Posted by Kim Miller-Smith on 10/30/2019

Recent research coming out of Ohio State University suggests that while disadvantaged students in poorer school districts may earn lower test scores than those in wealthier districts, students in both settings are learning just as…

Posted by Kim Miller-Smith on 10/7/2019

INFOhio has partnered with Scholastic, the Educational Service Center of Northeast Ohio, Stark County Educational Service Center and the Great Start for Great Futures Coalition to offer a day of free professional development for teachers, administrators, curriculum directors, school librarians and other educational staff working with preK-5 students.

Join fellow educators in activities that include exploring best practices, learning more about resources that support Ohio’s Learning Standards, discovering how to use and integrate Scholastic’s resources into the classroom, and…

Posted by Kim Miller-Smith on 9/11/2019

September is Kinship Care Month and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) recently announced a new resource for grandparents and other relatives caring for children: http://www.ohiograndparentkinship.org/

Posted by Kim Miller-Smith on 8/30/2019

Whether it’s the workforce, postsecondary education or additional training for a specialty field, Ohio’s career-technical education programs prepare students for success in every pathway. PBS will showcase our state’s vibrant and innovative career-tech learning community in a new documentary, 

Posted by Kim Miller-Smith on 8/19/2019

High school testing and graduation requirements for the classes of 2021 and beyond – preliminary guidance available

State law has introduced new, permanent graduation requirements for the classes of 2021 and beyond. Preliminary guidance and resources now are available. Students in the classes of 2021 and 2022 have the option to meet the requirements of one of Ohio’s original three pathways to graduation or meet the new…

Posted by Kim Miller-Smith on 8/15/2019

For the first time in Ohio, people struggling with homelessness – and those trying to assist them – can now quickly and easily look up the right number to call to find help anywhere in the state.

COHHIO is pleased to present the new Resource Guide, an online map that lists Coordinated Entry access points for homeless services throughout Ohio. As part of HUD’s Coordinated Entry policy, each regional continuum of care is required to establish centralized contacts to facilitate access to local homeless services, while allowing providers to prioritize assistance based on an individual’s…

Posted by Kim Miller-Smith on 8/13/2019

Every year, Ohio’s high schoolers continue to look better and better on paper (higher test scores, better grades), and yet rates of youth mental illness continue to rise. Many high schoolers’ experiences are defined by chronic stress, sleepless nights, and panic attacks; but in competitive high school environments, mental health is extremely difficult to talk about. Among competitive high schools, the suicide rate is between 4 and 5 times the national average.With recent events like the Silicon Valley suicide clusters, it’s essential that communities come together to address this problem…

Posted by Kim Miller-Smith on 7/31/2019

 

Otterbein University is promoting its Opportunity Scholarship, a full-need tuition scholarship for Ohio residents eligible for the federal Pell grant. For students enrolling in the Fall of 2020,federal Pell grant eligible equates to family earnings of $60,000 a year or less. Once the student’s state and federal aid have been applied, including the Federal Direct student loan, Otterbein will cover all unmet need to the cost of tuition. The…

Posted by Kim Miller-Smith on 6/25/2019

In Each Child, Our Future, Ohio’s strategic plan for education, social-emotional learning is one of four equal learning domains supporting Ohio’s goal of preparing each student in Ohio for postsecondary life. Through a stakeholder-driven process, Ohio teachers, school counselors and education personnel developed …

Posted by Kim Miller-Smith on 6/10/2019

Beautiful, free posters—along with a few good reasons why you should display them in your classroom.

Compiled by Stephen Merrill and Laura Lee, the following free resources are available:

An updated, growing collection from Women You Should Know (WomenYSK) was drawn by female illustrators and features a racially and ethnically diverse cast of female scientists and…