A Summary Report was developed to summarize the findings from each area of the onsite review and sent to the LEA. The summary report identifies findings of individual and systemic non-compliance with IDEA regulations of the LEA.
In December 2011, Ohio was awarded the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant. As part of the grant application, Ohio made a commitment to revise and expand the current tiered quality rating and improvement system which is called Step Up To Quality (SUTQ), and to broaden participation to all early childhood settings (including school districts, child care, family child care, etc.)
Innovative Grants have been awarded to school districts and community schools across Ohio from the Ohio Department of Education. This funding will be utilized in a variety of ways to significantly change the culture of many of these schools to the benefit of student success.
“I still love to teach,” says Tim Dove, the 2011 Ohio Teacher of the Year and a 29-year classroom veteran.