Community Schools News and Resources

Community Schools News and Resources

August 2013 Articles

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8/29/2013

Straight A Fund can help community schools implement innovation

With the passage of House Bill 59, the state’s biennial budget, community schools and sponsors have access to $250 million through the Straight A Fund that promotes sustainable, innovative, local ideas and programs to help transform and modernize our education system.

Straight A Fund grants will provide seed money for the most creative and forward-thinking ideas. The fund will allow local educators to pursue three goals:

1.    Significant advancement in raising student achievement.

2.    Significant advancement in reducing spending.

3.    Significant advancement in targeting a greater share of resources to the classroom.

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8/29/2013

Licensure process going paperless; sign up as an electronic signer now

The process for submitting and reviewing teacher licensure applications is moving to a paperless system. Teachers can now easily apply for licenses online through the CORE My Educator Profile if the individuals designated to review and approve applications register as electronic application signers. Signers that already have a SAFE account and their current role and email address listed in the Ohio Educational Directory System Redesign can complete the process in less than five minutes.

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8/29/2013

Education

Building relationships and writing with the Laws of Life Essay Contest

 

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8/29/2013

Events

Adolescent health symposium Sept. 24 in Columbus

One-day regional workshops on how to effectively use teacher Value-Added reports

Registration now open for Statewide Education Conference Oct. 28-29

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8/29/2013

Finance

Reminder – all designated fiscal officers must be bonded

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8/29/2013

Resources

PARCC manual on accessibility and accommodations now available

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8/29/2013

Spotlight

Achieve Career Preparatory Academy 3D computer lab: first of its kind

Black lights, 3D glasses, images soaring toward you…sound like a night at the movies? Well, this is actually describing the newest technology at Achieve Career Preparatory Academy (ACPA) of Toledo, OH. The ACPA new state of the art 3D learning lab allows teachers and students to experience education in a new and exciting way.

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