of USEP-OHIO, Educators, Advocates, Parents and Professionals,
We wish to
announce the 2013 Discover Parenting Winners! View photo collection and sign up
for our 25th Discover Parenting-2014 Please see photos,
Winner - Torie Peoples, Upper Scioto Valley H.S., Alger, OH
"Mom says 'Click
It' So She Won't Get a Ticket", is a great photo that taps into the most important and successful recent
traffic safety program in America."Click It or Ticket" has helped convince
many Americans to observe the law! - reminding us that it is safest to use the
current standards for safely seating infants and children.
Teacher - Deborah
Baker, Upper Scioto Valley H.S., McGuffey, OH
Winner - Taylor Wade, Upper Valley career Center, Sidney, OH
"Know Safety...No Accidents" Shows an active youngster
properly and safely seated! The
caption caught our attention in its simplicity, and clever play on words. All
parents/drivers who KNOW the laws and abide by the recommended guidelines,
realize there are NO accidents.
Teacher - Bev
Holthaus, Upper Valley Career Center, Piqua, OH
Winner - Lindsey Logan, Upper Scioto Valley H.S., Alger, OH
"Being Buckled In, Is Safer than Being Held Onto Tight",
depicts a clear message with both photo and the safely-seated, smiling
child. It refers to the important
message sometimes realized too late by loving parents, grandparents and friends
who think they may be able to safely hold a child on their laps.
Teacher - Deborah Baker, Upper Scioto Valley
H.S., McGuffey, OH
Mention - Brandace Eutin, Knox County Career Center, Danville, OH
"Mommy Keeps Me Safe by Buckling Me Up" shows us a child
who, like many American youngsters, probably spends a good amount of time in
his safe carseat. Mom is giving
him a safer ride by always buckling - every time!
Teacher - Teslie
Kinsey, Knox County Career Center, Mt. Vernon, OH
congratulate all students who participated for being creative, thoughtful,
original, and for the critical thinking they have done in creating their
entries. We thank the teachers who
have thoughtfully prepared their students for the task of being safe,
responsible parents. This project
was used by the teachers to help fulfill the Ohio Content Standards for their
curriculum. Congratulations to all! We hope your school, your community and the local papers and newsletters
will help you tell the story of your participation in Discover Parenting - 2013.
Included Below: Updates on the Ohio Budget, what's
in what's out, what is not addressed! Keep listening for
the Ohio Budget news. According to
Ohio law, the Ohio Biennial budget needs to be signed by Governor Kasich by
June 30th. Also Updated
Events and Resources!
Update on HB59 (Amstutz) Appropriations for FY14-15: The Senate passed Am. Sub. HB59 (Amstutz) Appropriations for FY14-15 on June 6,
2013 along party lines. The $61.7 billion budget bill was amended twice by the
Senate Finance Committee and then the Senate, adding more money for K-12
education compared to the House and executive versions of HB59, but does not
include an executive provision to expand Medicaid for uninsured Ohioans, or
provide additional state funds for local governments. More information about
the Senate version of HB59 is included below.
Many groups and organizations are working to secure health and
safety in solid programs for families in Ohio. Be sure to let your voice be
heard, as this process continues. Your input is valuable in many ways to protect and preserve the
well-being of children and families in our state. Our next Update will include a variety of topics as well as
progress on the education budget. As parents and professionals we wear many hats as we teach, guide and
advocate for our kids.
HB59 (Amstutz) Appropriations for
FY14-15: The Senate passed Am. Sub. HB59
(Amstutz) Appropriations for FY14-15 on June 6, 2013 along party lines. The
$61.7 billion budget bill was amended twice by the Senate Finance Committee and
then the Senate, adding more money for K-12 education compared to the House and
executive versions of HB59, but does not include an executive provision to
expand Medicaid for uninsured Ohioans, or provide additional state funds for
local governments. More information about the Senate version of HB59 is
Third Grade Reading Guarantee: Governor Kasich signed SB 21
(Lehner) Third-grade Reading Guarantee on June 4, 2013. The Third Grade Reading
Guarantee was enacted by the 129th General Assembly in SB316 and amended later
in HB555. SB21 addresses concerns raised by educators after the law was
approved last year, including a provision that severely limits the number of
teachers who would be qualified in Ohio to provide intervention services to
students who are not reading on grade level.
Ohio's School Funding System Still Unconstitutional: The
Columbus Dispatch reported on June 3, 2013 an interview in which Ohio Supreme
Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor expressed her belief that Ohio's system of
funding public schools is not compliant with the DeRolph court decisions issued
by the Ohio Supreme Court. According to the Dispatch, "The Ohio Supreme
Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor says state lawmakers have failed to fix
the way public schools are financed since the high court in 2002 issued its
last of four rulings that the funding system was unconstitutional." The
Chief Justice was speaking to the Dispatch Editorial Board about how lawmakers
have responded to the DeRolph decisions. She believes that nothing has changed,
and the system is still unconstitutional.
The article is available.
