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Jan. 21, 2020 Articles

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1/21/2020

Ohio Department of Education awards schools for commitment to military families

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria has announced that 94 Ohio schools will receive the coveted Purple Star Award this school year. The Purple Star designation recognizes schools that demonstrate a major commitment to serving students and families connected to the United States armed forces.

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1/21/2020

Ohio Teacher of the Year is finalist for 2020 National Teacher of the Year award

Ohio’s 2020 Teacher of the Year, Leila Kubesch, has been selected as a finalist for the Council of Chief State School Officers 2020 National Teacher of the Year award. The winner of the National Teacher of the Year award will be named this spring and will spend the next year traveling the country to represent educators and advocate on behalf of teachers and students.

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1/21/2020

Eligibility and intent to apply available now for Comprehensive Literacy State Development grant

The Ohio Department of Education has been awarded $42 million for a Comprehensive Literacy State Development grant from the U.S. Department of Education to continue its work to improve language and literacy development in Ohio’s children. Close to 95 percent of the award will go directly to local districts, community schools and early childhood education programs to improve literacy outcomes for children from birth through grade 12.

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1/21/2020

Appeal window now open for FY20 career-technical education concentrator data

From Tuesday, Jan. 21 through Friday, Feb. 21, superintendents of traditional districts, community schools and joint vocational school districts required to report career-technical education follow-up data in EMIS can review the students included in their 2020 March (D) lists.

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1/21/2020

Release of English Language Arts I and II sample tests

Full-length sample tests for Ohio’s State Tests for English Language Arts I and II now are available in the Student Practice Site of Ohio’s State Test portal. The tests are comprised of released test items. Each sample test reflects the length of the operational test, meets blueprint expectations and is of similar difficulty. These sample tests give educators insight into the kinds of questions students experience.

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