Ohio Department of Education Topic News


Know! What Your Kids Are Watching - 13 Reasons Why

ThinkstockPhotos-615610100-1.jpgEven if you haven’t heard of 13 Reasons Why, don’t assume your pre-teen or teen hasn’t, and do approach this as if he/she may have caught some, several or all 13 episodes. The controversy surrounding this show is the subject matter and how it is being addressed, including depression, bullying, emotional abuse, substance abuse, sexual assault and suicide – and the viewing audience – as this series is the latest buzz in middle and high schools across the nation.


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.


EMIS Newsflash – May 18, 2017

FY17 CTE March (D) Data Review and Appeals Extended
FY17 Medical Waiver Application Deadline this Weekend


Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Updates

Key Dates - Fall 2017 Kindergarten Readiness Assessment


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 ( 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 


Know! To Prevent Huffing, Sniffing and Bagging

ThinkstockPhotos-599117664-1.jpgWhat do nail polish, deodorant spray, permanent markers and correction fluid all have in common? They are all items we would expect to find in our children’s bedroom or study area, right? They certainly are not products that would signal a red flag or cause us to question their use - nor should they necessarily. However, each of these items are also common “inhalants” with the potential to harm.

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