The Oklahoma Reading Association is holding the Six Traits of Writing conference with Ruth Culham on Sept. 15, 2012, at the University of Central Oklahoma, in the Nigh University Center, 100 N University Drive, Edmond, OK.
The Oklahoma State Department of Education recently announced nine recipients for 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) grants for the 2012-13 school year, bringing the total number of current grantees in the state to 71.
Technological wonders, such as Olympian's prosthetic legs and NASA's Curiosity rover, offer parents and teachers the ideal opportunity to spark students' interest in science, technology, engineering and math.
Robotics program grant applications are now available to all Oklahoma public schools.
The State Department of Education (SDE), in partnership with FIRST Robotics, has approved a $100,000 budget item to support public school student participation in the FIRST Robotics Program. The SDE will provide grants up to $5,000 per school to facilitate recent start-up and existing team opportunities. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. Sept. 24, 2012. Grant awards will be announced in November and available to schools in December.
While more Oklahoma students than ever – 29,342 – took the ACT this year, the state's average composite score remains flatlined when compared to previous years’ scores, according to results released today.
Oklahoma’s State Department of Education on Thursday announced plans for an October statewide roll-out of new A-F School Grading System report cards, a state reform that gives a letter grade to schools and school districts similar to grades given to students.
After undergoing their second full week of intensive training this week at the State Department of Education, 60 REAC3H Coaches will be dispersed throughout the state to assist Oklahoma classroom teachers with the implementation of new education reforms such as third-grade reading sufficiency and the transition to Oklahoma C3 Standards, which include Common Core standards in reading and math and new state standards in social studies.