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Tulsa Area Homeschoolers offers support to area homeschooling families.

Tulsa Area Homeschoolers is a support group for homeschooling families, open to all families who are homeschooling or thinking about educating their children at home. They have a large and very active group of families that meets several times a week for support, friendship, educational opportunities, field trips, etc. They have an e-loop for parents to share information, communicate with each other and chat about upcoming events. They have a teen, tween and littles, groups.

Education: A Matter of National Security

At the recent Excellence in Action National Summit on Education Reform, Superintendent Barresi heard a very sobering report from the Council on Foreign Relations task force. This independent, nonpartisan group reports that our failure to educate students in the United States leaves them unprepared to compete with global peers and threatens our country’s ability to thrive in the global marketplace and maintain our role as a world leader -- a threat to our national security.

Making Education Relevant

The State Board of Education met in Frederick last week. Holding meetings in schools reminds board members of how their decisions affect the people they are serving. It gives them a chance to hear firsthand the successes that should be celebrated and the obstacles they should help remove. These visits make their work relevant.

Stillwater Teacher Surprised with $25,000 Milken Award

Tammera Mittelstet, a Gifted Resource Coordinator at Stillwater’s Highland Park Elementary and Will Rogers Elementary, was surprised Monday with a $25,000 Milken Educator Award to be spent at her discretion. On hand to present the award was State Superintendent Janet Barresi and Milken Family Foundation Board Member Dr. Thomas Boysen.

State Board of Education Meeting Highlights

The Oklahoma State Board of Education met in Frederick, OK, on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at Frederick High School. Board members heard an update on the Teacher and Leader Effectiveness evaluation system.

Demystifying the Common Core

David Coleman, new president of College Board, visits Oklahoma to share wisdom on Common Core with local educators.

New Opportunities for Student Involvement in STEM

New opportunities in STEM education include Botball grants and Think Through Math's first annual Oklahoma Math Cup.

State Department of Education Announces Botball Grant Opportunities

The Oklahoma State Department of Education and the University of Oklahoma, in partnership with Botball, announced Friday that it will provide grants of up to $2,200 per school to facilitate recent start-up and existing middle and high school Botball teams.

A – F School Grades and Parental Involvement

A-F school Report Cards provide the perfect opportunity for parents and community members to stand united, in support of their local school, and pitch in.

Raising the Grade Together

Thursday was a historic day for Oklahoma. State Board of Education members gave their unanimous approval to release the state’s first A-F Report Cards for schools. Now, it is time to get to work and begin Raising the Grade Together.

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