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4th Grade Success with OAS Reading Books!

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We've been pretty busy today getting the 4th grade Success with OAS Reading books ready to ship to a our partner schools! Our CEO, Jan Barrick rolled up her sleeves to help out! Now that's customer service! Are you excited to get yours?
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Point of View: National curriculum ignores Oklahoma academic standards

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Our CEO, Jan Barrick's column in The Oklahoman: "The crux of the matter is simple. We can have the best standards ever written, but if they aren’t being used, nothing changes. When students use textbooks written for Common Core, they are not prepared...
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Senator Joe Newhouse

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Jan Barrick is CEO of Alpha Plus and has great ideas to help Oklahoma’s curriculum - more to come about her! Pictured below: Jan Barrick with Senator Joe Newhouse as they discuss ideas for Oklahoma's educational curriculum.
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Featured Facilitator: Anita Trojan

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It's Facilitator Friday! Meet Anita Trojan. "I was a Language Arts teacher and Secondary Counselor for 34 years before joining the Alpha Plus team.My favorite thing about being a teacher was my students. I am passionate about helping schools achieve ...
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The Common Culprit: National Curriculum Ignores Oklahoma Academic Standards

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There’s an old expression that goes like this: “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always gotten.”While Henry Ford is credited with this wisdom, evidence of it can be seen clearly in public education in Oklahoma.L...
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At Alpha Plus, We Use Data to Help Schools Make the Grade!

Our system helps teachers and administrators identify students who need remediation in real time.

We even pinpoint the specific OAS objectives that need improvement!

That's why Alpha Plus schools have outperformed the state average every year of the A-F Report Cards.