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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.

Supt. Barresi remarks on the passing of Paul Risser

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi today made the following remarks about the death of Paul Risser, former Oklahoma chancellor for higher education and chairman and chief operating officer of the University of Oklahoma Research Cabinet. Risser died Thursday after a lengthy illness.

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.

State Education Department begins inclusive process to develop new academic standards

OKLAHOMA CITY (July 15, 2013) – The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) is encouraging Oklahoma educators, parents and others interested in public education to consider taking part in the development of new academic standards for English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. Coordinated by OSDE, the standards-creation process is designed to be as inclusive and comprehensive as possible.

Oklahoma 2015 Teacher of the Year finalists named

OKLAHOMA CITY (July 16, 2014) – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi today revealed the 12 finalists for the title of 2015 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year. She made the announcement at the Vision 2020 education conference being held in downtown Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma school funding increased by $38.60 per pupil for FY2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (July 23, 2014) – The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) has released to school districts initial state aid allocations for Fiscal Year 2015.

Districts will see an increase in per-pupil funding of $38.60 per student. The initial allocation for FY15 is $3,077.20 per student as compared to the $3,038.60 received as the initial allocation in FY14.

State Board of Education awards $5.3 million in competitive education grants

OKLAHOMA CITY (July 23, 2014) – The State Board of Education today awarded more than $5.3 million in competitive grants to 16 applicants for use during the 2014-2015 school year. 

The purpose of the competitive grant is to provide funding to programs and services that support the Oklahoma State Department of Education’s (OSDE) goal of ensuring that all children graduating from an Oklahoma high school will be college, career, and citizen ready by the year 2020.

2014 Presidential Scholars and semifinalists honored by State Board of Education

OKLAHOMA CITY (July 25, 2014) – Two Oklahoma high school graduates were recognized as 2014 U.S. Presidential Scholars during an Oklahoma State Board of Education on Wednesday.

Oklahoma requests extension of education flexibility waiver

The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) today filed a request with the U.S. Department of Education for a one-year extension of the flexibility waiver from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (No Child Left Behind).

One condition of the waiver, first granted to Oklahoma in 2012, stipulates that academic standards for English and math must be college- and career-ready.

21st Century Community Learning Center Grantees Announced

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi recently approved awarding almost $3.1 million in 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) grants to 13 recipients for a five-year period beginning with the 2014-15 school year.

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