As part of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee, the Ohio Department of Education is required to ensure all approved Research-Based Reading Instruction Programs align with the State Board’s reading competencies. The department reviewed these programs and has released the official list of Research-Based Reading Instruction Programs for the 2014-2015 school year.
The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs issued state determinations on Wednesday, June 25. Ohio is one of 36 states receiving a determination of “Needs Assistance.”
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While IM and RE-1 remain the only required trainings for mentors, advanced mentor trainings are available for all educators. Optional trainings are now posted in STARS through your SAFE account (search keywords “advanced mentor training”).
Funding is available for each first-year resident educator working in a public district, chartered community school, educational service center, career center or joint vocational school. To be eligible for these funds, a school or district must have registered their resident educators in CORE by the designated deadline. Reimbursement funds must be requested by June 30, 2014. Read the original news item here. Detailed directions for each of these steps are available here.