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2/17/2016

Clarification on GED eligibility and attendance for 16- and 17-year-old applicants

A GED applicant who is 16 or 17 years old must remain enrolled in school and maintain an attendance rate of at least 75 percent until either:

  • The test applicant passes all required sections of the GED test; or
  • The test applicant is 18 years old.

The potential applicant must remain enrolled in a school that is approved to grant a high school diploma and supply a current official transcript, in order to be eligible.

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2/17/2016

Blizzard Bag related to global careers in agriculture available

The Columbus Council on World Affairs, in partnership with GrowNextGen, developed a Blizzard Bag of activities related to global careers in agriculture. These five assignments are designed to be completed by students working independently on computers, working from a distance and available for assignment during snow days. Review the materials here.

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2/17/2016

College Credit Plus library resources from INFOhio and OhioLINK

Through the College Credit Plus program, students can now enroll in college-level courses while still in high school, or even middle school, which means they'll be doing college-level research. How do you support them in your school library? Find out how with INFOhio's College Credit Plus Library Resources.

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2/17/2016

Deadlines and dates

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

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2/9/2016

Update on Every Student Succeeds Act

The new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) became federal law on Dec. 10, 2015. This reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act reduces federal control of education by increasing state and local control. This is an extraordinary opportunity for Ohio to accept control and responsibility for educating children in our state.

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2/9/2016

Guide that explains Ohio School Report Cards available now

On Feb. 25, the department will release the second portion of the 2015 Ohio School Report Cards. This portion includes three components, Achievement, Gap Closing and Progress, as well as updated information about gifted students and district financial expenditures. The release also contains career-technical planning district and dropout recovery school report cards. To help prepare for the complete report card release, here is a Guide to 2015 Ohio School Report Cards. It provides an overview and explanation of all six report card components and other key elements of Ohio’s testing system.

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2/9/2016

Serving students with disabilities in community corrections facilities and juvenile detention centers

Both federal and state laws require that every student with a disability receive a free and appropriate public education (FAPE). This includes students who are detained in community corrections facilities or juvenile detention centers. The school district of residence remains responsible for the student’s access to appropriate special education and related services while the student is detained in a community corrections facility or juvenile detention center.

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