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2/27/2015

Feb. 27, 2015 Resident Educator Update posted

The Feb. 23, 2015 edition of the Resident Educator Program Update, posted here, provides important information for program coordinators, mentors, facilitators and resident educators. Inside readers will find articles on licensure as well as resources and requirements. A PDF of this entire edition is available here. Thanks to all who are supporting Ohio’s teachers through this important program.


2/23/2015

Free Currency Reader available for blind or visually impaired individuals

The Department of Treasury¹s Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) is now accepting and processing applications nationwide from blind or visually impaired individuals who wish to receive a free currency reader.


2/20/2015

EMIS Newsflash – February 20, 2015

FLICS Update


2/20/2015

Testing Window Extension for Ohio’s New Tests — Spring 2015

A school district may need to delay school or cancel a day or several days of school during its scheduled testing window, due to weather or other unexpected circumstances. This guidance addresses the extension of a district’s testing window only under these circumstances.  A district cannot use a testing window extension for a school delay or closure that occurred before testing started.


2/19/2015

Clarification on accessibility and accommodations for new state tests

Clarification on accessibility and accommodations for new state tests has been released that provides answers to these questions: What are accessibility features and accommodations and how have these changed in the 2014-2015 school year? What are the federal IDEA rules and how does Ohio ensure compliance? How do the new changes impact an IEP team’s decisions?


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