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Jan. 27, 2020 Articles

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1/27/2020

Special Education Profiles delayed

The 2019-2020 Special Education Profiles will be delayed and released in two phases. Every year, each school district receives a Special Education Profile displaying the district's performance on key indicators established by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The profile also informs the district of any required activities for specific indicators.

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1/27/2020

Innovative Workforce Incentive Program: First round grant application for $4.5 million open through March 1

The Ohio Department of Education and Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation have announced a list of industry-recognized credentials that provide $34 million in funding opportunities for districts under the new Innovative Workforce Incentive Program. Governor Mike DeWine and the Ohio General Assembly developed the program to create more opportunities for students to earn in-demand, industry-recognized credentials.

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1/27/2020

New guidance issued on constitutionally protected prayer and religious expression

The U.S. Department of Education has issued updated guidance on constitutionally protected prayer and religious expression in public elementary and secondary schools. 

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1/27/2020

Free culturally responsive practices training, March 26-27

Changing state demographics mean children and families are bringing greater cultural diversity to the classroom. This prompts a need for personalized learning and differentiated instruction that is culturally responsive. A culturally responsive practices program recognizes and addresses this need.

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1/27/2020

Equity labs planned to help districts and schools develop local equitable access plans

Local equity access planning ensures poor and minority students have equitable access to excellent educators who are effective, experienced, and properly licensed or certified. Districts and schools complete local equitable access plans using district- and building-specific data to identify areas of opportunity and growth.

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