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From ODE: New job and career planning tool for students — OhioMeansJobs K–12

August 26, 2014

Teachers and school counselors have an exciting, robust online tool to guide students through job and career exploration. OhioMeansJobs K-12 is a no-cost career planning resource that focuses on opportunities available in Ohio. This tool lets students create a profile of their interests. It also provides career information, a plan and budget for education and training, possible occupations and potential salaries. Get students started at OhioMeansJobs.com and click on the K-12 icon (cardinal with a graduation cap). On the site, click on the “Explore It” menu, which includes an interest survey for middle school, a profile for the student’s interests, a search feature for occupations, earnings and training and a budget tool for living on your own. This tool replaces the former Ohio Career Information System and is available to any student and school in Ohio.

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From ODE: Applying for a substitute teaching license or pupil activity (coaching) permit?

August 16, 2014

If you are interested in applying for either a substitute teaching license or pupil activity (coaching) permit, read the new step-by-step instructions for getting started on your respective Web page. You will see an outline of requirements, pointers on navigating My Educator Profile (the online licensure system) and how to check on the status of your application review.  All applicants for first-time or renewals of educator permits, licenses and certificates will make their application requests electronically now through the online system. For further questions that your school district is not able to answer, contact the Ohio Department of Education at (877) 644-6338.

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August 5 Election Results for Ohio Schools

August 5, 2014

School tax levy, income tax question, and bond issue results so far from around the state from the August 5, 2014 Special Election:

Issues that passed (unofficial results):

Issues that failed (unofficial results):

[Updated 8/6/14 6:00 am]

Complete levy results will be available in the OSBA database.

 

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August 5 School Levies, Bond, and Tax Issues Right Around the Corner

July 28, 2014

According to the Secretary of State’s office, the August 5, 2014 Special Election includes seven school funding issues:

For details on many of these issues, see the Ballotpedia entry “Ohio 2014 local ballot measures.” Complete levy results will be available in the OSBA database.

 

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From ODE: “Changes to Ohio Teacher Evaluation System for 2014-2015″

June 5, 2014

House Bill 362 passed the Ohio legislature on June 3 bringing changes to the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System for the 2014-2015 school year and beyond.

The first change will allow less frequent evaluation of teachers receiving skilled and accomplished ratings beginning next year, while still providing them with feedback on their work.

The second change will allow districts a choice between a new alternative teacher evaluation structure and the current (original) structure. The alternative structure includes an additional measure to student growth and observation in a teacher’s evaluation as 15 percent of the evaluation.

The fact sheet below provides more details on House Bill 362. Additional information will appear on these Web pages in the near future.

Fact Sheet on Ohio House Bill 362

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May 6 School Levies, Bond, and Tax Issues Right Around the Corner

May 2, 2014

According to the Secretary of State’s office, Ohioans will be casting votes concerning 149 school tax levy, income tax questions, and bond issues during the May 6, 2014 Primary Election. For details on many of these issues, see the Ballotpedia entry “Ohio 2014 local ballot measures.” Complete levy results will be available in the OSBA database.

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From ODE: “Recommendations open for Ohio’s Talent Pool”

April 18, 2014

The State of Ohio maintains a file of emerging classroom leaders consisting of distinguished teachers and principals. These educators may be considered for membership on advisory boards and task forces, as well as candidates for special recognition programs. This year, the state is accepting teacher recommendations for Grades K-5, now through Friday, May 16. For further information, please visit Ohio Talent Pool.

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