State Tax Revenues Up: The preliminary May 2013 revenue report
released by the Office of Budget and Management, Tim Keen Director, shows that
state revenue is now $735 million ahead of forecasts for FY13, which ends on
June 30, 2013. More revenue than expected was collected from personal income
tax and sales taxes. The personal income tax earned $8.6 billion for the fiscal
year so far, which is about $520 million over estimates.
This is good news for House and Senate leaders, who expect a conference
committee will be needed to work out the differences between the House and
Senate versions of HB59 (Amstutz) Appropriations for FY14-15, and will be using
the latest revenue estimates to determine FY14-15 allocations for HB59.
Republican lawmakers and Governor Kasich are also discussing additional income
tax cuts, while Democrats would use additional funds to support K-12 education,
the local government fund, food banks, health care services, etc.
The OBM revenue report is available.
Senate Finance Committee, chaired by Senator Oelslager, agreed to additional
amendments for HB59 (Amstutz) Appropriations for FY14-15, before the full
Senate amended and approved the $61.7 billion budget plan on June 6, 2013.
Overall the Senate version of HB59 adjusts Ohio's system for funding schools;
provides a tax cut for small businesses, but not the across the board tax cut
proposed by the House; and excludes Medicaid expansion, which was proposed by
Governor Kasich and included in the bill as introduced.
The Senate version of HB59 provides a total for the biennium of $22.6 million
in General Revenue Funds for the Ohio Arts Council. This is an increase of $5.8
million over FY12-13 levels. All Fund Groups for the Ohio Arts Council total
$25.6 million for the biennium.
The General Revenue Fund budget for the Ohio Department of Education increases
from $15.1 billion in FY12-13 to $16.4 billion in FY14-15, an increase of
$1.292 billion. The All Fund Groups budget for education increases from $22.4
billion in FY12-13 to $23.6 billion in FY14-15.
Compared to FY12-13, the Senate version of HB59 increases funding through the
General Revenue Fund for Early Childhood Education; the Ohio Educational
Computer Network, due to the re-constitution of the eTech Commission; Academic
Standards; Student Assessments; Educator Preparation; Community Schools/Choice;
General Technology Operations; Technology Integration and Professional
Development; Transportation; Auxiliary Services; Nonpublic Administrative Costs
Reimbursements; Special Education Enhancements; Career Tech Enhancements;
Foundation Funding; Literacy Improvement; and Property Tax Allocation.
New education programs included in the bill are the Straight A Fund ($250
million); Education Choice Expansion ($25.5 million); and Community School
Facilities ($15 million). These programs are being funded out of the Lottery
Profits Fund, which is increasing from $1.4 billion in FY12-13 to $1.78 billion
HB59 also slightly decreases funding for Accountability/Report Cards and
eliminates funding for Ready to Learn, a program originally included in the
House version of HB59, and now removed by the Senate.
The total General Revenue Fund budget for FY14-15 increases by $7.5 billion
from $54 billion in FY12-13 to $61.7 billion in FY14-15. The All Fund Groups
budget totals $120.5 billion for FY14-15.
Addresses Opposing Issues
latest Senate version of HB59 also addresses the following K-12 policies that
education stakeholders testified against before the Senate Finance Committee,
Tax Appeals: Removes a provision, added by the Senate Finance
Committee, that would prohibit boards of education from filing appeals on
property values for real estate taxes within their districts. Boards of
education often challenge the value of properties through the Board of
Revisions process in order to ensure that real property is valued fairly for
tax purposes, so that school districts receive the tax dollars that they are
due to operate the schools, and all tax payers are treated fairly.
Pupil Count: Changes a House provision requiring school
districts to take a monthly student count, and instead requires two student
counts per school year, one in October and another in February. Witnesses
testified that taking a student count every month would be impractical and
would lead to significant planning problems for school districts. Currently
school districts take one count of all students in October, but it takes on
average three months to verify the results.
Payment in Lieu of Transportation: Restores current law
regarding how parents are reimbursed when school districts determine that
transportation of students is impractical. Several witnesses requested that the
House provision be removed, because it removed the ability of the school
district to negotiate with parents about the transportation of their students,
and would have deducted from the school district's transportation aid a larger
per pupil reimbursement. Since state aid for transportation is already
underfunded and must be supplemented with local district revenue, school
districts told lawmakers that they could not afford this change, and have enough
money to transport students.
Straight A Fund: Increases the Straight A Fund to $250 million
a year. Governor Kasich had proposed $300 million to support the Straight A
Fund in the executive budget, but the House lowered the fund to $150 million.
The purpose of the fund is to provide districts grants through a competitive
process to become more innovative and improve academics or lower costs.
Early Childhood Education: Increases state funds to support
early childhood education, including $33.3 million in FY14 and $45.3 million in
FY15 to allow children from low-income families to attend private preschools
when publicly funded preschools are not available.
Motor Fuel Tax: Increases the motor fuel tax reimbursement for
city, exempted village, joint vocational, and local school districts and
educational service centers for motor fuel purchased and used for school
district and service center operations from 6¢ per gallon to 10¢ per gallon.
