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  • Growing number of school districts embrace Great Expectations methodology

      From left to right: Kristin Shelby, Joe Williams and Dr. Linda Dzialo   Dozens of schools from across Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas were recognized as “model schools” during a celebration sponsored by the Great Expectations professional school transformation program at the University of Central Oklahoma.   Great Expectations has trained over 38,000 teachers since it was founded in 1991.   Read More...

  • Whittier Elementary in Lawton celebrates greatness

    For eighth year, school awarded model status For the eighth year in a row, Whittier Elementary School on Friday celebrated being awarded model school status by Great Expectations. Great Expectations is an educational movement designed to improve schools through a focus on good character and professional development for teachers.   Model school status is awarded to schools that score at least 90 percent when they are evaluated by mentors from the program, based on 17 practices character...  Read More...

  • Four Broken Arrow schools achieve Great Expectations Model School status

    Four Broken Arrow elementary schools recently achieved the prestigious honor of being named a Great Expectations Model School. Each school’s principal, faculty, and staff worked diligently to accomplish this impressive goal, and their hard work has paid off as Arrowhead, Country Lane Primary, Country Lane Intermediate, and Liberty Elementary have been named 2011-2012 Great Expectations Model Schools.   “I am extremely proud of the staff and students at each of these sites,” said Dr.   Read More...

  • MacArthur Middle School celebrates being model school

    By Tyrell Albin Lawton Constitution Staff Writer     Just like one of its school mottoes says, "Hard work pays off" for MacArthur Middle School, which cele brated its fourth year as a Great Expectations: model school Friday morning.    Great Expectations is an educational movement designed to improve schools through a focus on good character and professional development for teachers.    Model school status is awarded to schools that score at least 90 percent when th...  Read More...

  • Wilson celebrates its model school status

      Punch and cake were served, confetti filled the air, and high fives were handed out all around on Thursday afternoon as staff members from Woodrow Wilson Elementary celebrated the announcement that their site had achieved Great Expectations model school status.   A mentor with Great Expectations who has worked extensively within the Bartlesville Public School District, Betty Sheofee made the announcement as Wilson staff members and other BPSD officials gathered in the school library....  Read More...

  • Dayton, Ohio - GE Video Testimonials

    Matt Sibbings. Richard Allen EDGEMONT Brandy Flack Director of Academics. Richard Allen Schools.   Read More...

  • Oklahoma City Public Schools Students Improve Behavior and Academic Performance Thanks to Great Expectations

    Foundation Provides Professional Training to Teachers and Administrators Tahlequah, Okla. (Nov. 8, 2011) – Behavior, attendance and academic performance have improved at Oklahoma City Public Schools after implementation of Great Expectations, a school transformation model that emphasizes a climate of mutual respect and academic excellence.   Read More...

  • Principal enables others in discipline

    By Megan Rolland The Oklahoman Staff Writer When Pam Mustain arrived at Kaiser Elementary School nine years ago, the experienced principal had a discipline problem. "My first year at Kaiser, I probably had five suspensions a month, at least, and now I might have 10 for a whole year," Mustain said. "We truly believe we need to keep their little tails in school.   Read More...

  • Focus on Education

    Metro Family Magazine July 2011 Julie Dill National Board Certified Teacher from Oklahoma City and mother of two.   Classroom atmosphere is crucial... and it's not just about pretty curtains and a matching lamp.   Read More...

  • Oklahoma City Public Schools Elementary teachers give weekend to improve

    EDMOND — Efforts to improve the learning and environment at all 54 Oklahoma City elementary schools launched Friday night with five hours of intensive training for 350 teachers LaHoma Harding a teacher with Edwards Elementary sings "Happy Birthday" during a class at Great Expectations at the University of Central Oklahoma, Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, in Edmond, Okla. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD “We feel like there's an opportunity here for the culture of our schools to turn aro...  Read More...

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