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PBIS and the use of restraint and seclusion revised and approved June 24, 2021

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

State law introduced new, long-term graduation requirements for students in the class of 2023 and beyond. Students entering ninth grade after July 1, 2019, must meet the new requirements outlined in state law. For additional...
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Restart Readiness Assessments extended through 2024

Ohio's schools and districts have faced extraordinary challenges planning academic instruction in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Ohio Department of Education is providing assessment tools and resources to districts...
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Free Books for Ohio Children

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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Surrogate Parent Training – New Modules and Certification

Surrogate Parents Needed Are you looking for a way to give back to your community? Have you considered serving as a surrogate parent for a school district? You may be...
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Teachers encouraged to apply for W.A.T.E.R. Grants

Water is a vital resource in northwest Ohio, and the Northwestern Water and Sewer District wants to continue its partnership with local school districts by offering grants of up to...
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Third Grade Reading Guarantee Promotion Criteria for 2022-2023 school year

State law requires the State Board of Education to annually increase the promotion score on Ohio’s State Test for grade 3 English language arts until it reaches proficient for the...
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Ohio businesses could get incentives to hire, train students

Business groups praised the passage of a bill they say makes it easier for Ohio employers to train and hire student workers. The legislation, if signed by Gov. Mike DeWine,...
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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...
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Northwest Ohio school districts in dire need of substitute teachers

The Ohio Department of Education was approved to issue a one-year temporary non-bachelor's substitute teaching license for this school year to ease the strain. School districts in northwest Ohio are...
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ODE Notice: Dyslexia Law and the Use of IDEA Funds

The Office for Exceptional Children has received some inquiries regarding whether IDEA Part B funds, including the American Rescue Plan IDEA funds, may be used to fund the professional development...
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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...
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Video series offers remote learning tips for families

While many schools are open for in-person learning, many students still are learning in an online or remote format. A new video series, “Remote Learning: A Parent's Guide,” offers insights...
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Funds available through the Dyslexia Support Grant

The Department recently announced the competitive Each Child Reads grant for dyslexia supports in preschool, kindergarten and first grade. The 2022-2023 biennial budget allocated $1 million to the Department to expand its...
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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...
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Blog Post: The Case for a Strong Root Analysis

By Cindy Skaff, SST 1 Consultant March 2021 Performing a root cause analysis is the first, and perhaps the most important step in completing the One Needs Assessment (ONA). If the root...
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Level Up with Literacy: March 2022 Issue

March 2022 Newsletter: Explicit Instruction & Direct Instruction In this issue: BLOG: What makes effecting teaching? Explicit & direct instruction Third Grade Reading Guarantee updates Professional learning About Level Up...
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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...
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