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Registration Open for Ohio’s 2015 Special Education Leadership Conference

You are invited to register for Ohio’s 2015 Special Education Leadership Conference held in Columbus, Ohio from 7:00 AM on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 through 12:30 PM on Thursday, October 1, 2015. 


Teaching in Taiwan – Special Opportunity

Through a memorandum of understanding with Taiwan’s Ministry of Education, the Ohio Department of Education invites new and experienced licensed elementary and middle school teachers to apply to the Teaching in Taiwan program. The selected educators teach English to students in Taiwan for one academic year. Teaching contracts are from 10 to 11 months, depending on the placement.


EMIS Newsflash – August 18, 2015

New FY16 SOES Initial Student (S) Data Collection Request Released


New handout explains which state science test grades 6-12 will take

The department has completed and posted a new handout explaining which state tests in science students in grades 6-12 should take, depending upon which science courses they have enrolled in. 


Budget Bill Made Changes to Teacher Evaluation for 2015-2016

State law (Ohio House Bill 64) brought changes to the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System for the 2015-2016 school year and beyond. The bill extends safe harbor provisions for educators who use value-added ratings from state tests for the student growth measure portion of their evaluations. The legislation also modifies the alternative framework, one of two models districts must choose from when evaluating teachers and principals.

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