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Board Highlights May 24, 2012

The State Board of Education in its regular monthly meeting Thursday adopted emergency rules to govern appeals from students denied diplomas for failing to meet Achieving Classroom Excellence (ACE) requirements.

Supt. Barresi Thanks Legislative Leaders for Additional Funds

State Superintendent Janet Barresi today thanked legislative leaders for shepherding approval of additional dollars so that school districts across the state can receive a total of $33 million for instructional and textbook purposes.

Oklahoma Academic Scholars Named

State Superintendent Janet Barresi announced today that about 2,500 graduating seniors from across the state earned official recognition as Oklahoma Academic Scholars in the Class 2012.

Special State Board of Education Meeting

The Oklahoma State Board of Education will hold a special meeting June 5 to consider possible action on Activities Fund Budget and ACE appeals.

Board Highlights June 5, 2012

The Oklahoma State Board of Education in a special meeting June 5, 2012, approved the FY2013 Activities Fund Budget and ruled on ACE appeals.

State Board of Education Approves $457 Million Activities Fund Budget

The Oklahoma State Board of Education in a special meeting on Tuesday afternoon approved an almost $457 million Activities Fund Budget for public schools.

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.

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.

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