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May 7, 2012 Issue

  • Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Gifted funding FAQ and list of allowable expenditures available
  • ODE offers ways to learn about the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES)
  • Podcast recognizes National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, May 6-12
  • Students shine at 84th annual FFA State Convention
  • May 7-13 recognized as national Wanna Play Music Week

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April 30, 2012 Issue

  • Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant
  • Please assign staff person to review upcoming Autism scholarship requests
  • Medical questions related to upcoming statewide assessments addressed
  • Rules clarified regarding the testing and accountability of foreign exchange students
  • Regents to host LiftEd conference May 2
  • Comments on draft standards for three subject areas due May 4
  • Girl Aggression Interventions is May 2 webinar topic
  • Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week resource kit available

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April 23, 2012 Issue

  • SB 316 testimony
  • Plans for makeup of excess calamity days via online lessons due July 31
  • BMI screening tools contain minor modifications
  • Register now for the 2012 Coordinated School Health Conference

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April 16, 2012 Issue

  • Ohio Teacher Evaluation System
  • Please remember alternate assessment cap policy
  • Auditor of State announces reporting requirements for all public employers
  • Help guide the development of next generation assessments with online pilot
  • April 23 Webinar - Moving Forward Safe and Supportive Learning
  • Child abuse prevention video contest opens May 1

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April 9, 2012 Issue

  • Senate Bill 316 introduced
  • Districts required to use Iowa Acceleration Scale – Third Edition for whole-grade/early entrance
  • Grant opportunity available to regional partnerships
  • Ohio Resident Educator Program survey coming
  • Physical education evaluation training workshops to be held April and May
  • May 10 webinar will focus on new health and wellness measures
  • Website contains resources to stop bullying
  • Free May 25 event about new educator evaluation system

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April 2, 2012 Issue

  • Educator Evaluation Systems
  • Talent Pool nomination deadline extended to May 1
  • Please update Home Education contact information
  • Free student motivation surveys available for Grades 6-12
  • Additional EMIS updates to affect foundation payments
  • Girl Aggression is April 4 webinar topic
  • Moving Forward Safe and Supportive Learning webinars offered

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March 26, 2012 Issue

  • Employment First Task Force and IEPs
  • Ohio Teacher of the Year award nomination deadline extended
  • Please complete survey on transition to new standards
  • Documents on Student Growth Measures available
  • Food and beverage compliance report due
  • Reminder - Annual statewide tornado drill scheduled is March 28
  • Training date announced for Master Teacher scoring
  • ELL guidance posted on ODE website
  • Body Mass Index information available

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