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Ohio Seeks Feedback on New Early Learning Program Standards

COLUMBUS, OHIO − The Ohio departments of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) and Education (ODE) have proposed new quality standards for child care providers and preschool operators. As part of Ohio’s Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge grant, the state is expanding the successful Step Up To Quality rating system for child care providers to include all state-funded programs.

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Additional Preliminary 2011-12 District and School Report Card Data Released

Additional preliminary Local Report Card data for district, traditional school, community school and STEM schools were released Wednesday by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). The updated spreadsheet includes preliminary district/school ratings, Performance Index and attendance rate information.

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Additional Preliminary District and School Report Card Data to be Released

COLUMBUS – School and district ratings, the Performance Index and attendance rates for all Ohio schools and districts will be published next week after the State Board of Education approved a recommendation Tuesday from Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction Michael Sawyers to release an updated spreadsheet for the 2011-12 Local Report Cards.

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State Board of Education to Meet Oct. 8 and 9

Columbus, OH – The State Board of Education will conduct the public portion of its monthly meeting on Oct. 8 and 9, at the Ohio School for the Deaf, 500 Morse Road, Columbus. Sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. each day.

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Carole Morbitzer Selected as 2013 Ohio Teacher of the Year

COLUMBUS – Carole Morbitzer, a mathematics teacher at Hamilton Township High School, was announced as the 2013 Ohio Teacher of the Year Wednesday evening as part of the schools “Volley for the Cure” event, in conjunction with the school’s volleyball game.

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