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Aug. 12, 2014 Articles

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8/12/2014

From the Superintendent

As we begin this new school year, I am encouraged by all that I believe we can achieve. Ohio’s boys and girls sit in your classrooms, eager to learn. While I understand that there is a lot for you to focus on, I implore you to do that with care. All that we do, each and every day, needs to be in an effort to prepare our youngsters to be proud, productive citizens.

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8/12/2014

Deadlines and dates

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

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8/12/2014

Study on new Kindergarten Readiness Assessment

The department is seeking districts and schools for a voluntary study this fall that compares the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment-Literacy (KRA-L) to the new Kindergarten Readiness Assessment. The study will compare the language and literacy component of both assessments. Interested districts and schools can complete a brief online form.

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8/12/2014

Helping students live healthy, drug-free lives

Join a special webinar on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 10 a.m. on Start Talking!  Hear from a parent, student, superintendent and a representative of local law enforcement  on how the program can help your school reduce drug use. Start Talking! offers a set of free tools for schools, teachers, parents and communities to reduce the risk of drug abuse among youth.

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8/12/2014

Register now for the career-technical education fall informational meetings

The Ohio Department of Education is hosting six regional meetings, Sept. 22 through Oct. 17, focused on the significant changes impacting career-technical education programs and the resulting data and reporting requirements. All career-technical planning districts and associate schools are invited to register teams to attend the event.

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8/12/2014

MARCS-In-Schools reminder; submit agreement form before service is delivered

Districts approved for the MARCS-In Schools grant for safety radios but are awaiting installation of their radios must submit their agreements before the start of service.

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8/12/2014

Set-up begins in August for electronic Teacher and Principal Evaluation System (eTPES); register now for training

On Aug. 15, the electronic Teacher and Principal Evaluation System (eTPES) will reopen for the school year. To receive an email message with activation and login information for this system, superintendents and superintendent designees who are new to their districts must ensure that their role designations and email addresses are current in the Ohio Educational Directory System by Aug. 14. Superintendents and their designees who used the system last year and remain in the same district can log in using their current log-in and passwords.

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