Research shows that children are up to 50 percent less likely to use drugs when parents or other trusted adults, such as teachers, talk with them about drug abuse.
Start Talking! is a drug prevention initiative designed to encourage frequent conversations with children about substance abuse. Start Talking! and the Drug Free Action Alliance offer 10 tips to begin a productive conversation with kids.
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The U.S. Department of Education has released for public comment a set of proposed regulations to give states clarity in rethinking their accountability, data reporting, and consolidated state plans. This marks an important step along the path to implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in a way that allows the law to live up to its potential as a tool for enhancing educational excellence and equity.
FY15 Graduation (G) Collection Extended
Updated FY16 EMIS Data Collection Calendar
Local communities are on the frontlines of the fight against opiate abuse, and Ohio’s educators are uniquely positioned to help guide students by integrating prescription drug education into the K-12 curriculum. That’s why House Bill 367 now requires all public schools to educate students about the dangers of opioids and the proper use of opiate prescriptions.