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5/12/2015

Teacher roster verification period extended through Monday, May 18

Teachers with value-added data at schools participating in roster verification received an email message on Thursday, May 7, notifying them that the teacher roster verification period for 2015 will now end at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 18, rather than May 12.

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5/12/2015

2015-2016 Career-Technical Education Expansion

The Office of Career-Technical Education has released the Career-Technical Education Expansion Business Rules for the 2015-2016 school year (FY2016).

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5/12/2015

New Communication Information Management System for school safety

Your district now has access to a secure web portal known as the Communication Information Management System. This access gives you the ability to view analytical products and bulletins from the Threat Assessment and Prevention (TAP) Unit, as well as a section for frequently asked questions.

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5/12/2015

Updated Ohio Standards for Professional Development introduced

The State Board of Education recently adopted the Ohio Standards for Professional Development, a set of updated guidelines that define the essential elements of a strong professional learning system. The Educator Standards Board, a group of educators representing teachers and university education faculty statewide, recommended that Ohio adopt these standards following a two-year process in which the standards board and the department updated previous guidance to reflect the nation’s expanding knowledge about effective professional learning.

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5/12/2015

Background check updates required for educators who have permanent and non-tax certificates

Educators who hold permanent certificates and permanent non-tax certificates are required by state law to update their FBI criminal background checks every five years through the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI). In addition, an updated BCI background check also is required if the certificate holder has lived outside Ohio within the past five years. Permanent certificate holders whose background checks will expire this school year (by June 30) will need to update these if they have not already done so. Educators may view the dates of their previous background checks through the Educator Profile on the department’s website at education.ohio.gov.

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5/12/2015

FIP Modules are available for Summer Professional Development

The formative instructional practices online learning modules and resources that many schools have been using to provide professional development over the past four years, will remain available—for free—to all Ohio educators.

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5/12/2015

Free Beach Bags and virtual summer camp offer online learning activities for K-6 children

With two new sets of free online materials – Beach Bags and Camp INFOhio – parents now have more fun ways to keep their children learning at home this summer.

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