|National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) Incentive Program
State Superintendent Janet Barresi decided not to fund the NBCT program in the 2011-2012 budget released on June 23, 2011. Barresi called on school districts to fund the program by using the $33 million allocated for textbooks. The state requirement for textbooks was deregulated last year. Get the latest...
|Teacher & Leader Effectiveness Evaluations (TLE)
Since the passing of SB 2033 in 2010, the TLE Commission met for the first time on June 29, 2011 to begin drafting recommendations to the State Board of Education for a Teacher and Leader Evaluation System. SB 2033 is a result of Oklahoma’s application for Round 2 of the Race to the Top Competition and is touted as significant education reform. Get the latest...
|2011-2012 Common Education Budget Cuts
Common education is receiving less money from the general fund while suffering larger cuts than other agencies. Our piece of the budget pie is being sliced from both ends. Education will receive a 4.1% cut next year – the largest cut in decades. Over the past three years, education has received a 10% cut. Get the latest....
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