Community Schools News and Resources

Community Schools News and Resources



Adolescent health symposium Sept. 24 in Columbus

The Ohio Adolescent Health Partnership will host the first annual Adolescent Health Symposium on Sept. 24 at the Hyatt Regency Downtown Columbus. Conference attendees will learn about the unique needs of children and young adults between the ages of 10 and 24 years old; social and environmental impact on genes and brain development; and connect with a network of adolescent health experts in Ohio. The conference also will introduce the newly developed Adolescent Health strategic plan for developing of policies, initiatives and practices that will support healthy young adult development.

One-day regional workshops on how to effectively use teacher Value-Added reports

School administrators and teacher leaders supporting educators receiving value-added reports in grades 4-8 reading and math are invited to a one-day regional workshop explaining district-wide access, interpretation, and analysis of SAS® EVAAS® Value-Added reports. Fully understanding these reports will help your teachers use Value-Added information. Click here for additional details including workshop dates and locations.

Registration now open for Statewide Education Conference Oct. 28-29

The Ohio Department of Education will host the Statewide Education Conference 2013 on Oct. 28-29 at the Convention Center in Columbus. Registration is now open in STARS to educators in all Ohio schools. This event will showcase how Ohio’s Race to the Top strategy supports and molds the transformation of Ohio’s education system. During the conference, educators from around the state learn about various innovative models and promising practices applied by Race to the Top districts and community schools. Contact Adrienne Carr at with any questions or registration help.