Here is the November 2016 edition of the Early Learning Program Updates, which provides important Early Childhood Education information for administrators, teachers, families and community members.
The purpose of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Children and Youth Program is to ensure that all children and youth, including preschoolers, have equal access to the same free and appropriate public education, as non-homeless children and youth. See more at the Ohio Department of Education's McKinney-Vento Resources for Awareness.
Watch the webcast from Early Learning and School Readiness recorded Sept. 27, 2016. This webcast recording provides updates on the following topics:
A new edition of the Early Learning Program Updates, posted here, provides important information for data managers, program & school leaders, test coordinators, special education, preschool and kindergarten teachers.
Over the past few weeks, ODE has received multiple questions about the use of the NIEP code. Analysis confirmed that in a substantial number of programs, NIEP codes have been submitted to EMIS and no additional reviews or revisions of the Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) have been reported. This suggests large-scale misapplication or misunderstanding of this code. The NIEP is an EMIS code indicating that a required review has not yet occurred, but services are being provided. It was created to ensure that a student is counted in state special education funding calculations during the process of revising and reviewing an existing IEP. Click here for additional information related to the NIEP code.