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Ohio Learns 360 Brings Free After School and Summer Programs to Children in Grades K-5

The Ohio Learns 360 statewide service provided by Ohio’s PBS stations is being implemented in partnership with state agencies and community organizations to accelerate learning for Ohio’s students, particularly in grades K-5....
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2024 WATER Grant Recipients Announced

Press Releases BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, - The Northwestern Water and Sewer District (The District) announces the award of over $9000 to fund water-focused educational programs in local schools.  The District’s...
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Ohio’s Introduction to Dyslexia Grades 4-12 course now 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...
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Updated List of Approved Core Curriculum and Instructional Materials in English Language Arts is Now Available

The approved list of prekindergarten and kindergarten-grade 5 core curriculum and instructional materials in English language arts now includes additional items following the Ohio Department of Education and Workforce’s Phase...
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No-cost Literacy PD through Cox Campus for Early Childhood Educators

Early childhood classrooms build a foundation for later reading success and kindergarten readiness. Educators do this by engaging in planning and play-based learning of emergent literacy skills including phonological awareness,...
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2024 Business-Education Leader Awards for Excellent Business Advisory Councils Announced

Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Ohio Department of Education and Workforce Director Stephen D. Dackin recently announced Ohio's 2024 Business-Education Leader Awards for Excellent Business Advisory Councils. The...
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Save the Date: 2024 Literacy Academy is June 10-11, 2024

The seventh annual Literacy Academy, hosted by the Ohio Department of Education and Workforce, will be held June 10-11, 2024, in Columbus. Literacy Academy provides professional learning to support the...
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Update! Ohio Afterschool Child Enrichment (ACE) Program Funds to expire July 1, 2024

Ohio Afterschool Child Enrichment (ACE) Educational Savings Program Important Updates DEADLINE TO SPEND FUNDS Afterschool Child Enrichment (ACE) account funds must be used for allowable activities no later than July...
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Preschool Special Education Program Support Contacts

Ohio’s 88 counties have been organized into 16 regions, each supported by highly experienced personnel from these organizations. The Preschool Special Education team, which is located at the Department of Children...
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High School Tech Internship Program Now Open for Ohio Students until June 14, 2024

The High School Tech Internship application period begins January 2nd, 2024, and will close June 14th, 2024. Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted, who serves as director of the Governor’s Office...
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Resource for Promoting Mental Health and Well-Being in Schools Available

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Adolescent and School Health developed the Promoting Mental Health and Well-Being in Schools Action Guide for School Administrators. The recent Youth Risk Behavior...
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1% Alternate Assessment (AASCD) justification portal open through April 26, 2024

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires annually each district or community school to submit a justification when it anticipates testing more than 1.0 percent of students using the Alternate...
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OCALI is offering a Free Video-Based Learning Series: Ensuring Access to the General Curriculum for ALL Learners

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...
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IRS back to school tax credit learning opportunity for families

Stakeholder Partnerships, Education and Communications (SPEC) wants to help parents of young children and college students understand the tax credits and benefits they may be eligible to receive. Parents with...
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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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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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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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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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