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11/3/2014

HealthierUS School Challenge application webinar is Nov. 12

The HealthierUS School Challenge is a voluntary program that provides financial awards to schools that encourage their students to make healthy school food choices and be more physically active. All schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program are eligible to participate in the challenge. Schools that earn a HealthierUS School Challenge designation receive a financial award, ranging from $500 to $2,000, based on the level of achievement.

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11/3/2014

Ohio Career Exploration Internship Program now available

The Ohio Career Exploration Internship Program is designed to help Ohio high school students explore potential careers and gain valuable work experience in a professional environment. Through an internship of at least 20 weeks and 200 hours of training, students have the opportunity to explore all aspects of a profession and gain better understanding of the training needed to enter a career field. The program is not focused on one task, but provides students with a wide range of experiences within a career field.

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11/3/2014

INFOhio ACT/AP/SAT Calendar Helps Students Prepare for Exams

LearningExpress Library, which all Ohio K-12 schools can use for free through INFOhio, contains tutorials, eBooks and full practice exams for the ACT, SAT and eight AP exams.

To help students manage their preparation schedules, go to the INFOhio ACT/SAT/AP Test Prep Calendar available online. Working backwards from the exam dates throughout the year, the calendar prompts students when they should begin preparing and contains direct links to the tutorials, eBooks and practice exams to help them.

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10/27/2014

Deadlines and dates

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

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10/27/2014

Differentiated Accountability rule update is available for review

Once enacted, a state school rule is reviewed every five years by the Ohio Department of Education. This allows for any changes or modifications needed in the rule. We are notifying you of an update to the state rule that outlines the services and expectations for schools and districts based on academic performance, also known as differentiated accountability.

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10/27/2014

National School Lunch Program Fall Management Meeting is Nov. 6-7

Registration is open for the fall management meeting. Thursday, Nov. 6 is a pre-conference day featuring trending topics like financial management, food allergies, commodity foods and basic training for new supervisors. The main conference day on Friday, Nov. 7, focuses on current regulations, program requirements and discussing ways schools can be successful with program operations.

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10/27/2014

Teacher workshop on preparing students for performance-based test items

Attend a five-day performance task writing workshop to find out how to create lessons that promote deep learning while also learning how to prepare your students for the performance-based portion of Ohio’s new state tests. Leave with classroom instruction you can use this school year.

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