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6/9/2015

Industry-recognized credentials identified for high school diploma

Students in the graduating class of 2018 and beyond can qualify for a high school diploma by earning 12 points through one or several approved industry-recognized credentials within a single career field and achieving a workforce-readiness score on the WorkKeys assessment.

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6/9/2015

Take advantage of GED summer promotions

Students can keep their momentum going and stay engaged over the summer with these GED summer promotions. The graduation-themed promotion runs June 15 to Aug. 1, with savings for first-time test takers. The reactivation campaign runs June 15 to Aug. 1, offering various test and study material promotions for test takers who have been idle for 90+ days. For details on both campaigns, click here.

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6/9/2015

June workshop on teaching about Holocaust

Educators who teach the complex issues of the Holocaust and its lessons for today are invited to a one-day workshop. The annual event is June 24 in Bexley, a suburb of Columbus. The Ohio Council on Holocaust and Genocide Education is the sponsor. Click here for more information on the workshop and registration.

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6/9/2015

Deadlines and dates

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

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6/1/2015

ESEA Flexibility Waiver renewal: What to Expect for the Upcoming School Year

The Ohio Department of Education invites your district to participate in a webinar on changes to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) flexibility waiver. Department staff members will provide an overview of the ESEA waiver and highlight the changes. Staff will address participant questions to help Support Districts and Support Schools (identified through the ESEA waiver renewal) plan for the upcoming school year.

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6/1/2015

Deadline extended to July 2 for EMIS supplementary graduation rate data forms

The 2014-2015 Ohio School Report Card will include both the four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate for the graduating class of 2014 and the five-year adjusted cohort graduation rate for the graduating class of 2013. Both rates will be on the report card and used in accountability calculations.

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6/1/2015

Validation process for career-technical education teachers in middle school

Beginning in fall 2015, teachers instructing middle school career-technical education courses must meet one of the following:

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