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Jan. 8, 2014 Articles

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1/8/2014

From the Superintendent

In December, I wrote to Ohio’s district superintendents asking them to help us battle a substance abuse problem that is robbing too many Ohio girls and boys of their critical learning years. We must take bold steps to intervene for our kids, and here’s why: Ohio drug overdose deaths increased 440 percent between 1999 and 2011, with prescription drugs driving that rise. Nearly 30 percent of Ohio’s high school students are using illegal prescription drugs, and one in 10 high school students recently reported they had first tried marijuana before age 13.

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1/8/2014

For school superintendents, principals and treasurers

  • Applications for Chinese Guest Teacher Program are due Jan. 27
  • Spanish Visiting Teacher Program specifics to be shared via conference call on Jan. 24

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1/8/2014

For curriculum directors, teachers and school counselors

  • January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month
  • Presidential award presented to two Ohio teachers
  • Registration now open for INFOhio Third Grade Reading Guarantee webinar

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