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Sibshops Program 2023-2024 Dates

Sibshops are for 8-16 year old brothers and sisters who have a sibling with special needs. At Sibshops, they'll have a chance to meet other kids whose brothers and sisters...
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Dyslexia Law and the Use of IDEA Funds

Federal Funding Guidance: This document contains federal funding guidance for districts and schools to use federal Title funds, IDEA Part B School-aged Special Education funds (ages 3-21) and IDEA Part...
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2023-2024 List of State-Approved Assessments Released

The Office of Assessments released the list of state-approved assessments in the following areas, including additional dyslexia screeners. K-3 Diagnostic Assessment for the Third Grade Reading Guarantee; K-3 Diagnostic Assessment...
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Ohio’s Introduction to Dyslexia K-3 course available

Ohio's Dyslexia Support Laws require all kindergarten through third grade teachers, as well as teachers providing special education instruction to children in kindergarten through grade 12, to complete 18 hours...
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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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Ohio’s Attendance Guide is Out

The Department is excited to release Ohio’s Attendance Guide ahead of the 2023-2024 school year. It emphasizes the importance of focusing on early intervention and prevention strategies to improve student...
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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 Plans Update

Reading Achievement Plans will be required to be submitted to the Ohio Department of Education in the 2023-2024 school year under the guidelines established in ORC 3302.13. Districts and Community Schools required...
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Tax Credit Certificate Program for Work-Based Learning Experiences

Following the March 23, 2022 effective date of the new law, the first biennial period will run from the effective date through June 30, 2023; the next biennial period will...
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Enhancements Made to Safer Ohio School Tip Line

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine recently announced several enhancements to the state's free Safer Ohio School Tip Line (1-844-SAFEROH) that will make it easier for Ohioans to report school safety concerns. In addition...
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Free Books for Ohio Children Birth Through Age 5

In partnership with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library program offers all Ohio children birth through age 5 one free book each month. Families can can enroll...
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Ohio Department of Education hosting monthly Principal Chats

In collaboration with the Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators (OAESA) and the Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators (OASSA), the Department is hosting monthly Principal Chats. This will be...
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2022-2023 State Report Cards Data Just Released

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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PBIS and the use of restraint and seclusion

On April 9, 2013, the State Board of Education approved Ohio rule 3301-35-15, standards for the implementation of positive behavior intervention supports (PBIS) and the use of restraint and seclusion. The...
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Classes of 2023 and Beyond Graduation Requirements

Ohio’s long-term graduation requirements take effect for the class of 2023. For students entering ninth grade on or after July 1, 2019, Ohio’s new high school graduation requirements provide more...
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Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program is New and Improved!

New for the 2023-2024 school year, the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program celebrates students and teachers who work hard in their classrooms and communities. During the academic school year,...
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Ohio Dyslexia Committee’s Definition of “Appropriate Certification”

(A) The Ohio Dyslexia Committee recognizes the following as “appropriate certification”: 1) Completion of an independent training program or higher education program accredited by the International Dyslexia Association at the...
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Supporting Communicative Competence Professional Learning Series Sponsored by The Ohio Center for Deafblind Education

Developing communicative competence for children with combined hearing-vision loss, sensory impairment, and/or multiple disabilities can be challenging. The Supporting Communicative Competence Professional Learning Series includes seven one-hour virtual sessions focused...
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FM/DM Devices Available for Free from OCALI’s Lending Library

Provide Greater Access and Support to Students with the Addition of FM/DM Devices Calling all educational audiologists and teachers of the deaf! Do you have a child or student who needs...
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Budget Bill Changes to the Third Grade Reading Guarantee

House Bill 33 of the 135th General Assembly included several legislative changes to the Third Grade Reading Guarantee. Most immediately, the changes effect the promotion of students who were in...
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