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Escuela SMART Academy celebrating, educating during Hispanic Heritage Month

Toledo's Escuela SMART Academy in the Old South End wants to expose its community to the Latino culture. Wednesday, September 15 marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month and the bilingual...
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Funds available through the Dyslexia Support Grant

The Department recently announced the competitive Each Child Reads grant for dyslexia supports in preschool, kindergarten and first grade. The 2022-2023 biennial budget allocated $1 million to the Department to expand its...
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NEW! PBIS and the Use of Restraint & Seclusion FAQ

The Ohio Department of Education Office for Exceptional Children and Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities have released a Frequently Asked Questions document regarding the use of...
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eBRIEF: September 2021 The Newsletter for Busy Educators

September 2021 In this issue: A letter from Lynn Your school improvement journey The urge to explore Your roadmap Your transportation Let's go! Starting the year right Ask for directions...
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New garden to help elementary students, community grow

Two small garden beds in a playground area at Rosa Parks Elementary School in Toledo are the start of what sponsors hope will become a more impactful project. Volunteers with...
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Start the school year strong with Toledo Library

The school year is officially underway for students across Lucas County. Fortunately, the Toledo Lucas County Public Library can help make this school year great. No matter the scholar’s age, Toledo Library...
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TPS barber academy launches at Scott High School

If you're in need of a quick buzz cut, students at Scott High School may be able to help you out. A new program at Scott High School is helping...
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NEW! Ensuring Access to the General Curriculum for ALL Learners – with an Emphasis on Language and Literacy website

Ensuring Access to the General Curriculum for ALL Learners is a free, video-based learning series provided by OCALI, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Education, The Ohio Department of...
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Eight area schools Purple Star status proclaimed

The Ohio Department of Education has newly proclaimed Northwood High School as a Purple Star School for its efforts to serve and support students from military families, while renewing such...
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Region 1 Schools receive PBIS Awards

Several northwest Ohio schools were selected to receive PBIS awards for implementing the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports framework. Their efforts will continue to improve the social-emotional climate for staff...
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Ohio Department of Education Awards Purple Star Schools

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria announced on August 30, 2021 that 68 Ohio schools will be honored with the Purple Star Award this school year. The award recognizes...
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Ohio schools receive more than $6 billion in pandemic relief

In Youngstown, the school district bought 20 additional buses to improve social distancing. Cincinnati expanded its summer education program to 11,000 students. And Dayton hired 85 new teachers to ensure...
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Maumee focuses on students’ social and emotional health

As many school districts return to in-person learning, some students may have trouble adjusting after a year of mostly remote learning. School leaders in Maumee saw this coming. A big focus...
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Students returning to a new normal

One and a half years after COVID-19 made its debut at least three of Fulton County’s school districts have made what has become surprisingly normal but still cautious openings. All...
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The University of Toledo is accepting applications for candidates to complete tuition-free preschool Special Needs Endorsement

The University of Toledo is the recipient of a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). This grant, titled Project Prepare, will provide complete...
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Preschool and School Age Childcare Rule Updates

Ohio Administrative Code Chapters 3301-32 (School Age Child Care) and 3301-37 (Preschool Licensing) were revised for the required Five-Year Rule Review. The revised rules went into effect on July 1,...
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Governor pleads with schools to require masks in classroom

Gov. Mike DeWine pleaded Tuesday, August 17 with schools to establish masking requirements in their classrooms as the number of Ohioans newly infected with coronavirus again climbed above the 3,000...
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HS seniors hope for some normalcy

Reese Oberheim, Swanton High School Class of 2022, is a bit on edge about his senior year. COVID-19 stunted the full “senior” experience for the two graduating classes preceding his,...
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Escuela SMART Academy preparing for first day of school with new principal, new opportunities

It's back to class for Toledo Public Schools and students and their families had the chance to walk the halls before saying goodbye to summer. The new school year brings something...
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Parents attending TPS elementary open house support masks in class

Following Gov. Mike DeWine’s urging for all schools to have students and faculty mask up and protect themselves from the COVID-19 delta variant, parents at one Toledo Public School echo...
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