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Superintendent Barresi praises two Oklahoma teachers awarded national honor for science instruction

Presidential Award Recipients  - Annette Huett (left) and Diane Reece (right)OKLAHOMA CITY (Jan. 3, 2014) — Two Oklahoma elementary school teachers are among 102 teachers nationwide recently honored with the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

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Fostering A Culture of Good Character

I had the pleasure recently of hosting the first meeting of the Character Education Task Force.

More than 20 representatives of school districts, civic groups and faith-based organizations from throughout the state joined members of the state’s Parent Teacher Association in the initial meeting earlier this month. In doing so, we are laying the groundwork for something I hope will help in the development of character education in Oklahoma schools.

Superintendent Barresi scraps double-testing requirement for middle school students who take higher math courses

OKLAHOMA CITY (Jan. 14, 2013) — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi today notified district school superintendents that middle school students testing in Algebra I, Algebra II or Geometry are no longer required to take the grade-level math assessment.

“This double testing has long been a requirement of the U.S. Department of Education, but it is unnecessary and not in the best interest of our students,” Barresi said.

TLE January Newsletter | TLE Implementation: Next Steps for 2014

The start of a new year is not only a great time to applaud annual achievements, but it is also the perfect opportunity for districts to set new goals and plan next steps. Read the full newsletter

 

Presentation at State Senate Budget Hearing

This presentation was made this morning (01/22/14) during a State Senate budget hearing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AP Grant Award Winners Announced

The Oklahoma State Department of education is announcing the recipients of 70 Advanced Placement (AP) Grants, totaling over $500,000.

The grants were approved at the Jan. 23 meeting of the State Board of Education. A panel of over 30 AP teachers and administrators from across the state volunteered their time to review the applications and recommend where to send the awards.

State Board of Education January Meeting Highlights

Presidential Award Winners Honored

Two Oklahoma teachers were recognized by the State Board of Education for receiving the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Annette Huett, who teaches fourth grade at Kelley Elementary in Moore, attended with her principal  Dena Taylor.

Diane Reece, who taught kindergarten at Bokoshe Public School in Leflore County, died of leukemia on Dec. 4. She was 61.

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