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9/5/2017

Start Talking!

Middle school brings a new set of changes and challenges for students. It’s important for parents to continue substance abuse prevention talks with kids.

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9/5/2017

Plan now to attend gifted education regional meetings

Mark your calendar to attend an upcoming gifted education regional meeting. The target audience is district administrators responsible for gifted education programs. The agenda will include Ohio Department of Education guidance on the revised Gifted Operating Standards and updates on related topics.

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9/5/2017

Fast facts for families about excessive absences and truancy

It is important for Ohio’s students to be in class every day, ready to learn. Ohio defines chronic absenteeism as missing 10 percent or more of the school year for any reason. Missing too much school has long-term, negative effects on students, such as lower achievement and a higher likelihood of not graduating. Here is handout that can help families understand the difference between excessive absences and truancy. Schools can find more information and resources online here.

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9/5/2017

What resources are available for training staff on career advising?

The Career Advising Toolkit contains resources that can help districts successfully implement their career advising policies, including Career Connections learning strategies, model curricula, delivery models and student success plans. The toolkit also includes resources for conducting training sessions, such as a training workbook and sample guides for trainees. This is an introductory resource that will help establish common language and expectations.

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9/5/2017

GED new name: Ohio High School Equivalence Office

The Department’s GED® Office is now called the Ohio High School Equivalence Office. The change stems from recent state legislation that also allows the Ohio Department of Education to approve at least two nationally recognized high school equivalency tests.

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