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2/23/2015

Free webinar on STEM designation process available Feb. 27

A free webinar for those interested in STEM designation for their schools will be held on Friday, Feb. 27, 9:30-10:30 a.m., by the Ohio STEM Learning Network/Battelle Education. The technical assistance webinar will include principals who led schools through the designation process, a representative of the Ohio Department of Education and policy experts.

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2/23/2015

Ohio state honorees for top youth volunteers named

Morlan Osgood of Loveland and Rachel Prior of Tallmadge are among a select group being named as the nation’s top youth volunteers for 2015 in the 20th annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Morlan and Rachel will be honored in Washington, D.C., in May at the program’s national recognition events. Eight other students from Ohio have been named Distinguished Finalists and will receive recognition at local ceremonies.

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2/23/2015

Free summer workshops for Advanced Placement teachers

The department is offering free Advanced Placement workshops this summer. The workshops will provide both current, experienced AP teachers and those seeking to teach AP with in-depth content and resources to enhance their teaching of AP courses at all teaching levels. Here is the schedule of workshops.

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2/23/2015

Free currency reader available for blind or visually impaired individuals

The Department of Treasury’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing is now accepting and processing applications nationwide from blind or visually impaired individuals who wish to receive free currency readers. The free money reader, called iBill® Currency Identifier, provides a convenient means for blind or visually impaired individuals to identify all United States currency notes in circulation.

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2/23/2015

Unique opportunity for Appalachian students and teachers

Ohio Appalachian middle and high school students interested in math, science and technology are encouraged to submit an application for the Appalachian Regional Commission’s 2015 Oak Ridge National Laboratory Summer Math-Science-Technology Institute. The free summer institute will take place from July 11-24 for high school students and July 19-24 for middle school students. Both sessions will be held at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

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2/18/2015

From the Superintendent

As your districts begin administering Ohio’s New State Tests this week, I’m reminded of all that you and your district and building staffs have done to prepare your students for a successful experience.

Implementing Ohio’s Learning Standards and, now, corresponding state tests have required a great deal of work. Change is hard. The Ohio Department of Education has provided support, but I’m fully aware that it is you, in the districts, who ultimately bring the ball across the goal line.

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2/18/2015

Deadlines and dates

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

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