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10/5/2016

Three communication tools help explain Ohio’s Graduation Requirements

Your students (and their families) in the classes of 2018 and beyond will need information about earning a high school diploma. The department is offering three tools – an overview handouta short video and a PowerPoint – for your use in presentations or meetings. Additionally, here is the department’s webpage for Ohio’s Graduation Requirements, which includes frequently asked questions and answers. Please direct additional questions to gradrequirements@education.ohio.gov

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10/5/2016

Highly Qualified Teacher Toolkit 2016-2017 now available

To help districts complete their state requirements to ensure that all teachers of core subjects are highly qualified, the department has posted the Highly Qualified Teacher Toolkit 2016-2017 here. With the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states are no longer federally required to ensure that all teachers of core subjects are highly qualified. However, Ohio will continue to require highly qualified teachers in core academic subjects in the 2016-2017 transition year as dictated by current state legislation, report card requirements and the state equity plan. 

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10/5/2016

Start Talking! offers timely tips for encouraging youth to make healthy choices

Because children who talk with their parents and other authority figures about drugs are 50 percent less likely to use them, the statewide initiative titled Start Talking! is providing teachers and parents with communication tools to help with these short but important conversations. See the latest articles from State Talking! and the site’s Teachable Moments archive that suggest how educators and parents can support Ohio’s youth in making healthy choices:  

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10/5/2016

Green Ribbon Schools application helps districts offer sustainability education and reduce environmental costs

If your school or district has an environmental education program and/or gets involved with efforts to reduce costs through green strategies, you may wish to apply for the Green Ribbon Schools award program. By reviewing the application and highlights of previous winners’ applications, educators can gain new ideas on how to expand or vary their programs. 

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8/15/2016

Register for the next Every Student Succeeds Act webinar about highly qualified teacher requirements

The Ohio Department of Education will host the fourth in a series of webinars to cover focus areas within the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). In this fourth webinar, participants can learn more about the Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) status transition.
 
When: Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016
Time: 4 p.m.
Participants may register here

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