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First Ohio Vax-2-School scholarship winners announced

The first 30 winners of $10,000 college scholarships were announced Monday in Gov. Mike DeWine's latest attempt to encourage Ohioans to roll up their sleeves and get vaccinated against coronavirus....
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Inclusive Instructional and Organizational Leadership Program for School District/Central Office Leaders

Meeting the needs of each child in each school district in Ohio is critical to the future of Ohio’s children, youth, families, and communities. But educational leadership has never been...
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Call for presenters: 2022 Ohio Teacher Leadership Summit

The Ohio Teacher Leadership Summit is June 8, 2022 at the Ohio Union on the campus of The Ohio State University.  The Summit highlights innovation in teacher leadership in Ohio. The...
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New professional learning from Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center

The Statewide Family Engagement Center at The Ohio State University announced two upcoming professional learning opportunities open to Ohio educators, staff, and school leaders.   Foundations of Family Engagement This...
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TPS staff, Start HS football players hand out Thanksgiving meals

We are just days out from Thanksgiving and some families in our area are having a harder time putting a big meal on the table this year. But some TPS...
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Bus driver shortage continues to challenge area districts

Maumee City Schools Transportation Supervisor Mary Bottoni is thankful her district doesn’t face the same hiring challenges as larger neighboring ones. Some districts have had bus driver shortages so extreme that...
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Vanguard Sentinel one of three Ohio sites picked for new tower technician programs

Vanguard Sentinel Career & Technology Center will be one of three sites statewide to launch telecommunications tower technician programs, as the state ramps up its efforts to boost Ohio's workforce...
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NW Ohio youth shelters experiencing uptick in teens needing housing

November is National Runaway Prevention month and many local organizations are working to bring awareness to the number of children and teens currently missing across the state. Right now in...
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Northwest Ohio school districts in dire need of substitute teachers

The Ohio Department of Education was approved to issue a one-year temporary non-bachelor's substitute teaching license for this school year to ease the strain. School districts in northwest Ohio are...
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Building Better Schools: Sylvania helps 8th graders explore Career Tech

Not every high school student wants to go to college, and those who go into trades can make good money as soon as they get a diploma. Sylvania Schools is...
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Preschool, classical charter school planned for South Toledo neighborhood

Times of economic crisis have inspired David Kaiser and his wife, Kelly Kaiser, to make major commitments in the Toledo area. And now, on the heels of the coronavirus pandemic,...
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Defiance teacher, veteran honored as Ohio’s Military Man of the Year

Master Sgt. Austin Carr is a teacher, a coach, and mentor at Defiance High School. He was also recently recognized by Ohio Lt. Governor Husted as the Military Man of...
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Purple Star Designation Application Window is Open

The Ohio Department of Education is accepting applications for the Purple Star School designation now through December 15. Purple Star schools show a significant commitment to serving students and families...
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Perrysburg Preschool to receive PBIS Award

Congratulations to Perrysburg Preschool for receiving a Bronze Award by the PBIS Recognition System for their Parent Engagement efforts. They will be honored at the 2021 OLAC & PBIS Showcase...
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Toledo School for the Arts launches $6.8 million renovation project

Toledo School for the Arts is getting a new look, as well as an additional building, as part of a $6.8 million renovation project that organizers say will allow the...
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Toledo Public Schools announces launch of new medical academy

Toledo Public Schools officials announced it will open a new magnet school that offers high school students an opportunity to earn associate degrees in the medical field — giving them...
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ODE Notice: Restraint & Seclusion Law Regarding Parent Notification

Clarifying information for districts about the PBIS/R&S rule, specifically the annual parent notification: The rule states that districts must annually inform parents about the district’s policies and procedures regarding the...
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ODE Notice: Dyslexia Law and the Use of IDEA Funds

The Office for Exceptional Children has received some inquiries regarding whether IDEA Part B funds, including the American Rescue Plan IDEA funds, may be used to fund the professional development...
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Virtual Field Trips bring industry education into Ohio classrooms

Field trips were the best part of school, right? Getting out of the classroom for a day, seeing cool stuff in person. But how do field trips work today with...
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eBRIEF: November 2021

November 2021 In this issue: A Letter from Lynn Family & Community Engagement Month Partnerships in Ohio Schools New Approaches to Engagement Connecting with Families Community Collaboration Recommended Reading Professional...
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