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OKTOY Blog: Focus on the basics


 Don’t make the mistake of dropping material from your testing regime once you’ve gotten it correct a couple of times. If it’s important, it needs to be practiced, and practiced again. And don’t put stock in momentary gains that result from massed practice. Space your testing, vary your practice, keep the long view.

ELEVATE: OKCPS students volunteer to do taxes

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Elevate is a special web series about the great things happening in Oklahoma public schools.

 

Supt. Hofmeister announces two new hires; completes leadership team

OKLAHOMA CITY (April 8, 2015) - State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister today announced she had completed forming her leadership team with two additional hires, completing a group of Cabinet-level leaders for the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE).

Hofmeister tapped Weatherford Public Schools Superintendent Matt Holder to serve as chief operations officer and Heather Griswold, an Oklahoma City nonprofit director with considerable experience in the business community, to serve as deputy chief of staff.

OSDE addresses report of single school district forcing attendance at March 30 education rally

The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) took swift action today in response to a report that a single school district had incorrectly notified teachers they would receive professional development credit for attending an education rally at the State Capitol.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister said OSDE officials contacted the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration, the Oklahoma State School Boards Association and the school district in question to make it clear that no teacher can be coerced to attend the March 30 rally.

Public Notice: ESEA Flexibility Extension Request

Oklahoma’s ESEA Flexibility Extension Request due to the United States Department of Education (USDE) March 31, 2015 is available for public comment.

The OSDE is in the process of amending the current Oklahoma ESEA flexibility waiver. 

OKTOY Blog: A Celebration of Teaching

 
It should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with education that we are in need of teachers in Oklahoma and across the nation. One of the objectives we all agree is critical attracting and retaining top teaching talent. The question then becomes how do we go about doing that?

A few weeks ago some friends of mine partnered with Northeastern State University (NSU) to address this issue.

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