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June 2011

Barresi Budget Doesn’t Support Teachers, New Reading Initiatives

by on 23-Jun-11 16:48
Funding to support reading sufficiency was cut by $1.4 million, despite recent legislation passed to ensure all kids can read on grade level by third grade. State Supt. Janet Barresi unveiled the 2011-2012 education budget today.

State Department Delivers Fatal Blow to Teacher Incentive Program

by on 23-Jun-11 16:34
A brutal 10 percent cut to the common education budget proved fatal for the prestigious National Board Certified Teacher program. State Supt. Janet Barresi decided not to fund the NBCT program in the 2011-2012 budget released today.

Collective Bargaining Positively Impacts Student Improvement

by Doug Folks on 14-Jun-11 11:55
A report from the American Rights at Work Education Fund showcases labor-management partnerships among eight other schools nationwide, including Putnam City West High School and the Oklahoma Education Association. The report provides powerful evidence underscoring the role collective bargaining plays in improving student achievement.

Congress to Consider Two ESP Bills

by on 06-Jun-11 10:50
New legislation proposed to recognize support professionals.

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