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March 2013 Articles

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New law requires additional concussion-awareness training for coaches seeking pupil activity permits

Beginning April 26, recently passed return-to-play legislation requires any applicant for a new or renewal pupil activity (coaching) permit from the Ohio Department of Education to complete specific training on recognizing the signs and symptoms of concussions and head injuries as well as brain injury management.

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ODE recommends teachers practice this year writing SLOs

Recent calls and social media inquiries to ODE suggest that many teachers are confused about when they have to begin writing Student Learning Objectives, one form of student growth measure being used in the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System.

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New portal offers more convenient access to many data tools

ODE has launched the Data Tools Portal, which provides access to dozens of data resources tracking school improvement and student progress. Using this portal, administrators, teachers and parents can find resources organized by questions they may want to answer. The portal contains student achievement, school finance, career technical education, and early childhood and K-12 assessment data.

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