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OAGC April News Flash - Advocacy Updates, Board Nominations and Scholarship Deadline, and More!

Advocacy

Report Card Reforms and Budget News

There are now two bills focused on state report card reform. The first is HB200 which was introduced in early March in the Ohio House. The second is SB145, which was introduced in late March in the Ohio Senate. OAGC has thoughts about both bills. The organization served on a workgroup that forged the ideas going into SB145. For more details on these dueling bills, please go to  www.oagc.com/advocacyalerts.asp

The biennial budget process is still behind closed doors. It is likely that the Ohio House will introduce a substitute bill once the General Assembly returns from spring break. 

General Information

OAGC Board Nominations 

OAGC is accepting nominations to serve on the governing board for members in good standing. For more information, members should go to the member area of the OAGC website. Nominations are due April 30th, 2021.

Student Scholarship Deadline Coming Up

The deadline for the OAGC College Scholarship is April 15, 2021. For more information, please go to oagc.com/scholarship.asp 

OAGC Review Articles Needed 

OAGC is looking for a few good articles for the Fall Review. To ask for an extension, or to submit articles, please email anngift@aol.com  by June 15th. 

Gifted HQPD -- High Quality Professional Development

Now more than ever, it is important to have access to high-quality gifted professional development.  OAGC has been working hard to assist districts in implementing the new classroom teacher gifted HQPD requirement. We have an incredible amount of new tools and information to assist gifted professionals and districts. Also, we have 60 hours of online, Ohio-specific professional development through our partnership with GTIGNITE.   For more information about these courses along with all the incredible new tools and documents that will help you plan, provide, and track gifted HQPD, please go to oagc.com/hqpd.asp . Please note that all of our Teacher Academy sessions indicate how they align to ODEprofessional development standards.

Donate to OAGC

As you begin to make your year-end charitable contributions, please remember that OAGC is the only organization in Ohio advocating on the behalf of gifted children. We hope that you will  consider a donation to OAGC by going to the following link http://www.oagc.com/donate.asp.

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