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10/15/2014

Deadlines and dates

Approaching deadlines or important dates mentioned in previous editions of EdConnection.

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10/15/2014

Department announces $2.5 Million planning grant for Adult Career Opportunity Pilot Programs

Dr. Richard A. Ross, state superintendent of public instruction, is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for the development of Adult Career Opportunity Pilot Programs. As many as five community colleges, state community colleges, Ohio technical centers or technical colleges around the state will receive up to $500,000 each in planning grant funds in fiscal year 2015 to develop their own Adult Career Opportunity Pilot Program.

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10/15/2014

Department seeks ESEA waiver to eliminate double-testing issue for advanced students

On Oct. 3, the Ohio Department of Education formally requested a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education to address situations of “double testing” students. This waiver request is here for public viewing and comment.

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10/15/2014

Tolles takes lead in Career Connections with Oct. 23 conference

Tolles Career and Technical Center invites educators across all levels – elementary, middle school and high school, as well as administrators, curriculum directors and school counselors – to the first Career Connections Conference on Thursday, Oct. 23.

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10/15/2014

National School Lunch Week is Oct. 13-17

First Lady Karen Kasich visited the students of Starling STEM Pre-8 School on October 13 in Columbus to celebrate National School Lunch Week. Mrs. Kasich served meals to the students, and spent time talking with them about the importance of choosing nutritious foods and being active.

National School Lunch Week 2014 is Oct. 13-17 with the theme of “Get in the Game with School Lunch.” The goal is to encourage kids to find a balance between healthy eating and physical activity.

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10/15/2014

Workers’ comp rebates approved, schools getting $44.3 million

School districts will receive an estimated $44.3 million in workers’ compensation rebates in coming weeks because of Another Billion Back, a plan that’s returning $1 billion in rebates to public-taxing districts and private employers. Gov. John Kasich and Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer announced it in August.

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10/15/2014

2015 School Garden Grant application is now open

Created in partnership with FoodCorps, the School Garden Grant program provides a $2,000 monetary grant to a K-12 school, or a non-profit working in partnership with a K-12 school, to support a new or existing edible garden on school grounds. 

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