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March 31, 2014 Articles

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3/31/2014

From the Superintendent

The next Straight A Fund grant application period is April 4-18, with $150 million up for distribution. Now that districts have the experience of the first round of applications under their belts, I look forward to seeing even more innovative proposals in the next round to improve student learning.

There are some changes to the Straight A Fund application and review process as a result of House Bill 342. These changes will affect the second round application and grant-awarding process, as well as the timeline.

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3/31/2014

Deadlines and Dates

Approaching deadlines or important dates mentioned in previous editions of EdConnection

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3/31/2014

For school superintendents, principals and treasurers

  • Third Grade Reading Alternative Assessments announcements
  • Criminal background check updates required for educators who have permanent and non-tax certificates
  • Ohio Students field test Next Generation Assessments
  • Technology Foundation offering Digital Learning and Online Testing symposium

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3/31/2014

For curriculum directors, teachers and school counselors

  • Nomination deadline for presidential teacher award is extended to April 15

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