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Public comment open for changes in dropout prevention, recovery rule

The State Board of Education has proposed new cut scores for the academic performance and report card system for dropout prevention and recovery schools. The Ohio Department of Education is accepting public comment on these proposed changes through Jan. 9 via e-mail to

Proposals due for Ohio Latino Education Summit

Proposals are due Jan. 16 for the 2015 Ohio Latino Education Summit, “Milestones in the Pipeline for Success” set for March 6 in Akron and is geared toward equipping educators, counselors, administrators and community leaders with the tools to best serve Ohio’s Latino students.  Submit proposals here

Advanced Placement scholarships available for AP Summer Institute

The College Board is offering scholarships to qualifying teachers at schools without funding for professional development through three programs: AP Redesign, AP Fellows, and AP Rural Fellows. The application deadline is Feb. 15. Scholarship criteria and application requirements are available here.

Temple University adjunct professors to file for a union

Adjunct faculty at Temple University have filed authorization cards seeking union representation with the United Academics of Philadelphia, which is the AFT's Philadelphia-area local for adjunct faculty, and the Temple Association of University Professionals, which is the AFT-affiliated union for Temple's full-time tenure-track and nontenure-track faculty.


OFT Update (e-newsletter) 12.4.14

The State Board of Education will vote in December whether to allow the limination of art, music and physical education teachers, school nurses, counselors and librarians - see this and other news impacting OFT members.