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1/23/2017

Register now for Gifted Education regional meetings

The Office for Exceptional Children is hosting regional meetings for district administrators responsible for gifted education programming.


1/19/2017

Promoting Social and Emotional Development: Four New Resources for Communities and Families with Young Children

Building on prior successful partnerships to promote early brain and language development and early STEM education, today, the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services are joining with Too Small to Fail to release a Fostering Healthy Social and Emotional Development in Young Children Toolkit on social and emotional development. All of the resources feature examples of simple actions to take, some of which caregivers might be doing already, such as maintaining consistent routines for young children.


1/19/2017

Students Invited to Create Videos to Support Start Talking! Drug Prevention Initiative

StartRecording.JPGThe Drug Free Action Alliance and the Start Talking! drug prevention program, through support from Verizon, are inviting Ohio students in grades 6 through 12, to test their creativity and produce 60-second videos offering tips on how adults and other youth can have frequent and honest conversations about substance abuse.
 


1/18/2017

Consistently high-performing teacher designation impacts professional license renewal requirements

With adoption of State Board of Education language defining consistently high-performing teachers, certain educators with professionallead professional or senior professional teaching licenses may not need to complete additional coursework or equivalent continuing education credits to renew their educator licenses. An educator who meets the State Board definition of consistently high-performing teacher is exempt from the additional coursework requirement for the renewal of a professional educator license for the next renewal cycle. Beginning the afternoon of Jan. 18, the CORE licensure application will ask each local professional development committee chair or co-chair to indicate whether or not an applicant meets the eligibility criteria. Read more here.


1/18/2017

Know! January 23-29 is National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week

When it comes to alcohol and other drugs, there are opinions and then there are facts. It’s hard enough for adults to distinguish between the two; it is even more challenging for youth, who get much of their information from the internet, TV, movies, music or from friends. With that in mind, parents and other caregivers are encouraged to participate in this year’s National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week.


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