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12/17/2014

INFOhio’s K-12 Blizzard Bags available now

Most of us are hoping for only light snow this winter, but INFOhio is helping prepare for the worst with INFOhio’s Blizzard Bags for K-12.

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12/8/2014

Deadlines and dates

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

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12/8/2014

$10 Million Available Through Ohio’s New School Mentorship Program; Register for webcast on Dec. 10

Community Connectors provides $10 million in 3-to-1 matching grants that will help give more Ohio students access to role models who can help motivate and inspire them, as well as help them develop skills that lead to success in school and the workplace. For details on applying for a grant, join the Ohio Department of Education and other state and local community leaders in a webcast on Wednesday, Dec. 10, at 3 p.m. Please register here. There will be recording of the webcast posted this week as soon as it is available.

The Ohio Department of Education is accepting applications now through Feb. 20, 2015.

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12/8/2014

Ohio receives waiver to eliminate double testing in elementary and middle schools

The U.S. Department of Education has approved the Ohio Department of Education’s request for a waiver from “double testing” students below ninth grade who are taking high school-level courses for credits. The waiver, which only applies to the 2014-2015 school year, requires these students in elementary and middle school to test above their grade levels – in the high school-level courses they took for credit – and prohibits them from taking the assessments for the courses at their current grade levels. These students must take the performance-based assessments and the end-of-year exams that match the high school-level courses.

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12/8/2014

Comment and public hearings scheduled for College Credit Plus program

The Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents will hold two public hearings on Dec. 29 and Dec. 30 regarding the College Credit Plus program.

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12/8/2014

New FAQ available on read aloud accommodation for new state tests

Accessibility and accommodations on Ohio’s New State Tests are different from the Ohio Achievement Assessments and the Ohio Graduation Tests. For Ohio’s New State Tests, there are many differences in how you provide a read aloud and who may receive a read aloud. Find more guidance here.

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12/8/2014

Career-tech webcast on middle-grade and senior-only programs set for Dec. 16

Registration is open for a Dec. 16 webcast focused on middle-grade career-tech programming and career-tech, senior-only credentials. Starting at 10 a.m., the presenters will address new middle-grade career-tech rules, including teacher licensure. Information on credentials for career-tech seniors will follow.

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