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4/28/2014

Know! Your Family History and Share it

Most families are well aware and proud to point out the talents and passions that have been passed on from generation to generation (athletic ability, musical gifts, artistic skills, etc.). Most are also well aware of specific health issues that run in the family (cancer, diabetes, heart disease, etc.), and many are conscientious to not only share such information with their children, but to encourage by example, healthy behavioral choices to avoid them.


4/25/2014

Know! Alcohol's Female Effect

April is Alcohol Awareness Month. In this Know! Parent Tip we focus on alcohol’s effects specific to young females.

Many adults assume that underage drinking mostly involves boys. That assumption however, is false. In fact, girls have not only caught up to boys when it comes to drinking, but in many cases have surpassed them. According to results from the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, among youth aged 12 to 17, the percentage of females who were current drinkers (13.2 percent) was higher than their male counterparts (12.6 percent).


4/25/2014

Note upcoming educator evaluation deadlines

To stay on track with the legal requirements related to educator evaluation systems, superintendents and principals should keep abreast of the upcoming schedule for completing various steps of the process, including those that must be documented soon in the electronic Teacher and Principal Evaluation System (eTPES).
 


4/24/2014

Deadline for submitting presentation proposals extended to May 7, 2014

Deadline for submitting presentation proposals extended to May 7, 2014
 
The deadline for submitting presentation proposals for the 2014 Special Education Leadership Conference was extended based on requests for additional time to prepare and submit them.


4/22/2014

Grade or Subject Acceleration and Impact on Third Grade Reading Guarantee

State law requires all school districts to develop and use a student acceleration policy. This law allows a district committee to place a student in a higher level than is typical, given the student’s age. 


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