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Leadership Post Newsletter Details Distribution of TLE Training Funds

The latest Leadership Post newsletter gives educators information about the distribution of funds for baseline training to begin the qualitative portion of the Teacher and Leader Evaluation System for the upcoming pilot year.

Board Highlights for June 28, 2012

Board Rules on Additional ACE Appeals

The Board approved recommendations on 12 appeals for waivers from Achieving Classroom Excellence graduation requirements. Of those, a committee appointed by the State Board recommended that approval be granted to three students, two of those based on extenuating circumstances and one based on acceptance to a selective university. The committee recommended that nine appeals be denied and that one appeal be dismissed because a diploma has not yet been denied.

The Federal Advisor Newsletter Now Available

The Federal Advisor is a quarterly newsletter giving updates on federal programs administered to Oklahoma school districts through the State Department of Education, including information on Titles I, IIA, IV and X, Child Nutrition and Titles IC and IIIA.

The first installment of The Federal Advisor is now available.

Prevent Summer Learning Loss

Ideas to help prevent summer learning loss and get children ready for the return to school.

OMG My Child is in Middle School

SMH, BTW, OMG, LOL … these are some of the thousands of abbreviations that our children now use when texting and online, especially those “tween and older” kids. Middle school is such a pivotal time for our youth. The kids are “stretching” their proverbial wings, but still need their PARENTAL UNITS to drive them to places they need to be.  But as parents, we want and need to stay engaged in their education. 

Latest Leadership Post Newsletter available

The latest Leadership Post newsletter contains information about state aid allocations, TLE training funds, new benchmark assessments and more. 

Smartphones and Digital Devices in the Classroom?

I recently attended the Model Schools Conference in Orlando, Florida.  This conference focused on schools across the nation that, at one time, had been labeled as failing. As a result of innovative planning, forward thinking, and unique collaborations, these schools have turned their failing schools into MODELS OF SUCCESS. 

Leadership Post Details State Aid Allocations

The latest Leadership Post newsletter explains this year's state aid initial allocation, including a pie chart showing the amount of state aid retained for mid-year adjustments.

Coalition wants to send two OK educators to personal financial literacy conference

In its efforts to continue helping educators meet the state’s financial education requirements, the Oklahoma Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy (OJC) is offering two scholarships for Oklahoma educators to attend a conference in Chicago, Ill.

The National Educator Conference, sponsored by the National Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy will be Nov. 2-4, at the JW Marriott Hotel. The scholarships will cover airfare, a travel stipend of $300 and the conference fee, which includes two nights lodging, conference meals and materials.

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