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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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Extra, Extra -- READ ALL ABOUT IT!

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It's been a busy week for us here at Alpha Plus. We are everywhere! Our director, Jan Barrick's column and school partnership announcements have been making a splash in the news. We were in 7 news outlets in just one week!  
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Jan Barrick's Article in the Edmond Sun

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'The Way to an "A": How to Help Your Child Succeed inSchool', by Jan Barrick, M.Ed. Did you see Jan's column in The Edmond Sun last week on time management? In case you missed it, you can read it here .
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NewsOK: Another Interview with our founder, Jan Barrick.

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And excerpt from the newsOK article.  In this article, Paula Burkes interviews Jan Barrick, founder of Alpha Plus which provides training, tools and curriculum for schools. Q&A: School Curriculum should be based on data aligned to Oklahoma's...
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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.