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Committee Members Sought for Certification for Instructors of Native American Languages

The Oklahoma State Department of Education is in the process of developing certification for instructors of Native American Languages in Oklahoma public schools. A committee will be formed to review past certification in our state, investigate similar certification in other states, and work to develop the new certification standards in collaboration with Oklahoma’s Tribes.

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Read the latest Leadership Post newsletter, for Oklahoma school administrators.

Read the Latest Leadership Post Newsletter

The latest Leadership Post newsletter, for all Oklahoma school administrators, is now available.

The newsletter contains items on multi-hazard emergency planning for schools, ACE and TLE updates, the Oklahoma teacher/leader talent pool, the Academic Scholar Recogntion program, and a Principals Academy.

Click here to read the newsletter.

AP Test Fee Assistance Offered to Oklahoma Public School Students

The State Department of Education is offering test fee assistance to Oklahoma public school students who wish to take AP exams.

There are two types of assistance. First, assistance to those in financial need.  Second, assistance to those who take multiple exams.

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Read the latest Leadership Post newsletter for all Oklahoma school administrators here. Contains information on TLE, PARCC's public comment period, Okahoma School Speed Test month and more.

SDE Offers $60,000 AVID Grants

The Oklahoma State Department of Education is offering $60,000 renewable grants for public schools to increase minority participation in Advanced Placement courses through the development of an Advancement Via Individual Determination – AVID program. 

The deadline to apply is Feb. 15, 2013. Award announcements will be made Feb. 28.

To apply, click here to go to the AVID application page.

New Administrative Rules Open for Public Comment

On October 15, 2013, the Oklahoma State Department of Education published a Notice of Rulemaking Intent (NRI) in the Oklahoma Register notifying the public of its intent to amend specific rules. Copies of proposed draft rules and Rule Impact Statements are available at  http://ok.gov/sde/administrative-rules.

Public Comment Period Opens for Track 2 Administrative Rules

To School Administrators:

On November 1, 2013, the Oklahoma State Department of Education published a Notice of Rulemaking Intent (NRI) in the Oklahoma Register notifying the public of its intent to amend specific rules. Copies of proposed draft rules and Rule Impact Statements are available at  http://ok.gov/sde/administrative-rules.

Regional Trainings for Safe Schools and Bullying Prevention Act

In order to assist districts in complying with the Safe Schools and Bullying Prevention Act (HB 1661), regional meetings for administrators and school employees will be provided by the Oklahoma State Department of Education in collaboration with the Oklahoma PTA. Regional meetings are scheduled to begin in January, 2014, and will take place in regions located throughout the state. 

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