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Jan. 16, 2024 Articles

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1/16/2024

Deadlines and Dates

Approaching deadlines or important dates mentioned in earlier editions of EdConnection.      
 

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1/16/2024

INFOhio added new instructional materials to Open Space

INFOhio recently added more than 25,000 open-access instructional materials to Open Space. This substantial update includes a diverse range of content ─ from interactive lesson plans and engaging games to comprehensive textbooks and informative videos for every subject and grade level. The resources have undergone review by INFOhio staff, underscoring INFOhio’s commitment to fostering accessible and high-quality learning experiences for students and teachers alike. Previously, a portion of these materials were accessible through Educator Tools as part of a collection provided by Knovation.

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1/16/2024

Registration open for Midwest Black Male Educator Summit

The 2024 Midwest Black Male Educator Summit, hosted by Cincinnati Public Schools, will take place Saturday, Feb. 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Cincinnati. The summit celebrates and highlights the accomplishments of Black male educators, while discussing how to support, retain, and recruit Black males in education. Summit attendees will have the chance to hear from leading educators and speakers on the importance of Black male educators in classrooms and their impact on raising student achievement while serving the whole child.  The event is free to Cincinnati Public Schools employees and college students. General admission tickets are $20.

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1/16/2024

Youth suicide prevention grants awarded totaling $350,000 to seven prevention coalitions

Recently, the Ohio Department of Health Director Bruce Vanderhoff, M.D., MBA, announced that the Public Health Fund of Ohio has awarded a total of $350,000 to seven suicide prevention coalitions across Ohio. The coalitions in Cuyahoga, Darke, Hamilton, Highland/Pike, Licking, Logan, and Lucas counties each received $50,000. They will use the funding for suicide prevention strategies and approaches aimed at helping youth and young adults ages 10 to 24 years.

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1/16/2024

New Rules for Public Comment

The Department regularly posts rules for public comment. Recently, draft rules related to assessments, open enrollment, vocational education, gifted identification, the state credit enhancement program, the Education Management Information System, and rules regarding exemptions from state statutory provisions opened for comment.

Additionally, current rules related to the state’s seal of biliteracy and delivery of services are posted for comment.

The director of the Department of Education and Workforce intends to engage in rulemaking to adopt a new rule. As required by Ohio law, the director intends to adopt a rule regarding the identification, instruction, assessment, and reclassification of English learners.

Find previously announced public comment opportunities for rules and related deadlines on the Department’s website. Check back often as additional rules may be added throughout the week. 

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