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5/18/2017

A Guide for Reserving Slots in Head Start Programs for Children Experiencing Homelessness

 This guidance document is designed to support Early Head Start and Head Start programs in strategically leveraging the new provision allowing programs to reserve slots for children and families experiencing homelessness. Read on for a description of how programs can lay the foundation needed to ensure families can benefit from this new provision; a step-by-step guide for implementing the new provision; and an illustrative example of what reserving slots may look like in practice.


5/17/2017

Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Updates

Key Dates - Fall 2017 Kindergarten Readiness Assessment

June-Oct.

State Support Team (SST) and District KRA Trainers provide KRA Teacher Training to new kindergarten teachers

Jul. 7

Deadline to update Assessment Data Manager – Preschool and Kindergarten role in the Ohio Educational Directory System (OEDS)

Jul. 7-Jul. 16

The Kready online system (http://ohio.kready.org) will be unavailable for server and system maintenance

Aug. 1

Ready for Kindergarten (KReady) online system opens for KRA and Kindergarten Field Test 2017 administration

 
  • KRA Training for Kindergarten Teachers begins in May
  • ​KRA Administration Materials 


5/3/2017

Watch the Early Learning Webinar on Ohio’s Teacher Licensure!


Early Learning hosted a webinar about Ohio’s Licensure for Teachers to provide guidance on the following topics:

•    Ohio’s Four-Tiered Licensure Structure found here
•    The Ohio Resident Educator Program for beginning teachers; and
•    Professional Development, including Local Professional Development Committees.


5/1/2017

May Resident Educator Update is online

See the latest resident educator news by clicking here to read all articles in this edition. 



4/28/2017

Office of Professional Conduct Annual Report

ODE's Office of Professional Conduct submits an annual report to the State Board of Education. The Annual Report for 2016 will assist readers in understanding professional conduct initiatives of the office and of ODE.


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