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Welcome to Our 2012 Teacher of the Year

A warm welcome to Kristin Shelby, the 2012 state Teacher of the Year.

The Power of Parent Advocacy

Superintendent Janet Barresi speaks on the role of parent advocacy at national education summit.

Reading and Exercise – Two Keys to Healthy Children

Reading and exercise -- two activities that have the potential to forever improve a child's life.

Empowering Through Reforms

Reforms will help us put Oklahoma's children first.

Beyond Brick and Mortar

Imagine a learning environment without boundaries, where fifth-graders are doing calculus and trigonometry. Or imagine a school where more than 60 percent of the children receive free or reduced-priced meals and about half are minorities, yet they are outperforming their peers in reading and math scores throughout the county.

A Salute to Veterans

November 11 is Veteran’s Day, a day to honor all of our heroes who have or who are serving our country here and abroad. Schools all across Oklahoma and the nation will have ceremonies to observe this important holiday.

Sharing the wonder of Christmas

Superintendent Janet Barresi takes part in Gov. Fallin's Christmas Ceremony at the state Capitol.

Navigating the Crossroads

As we approach the end of 2011, Oklahoma is on the cusp of significant and positive change for our education system.

We have arrived at a crossroads that presents both a challenge and promise.

Homework Time – Without the Headaches!

HOMEWORK…… these two singular words make up one of the MOST HATED compound word to a child. We all know the routine. The phone rings, the child answers, the parent asks, “Do you have any homework that you need to begin working on before I get home today?” You hear the heavy sigh of “Do I have to do it NOW?” This is replayed daily in homes across the nation.

Evaluations that Matter

An effective teacher in every classroom and effective leaders in every school is the goal of the State Board of Education's newly adopted Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Evaluation system.

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