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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.

Howe Public Schools Praised by National Education Foundation

Howe Public Schools' Project Lion Pride, a schoolwide immersion in project-based learning, merited a recent article by a writer for Edutopia.

State Superintendent Janet Barresi has long sung the praises of Howe and the district's total embrrace of technology. She's also impressed with Project Lion Pride's engagement of students and teachers in making the school the best that it can be.

Read more about the ambitious project and Howe's success.

YEA, School is Starting

As the new school year starts, parents should look for ways now that they can support and show appreciation to their child's teacher.

Oklahoma Reading Association to Hold Writing Conference

The Oklahoma Reading Association is holding the Six Traits of Writing conference with Ruth Culham on Sept. 15, 2012, at the University of Central Oklahoma, in the Nigh University Center, 100 N University Drive, Edmond, OK.

Students Can Compete in Heritage Week Contests

Students in grades four through 12 can compete for cash prizes in Heritage Week contests sponsored by the Oklahoma Heritage Association and Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum.

FAME Academy Honored

The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence has honored the FAME Academy of Comanche for its work in helping dropouts and at-risk students.

Quilt Exhibit at Edmond Library Details Oklahoma History

The Buckboard Quilts exhibit runs daily through September at the Edmond Library. The exhibit contains quilts and memorabilia brought in the Oklahoma Land Run. The exhibit also, in quilted scrapbook form, showcases the history of Oklahoma's first libraries, schools and churches, founding families, period clothing and photos of '89ers and pioneers.

Women's Baseball Exhibit Runs Through October at Edmond Museum

“Linedrives and Lipstick: The Untold Story of Women’s Baseball,” runs through Oct. 20 at the Edmond Historical Society and Museum.

Norman Arts Council Invites Students to Apply for Scholarships

The Norman Arts Council invites Norman Public School students to apply for Spring 2013 scholarships that will help offset the cost of an arts education experience.

Oklahoma Storytelling Festival Offers Tales, Workshops, Matinee for the Entire Family

The Oklahoma City Storytelling Festival kicks off Sept. 6, 2012. The festival features guest tale spinners, storytelling workshops and a family matinee.

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