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7/27/2015

Ohio’s Learning Standards is now the standard term; removing “New”

Ohio completed the transition from its former academic content standards to Ohio’s New Learning Standards during the 2014-2015 school year. As we approach the 2015-2016 school year, districts and schools no longer consider these standards new. They are fully in place. Ohio’s State Tests are aligned to these standards. Therefore, effective now, the Ohio Department of Education will use the term “Ohio’s Learning Standards” in all information and documents.

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7/27/2015

State agencies partner to launch free statewide student survey resource

The Ohio departments of Education, Health and Mental Health and Addiction Services are joining with the Ohio National Guard and representatives of educational and youth-serving organizations to roll out the Ohio Healthy Youth Environments Survey — OHYES! The OHYES! survey was developed in response to districts and schools asking for data specific to them and was designed to provide meaningful data for communities.

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7/27/2015

Resident Educator Program 2015-2016 changes announced

The department is currently revising the Resident Educator Web pages to reflect changes made in the 2015-2016 state budget bill — and to include streamlined tools and resources. Please note this new overview of program revisions for 2015-2016 is posted — and that there will be new and updated materials and Web pages later this summer.

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7/27/2015

Register now for data manager training webinar

Registration is now open for the Data Manager Overview Training webinar on July 30 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration is available in STARS; search by date or by webinar title OH KRA 1.5 Data Manager Overview Training Webinar.

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7/27/2015

First-ever state tax holiday coming on back-to-school purchases

Ohio is offering tax-free back-to-school shopping on clothes, shoes and school supplies from Aug. 7-9. The sales tax holiday applies to both online and brick-and-mortar retailers for purchases made from 12:01 a.m., Friday, Aug. 7 through 11:50 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9.

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7/27/2015

Deadlines and dates

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

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7/14/2015

Update OEDS now for smooth flow of information and funding

The department uses district contact information in the Ohio Educational Directory System (OEDS) as it conducts many functions including administering grants, maintaining data, ensuring that state funding is received and communicating the latest education news. Because OEDS is a vital link in this information flow, the department encourages districts to have their OEDS administrators update the system on an ongoing basis, and particularly now as the new school year approaches.

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