• A Bunch of Malarkey!

    By miller727@icloud.com March 27, 2014 Uncategorized 17 Comments In case you missed it, earlier this week the Oklahoma State Board of Education adopted a new set of academic standards for science. The exciting announcement merited this article by Silas Allen of The Oklahoman: The state Board of Education on Tuesday adopted a new set of […]

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  • Oh, the Irony!

    By miller727@icloud.com March 24, 2014 Uncategorized 9 Comments Sometimes the irony of life on Earth is subtle and escapes our notice. Other times it slaps us in the face! Like a crocodile with a Croc in its mouth. Or, like this THIS story in today’s Tulsa World. Apparently, the Oklahoma State Board of Dentistry is investigating […]

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  • Hold on Tightly, Ms. Chandler!

    By miller727@icloud.com March 18, 2014 Uncategorized 4 Comments As you may have heard, the Oklahoma State Department of Education today announced a new Assistant Superintendent of Assessments. Lisa Chandler, who served in a similar capacity in the Texas Education Agency from 2003 through 2006, will replace the outgoing assessment director, Dr. Maridyth McBee. From the […]

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  • The Subterrestrial Janet Barresi

    By miller727@icloud.com March 17, 2014 Uncategorized 5 Comments In a blog a few months ago, after Dr. Barresi’s infamous “I’ll be damned” speech, I made the comment that she had lowered herself and her elected position to a level “lower than a snake’s belly in a wagon rut.” At the time, I also apologized to […]

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  • We’ve Been ‘Opted Out’—Really!?!

    We’ve Been ‘Opted Out’—Really!?! By miller727@icloud.com March 12, 2014 Uncategorized 42 Comments We have known since October that Oklahoma districts would be expected to participate in “item tryouts” (field tests) for our new Grade 3-8 testing vendor, Measured Progress, along with the End-of-Instruction field tests conducted by CTB/McGraw-Hill. In a state department bulletin released last […]

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  • In Honor of Dr. Seuss…

    In Honor of Dr. Seuss… By miller727@icloud.com March 8, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments I’m not sure this is official yet, but according to this tweet from the Oklahoma Education Association (OEA), approximately 3,000 Oklahoma students were part of setting a world record yesterday! Students across OK set Guinness World Record “Most People Wearing Cat in […]

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  • It’s Time to Recombobulate!

    I returned home last night from a three-day trip to Milwaukee, Wisconsin after attending the 21st annual National Quality Education Conference (NQEC). This conference is sponsored by the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and is always an excellent opportunity to collaborate, share, and learn from other quality-minded educators from across our country and around the […]

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  • Pop-tarts, Buffalo Nooky, and Whalenados!

    I thought that title would get your attention! This is one of those nights when I feel like writing something, yet my brain is too tired to do anything too long or serious. So, I hope you are in the mood for something a little lighter than usual. Grab yourself a pop-tart and start chewing. […]

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