, rightCrucial topics for students with disabilities and guidance for special education directors and teachers were provided this week by Dr. Melody Musgrove, Director of the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) for the U.S. Department of Education.

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