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August 2019 Articles

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8/22/2019

Ohio adopts K-12 Social and Emotional Learning Standards

Ohio's Social and Emotional Learning Standards, adopted in June, mirror Each Child, Our Future, Ohio's strategic plan for education, in their emphasis on the whole child. Schools and districts will have flexibility in using the standards and deciding whether and how to gauge student progress.

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8/22/2019

Handwriting instruction guidelines now available

House Bill 58, which became effective on July 1, required the Ohio Department of Education to include supplemental materials for teaching cursive and manuscript writing for schools and districts that wish to teach them.

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8/22/2019

U.S. Census Bureau shares Statistics in Schools classroom resources

The U.S. Census Bureau offers free Statistics in Schools classroom resources that use census statistics as the foundation for learning. The Statistics in Schools program includes more than 200 activities to enhance learning in a variety of subjects.

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8/22/2019

Release of spring 2019 Ohio’s State Test Items

Items from the spring 2019 Ohio’s State Tests now are available in the Ohio’s State Tests portal. The items show educators the kinds of questions students experienced, and they can help inform classroom instruction. Both teachers and parents can use the items to help students know what to expect. 

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8/22/2019

Educational gardeners: Plan to attend the Annual School Garden Conference

The sixth Annual School Garden Conference is scheduled for Oct. 25 at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center on The Ohio State University campus in Columbus.

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