Deadline Extended – New Surrogate Parent Training to be completed by August 14, 2022

Surrogate Parents Needed Make a difference for an Ohio student! If you are a good listener, communicator and problem-solver with a passion for supporting students with disabilities – you are the perfect candidate to be a surrogate parent! Surrogate parents… Continue Reading this article Deadline Extended – New Surrogate Parent Training to be completed by August 14, 2022

NEW! Third Grade Reading Guarantee Promotion Criteria Changes for 2021-22

Emergency Legislation Changes the Third Grade Reading Guarantee Promotion Criteria for 2021-2022 Governor DeWine signed Senate Bill 229 of the 134th General Assembly on December 14, 2021. The following emergency clause takes place immediately: Retention Criteria for the 2021-2022 School… Continue Reading this article NEW! Third Grade Reading Guarantee Promotion Criteria Changes for 2021-22

Inclusive Instructional and Organizational Leadership Program for School District/Central Office Leaders

Meeting the needs of each child in each school district in Ohio is critical to the future of Ohio’s children, youth, families, and communities. But educational leadership has never been more  challenging. Practical support to Central Office personnel can expand… Continue Reading this article Inclusive Instructional and Organizational Leadership Program for School District/Central Office Leaders

Ohio Department of Education Releases Abbreviated 2020-2021 School Report Cards

The Ohio Department of Education released the 2020-2021 Ohio School Report Cards on Thursday, October 14. Due to the continued challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s report cards, like last year’s, do not contain overall grades for any… Continue Reading this article Ohio Department of Education Releases Abbreviated 2020-2021 School Report Cards

Ohio Dyslexia Committee defines “appropriate certification”

Recently, the Ohio Dyslexia Committee voted to approve the definition of “appropriate certification” in identifying and addressing dyslexia under Ohio’s dyslexia support laws. The Ohio Dyslexia Committee recognizes the following as “appropriate certification”: Completion of an independent training program or… Continue Reading this article Ohio Dyslexia Committee defines “appropriate certification”

NEW! Ensuring Access to the General Curriculum for ALL Learners – with an Emphasis on Language and Literacy website

Ensuring Access to the General Curriculum for ALL Learners is a free, video-based learning series provided by OCALI, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Education, The Ohio Department of Education Office of Exceptional Children, and Ohio’s State Support Teams.… Continue Reading this article NEW! Ensuring Access to the General Curriculum for ALL Learners – with an Emphasis on Language and Literacy website

Stephen D. Dackin resigns from the position of superintendent of public instruction

Release date: 6/3/2022 Today State Board of Education President Charlotte McGuire issued the following statement about Superintendent Stephen D. Dackin’s resignation. “Today, I received notice from Stephen D. Dackin of his resignation from the position of superintendent of public instruction.… Continue Reading this article Stephen D. Dackin resigns from the position of superintendent of public instruction

SST 1 BLOG POST: Why Structured Literacy is effective and why schools should use this approach

Why Is Structured Literacy Effective and Why Schools Should Use It ? by Debbie Nagel, Regional Early Literacy Specialist, State Support Team 1 Structured literacy along with being explicit and systematic is also cumulative, interactive, diagnostic, mastery driven and instructionally sound. … Continue Reading this article SST 1 BLOG POST: Why Structured Literacy is effective and why schools should use this approach