ODE is currently working with the Ohio Education Research Center (OERC) to develop an analysis of the supply and demand for K-12 teachers in Ohio.
Ohio children with autism and their families now will have access to needed services thanks to policy changes Governor John R. Kasich announced for state employee health insurance, health insurance sold in the private market and health insurance sold through the upcoming federally managed health insurance exchange.
The draft Operating Standards for Ohio Educational Agencies Serving Children with Disabilities are posted for public comment until close of business on January 18th. Please visit the ODE website, keyword search "public comment Operating Standards for Students with Disabilities", to review the proposed changes and comment on them.
The Braille Excellence for Students and Teachers grant and collaborative partners Ohio State School for the Blind, Ohio Center for Deafblind Education and Center for Instructional Supports and Accessible Materials will sponsor "Out of Sight: Assistive Technology Conference" on Saturday April 20, 2013. For more information contact Lauri Kaplan, Parent Mentor.http://www.ossb.oh.gov/SchoolDocuments/General%20News/2013_Save_the_Date_Flier.pdf
Recent legislation has changed the way diagnostic assessments (reading, mathematics and writing) are administered and scored. For the first time, districts/community schools will report the results of each student’s diagnostic assessments. The new Third Grade Reading Guarantee will change when and which reading diagnostic assessments are administered.