A five-part PBIS training video series is available on the ODE web.
A jointly signed letter from U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas J. Vilsack and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan discussing ways to ensure a healthy nutrition environment in schools...
Three Ohio high school-college partners are reporting triple successes this spring with a total of 35 teenagers completing grade 12 with three credentials – a career-technical certificate of completion, a high school diploma and a two-year associate degree. Ohio secondary career-technical education is the keystone of these accelerated learning successes. The Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Career-Technical Education Director Steve Gratz said these dual enrollment programs serve as “the best examples of a truly career and college ready education.”
ODE made revisions to Ohio’s Title III Accountability Plan for students served in Limited English Proficient (LEP) programs and has received approval for the changes from the U.S. Department of Education. The revisions, which are effective for the 2009-2010 school year, will assure compliance with the federal Notice of Interpretations published in October 2008 regarding Title III of the No Child Left Behind Act. The changes are expected to be in incorporated into the Ohio Administrative Code in July 2010.
Senate Bill 316 established a new requirement related to students with disabilities that becomes effective on September 24, 2012. Per Ohio Revised Code Section 3323.052, each time a school district completes an evaluation for a child with a disability, or undertakes the development, review or revision of the child’s IEP the district shall notify the child’s parent by letter or electronic means about both the Autism Scholarship Program, under section 3310.41 of the Revised Code, and the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program, under Sections 3310.51 to 3310.64 of the Revised Code.