Oklahoma loses ‘No Child Left Behind’ waiver after scrapping Common Core …

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News from kfor.com:

UPDATED:  Janet Barresi, State Superintendent of schools, announced that the state of Oklahoma will not be losing any federal dollars.

Instead, the state will have adjust the way the funds are spent.

Barresi confirmed that the total amount coming to Oklahoma from USDE is $ 372,841,126.

Barresi has ordered districts to start making changes to comply immediately with NCLB mandates.

Barresi said teachers should continue to be focused on their students and deliver their best.

Oklahoma City Public Schools Superintendent, Robert Neu released the following statement:

“I am not surprised by the US Department of Education’s decision to revoke Oklahoma’s waiver; this makes the state legislature’s decision to repeal Common Core that much more disconcerting. Our state elected leaders knew we had a risk of going back to the failed public policy of No Child Left Behind. Simply put, this is bad for our children. Oklahoma City’s educators are committed to making sure each of our students reaches his or her full potential and I know that our talented and committed staff will continue to serve our children-despite the elected officials inabil……………. continues on kfor.com

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News from myCentralOregon.com:

iStock/Thinkstock(AMES, Iowa) — If parents leave it up to schools to do all the heavy lifting when it comes to educating their kids, then they’re not doing all they can to help their children succeed academically, according to an Iowa State University study.

Study author Kimberly Greder says there are numerous things parents should be doing to give their youngsters as much as an advantage as possible in an increasingly competitive world with the school year having started or about to begin.

Among other things, parents should create a good learning environment at home, according to Greder, while setting reasonable expectations for their children.

Involvement in a child’s education also includes regularly asking them what happened at school and taking an interest in their homework. Visiting teachers and counselors to talk about a student’s progress is also on Greder’s list.

While all youngsters will benefit from such parental involvement, Greder says taking these steps is especially important for those kids at the greatest risk of d……………. continues on myCentralOregon.com

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