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National Math and Science Initiative Expands Comprehensive Advanced Placement Program at Enid High School

The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) announced today that its Comprehensive Advanced Placement (AP) program will expand to Enid High School, thanks to the generosity of three Enid businesses and a partnership with the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE).

National Math and Science Initiative Expands Comprehensive Advanced Placement Program at OKC's U.S. Grant High School

Oklahoma City (Nov. 15, 2013) – The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) announced today that its Comprehensive Advanced Placement (AP) program will expand to U.S. Grant High School, in the Oklahoma City School District, thanks to the generosity of a partnership with Boeing and the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE).

ReadOK Draws Elementary Students from Across Oklahoma

Rene Axtell as Madeline reading to ReadOK studentsOKLAHOMA CITY (Nov. 16, 2013) – More than 2,000 elementary school students from all across Oklahoma attended the Oklahoma State Department of Education’s (OSDE) ReadOK event at the State Capitol today.

Superintendent Barresi urges legislation to tighten accountability for virtual charter schools

Amid the growth of state “virtual” charter schools, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi is calling for legislation to strengthen academic and financial standards for such entities.

While a proponent of charter schools, Barresi said the relatively new phenomenon of virtual charters needs to be held to the same standards of accountability and transparency that are applicable to other charters in the public school system.

“Oklahoma’s public schools predate statehood, while virtual charter schools have been around for but a handful of years,” she said.

Superintendent Barresi praises two Oklahoma teachers awarded national honor for science instruction

Presidential Award Recipients  - Annette Huett (left) and Diane Reece (right)OKLAHOMA CITY (Jan. 3, 2014) — Two Oklahoma elementary school teachers are among 102 teachers nationwide recently honored with the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Superintendent Barresi scraps double-testing requirement for middle school students who take higher math courses

OKLAHOMA CITY (Jan. 14, 2013) — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi today notified district school superintendents that middle school students testing in Algebra I, Algebra II or Geometry are no longer required to take the grade-level math assessment.

“This double testing has long been a requirement of the U.S. Department of Education, but it is unnecessary and not in the best interest of our students,” Barresi said.

Presentation at State Senate Budget Hearing

This presentation was made this morning (01/22/14) during a State Senate budget hearing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Superintendent Barresi urges parents, schools to keep focus on third-grade reading law

Calling it a significant step forward in combating illiteracy in Oklahoma, state schools Superintendent Janet Barresi today urged parents to make themselves aware of the third-grade reading law taking effect this school year. The measure, part of the Reading Sufficiency Act, designates that students who score Unsatisfactory in the reading assessment cannot be promoted to fourth grade until they can demonstrate what typically would be deemed a second-grade reading level or higher.

Two Oklahoma Students Named U.S. Senate Youth Delegates

Two Oklahoma high school students will travel to Washington D.C. in March as Oklahoma’s delegates to the 52nd Annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP).

Ryan Chapman from Norman North High School in the Norman Public Schools District and Gloria Tso from Bartlesville High School in the Bartlesville Public Schools District are Oklahoma's delegates.

Otuoze Baiye from Bartlesville High School and Javonte Baker from Edmond Santa Fe High School in the Edmond Public Schools district were chosen as alternates.

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