Timely Topics: 2017.10

A collection of our most recent articles and important information to keep you up-to-date.

Race for Results | Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children

Get the 2017 KIDS COUNT policy report to learn how the Foundation explores the intersection of children, opportunity race and immigration. aecf-2017raceforresults What?

Culturally Responsive Teaching | A Framework

To be effective in multicultural classrooms, teachers must relate teaching content to the cultural backgrounds of their students. Learn how you can get started in this article from ASCD. GO LEARN MORE

Culturally Responsive Teaching Matters

According to professor Geneva Gay, culturally responsive teaching connects students’ cultural knowledge, prior experiences and performance styles to academic knowledge and intellectual tools in ways that legitimize what students already LEARN MORE

High-Leverage Practices in Special Education

In partnership with the Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform (CEEDAR), the Council for Exceptional Children has developed and published a set of High-Leverage Practices for special educators LEARN MORE

Home Language Usage Survey | Guidelines to Identify ELs

2017-2018 Revised Home Language Usage Survey and Guidelines to Identify English Learners DOWNLOAD  To comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Educational Opportunities LEARN MORE

Attendance Works

Need assistance with chronic truancy or absenteeism? Attendance works is a national and state initiative that promotes better policy and practice around school attendance. Visit www.AttendanceWorks.org more information.

High-Leverage Practices in Special Education

In partnership with the Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform (CEEDAR), the Council for Exceptional Children has developed and published a set of High Leverage Practices (HLPs) for LEARN MORE

Ohio Alternate Assessment Participation Waiver | Public Comments

OPEN NOW: The Department will be taking public comments proposed one percent waiver until November 18. Share your comments here. A new provision in Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education LEARN MORE

Request for Quotes: Social-Emotional Learning Consultation

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Ohio Improvement Process (OIP) Network

9:00 a.m-11:30 a.m. This 5 part series is dedicated to supporting internal/external facilitators who support Building Level Teams and Teacher-Based Teams (BLTs and TBTs) in implementing the Ohio Improvement Process LEARN MORE

The Family Center at OCALI

The Family Center at OCALI connects families to the information they need regarding services, supports, training and resources. For more information go to www.ocali.org.

U.S. Department of Education

Educational updates, resources and more. Explore all the U.S. Department of Education offers on their website.

National Implementation Research Hub

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Hattie Ranking

195 Influences And Effect Sizes Related To Student Achievement Read the Article >>

OCALI Universal Design for Learning

The Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) offers support and professional development opportunities around UDL. Check out some upcoming webinars >>

ODE Update: McKinney-Vento Law Guidance

Guidance for homeless student liaisons to uphold rights and ensure educational stability, including clarification to help districts navigate the law and suggestions for district support systems.   

Striving Readers Grants Available

Ohio received a $35 million Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Grant from the U.S. Department of Education to continue improving language and literacy development in Ohio students. LEARN MORE