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10/15/2014

Tolles takes lead in Career Connections with Oct. 23 conference

Tolles Career and Technical Center invites educators across all levels – elementary, middle school and high school, as well as administrators, curriculum directors and school counselors – to the first Career Connections Conference on Thursday, Oct. 23.

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10/15/2014

National School Lunch Week is Oct. 13-17

First Lady Karen Kasich visited the students of Starling STEM Pre-8 School on October 13 in Columbus to celebrate National School Lunch Week. Mrs. Kasich served meals to the students, and spent time talking with them about the importance of choosing nutritious foods and being active.

National School Lunch Week 2014 is Oct. 13-17 with the theme of “Get in the Game with School Lunch.” The goal is to encourage kids to find a balance between healthy eating and physical activity.

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10/15/2014

Workers’ comp rebates approved, schools getting $44.3 million

School districts will receive an estimated $44.3 million in workers’ compensation rebates in coming weeks because of Another Billion Back, a plan that’s returning $1 billion in rebates to public-taxing districts and private employers. Gov. John Kasich and Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer announced it in August.

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10/15/2014

2015 School Garden Grant application is now open

Created in partnership with FoodCorps, the School Garden Grant program provides a $2,000 monetary grant to a K-12 school, or a non-profit working in partnership with a K-12 school, to support a new or existing edible garden on school grounds. 

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10/15/2014

Calculator guidance for Ohio's State Tests

To address questions about the use of a calculator on Ohio’s State Tests, the Ohio Department of Education has created calculator guidance.

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10/15/2014

Ebola update for nurses working in schools and early childhood settings webcast, Oct. 16

Nurses working in the school and/or early childhood setting are typically the only healthcare professional in the workplace. It is important to be able to provide timely, accurate information to the students, staff, families and other community members about current healthcare issues. It also is critical to understand the nurse’s role in disease surveillance and emergency preparedness regarding potential disease outbreaks.

This one hour presentation on Thursday, Oct. 16 from 2-3 p.m. is for nurses working in the school and/or early childhood setting and will provide current information about the Ebola virus and the nurse’s role in education, surveillance and emergency preparedness.

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10/15/2014

Carolyn George recognized by the Ohio School Counselor Association

Carolyn George has been selected to receive the Ohio School Counselor Association Advocacy Award for 2014. She will be recognized at the All Ohio Counselors Conference on Nov. 7 at the Hilton Columbus at Easton.

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