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Did You Know? Ralph Ellison: An Oklahoma Treasure



In Oklahoma history, a musician born in Oklahoma City in 1914 grew up to write one of the most influential novels in American history. During Black History Month, we remember the life of Ralph Ellison and the first great novel by an African-American writer, Invisible Man, published in 1952

Ralph Ellison: An Oklahoma Treasure

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Did You Know? Oklahoma Elements: Helium & Iodine

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By Jan Barrick, CEO, Alpha Plus.
Featuring a passage about Oklahoma history from the Success with OAS series.

In Oklahoma history, a favorite source of fun for children and an important nutrient have been produced right here in our state. In this selection, learn more about two essential elements still supplied to the world by Oklahoma today.

Oklahoma Elements: Helium and Iodine

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2022 Alpha Plus Honor Roll


 Thirty-three schools make the Honor Roll based on the Oklahoma School Report Cards for 2022

OKLAHOMA CITY – The 2022 Alpha Plus Honor Roll is finally available with the addition of the 2022 Oklahoma School Report Cards scores and letter grades last week on a platform hosted by the State Department of Education at

Thirty-three schools that use the Alpha Plus Model of School Improvement received A or B grades compared to 26 on the honor roll in 2019 (the most recent state report cards available). All Alpha Plus Partner Schools getting “A” grades from the state either improved or maintained the grade over the last three school years. Some schools such as Balko, Bennington, Flower Mound and Geronimo have used Alpha Plus tools for more than five years; others such as Fargo-Gage, Morrison, and Roff have been trained in the model over the last couple of years.

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Alpha Plus Panel Discussion at 2022 School Leadership Conference


Administrators from around the state attended the Oklahoma Association of Elementary School Principals Leadership Conference in November in Oklahoma City.  At the conference, Alpha Plus held a panel discussion about how to improve student success.

The panel featured four experienced and distinguished school leaders who know how to use Alpha Plus tools aligned to the Oklahoma Academic Standards to get results. During this discussion, they answered questions from administrators. Pictured above is a snap shot taken at the session. Stay tuned for informative video on key topics!

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Congratulations to Tipton Public Schools!


We are proud to honor Tipton school district,  a third-year Alpha Plus Partner in Tillman County, for receiving a Purple Star School.  Other Purple Star Campuses selected were Altus, Cache, Enid, Lawton, Midwest City-Del City and Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy.

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We Use Data to Help Schools on the Way to an A!

Teachers and administrators can quickly and easily identify students who need more help learning the Oklahoma Academic Standards.

Alpha Plus pinpoints the SPECIFIC OAS objectives or "gaps" students have from previous years, then helps school teams address each objective throughout the year.

That is why Alpha Plus schools have OUTPERFORMED the state average every year of the A-F Report Cards.