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August 13, 2013 Articles

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8/13/2013

From the Superintendent

Welcome back to school! I hope you are rested and ready for the 2013-2014 school year—one that I’m convinced will be pivotal for Ohio’s public education system.

Ohio’s New Learning Standards, the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System, the Third Grade Reading Guarantee and a new local report card system that gives schools a deeper look at their performance are all in place, and these should start giving us the traction we need to produce higher-achieving students.

I’ll talk more about each of these programs in future issues of EdConnection, but right now I have some good news for schools and districts that are open to even more innovative thinking. Governor Kasich and the Ohio General Assembly have agreed to set aside $250 million to fund new teaching and learning innovations in Ohio schools over the next two years. The competitive Straight A Fund will help pay for selected projects that improve student learning and save money. Education consortiums can apply for up to $15 million in grants to begin this school year.

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8/13/2013

Deadlines and Dates

Approaching deadlines or important dates mentioned in previous editions of EdConnection

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8/13/2013

For school superintendents, principals and treasurers

Collaborating with student teachers can boost student achievement

TELL Ohio survey results released today

 

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8/13/2013

For curriculum directors, teachers and school counselors

Replacement for Praxis II series begins in September

Adolescent health symposium Sept. 24 in Columbus

 

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