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Oct. 9, 2018 Articles

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10/9/2018

Sixteen Ohio schools recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recognized 16 Ohio schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2018. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. The coveted National Blue Ribbon Schools award affirms the hard work of educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content.

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10/9/2018

Reminder: Important deadline for Purple Star School award program is Oct. 12

The Purple Star School award for military-friendly schools honors schools that show a major commitment to serving students and families connected to our nation’s military. Awardees receive a special recognition to display in their buildings.

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10/9/2018

Get to know Teacher-in-Residence Jonathan Juravich with #QAwithMrJ!

You may know Jonathan Juravich (or, as most call him, "Mr. J") as the 2018 Ohio Teacher of the Year, but did you know he currently is piloting a teacher-in-residence program at the Department? During a one-year sabbatical from his art classroom at Olentangy Local Schools in Powell, Mr. J is focused on highlighting Ohio’s education community, promoting teacher leadership and expanding teacher recognition.

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10/9/2018

Start Talking!

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. In addition to positive role modeling, help kids foster and strengthen their abilities to empathize with others.

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10/9/2018

Alternate assessment public comments: 1 percent waiver extension request for reading, mathematics and science

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires states to ensure the total number of students assessed in each subject using the Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (AASCD) does not exceed 1 percent of the total number of all students in the state who took Ohio’s State Tests. States that anticipate they will exceed 1 percent in alternate assessment participation must submit a waiver request to the U.S. Department of Education.

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