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Graduation standards work group established

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Final guidance issued on new federal education regulations

Last month, the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) issued its final guidance on Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) rules, which provide states with greater flexibility.

“The final rules give states more time and flexibility to provide every student with a high-quality, well-rounded education while ensuring that states and districts keep the focus on improving outcomes and maintaining civil rights protections for all of our children, particularly those who need our support the most,” read a statement issued by Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr.

Various stakeholders – including the Ohio Department of Education – provided feedback on proposed regulations, which informed the USDOE’s final guidance.

Deadlines for states to submit detailed plans for implementation are now set for April 3 and Sept. 13, 2017.

ODE promotes schools through social media

Great things happen every day in schools throughout the state, and the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) is eager to promote them through its new #MyOhioClassroom social media campaign.

Did something great happen in your school or classroom today? Have a lesson that really clicked or a new project that would encourage others to strive higher? How about a story on your staff or students doing something inspiring? Share a picture with your story using #MyOhioClassroom and tag @OHEducation on Instagram and Twitter, and your post may be shared by ODE with other educators across the state.

“It’s essentially just to get out the good things that have been happening in Ohio schools,” explained ODE spokesperson Brittany Halpin, who reports that posts marked with the hashtag have been pouring in, providing great stories for ODE to share.

Constellation Schools in among the early participants, featuring students showing off work from a 3-D printer.

Don’t miss 10th annual MathCON

From traditional districts and public charter schools, to private and home schools, students in grades five through 12 are invited to participate in the 10th annual MathCON, a national math competition. Last year, more than 45,000 students participated nationwide.

For $150, an unlimited number of students from your school may participate. Testing is completed on your schedule and under your supervision, and the window is open from Jan. 16 to March 3, 2017. MathCON tests are grade-level specific and timed (40 questions in 40 minutes).

Top scorers from each grade level will be invited to participate in the National Finals, to be held at the University of Illinois in Chicago, April 22, 2017.

Register and learn more at: http://www.mathcon.org.

Application for Sponsorship

The application period for NEW Schools for the 17-18SY is now closed.

Sponsor TRANSFER applications are due by November 1st. Click here for the Transfer Application documents.

If you have any questions, please email Jennifer Schorr at jschorr@buckeyehope.org or call (614) 942-2002.

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Professional Development

BCHF Education Division: Professional Development Catalog (2016-17)

Workshops and Events

Click here for list and details of all professional development for 2016-17

New Teacher Bootcamp

Friday, January 20, 2017 Columbus 10 am - 3 pm Register

Content Area Literacy Across the Curriculum

Thursday, January 26, 2017 Columbus 10 am - 3 pm Register

Dynamic Data Dig Using Your Data!

Thursday, Februrary 9, 2017 Columbus 10 am - 3 pm Register

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