As Ohio transitions to new state tests, safe harbor gives schools, teachers and students time to adjust to the new tests. In most cases, there will no longer be consequences tied to the results of the state tests given in the 2014-2015 school year.
The Ohio Department of Education (ODE), Office for Exceptional Children (OEC) is clarifying section II.5.b of the State Complaint Procedures C-5 Effective 12/12/2014.
To recognize the contributions of military families, the Ohio Department of Education is eliminating fees for their educator licenses. Beginning Jan. 2, 2015, the fees for any initial Ohio educator license (including an alternative resident educator workforce development license), permit or certificate – or for a renewal – will be waived for candidates who are veterans with honorable discharges or current service members of all branches of the United States Armed Forces, including the National Guard or Reserves. Spouses of active-duty service members also may receive a license free of charge.
Additionally, if the veteran is eligible, VA benefits may also be used for covering the costs of any licensure examination or test (if applicable) required for an educator license.
Please share this information with your recruitment office and licensure and testing office on campus.
For more information see this link: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Other-Resources/Family-and-Community-Engagement/Supporting-Ohio-s-Military-Families/Educator-License-Fees-Elimin-for-Veterans-and-Acti
Ohio’s IDEA Part B Application Available for Public Comment
Program coordinators can choose from one of three upcoming day-long meetings for an opportunity to learn from the Ohio Department of Education and colleagues in other districts about implementing the Ohio Resident Educator program. The department will host three meetings: Monday, May 18 at the Butler County Educational Service Center in Hamilton; Tuesday, May 19 at the Quest Conference Center in Columbus; and Wednesday, May 27 in Independence at the Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County. Register in STARS through your SAFE account, using the keyword search term: pc network.