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Feb. 5, 2018 Articles

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2/5/2018

Department offers guidance for schools enrolling students displaced by disaster

Widely scattered weather disasters in 2017 displaced thousands of students and families from their homes. A recent report estimates that Ohio will be one of the top 10 states to receive displaced Puerto Rican migrants, and nearly 30,000 people could migrate to Ohio over the next three years.

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2/5/2018

High School Equivalence test available from three testing companies

The Ohio Department of Education has approved GED, HiSET and TASC to become the testing companies for the Ohio High School Equivalence test. Details about these companies, with a comparison chart related to subjects, scoring, credentials, pricing and more, is available on the Department’s website. Updates and general information on the Ohio High School Equivalence is available here.

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2/5/2018

$8 million available through Ohio’s Community Connectors program

For the fourth year, Ohio is asking community organizations, faith- or values-based groups, and businesses to form partnerships to encourage one-on-one mentoring for students in Ohio’s schools. The program helps give more students access to role models who can motivate and inspire them.

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2/5/2018

Welcome to ExtraCredit

The director of the Office of Early Learning and School Readiness, Wendy Grove, offers insight into learning social and emotional skills at an early age and how those building blocks are important in childhood, school and life.

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2/5/2018

Data appeal window open for 2018 Kindergarten Readiness Assessment data

Today through Wednesday, Feb. 14, superintendents of districts and community schools that educate kindergarten students can review the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) data reported in EMIS during the 2018 school year. A superintendent who finds inaccurate data should submit an appeal by the Feb. 14 deadline using the 2018 Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Data Appeal. This is available in the Forms application in SAFE.

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