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OKTOY Blog: The Chi Mei Museum

 
In recent visits to high school orchestras around our state, I have been sharing this story from March 26, 2013. It is the top musical experience of my life:

Peter Markes plays a very expensive violin.

OKTOY Blog: The Greatest Influence

The greatest influence on a child’s learning is his relationship with his teacher. Relationships must be at the core of our teaching. If a child is able to trust the teacher, then he will risk failing in front of her. He will try again knowing that the teacher wants beyond the best for every student. As teachers, we must embrace this above curriculum. In some small part we are responsible to recreate our successful selves, creating a future generation of co-workers, partners, teachers and parents. If it comes between being right and being kind, always choose kind.

Supt. Barresi calls for $6.5 million supplemental request to cover health insurance costs for schools


OKLAHOMA CITY (April 30, 2014) — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi is urging state lawmakers to approve a $6.5 million supplemental budget appropriation to the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) to fund its Flexible Benefits Allowance (FBA) this fiscal year.

TLE May Newsletter: State Board Approves Updates for Other Academic Measures (OAMs)

Topics include:

  • State Board Approves Updates for Other Academic Measures (OAMs)
  • TLE Question of the Month
  • Recommended Reading
  • VISION 2020 TLE Sessions
  • A Note from Dr. James Machell

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May Parent Power Newsletter: Parent Power Night announced

Topics include:

  • Save the Date: Parent Power Night
  • RSA hotline ready to launch next week
  • Teachers tap into their creativity during testing season
  • OKTOY reflects on parents' role
  • Okla. students can win $2,529 for college
  • Teacher Appreciation Week | Supt. Barresi visits Shidler Elementary

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Learning from Tragedy

I remember how terribly heartbreaking it was to read the newspapers or watch the newscasts in the wake of the Moore tornado on May 20 of last year. Each new detail seemed more painful than the one before. Then came the devastating news that seven children had lost their lives when the tornado roared through Plaza Towers Elementary School.

Applications for Class 1 of OKMath and OKSci Leadership Now Open

OKMath and OKSci Leadership was piloted by the Oklahoma State Department of Education in 2013-2014 to create and support a dynamic network of Oklahoma Math and Science educators. OKMath and OKSci Leadership selects, challenges, develops and educates Oklahoma math and science educators who have demonstrated an interest in leadership skills related to mathematics and science education.

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.

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