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8/14/2017

New publication replaces Whose IDEA Is This? for parents of children receiving special education services

Beginning this school year, the publication, A Guide to Parent Rights in Special Education, replaces the former Whose IDEA Is This? as a key source of information for parents of children who are receiving — or may be qualified to receive — special education services.

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8/14/2017

Understand differing district responsibilities: chronic absenteeism and truancy

When a student is absent from school, even if excused for legitimate circumstances, the student is missing instruction. For some students, this happens too frequently. Chronic absenteeism and truancy have become the focus of both Ohio and federal concern for our children, but the difference between them can be confusing.

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8/14/2017

21st Century Community Learning Center grants awarded

As promised, the Ohio Department of Education awarded approximately $44.3 million in new and continuing 21st Century Community Learning Center grants for Fiscal Year 2018. This year, the Department received 300 new applications from Ohio’s local schools and community-based organizations. The Department awarded grants to 107 new programs, totaling approximately $21.16 million, up from 26 new programs last year.

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8/14/2017

Register now for adapted physical education workshop, Oct. 2

Educators interested in learning more about adapted physical education will want to attend a free, hands-on workshop on Monday, Oct. 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Columbus. During the session at the Ohio State School for the Blind, each attendee will teach other participants a lesson plan he or she has developed, followed by group discussion.

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8/14/2017

Save the date for the 2018 Ohio Educational Technology Conference, Feb. 13-15

Make plans now to attend the 2018 Ohio Educational Technology ConferenceFeb. 13-15, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus. Details are being added to the website daily.

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