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  • 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...

  • GE Model School Receives Oklahoma State Academic Award

    "Great Expectations has been an integral part of Holmes Park Elementary, since its inception in 2011.  They have been our steadfast partner in excellence.  Upon implementation, we have found GE to be a valuable resource and enhancement to the curriculum.   Read More...

  • “College and career readiness” is more than a slogan

    By Connie Beson-Steger on February 11th, 2016 as published originally on www.smartblogs.com SmartBlog on Education this month is exploring 21st-century teaching and learning. Join us for original content in which experts explore the trends and highlight best practices that can help prepare students for their future worlds of work and living. For many students, preparing for college and career readiness requires a shift in attitude concerning both academic skills and interpersonal skills.   Read More...

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