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Aug. 26, 2014 Articles

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8/26/2014

Deadlines and dates

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

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8/26/2014

Principal’s Toolkit update now available

Ohio school building leaders have received the Principal’s Toolkit. This online service contains brief news articles, videos, fact sheets and other information to explain the changes in Ohio education for the 2014-2015 school year to families and teachers.

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8/26/2014

Electronic licensure credentials available to applicants and e-signers; mailing of paper formats to cease

This week, electronic signers (e-signers) for the My Educator Profile licensure system will gain access to electronic copies of newly issued certificates, permits and licenses (new and renewal). By Thursday, e-signers will be able to view a new “status” section in the My Approvals section of the system that will show them all the credential requests they have received, as well as the status of each request in the approval process. Also on Thursday, e-signers may download, save and print credentials that are marked issued (currently valid) for the district’s records.

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8/26/2014

District teams invited to Master Teacher Scoring Workshop on Sept. 15

Whether a district is new or experienced with the master teacher program, participants at a free half-day workshop on Sept. 15 in Westerville (near Columbus) will learn more about conducting this initiative locally.

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8/26/2014

Waiver available for offering certain pasta products in National School Lunch Program

The United States Department of Agriculture is allowing providers of the National School Lunch Program to apply for a waiver to offer non-whole grain-rich pasta products. The waiver will only apply during school years 2014-2015 and 2015-2016.

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8/26/2014

Fall 2014 training sessions on Ohio’s Measures

A series of one-day regional training sessions are being held this fall to share information about Ohio’s Accountability System including Ohio School Report Card data, updated teacher value-added reports, the data behind the accountability system and how to use the data generated from the measures for school improvement.

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8/26/2014

New job and career planning tool for students - OhioMeansJobs K-12

Teachers and school counselors have an exciting, robust online tool to guide students through job and career exploration. OhioMeansJobs K-12 is a no-cost career planning resource that focuses on opportunities available in Ohio.

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