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State Dept. of Education Announces New Communications Director

OKLAHOMA CITY (Jan. 10, 2013) – Sherry Fair has been hired as Communications Director at the Oklahoma State Department of Education.

Fair worked for nearly a decade in education as the Communications Director at Oklahoma City Public Schools and as the MAPS for Kids Campaign Manager.

State Department of Education Seeks Summer Food Vendors

The Oklahoma State Department of Education is seeking sponsoring organizations for the 2013 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Eligible sponsors include public schools, public or governmental agencies, private, non-profit residential summer camps and private, non-profit organizations.

Youth Senate Delegates, Alternates Named

The Oklahoma State Department of Education recently announced two state delegates and two alternates to participate in the 51st Annual United States Senate Youth Program.

Selected as delegates are Johnathan Thomas Young of Vian High School in the Vian School District and Emma Jane Hutchison of Putnam City North High School in the Putnam City School District.

First Alternate is Daniel Lee Pae of Lawton High School in the Lawton School District. Second Alternate is Dylan Matthew Oney of Muskogee High School in the Muskogee School District.

State Superintendent Janet Barresi to Request $37.7 Million in Supplemental Appropriations

State Superintendent Janet Barresi will request $37.7 million in supplemental funding for this school year to the state Legislature next week to fund the flexible health benefits allowance for education employees, and reforms such as the Reading Sufficiency Act and Achieving Classroom Excellence remediation.

"This request comes on behalf of school superintendents," State Superintendent Janet Barresi. "If approved, can be used by schools this year to help pay for programs that help children learn to read and be fully prepared for end-of-instruction tests."

Ripley, Sweetwater Elementary Schools Win National Title I Distinguished School Awards

Ripley Elementary School in the Ripley School District and Sweetwater Elementary School in the Sweetwater School District have been named this year’s National Title I Distinguished School Award winners.

The National Title I Distinguished Schools Program is a project of the National Title I Association that publicly recognizes schools for their positive educational advances.

OKLAHOMA PROMOTES STATEWIDE ALCOHOL EDUCATION INITIATIVE IN HIGH SCHOOLS TO REDUCE UNDERAGE DRINKING

The Oklahoma State Department of Education (SDE), in partnership with the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS), is offering AlcoholEdu® for High School through a new online learning platform.

State Board of Education to Meet at Howe Public Schools

The State Board of Education will hold its regular monthly meeting at Howe Public Schools this month.

The board will meet at 1 p.m. Jan. 31, 2013, at Howe Public Schools, 21444 East North Railroad Howe, Oklahoma.

Click here to read the agenda.

Six Oklahoma Schools Receive $400,000 in Reward School Grants

Six Oklahoma schools were awarded Reward School grants totaling $400,000 by the State Board of Education on Thursday as part of the State Department of Education's Raise the Grade Together initiative.

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