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Real Estate Valuation Deadline « Blog Archives « Smith Peters Kalail Co., L.P.A. Attorneys At Law

Real Estate Valuation Deadline « Blog Archives « Smith Peters Kalail Co., L.P.A. Attorneys At Law | School Law | Scoop.it
In Ohio, public school districts are permitted to initiate complaints with the county board of revision regarding the valuation of real property.  Property…
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State Board of Education passes new resolution on student suspensions | Ohio Department of Education

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Safe Place to Learn: Prevent, Intercede, Respond to Sexual Harassment of K-12 Students | Safe Supportive Learning

Safe Place to Learn: Prevent, Intercede, Respond to Sexual Harassment of K-12 Students | Safe Supportive Learning | School Law | Scoop.it
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Earning an Ohio High School Diploma
Classes of 2018 and beyond

New ODE publication summarizes the diploma options for students who will graduate in 2018 or beyond.
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Letter to Chief State School Officers Regarding Prevention of Diseases Such as the Zika Virus

Letter to Chief State School Officers Regarding Prevention of Diseases Such as the Zika Virus | School Law | Scoop.it
Letter to Chief State School Officers regarding prevention of diseases spread by mosquitoes such as the Zika virus
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Construction class teacher is immune from liability for student’s table saw injury. « Blog Archives « Smith Peters Kalail Co., L.P.A. Attorneys At Law

Construction class teacher is immune from liability for student’s table saw injury. « Blog Archives « Smith Peters Kalail Co., L.P.A. Attorneys At Law | School Law | Scoop.it
Student sued school board and construction class teacher after student cut his fingers while using a table saw in class.  At the beginning of the semester, the…
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Test Scores Under Common Core Show That ‘Proficient’ Varies by State

Test Scores Under Common Core Show That ‘Proficient’ Varies by State | School Law | Scoop.it
For tests given last spring under the new Common Core requirements, the description of the results comes down to the different labels each state uses to describe the exact same scores on the same tests.
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District PI scores will drop because of 'opt-outs'

District PI scores will drop because of 'opt-outs' | School Law | Scoop.it
Although Ohio schools may not see the next State Report Card until winter of 2016, students who opt out of taking the tests could take a big bite out of each district's Performance Index (PI) score.
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School districts should heed report on sleep for teens

School districts should heed report on sleep for teens | School Law | Scoop.it
The school year starts early for many these days, with some districts going back to class as early as this week. But that’s not the only thing that’s too early for some youths: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has added its voice to the growing body of research that says many schools start classes too early in the day to allow teens adequate time to sleep.
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Teacher Shortages Spur a Nationwide Hiring Scramble (Credentials Optional)

Teacher Shortages Spur a Nationwide Hiring Scramble (Credentials Optional) | School Law | Scoop.it
Just a few years after the recession caused widespread layoffs for teachers, school districts now find themselves with numerous job vacancies and few qualified candidates to choose from.
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Reminder – plans for makeup of excess calamity days via online lessons or blizzard bags due July 31 | Ohio Department of Education

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Why High Schools Are Pushing the Weakest Students to Enroll in College Courses

Why High Schools Are Pushing the Weakest Students to Enroll in College Courses | School Law | Scoop.it
Encouraging teens to complete higher-ed credits gives them a better shot at getting a degree.
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Trump Administration Rescinds Federal Transgender Student Guidance « Blog Archives « Smith Peters Kalail Co., L.P.A. Attorneys At Law

Trump Administration Rescinds Federal Transgender Student Guidance « Blog Archives « Smith Peters Kalail Co., L.P.A. Attorneys At Law | School Law | Scoop.it
On February 22, 2017, the U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Justice issued a letter withdrawing joint guidance previously issued by the…
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Education Department Releases Final Teacher Preparation Regulations | U.S. Department of Education

Education Department Releases Final Teacher Preparation Regulations | U.S. Department of Education | School Law | Scoop.it
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ODE releases guidance regarding "Supporting Homeless Students: Changes to McKinney-Vento" based on the ESSA

Effective October 1, 2016, the ESSA modifies McKinney-Vento to add new and modify existing protections for homeless students. 
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Education Department Releases Guidance on Homeless Children and Youth | U.S. Department of Education

Education Department Releases Guidance on Homeless Children and Youth | U.S. Department of Education | School Law | Scoop.it
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U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance On Civil Rights of Students with ADHD | U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance On Civil Rights of Students with ADHD | U.S. Department of Education | School Law | Scoop.it
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Non-tenured, nonteaching employee is not entitled to a public pre-termination hearing « Blog Archives « Smith Peters Kalail Co., L.P.A. Attorneys At Law

Non-tenured, nonteaching employee is not entitled to a public pre-termination hearing « Blog Archives « Smith Peters Kalail Co., L.P.A. Attorneys At Law | School Law | Scoop.it
A Board adjourned to executive session to discuss the possible termination of its data coordinator, who was a non-tenured, nonteaching employee, in spite of…
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Carol Dweck Revisits the 'Growth Mindset'

Carol Dweck Revisits the 'Growth Mindset' | School Law | Scoop.it
Carol Dweck, who parsed the difference between a "fixed" and a "growth" mindset, clarifies her theories of intelligence.
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Most Americans Back 2010 School Nutritional Standards, Poll Finds

Most Americans Back 2010 School Nutritional Standards, Poll Finds | School Law | Scoop.it
According to the poll, released by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, 86 percent of Americans support the standards required by a 2010 law, including providing more fruits and vegetables.
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The vast majority of schools start before 8:30 a.m., which is earlier than doctors recommend for teens.

The vast majority of schools start before 8:30 a.m., which is earlier than doctors recommend for teens. | School Law | Scoop.it
The American Academy of Pediatrics urges middle schools and high schools to start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. in order to allow teens -- who are biologically programmed to stay up later at night than adults -- to get the recommended 8.5 to 9.5 hours of sleep each night. But 83% of schools do start before 8:30, according to a new study.
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Today’s Exhausted Superkids

Today’s Exhausted Superkids | School Law | Scoop.it
Overpacked days lead to restless nights, and more experts are rightly questioning the sense — and safety — of that.
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