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Board Highlights April 26, 2012

The State Board of Education at its April 26, 2012 meeting heard updates on the TLE system implementation and ACE graduation survey results. The board approved changes to Tulsa's teacher evaluation model, voted to keep Santa Fe South Middle School of the C3 Partnership Schools list, and awarded School Improvement Grants to three schools.

Oklahoma Receives Additional $5.6 Million for Low-performing Schools

Oklahoma this week received $5.6 million for fiscal year 2013 to continue the work of turning around its persistently lowest-achieving schools through the U.S. Department of Education's School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.

Superintendent Welcomes Students to Technology Day @ the Capitol

State Superintendent Janet Barresi will welcome students from across the state to the Superintendent’s Technology Day @ the Capitol on Monday, May 7, 2012.

Tell Us About Your Favorite Teacher

As part of Teacher Appreciation Week, May 7-11, the Oklahoma State Department of Education wants to gather stories from all Oklahomans about favorite teachers.

Harding Charter Prep Ranked Best High School in the State

U.S. News and World Reports today released its list of best high schools. Topping the list in Oklahoma is Harding Charter Preparatory High School in Oklahoma City. The school was ranked No. 145 in the nation.

Wagoner High School Science Teacher Wins National Award

Wagoner High School special education science teacher Lance Doss in April was named a national finalist in the second annual Shell Science Lab Challenge, by the Shell Oil Company and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).

State Science Report Card Stays Flat

Oklahoma scores in eighth grade science showed slight improvement but still remain behind the nation, according to National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scores, released Thursday.

Mid-Del Celebrates National Math and Science Initiative Partnership

Del City and Midwest City High Schools will be recognized May 15, 2012, for being chosen to participate in a partnership with the National Math and Science Initiative (MMSI).

Top 10 Oklahoma Classes Named in Think Through Math's Year-End Blow-Out

Think Through Math, formerly Apangea, names the top 10 Oklahoma classes with the highest average of earned points.

Summer Reading Program Participants Can Win $2,529 College Savings Accounts

The Oklahoma 529 College Savings Plan has partnered with the Oklahoma Department of Libraries to offer two lucky 2012 Summer Reading Program participants the chance to win a $2,529 college savings account. One winner each will be chosen from the Children and Teen programs. Also, the library where the winners entered will each receive $1,000 to go toward its reading programs.

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