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9/16/2014

Deadlines and dates

Approaching deadlines or important dates mentioned in previous editions of EdConnection.

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9/16/2014

School districts to receive $44.3 million in proposed workers’ comp premium rebates

Another Billion Back in workers’ compensation rebates could be in the mail very soon. Gov. John Kasich and Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer announced a plan last month to return $1 billion in the form of rebates to public-taxing districts and private employers. That means $44.3 million for Ohio’s school districts.

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9/16/2014

Principals and superintendents – please nominate an educator to review the Ohio Assessments for Educator

Administrators are invited to nominate educators who will review the Ohio Assessments for Educators and recommend cut scores for teachers who will be required to take the tests based on a state law that goes into effect beginning in school year 2015-2016.

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9/16/2014

Learn about middle years and career certificate International Baccalaureate programs

Education leaders interested in International Baccalaureate programs for pre-kindergarten through high school are invited to attend one of the two statewide information sessions that will be offered by the International Baccalaureate Organization in cooperation with the Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County. Specialists from the International Baccalaureate Organization will describe the advantages of a Middle Years Programme on Sept. 29 and the International Baccalaureate Career Certificate Program on Oct. 29. Both programs will be held at the educational service center in Independence (Cleveland area).

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9/16/2014

National Assessment Governing Board seeking eight new members

The National Assessment of Educational Progress Governing Board determines the content and achievement levels for The Nation’s Report Card, which is used to measure student achievement in all 50 states. Board members oversee and set policy for NAEP and pursue new ways to expand the group’s impact in a time of rapid change for education standards and assessments.

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9/16/2014

2015 application for the National Excellence in Urban Education Award now available

The National Excellence in Urban Education Award is presented annually to the nation’s highest performing urban schools. In May 2015, the National Center for Urban School Transformation will present this award to elementary, middle, high school and alternatives schools. Click here to download information about the application process and access the award application.

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9/16/2014

New GED age requirements effective Sept. 17

Beginning Sept. 17, form submission for GED testers ages 16 and 17 must include a copy of the current year withdrawal form signed by the administrator. Additionally, an Original Consent Form must be signed and notarized from either the parent, guardian or court official (copies of the guardianship or court documents must be included).

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