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10/21/2014

Proposed Rules for Evaluating Sponsor Compliance

A new sponsor evaluation system takes effect in January 2015. The evaluation will include three components related to sponsoring community schools in order to rate the sponsor’s overall performance. One component of the evaluation system is assessing how well a sponsor monitors each of its community school’s compliance with the law. State law requires the department to put a rule in place for the monitoring component.

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10/21/2014

OhioMeansJobs K-12 promotional resources available

Resources are now available to help your school promote OhioMeansJobs K-12. State law requires schools to share this education and career planning tool via newsletter and website by April 1, 2015.

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10/21/2014

Ebola Teleconference Briefing recording available

Due to overwhelming response to our conference call briefings about Ohio’s Ebola preparedness, some people were unable to join the conference. An audio recording of the briefing, featuring Ohio Department of Health Director Richard Hodges, State Superintendent Ross and other state leaders, is available here.

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10/21/2014

Career Advising and Student Success Plans to be published by Dec. 1

State law requires the department to publish model career advising policies and student success plans by Dec. 1, 2014. Districts can use these model policies and plans to inform local implementation for meeting the new requirements beginning in the 2015-2016 school year. To share your ideas for the model policies and plans, contact Carolyn George.

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10/21/2014

INFOhio offers new one-stop searching with ISearch

Students and teachers doing research are faced with a hard choice: spend hours searching library catalogs and digital collections one by one to find quality information, which eats into time for the more important work of analyzing, synthesizing, and creating; or take a shortcut and search the Internet knowing there’s a risk of finding resources that are inaccurate and possibly even unsafe.

But now, with the release of INFOhio's ISearch, students no longer need to make that choice. ISearch makes finding quality, vetted resources for school research easier.

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10/15/2014

Deadlines and dates

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

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10/15/2014

Department announces $2.5 Million planning grant for Adult Career Opportunity Pilot Programs

Dr. Richard A. Ross, state superintendent of public instruction, is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for the development of Adult Career Opportunity Pilot Programs. As many as five community colleges, state community colleges, Ohio technical centers or technical colleges around the state will receive up to $500,000 each in planning grant funds in fiscal year 2015 to develop their own Adult Career Opportunity Pilot Program.

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