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  • ELEVATE: Rural Schools Mobilize to Jumpstart Reading

    ELEVATE: Rural Schools Mobilize to Jumpstart ReadingStaffs Go All In to Make Sweeping ChangesHOLDENVILLE (April 12, 2017)  – In a cramped space behind the stage of Reed Elementary in Holdenville, school secretary Diane McCoy and four students discuss the whys of the letter Y. Her many tasks in the office are on hold while she attends to more important business: boosting kids’ reading skills in a targeted intervention program that has helped propel the school’s report card ...  Read More...

  • Great Expectations - L.W. Westfall celebrates 14 years as Model School

    By Ryan Horton of the Choctaw TimesL.W. Westfall Elementary has been named a Great Expectations Model School for the 14th consecutive year. As the entire school gathered for their weekly Friday morning assembly the students and staff at Westfall had a lot to celebrate March 31 as a representative from Great Expectations was in attendance to present the school with the seemingly annual honor.   Read More...

  • GE In The News - Cuts to education and arts programs have long-term impact

    By Laura Eastes of the Oklahoma Gazette June 30, 2016Secondary educators make a presentation during Great Expectations at Edmond North High School. (Garett Fisbeck)All signs pointed to an unfortunate ending to Oklahoma’s massive budget woes.Over the past six months, the state has experienced two revenue failures, across-the-board cuts of 7 percent and a fiscal year budget hole of $1.3 billion. Sluggish oil prices and an income tax rate trigger contributed to the budget disaster.Friday, the...  Read More...

  • Castle Hills Elementary has ‘Great Expectations’

    originally published on http://www.lisd.net/Students at Castle Hills Elementary have adopted the eight Great Expectations for living, creating a collaborative and friendly environment for anyone who comes to campus.Castle Hills Elementary Castle Hills Elementary campus culture is one that exudes thoughtfulness, teamwork and consideration. Over the last couple of years, Castle Hills has implemented a national program called Great Expectations, a program created to motivate, inspire and chall...  Read More...

  • Great Expectations (Sangre Ridge Elementary)

    Sangre Ridge benefiting from new direction, mutual respect, personal accountabilityas reported by The Stillwater News PressGreat things are expected at Sangre Ridge Elementary now that they are a Great Expectations school. Nearly all of their teachers received fourdays of professional development Great Expectations training this summer to learn the common language and classroom practices that are now used throughout the building.“The training was rejuvenating,” said second- grade tea...  Read More...

  • Unique culture helps Wilson students excel

    as reported by the Bartlesville Examiner-EnterpriseThe Board of Education voted to close Oak Park Elementary School on May 5, 2011, after the budget crunch, while more than 100 community members and parents showed up at various meetings to protest the decision.In 2011, the Bartlesville Public School District’s Board of Education made the decision to close Oak Park Elementary School, a small neighborhood school in northwest Bartlesville, and transfer the students to the larger Woodrow Wilso...  Read More...

  • West Field takes Great Expectations title for 9th straight year

      From left, Edmond School Board Member Kathleen Duncan, West Field Principal Lisa Crosslin, Associate Superintendent Ruthie Riggs, Great Expectations Trainer Betty Flurry and Edmond School Board Member Lee Ann Kuhlman. For the ninth year in a row, West Field Elementary achieved the prestigious honor of being named a Great Expectations Model School. The Great Expectations (GE) teaching/training model is guided by six principles and 17 classroom practices that allow students to become produc...  Read More...

  • Tomball, Texas, program pushes students to have “Great Expectations.”

    Oakcrest Intermediate sixth-grade science teacher Vivian Rogers, left, and students Noel Mayo, Eric Orozco, Jose' Juarez and Cesar Martinez lead the daily Great Expectations assembly for their classmates. The Tomball Independent School District has launched a pilot program in two of the district's newest schools that is aimed at building character development of students and promoting academic excellence in the classroom. The program, known as Great Expectations, employs basic tenets, life princ...  Read More...

  • What do secondary teachers say about Great Expectations? (video)

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  • Mutual Respect Leads to Academic Excellence at Oklahoma Elementary School

    Methodology helps Lincoln Elementary School staff and students meet high expectations Natalie Griffin of Ardmore, Oklahoma took some time off to stay at home to raise her family. The summer before she returned to teaching full time, her principal asked her to attend a Great Expectations workshop to help her transition back into the classroom and approach teaching in a new way. “When I first started teaching, it was very structured with little flexibility,” said Natalie.   Read More...

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