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12/11/2017

New digital resource launched for preschool learning

Ohio’s parents and educators have a new resource to help learners ages 3-5 prepare for school and their futures. The easy-to-navigate INFOhio Early Learning Portal contains more than 50 websites and apps chosen and evaluated by educators and librarians with expertise in early learning and literacy.

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12/11/2017

McKinney-Vento Guidance for homeless students updated

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) offers an opportunity for Ohio to better serve students experiencing homelessness. The Ohio Department of Education updated McKinney-Vento Guidance for homeless student liaisons to uphold rights and ensure educational stability for these students. The guidance provides clarification that will help districts navigate the McKinney-Vento law. It includes suggestions for district support systems for students who are homeless.

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12/11/2017

Model policy can help align local policies with HB 410 requirements

In June, the State Board of Education adopted a model policy for violent, disruptive or inappropriate student behavior, including excessive absences. It stresses prevention strategies and alternatives to suspension or expulsion. Districts can adopt all or parts of the model policy according to their needs. They also may use the model policy when updating their local policies to align with House Bill 410 requirements.

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12/11/2017

Start Talking!

Increased time on social media can contribute to social isolation, sleep deprivation and depression. Learn more about the links between social media and harmful behaviors.
 

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12/11/2017

OSROA offering March workshop on developing active shooter presentations

The Ohio School Resource Officers Association is offering the workshop, SROs: Customizing an Active Shooter Response Presentation for YOUR School, on March 21, from 8 a.m. to noon, in Reynoldsburg.

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