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March 19, 2018 Articles

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3/19/2018

Free prescription drug safety program for teens

A new initiative from the Prevention Action Alliance offers a digital Prescription Drug Safety course aimed at informing students of the risks of prescription drug abuse and misuse. The digital learning course promotes an evidence-based, public health approach to empowering high school students with the skills and knowledge they need to make safe and healthy decisions about prescription drugs.

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3/19/2018

Start Talking!

While it may not be a comfortable topic, it is important for parents to talk with children about school violence.

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3/19/2018

Chartered nonpublic schools planning to administer KRA must register by March 31

Beginning in the 2018-2019 school year, chartered nonpublic schools can administer the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) to enrolled kindergarten students. The materials, training and supports are available at no cost to any school that signs an agreement with the Ohio Department of Education. The law requires such a school to notify the superintendent of public instruction, no later than March 31, 2018, of its intent to administer the KRA for the 2018-2019 school year.

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3/19/2018

Deadline to complete 2016-2017 diabetes survey extended to April 13

The Ohio Department of Education reminds districts to complete the 2016-2017 diabetes survey, located on the Department website, by April 13. Ohio law requires each school district to report annually to the Department its school nurse data on the number of students with diabetes enrolled in the district the prior school year.

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3/19/2018

National Family and Community Engagement Conference, July 11-13

Join participants from around the country at the 2018 National Family and Community Engagement Conference in Cleveland, hosted by the Institute for Educational Leadership. The conference will give superintendents, principals, teachers and other education personnel the chance to examine how schools and communities are realizing mutual goals and maximizing impact through family-school-community partnerships.

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