Ohio Department of Education Topic News


Know! What’s Trending – the Laundry Pod Challenge

Laundry-Pods-2-1.jpgIf you are raising teenagers, you have no doubt heard of some of the ridiculous internet challenges that exist among this age group. While some of these new age “dares” are silly and harmless, many more are dangerous and even deadly. One such dare currently trending is called the ‘Tide Pod Challenge.’


Train the Trainer PBIS Spring 2018

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Train-the-Trainer Opportunity
The Office for Exceptional and the Ohio PBIS Network are making available to districts, community schools and ESCs an opportunity to receive PBIS Tier I, Train-the-Trainer instruction.  This train-the-trainer opportunity is intended for an individual or small team intending to provide PBIS training for their district or their region.  Participants should have already participated in PBIS training from their State Support Team (SST) and implemented Tier I PBIS in at least one building. The train-the-trainer opportunity will be provided this spring by Tom Stacho.  This opportunity is particularly appropriate for larger districts wishing to take more responsibility for their own PBIS training.



EMIS Newsflash – February 5, 2018

FY18 Final Staff/Course (L) Collection, v1
FY18 Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Appeals


Teaching in Taiwan – Special Opportunity

Through a memorandum of understanding with Taiwan’s Ministry of Education, the Ohio Department of Education invites new and experienced licensed elementary and middle school teachers to apply to the Teaching in Taiwan program. The selected educators teach English to students in Taiwan for one academic year. 


Know! To Educate and Rx-Proof Students

ThinkstockPhotos-518092940.jpgAside from prescription drug abuse being illegal, it is highly dangerous. Yet one in four high school students will use a prescription medication for non-medical reasons at least once before graduating. Youth say prescription drugs are easier to access than a six-pack of beer. So where are students getting these prescription meds? 64 percent of youth report obtaining prescription drugs from their home medicine cabinets or from other family members or friends.

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