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OMG My Child is in Middle School

SMH, BTW, OMG, LOL … these are some of the thousands of abbreviations that our children now use when texting and online, especially those “tween and older” kids. Middle school is such a pivotal time for our youth. The kids are “stretching” their proverbial wings, but still need their PARENTAL UNITS to drive them to places they need to be.  But as parents, we want and need to stay engaged in their education. 

Smartphones and Digital Devices in the Classroom?

I recently attended the Model Schools Conference in Orlando, Florida.  This conference focused on schools across the nation that, at one time, had been labeled as failing. As a result of innovative planning, forward thinking, and unique collaborations, these schools have turned their failing schools into MODELS OF SUCCESS. 

Summer’s Bounty: Teaching Good Child Nutrition

One of the joys of summer is all of the fresh produce in abundance. I love going to the farmers’ market. I love the taste of fresh cantaloupe, vine-ripe tomatoes or cucumbers picked from the garden.

Howe Public Schools Praised by National Education Foundation

Howe Public Schools' Project Lion Pride, a schoolwide immersion in project-based learning, merited a recent article by a writer for Edutopia.

State Superintendent Janet Barresi has long sung the praises of Howe and the district's total embrrace of technology. She's also impressed with Project Lion Pride's engagement of students and teachers in making the school the best that it can be.

Read more about the ambitious project and Howe's success.

State Test Scores Signal Positive Impact of ACE Reforms

Overall statewide scores for Oklahoma's lineup of core curriculum and end-of-instruction tests saw modest gains in a report released to the State Board of Education Thursday, with ACE (Achieving Classroom Excellence) end-of-instruction tests in critical math subjects showing the most significant gains.

Oklahoma State Board of Education Meeting Highlights From July 26, 2012

State Board of Education rules on 89 Achieving Classroom Excellence appeals, hears reports on state testing, state aid initial allocations, and accreditation.

Going for Gold

Students, parents and educators striving for academic excellence are equally as deserving of gold medals as our Olympians.

YEA, School is Starting

As the new school year starts, parents should look for ways now that they can support and show appreciation to their child's teacher.

MEDIA ADVISORY – Special State Board of Education Meeting

The Oklahoma State Board of Education will hold a special meeting Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, to consider action on four Achieving Classroom Excellence appeals.

Getting Enough Sleep Pays Big Dividends in School

With school in session in some districts and right around the corner for others, it’s time to think about getting children back into a regular routine, including a healthy sleep schedule.

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