From the Superintendent's Desk


A State of Creativity

Congratulations to the 110 extremely talented high school seniors from 36 different high schools throughout the state who won State Superintendent Awards for Arts Excellence this year.

Digital Learning: A Map and a Plan for the Future

This week, stakeholders throughout our state gathered for the State Department of Education’s first Digital Learning Summit. The goal was to begin work on a vision and strategy overview based on the 10 elements of high quality digital learning to put our students on the road to success in the fast changing landscape of digital learning.

Math Rewards

Oklahoma winning classrooms rewarded with pizza from Apangea Math.

Landmark Reforms

The State Board of Education approves A-F school grading system and hears report on C3 Partnership Schools.

Rulemaking

The State Department of Education held a public forum this week to take comments on the rules drafted to implement the state’s new A-F School Grading System.

Happy Pi Day

Using Pi as a fun and creative way to increase awareness of the need for a more intensive focus on math education in schools as we work to prepare students for the demands of college and careers in the 21st Century.

Shining a Light on Underage Drinking

Just in time for spring break, prom and the end of the school year, the State Department of Education and the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services announces a partnership to offer AlcoholEdu free to all high schools in the state.

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

Superintendent Janet Barresi gets to share her love of reading with students at Hollis Elementary School on the birthday of Dr. Seuss.

Black History Month

As we celebrate Black History Month in February, and all of the triumphs of our many black heroes, we must commit to remain vigilant to build on their hard-won successes.

A-F Grading

The importance of an A-F School Grading System is in that it will provide greater transparency for our schools and will draw more parental and community involvement. It is evident that schools that have higher levels of parent and community involvement have better-performing educators and better-prepared students.

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