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Public Comment Sought on Teacher & Leader Effectiveness Evaluation System

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi, on behalf of the Oklahoma Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Commission, is requesting public comment on the commission’s first set of preliminary evaluation recommendations.

State Supt. Janet Barresi to Speak at National Education Reform Summit

Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi, as a member of Chiefs for Change, will take part in a roundtable discussion on Friday, Oct. 14, at the 2011 National Summit on Education Reform: Education Everywhere.

State Supt. Janet Barresi Welcomes New Deputy Superintendent

Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi this month will welcome new Deputy State Superintendent of Academic Affairs Chris Caram to the state Department of Education.

Education Department Lauds Norman Public Schools’ French Immersion Program

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi is commending a Norman Public Schools’ plan to offer a partial immersion French program within its new Ronald Reagan Elementary when it opens next fall.

State Supt. Janet Barresi Welcomes New Director of American Indian Education

Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi recently welcomed Dwight Pickering as the new Director of American Indian Education at the state Department of Education.

Oklahoma Child, Adult Care Institutions Announce Participation in Federally Funded Feeding Program

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi reports that child and adult care institutions across the state are announcing their participation in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), which provides meals to hundreds of thousands of Oklahomans each year.

Governor and State Superintendent Congratulate State AP Scholars

Governor Mary Fallin and Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi recently congratulated Jen-Lor L. Fung, a graduate of Norman North High School and Jessica E. Oehrlein, a senior at the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics, as this year’s winners of College Board’s State AP Scholar Awards.

State Supt. Janet Barresi Releases Districts And Schools on Needs Improvement List

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi on Thursday morning released the names of schools and school districts on the Needs Improvement list because of failure to meet Adequate Yearly Progress for two years in a row based on Academic Performance Index (API) scores.

Owasso Eighth-Grade Science Teacher Wins $25,000 Milken Award

Sarah Vann, a science teacher at the Owasso Eighth Grade Center, was surprised Monday with a $25,000 Milken Educator Award, given by state Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi and Dr. Jane Foley of the Milken Family Foundation.

State Supt. Janet Barresi releases School API Scores

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi on Tuesday released Academic Performance Index scores for each school in Oklahoma.

The list has been posted at http://ok.gov/sde/sites/ok.gov.sde/files/API2011.pdf.

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