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Virtual School Commission Bill Passes in Subcommittee

Senate Bill 1816, which would create a State Virtual School Sponsoring Commission passed by a vote of 10-1 in the Appropriations and Budget Subcommittee on Monday, April 2, 2012.

Capitol Update Newsletter Available

The latest Capitol Update contains information on bills that address NBC teacher bonuses, the School District Empowerment Program and the State Virtual School Commission.

Apangea Math Contest Winners Announced

Twenty-three Oklahoma classrooms win Apangea Math's "Earn Some Dough for Your Class" Contest.

Teacher of the Year Participation Encouraged

Oklahoma school superintendents are encouraged to honor their district’s Teacher of the Year by participating in the 2013 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year Program.

Leadership Post Newsletter Posted

The latest Leadership Post newsletter asks for comments on standards and competencies for certification of a gifted specialist, asks for recommendations for the Oklahoma Teacher Talent Pool, and offers a reminder for superintendents to nominate their Teachers of the Year for the state award.

Read the newsletter.

Math Teachers Can Win $25,000

The Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) is offering a $25,000 prize for Innovation in Math Teaching for fourth- through 12th-grade math teacher.

Pre-Kindergarten and the Common Core

The Oklahoma State Department of Education will host a two-day "Early Childhood Work Days" on July 16-17 in Oklahoma City with the primary focus of drafting proposed revisions to the current Oklahoma C3 Pre-Kindergarten standards in English/Language Arts and Mathematics as well as develop a Building Academic Vocabulary for Pre-Kindergarten.

Oklahoma City Community Foundation Awards $217,500 to 145 Area High School Seniors

The Oklahoma City Community Foundation Trustees awarded 145 area high school seniors with a total of $217,500 in scholar awards through the Community Foundation Scholars program. The recipients, who represent 51 public and private high schools located in four counties within central Oklahoma, will each receive a $1,500 scholarship for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Important NBCT Information

The following information regarding NBCT stipends was e-mailed to superintendents across the state earlier this month, but we wanted to provide it again:

The verification list for nationally board certified staff (teachers, librarians, counselors, school psychologists, speech language pathologists, and audiologists) employed in districts is now available online.  

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