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8/3/2015

Updated Minor Work Permit system goes live Aug. 3

The Ohio Department of Commerce has announced a new, updated Minor Work Permit system. The data required to issue a Minor Work Permit has not changed, but the process of entering the data is improved.

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8/3/2015

Register for free school safety plan training

Developed by the University of Findlay and funded through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the training course allows schools throughout Ohio to address key safety and security factors using an all-hazards approach.

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8/3/2015

Health education must include opioid abuse prevention

Recent state legislation requires districts and schools to include opioid abuse prevention in health education curriculum. The Governor’s Cabinet Opiate Action Team made recommendations to the Ohio Department of Education for instruction. The recommendations and resources to help districts and schools are available here.

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8/3/2015

Deadlines and dates

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

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7/27/2015

Ohio’s Learning Standards is now the standard term; removing “New”

Ohio completed the transition from its former academic content standards to Ohio’s New Learning Standards during the 2014-2015 school year. As we approach the 2015-2016 school year, districts and schools no longer consider these standards new. They are fully in place. Ohio’s State Tests are aligned to these standards. Therefore, effective now, the Ohio Department of Education will use the term “Ohio’s Learning Standards” in all information and documents.

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7/27/2015

State agencies partner to launch free statewide student survey resource

The Ohio departments of Education, Health and Mental Health and Addiction Services are joining with the Ohio National Guard and representatives of educational and youth-serving organizations to roll out the Ohio Healthy Youth Environments Survey — OHYES! The OHYES! survey was developed in response to districts and schools asking for data specific to them and was designed to provide meaningful data for communities.

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7/27/2015

Resident Educator Program 2015-2016 changes announced

The department is currently revising the Resident Educator Web pages to reflect changes made in the 2015-2016 state budget bill — and to include streamlined tools and resources. Please note this new overview of program revisions for 2015-2016 is posted — and that there will be new and updated materials and Web pages later this summer.

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