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OKTOY Blog: Make It Safe

At the end of last summer, my two-year-old son Vincent was jumping off the diving board like a stunt man! This summer, only just last week did he make his first attempt off the board. I was struck by how quickly a child can lose his courage and freedom to take risk.

The Oklahoma Indian Education Resource

By Janet Barresi, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014

Oklahoma requests extension of education flexibility waiver

The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) today filed a request with the U.S. Department of Education for a one-year extension of the flexibility waiver from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (No Child Left Behind).

One condition of the waiver, first granted to Oklahoma in 2012, stipulates that academic standards for English and math must be college- and career-ready.

21st Century Community Learning Center Grantees Announced

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi recently approved awarding almost $3.1 million in 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) grants to 13 recipients for a five-year period beginning with the 2014-15 school year.

August TLE Newsletter

Topics include:

  • Register Soon for SLO/SOO Train-the-Trainer Sessions for District Lead(s)
  • Questions of the Month
  • Upcoming District Sessions
  • Friendly Reminders

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Oklahoma begins task of compliance with NCLB after loss of flexibility waiver

In the wake of the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) decision not to extend Oklahoma’s No Child Left Behind (NCLB) waiver, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi today directed state education officials to immediately begin the task of compliance with NCLB, which is part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

After the waiver

By Janet Barresi, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

TLE September 2014 Newsletter

Topics include:

  • Register Now for SLO/SOO Training
  • Information regarding OAM Reports
  • TLE Focus Groups

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State Department of Education to hold PASS Plus Academies For teachers throughout state

The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) will host professional development sessions statewide this fall regarding Priority Academic Student Skills, or PASS. Under recently signed legislation, Oklahoma’s PreK-12 teachers must use PASS standards for English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics through 2016. The state will develop new and stronger academic standards to go into effect in 2016.

Workshops to help educators transition to new science standards

The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) is offering free two-day regional workshops to support science teachers and school district administrators as they transition to new Oklahoma Academic Standards (OAS) for Science.

The new standards were adopted by the State Board of Education and signed into rule by Gov. Fallin this summer.  They replace Priority Academic Student Skills (PASS) science standards. State science assessments will not be aligned to these new standards, however, until 2016-2017 so that districts and teachers have time to transition.

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