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9/1/2015

Remember requirement to observe Constitution Day on September 17

Each year on September 17, schools nationwide help students understand the U.S. Constitution and its significance by commemorating Constitution Day. Districts and schools receiving federal funds are required to plan an educational program celebrating Constitution Day. The department encourages schools to involve all students in grades K-12 in the celebration.


8/19/2015

Teaching in Taiwan – Special Opportunity

Through a memorandum of understanding with Taiwan’s Ministry of Education, the Ohio Department of Education invites new and experienced licensed elementary and middle school teachers to apply to the Teaching in Taiwan program. The selected educators teach English to students in Taiwan for one academic year. Teaching contracts are from 10 to 11 months, depending on the placement.


8/14/2015

Piloting Sign-Ups for the Updated Physical Education Evaluation

Many of you are aware that the Ohio Physical Education Standards have recently been updated. In addition, the required physical education evaluations have also been updated to reflect the revised standards and to incorporate feedback received from teachers throughout Ohio.

The revised physical education evaluations will be in effect during the 2016 – 2017 school year. If you are interested in piloting the evaluations and providing feedback for the 2015-16 school year on them prior to them going into effect, please sign-up below no later than September 9th.


8/11/2015

2015-2016 English Language Arts Test Update

The Ohio Achievement Assessments (OAA) will no longer be administered. Ohio’s state test in grade 3 English language arts replaces the third grade reading OAA and will meet the requirements of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee. Additional information regarding cut scores will be forthcoming.


7/1/2015

59th Annual Ohio Council for the Social Studies Conference.

Registration is now open for the 59th Annual Ohio Council for the Social Studies conference


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