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5/22/2017

Background check updates required for educators who have permanent and non-tax certificates

Educators who hold permanent certificates and permanent non-tax certificates are required by state law to update their FBI criminal background checks every five years through the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI). In addition, an updated BCI background check is required if the certificate holder has lived outside Ohio within the past five years. Permanent certificate holders whose background checks will expire by June 30 will need to update these if they have not already done so. Educators may view the dates of their previous background checks through the Educator Profile on the Department’s website.

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5/22/2017

Check out these high-quality videos for your classroom

Public broadcast stations across the state are partnering with the Ohio Department of Education to produce short, informative videos that can spark some new ideas for your classroom and help you communicate with parents.

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5/22/2017

Free repository of multiple-language documents can be a great resource for districts

Thanks to an Ohio Straight A Fund project at Cincinnati Public Schools and Princeton City Schools, Ohio educators can access documents on several subjects in languages other than English. The districts sought the Straight A grant for their Future CLASS for Diverse Learners project to serve their students and families whose native languages are those other than English. School administrators and teachers statewide can search the repository for translated documents to address particular needs as well as save time and money normally needed for translation. For best results, use the Google Chrome browser.

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5/22/2017

Start Talking! tips will spark conversations with youth

Take a look at recent articles from the state’s substance abuse prevention program for youth:  

 

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5/19/2017

Supporting students for graduation — careers within high demand areas

Do your students want to know where their education may lead them? Industry-recognized credentials can lead to careers in areas where businesses need workers. For example, check out these high demand fields: 

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