SDE: TLE Q&A, Textbook Cycle Change, 21st Century Grants

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TLE Q&A Set for March 29

The Oklahoma State Department of Education is hosting a TLE Town Hall Q&A from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2012, via  the Title I Videoconference Center. Register for this event.

One representative from each of the Teacher and Leader frameworks will be available to answer questions regarding the frameworks. The State Department is asking that questions regarding any aspect of the qualitative portion of the TLE Evaluation System be submitted to by March 26, 2012. 

Questions may be in one of three categories:
1. TLE questions for the state department
2. Questions for a specific framework
3. Questions for all  framework providers
Categorize questions as stated above, and if appropriate, specify which framework you would like to answer the question. 

Textbook Subject Cycle Changed

The Oklahoma State Textbook Committee has changed the textbook subject cycle. This year, the Science and the Social Studies adoption cycles will be reversed. The adoption cycle, effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2019, will include the Social Studies, Pre-Kindergarten through Fifth-grade Reading and Language Arts, and Computer Education/Instructional Technology. Science and The Arts (including Fine Arts and Music) textbooks will be adopted in 2013, effective July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2020.  

This does not affect the current Language Arts adoption. Please order English, ESL, Remedial Reading, Spelling, Grammar, Composition, Handwriting, and Debate now.

21st Century Grants Open

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) competitive grant process for the 2012-2013 school year is now open.

Forms from non-district applicants are due no later than Friday, March 30, 2012, to be eligible to apply for the grant. The grant application submission deadline is 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, 2012.

Read more about the programs or eligibility.

State Board

The State Board of Education meets at 9:30 a.m. March 29 at the State Department of Educaiton.

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