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Important Update for Children Eligible under Developmental Delay in Preschool Special Education

Important Update for Children eligible under Developmental Delay in Preschool Special Education The Ohio General Assembly recently passed HB 554 which resulted in the expanded definition of “child with a...
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Update to Restart Readiness Assessments

Several updates to the Restart Readiness Assessment program are in effect as of January 17, 2023. First, the Restart Readiness Assessments have been renamed the Readiness Assessments. Additionally, the benchmark tests...
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Charting the LifeCourse Ambassador Training Opportunity Available

The Office for Exceptional Children is now accepting applications from Parent Mentors, State Support Team consultants and Ohio educators to participate in a training series and community of practice on...
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District Teachers Needed to Serve on Ohio Educator Standards Board

The Department is accepting nomination applications for teachers who serve in a school district to join the Ohio Educator Standards Board for the September 2023 through June 2025 term. Board members research,...
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TORCH Nomination period open

The Ohio Department of Education now is accepting nominations for Teachers of Ohio Representing Character and Heart (TORCH) recognition. The TORCH program honors five teachers each year who model strong...
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2023 Business-Education Leader Awards for Excellent Business Advisory Councils Announced

Interim Superintendent of Public Instruction Stephanie Siddens and Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted announced Ohio's 2023 Business-Education Leader Awards for Excellent Business Advisory Councils. The 26 Business Advisory Councils being honored...
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Free Suicide Prevention Modules Available for Educators, Staff and Students

The Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation has partnered with Kognito to provide free mental health and suicide prevention training for educators, staff and students. Kognito uses virtual, interactive, role-play simulations to prepare participants to have...
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Special Education Profiles Released

The Department released the 2022-2023 Special Education Profile for all districts and community schools January 5, 2023. The Special Education Profile displays the district's performance on key indicators established by...
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2023 Federal Quota Registration of Blind Students

On December 14, the Assistive Technology and Accessible Educational Materials (AT&AEM) Center at OCALI, on behalf of the Ohio Department of Education, will email the annual Federal Quota Registration of Blind Students to all...
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Low Incidence Sensory Disabilities (LISD) Grant Funded Programs available

Low Incidence Sensory Disabilities (LISD) Grant Funded Programs Intervention Specialist: Visually Impaired Licensure Program (TVI): A graduate level 22-credit hour program offering coursework leading to licensure as a teacher of...
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Free, online PD through ODE’s Learning Management System (LMS) available

Through the Ohio Department of Education's LMS, educators have access to free courses and professional development opportunities, available anytime and anywhere. WHAT COURSES ARE AVAILABLE? The LMS provides a variety of...
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Update on Ohio Administrative Code 3301-51-11 Preschool Children Eligible for Special Education

The Ohio Department of Education Ohio Administrative Code 3301-51-11 Preschool children eligible for Special Education was final filed with the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR) on October 18,...
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Ohio’s Introduction to Dyslexia K-3 course available

  Ohio’s Introduction to Dyslexia, Kindergarten-Grade 3 course now is available in the Department’s Learning Management System. This free course is an option that meets the professional development requirements of Ohio’s Dyslexia...
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INFOhio connects students, educators and families to free digital resources

INFOhio connects Ohio students, educators and families to licensed digital resources and tools that educators can integrate into classrooms and libraries at no cost. Looking to expand the classroom or...
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New attendance resource available

As schools begin this fall, educators across Ohio are rightly concerned about student attendance and engagement. From 2020-2021 to 2021-2022, the statewide rate of students missing at least 10% of...
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ODE expands the Student Health and Medication Supports page

The Ohio Department of Education expanded the Student Health and Medication Supports webpage to include information on health-related topics such as diabetes, asthma, food allergies and concussions to support students...
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Reading Achievement Plan Update

Update Due to recent changes to Ohio’s School Report Card, no districts or community schools will be required to submit a Reading Achievement Plan to the Department by December 31,...
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2021-2022 State Report Cards Data

Ohio Accountability System and Report Cards Ohio School Report Cards give your community a clear picture of the progress of your district and schools in raising achievement and preparing students...
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2022-2023 Approved List of Optional Universal Dyslexia Screeners is out

The Ohio Department of Education announces posting of the 2022-2023 List of Approved Optional Universal Dyslexia Screeners. The list includes: Comparable Assessments to Ohio’s K-3 Diagnostic Assessment/Universal Tier 1 Dyslexia Screener The...
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Nonrenewable temporary substitute teaching license applications for 2022-23 and 2023-24 school years

Following the recent passage of House Bill 583, the Department will be issuing nonrenewable temporary substitute teaching licenses for the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 school years. The 1-Year Temporary Non-Bachelor's Substitute...
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