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2/3/2017

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, an event of the American Dental Association (ADA). This year, the ADA is promoting the practice of drinking tap water with fluoride. Here are some resources on oral health


2/1/2017

Ross High School IT program wins state "Solve for Tomorrow" competition, will compete for national prize

Information Technology students at Ross High School are developing a public safety app that is getting some national attention.


1/30/2017

Know! If You Have a Smartphone Addiction

ThinkstockPhotos-500809580-1.jpgWe jokingly talk about our children (and maybe ourselves) being addicted to our smartphones but, in reality, it is no laughing matter. Cell phone addiction is real and can be destructive to the lives of those who truly cannot control their use.


1/30/2017

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.


1/23/2017

Early Learning Assessment Updates - January 2017

Happy New Year!  We hope everyone had a restful winter break. Much like the anticipation of spring during this time of year, preschool is an exciting time for young children and the educators who teach them. Throughout the school year, you witness the growing competence of the children you teach. As the children's skills develop, they are able to express and demonstrate an array of emerging skills. As a result of your efforts and their efforts every day, the children in your classroom establish the skills necessary to succeed in school.

  • Introduction, Welcome to Preschool and Frequently Asked Questions
  • Training and Ordering
  • Using the ELA
  • Bridge Form: Data Collection, Entering and Reporting
  • Ready 4 Kindergarten: Understanding ELA and KRA
  • ELA and Professional Development
  • Data Manager Guide and Reason Codes
  • Reporting Fall 2016 Assessment Data in EMIS
Please take time to read and share these news articles in this January edition, which provides additional information to support you in closing out the 2016-2017 school year and to prepare for the 2017-2018 school year.


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