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Six Oklahoma Schools Receive $400,000 in Reward School Grants

Six Oklahoma schools were awarded Reward School grants totaling $400,000 by the State Board of Education on Thursday as part of the State Department of Education's Raise the Grade Together initiative.

Crafting a Vision for Digital Learning

Last week, I took State Board of Education members on a road trip to Howe Public Schools in southeastern Oklahoma.

I wanted the board to see the cutting edge digital technology being used by students, teachers and administrators in this small, rural school district. Howe is truly at the forefront of the most dynamic learning in the state.

Oklahoma School Districts Recognized on Mathematics and Science Partnership Day at State Capitol

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi on Tuesday welcomed nine school districts from across the state to the State Capitol to recognize the 2012 Math and Science Partnership Grant recipients and their projects.

State Department of Education Releases Proposed Changes to A-F Report Card Rule

Today the Oklahoma State Department of Education released for public comment several proposed changes to the A-F Report Card rule. These proposed changes are the result of concerns previously expressed by education stakeholders across the state including board members, superintendents, administrators, teachers, parents and state legislators.

Black History Month Heroes Abound

As we celebrate Black History Month, it is important to remember all of the people from our past that played significant roles in bringing about the end of racial segregation and ensuring the rights of equality for Oklahomans.

Governor's ACE Awards Given to 188 School Districts

 

 Governor Mary Fallin, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi, Former Governor Brad Henry and State Legislators honored 188 school districts with the Governor’s ACE Award at a celebratory luncheon on Monday, March 4, 2013, at the Oklahoma History Center.

State Superintendent Barresi Requests Two-Year Delay for Teacher Evaluation System

State Superintendent Janet Barresi announced today that she will ask the authors of Senate Bill 426, Sen. John Ford and Rep. Earl Sears, to consider a two-year delay for full implementation of the Teacher and Leader Effectiveness reform that was originally enacted in 2010 in Senate Bill 2033.

Lawton's Eisenhower High School Named School of the Year by National Math and Science Initiative

Eisenhower High School, in the Lawton School District, was named the first National Math and Science Initiative's (NMSI) School of the Year in a ceremony at the State Capitol on Tuesday.

The award came as a result of record-setting gains in academic achievement by the school in its first year of participation in NMSI's Advanced Placement Program.

Community Support Vital to Success of Public Education

Many know I advocate for quality teachers in the classroom and quality leaders in our districts as a means of achieving academic excellence for our children. Today, I’m going to add another very important component to the mix: community support.

Recently, I had the good fortune to visit two high performing school districts on my Raise the Grade Tour. In addition to the outstanding teachers and educational leaders, they have another characteristic in common which is an impressive level of community support.

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