Ohio Department of Education Topic News


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.


March 15 deadline for Ohio career tech Class of 2015 exemplars

The Office of Career-Technical Education, in partnership with the Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education, will designate exemplary career-tech seniors from the Class of 2015. For the fourth consecutive year, one promising senior will be chosen from each of Ohio’s 15 career fields. The association will award the Darrell Parks Scholarship of $1,000 each to two of the 15. The partnership, which is new in 2015, will provide increased recognition, including certificates from Superintendent of Public Instruction Richard A. Ross and visibility in a presentation during the association’s conference this summer. To learn more and download the scholarship application form, click here. Submission deadline is March 15, 2015.  



Ohio Department of Education releases partial list of industry-recognized credentials for 2014-2015 School Year

The Ohio Department of Education has released the list of industry-recognized credentials used for school and district report cards. Use this link to the Career-Technical Education Data and Accountability webpage for the credential list and information on the credential application process for community stakeholders.


Ohio receives waiver to eliminate double testing in elementary and middle schools

Ohio has received a waiver to eliminate double testing in elementary and middle schools.


State builds career-planning tool for students

State officials have added a robust student section to their Ohio Means Jobs website, hoping it will push K-12 students to think more and earlier about career exploration in the face of the always-changing job market.


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