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Oklahoma Department of Education, Native American educators unveil online site for American Indian education

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi today introduced a new online resource guide aimed at strengthening American Indian education in Oklahoma.

Located on the State Department of Education (SDE) website at ok.gov/sde/oier, the Oklahoma Indian Education Resource details the vibrant culture, traditions, history and governments of the state’s 39 sovereign tribes.

Vision 2020

By Janet Barresi, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Tuesday, July 1, 2014

In only a few weeks, I will welcome thousands of teachers from across the state to the State Department of Education’s Vision 2020 conference.

Oklahoma teachers, parents to converge at Vision 2020 beginning July 15

Educators, parents and everyone with an interest in Oklahoma schools are invited to the Vision2020 conference Tuesday, July 15, through Thursday, July 17, at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City.

“I’m really looking forward to Vision 2020 this year. It’s such a great opportunity for all kinds of educators from every part of our state to come together, share their knowledge and leave inspired,” said state Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi.

Find free summer meal sites for children with online map

OKLAHOMA CITY (June 12, 2014) — The USDA Summer Food Service Program provides nutritious meals to low-income children for free by opening up cafeterias between school years.

All children under the age of 18 who show up at participating sites will be given meals. Many sites, but not all, are schools; some are operated by nonprofits.

The program is administered by the Oklahoma State Department of Education.

Commissioners of the Land Office collect More than $93.6 million for Oklahoma schools

Oklahoma public schools received more than $93.6 million from the Commissioners of the Land Office over the past 12 months, an increase of more than $600,000 from the previous fiscal year.

Each month, the Commissioners of the Land Office, which oversees the Trust, distribute funds to public K-12 schools. The Trust distributed $93,626,718 in fiscal year 2014. That figure is up from a flat $93 million in FY 2013.

June Parent Power: Get reading this summer

Topics include:

  • Summer reading academies offer help for struggling readers
  • Free online reading programs offer resources for all learners
  • Melodie's column: Preventing summer learning loss
  • Parent Power round-up: Summer camps
  • Come to Parent Power Night at Vision 2020
 
 
 
 
 

Summer reading academies offer help for struggling readers

OKLAHOMA CITY (June 9, 2014) — For many Oklahoma kids who need help improving their literacy skills, summer break offers an opportunity to slow down and focus on reading. In schools throughout the state, summer reading academies and similar programs are growing in popularity.

OKTOY blog: On being busy

“I didn’t ask you because I thought you were busy.” I always follow this heartbreaking comment with reassurance that the reason I am busy is for them, the students. Whether I am typing at my computer, reading a journal, organizing the classroom or rearranging some music, it is all for them. At the height of all of these duties, I most look forward to being “busy” with talking to and working with them.

Dear Graduate ...

By Janet Barresi, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Thursday, June 5, 2014

It’s the time of year when high school seniors have become high school graduates. After going through untold reams of paper and countless quizzes, these young men and women have finally donned cap and gown and set their sights on the next chapter of their journey.

We asked a lot of our Oklahoma students, and they delivered. Congratulations to the Class of 2014.

Edmond North Senior Awarded Edward C. Joullian III Scholarship


Edward C. Joullian III Scholarship Recipient, Kassidy GaryOKLAHOMA CITY (May 27, 2014) – Kassidy Gary, a senior from Edmond North High School, recently received the Oklahoma State Fair’s Edward C. Joullian III Scholarship. Gary’s accomplishment was recognized at the State Board of Education’s May meeting.

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