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Counselors of the Year, School Advocate of the Year Named

The Oklahoma School Counselor Association recently announced School Counselors of the Year and School Advocate of the Year for 2011-2012.

Oklahoma Parents as Teachers 2012-2013 Grant Applications Now Available

The state-funded Oklahoma Parents as Teachers (OPAT) grant for the 2012-2013 school year is now available. One million dollars ($1,000,000.00) in state funds was allocated to be awarded to school districts who apply for the competitive grant. All schools are encouraged to apply.

Communications in Agriculture Can be Used to Satisfy Fine Arts or Speech Graduation Credit

The Oklahoma State Board of Education approves students majoring in agriculture who are enrolled in the course, Communications in Agriculture (code 8022), to be able to use the earned credit to satisfy the fine arts or speech competency as a graduation requirement.

McLoud, Broken Arrow Educators Awarded Presidential Excellence in Math, Science Teaching

The White House this week announced 97 mathematics and science teachers as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Oklahoma winners are: Ashley Moody, from McLoud Public Schools, for math; and
Rebecca Morales, from Broken Arrow Public Schools, for science.

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.

MEDIA ADVISORY – 2013 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year Finalists Announced

The 2013 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year finalists will be announced in a ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 12, in the Blue Room at the State Capitol.

2013 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year Finalists Announced

Oklahoma’s 2013 Teacher of the Year finalists were announced on Thursday, July 12, 2012, at a special presentation at the Oklahoma state Capitol.

New Teacher of the Year Finalist Announced

Angela McKenna, a choral music director at Sequoyah Middle School in Edmond, has been chosen as an Oklahoma 2013 Teacher of the Year finalist. She replaces Kimberly Landers, a 9th- through 12th-grade Spanish teacher at Deer Creek High School, who has taken an administrative position in another school district.

State Test Scores Signal Positive Impact of ACE Reforms

Overall statewide scores for Oklahoma's lineup of core curriculum and end-of-instruction tests saw modest gains in a report released to the State Board of Education Thursday, with ACE (Achieving Classroom Excellence) end-of-instruction tests in critical math subjects showing the most significant gains.

Oklahoma State Board of Education Meeting Highlights From July 26, 2012

State Board of Education rules on 89 Achieving Classroom Excellence appeals, hears reports on state testing, state aid initial allocations, and accreditation.

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