Under continuing law, the overall motor fuel tax rate is 28¢ per gallon.
Superintendents and treasurers testified that the reimbursement hadn't been
changed in years.
Included in the Budget
treasurers, and representatives of education organizations urged Senators to
change several HB59 provisions that could negatively impact schools and
districts, and establish a mechanism for determining an adequate formula amount
per pupil for funding schools.
The Senate, however, retained several controversial provisions in HB59, and did
not include a method to determine an adequate formula amount based on education
standards, services, or student needs.
EdChoice Expanded: Retains the expanded EdChoice voucher
programs with some changes. The Senate version of HB59 includes two voucher
programs, one based on family income and the other based on school district
ratings on the Third Grade Reading Guarantee measure.
The expanded Education Choice voucher based on income would allow students in
the 2013-2014 school year entering Kindergarten and first grade to qualify for
a voucher to attend eligible private schools, if their family income is at or
below 200 percent of the federal poverty level, regardless of the rating of the
school on the local report card. The program would be funded by the state
rather than through deductions from the resident school district, which is the
way the EdChoice voucher is currently funded. Participation in the program is
therefore limited by the amount of state funding, which is $8.5 million in FY14
and $17 million in FY15. Assuming students use the maximum scholarship amount,
there would be about 2000 vouchers available in FY14 and 4000 available in
FY15. The bill also states that students can continue to receive vouchers in
future years. The bill was amended to provide tiered funding for continuing
voucher students whose parents' income level increased more than 200 percent of
the poverty level.
Superintendents and representatives from education organizations testified that
many effective and excellent school districts, especially those in rural Ohio,
could have a large number of students qualify for the expanded EdChoice voucher
program based on family income. Even though funding for the voucher would be
capped at $8.5 million in FY14 and $17 million in FY15, and would be funded by
the state, superintendents and treasurers testified that losing students and
state funding per student could financially harm their school districts. They
also noted that if the expanded voucher program continued in future biennia, it
could provide public funds to almost all students attending private schools in
a few years, increasing the overall burden and cost for K-12 education for the
The Third Grade Guarantee voucher provision would begin with the 2016-2017
school year. It qualifies for the EdChoice scholarship students in kindergarten
through third grade who are enrolled in a district-operated school that has
received a grade of "D" or "F" in "making progress in
improving K-3 literacy" in two of the three most recent state report
cards, and has not received an "A" in "making progress in
improving K-3 literacy" in the most recent report card issued prior to the
first day of July of the school year for which the scholarship is sought.
Opponents of this voucher program told lawmakers that the provision would allow
students to leave public schools that must ensure students are reading at grade
level, to attend private schools that do not have to comply with the Third
Grade Guarantee law or provide additional reading help for students.
Contract-Out Provisions (Section 3317.40): Retains the bill's
provision that requires school districts that fail to show "satisfactory
achievement and progress", as determined by the State Board of Education,
serving subgroups of students (special education, economically disadvantaged,
ELL and students identified as gifted in superior cognitive ability and
specific academic ability), to submit an improvement plan to the ODE for
approval. The ODE may require the school district to partner with other
organizations to provide services to these students. Witnesses testified that
this provision is impractical to implement, because state aid only provides a
portion of the full cost to provide services to subgroups of students anyway,
and school districts already contract out many of these services to other
Joint Vocational School District Boards: Retains the bill's
provision that changes the composition of the boards of education of joint
vocational school districts (JVSD). The members of JVSD boards are now selected
from among the elected representatives of participating districts. The Senate
version of the bill would require JVSD board members to be selected from
regional employers, which would duplicate the membership of the JVSD business
advisory boards, which currently include representatives of regional employers
and others in the community who are involved in career education.
Transportation and Career Tech Components: Retains the bill's
provisions that keep state funding for transportation and career tech within
the gain cap, thereby limiting the amount of state funding available for school
districts. Also retains a provision in the bill that removed components of the
current transportation-funding formula. These components supported best
practices regarding the transportation of students to schools
Recent Changes to the Senate HB59 Budget Document
The Ohio Senate and House have
now approved very different versions of HB59 (Amstutz) Appropriations for
FY14-FY15. The House is expected this week to vote to reject the Senate changes
for HB59, which means that the bill will be assigned to a conference committee
composed of three members from the House and three members from the Senate, who
will work to develop a compromise bill. The conferees could start work next
week. Lawmakers have until June 30, 2013 to complete work on the bill, and most
agree that the House and Senate will meet the deadline.
In the meantime, although more changes will be made by the conference
committee, the following is a summary of the latest changes made by the Ohio
Senate to HB59 last week.
Ohio Arts Council Section 217.10: Increases appropriation item 370502,
State Program Subsidies, by $25,000 in each fiscal year.
Foundation Funding: Decreases GRF appropriation item 200550, Foundation
Funding, by $5.7 million in FY14 and increases this item by $147.3 million in
Payment in Lieu of Transportation: Earmarks $5 million in FY14 and $2.5
million in FY15 for payments to parents in lieu of transportation.
Straight A Fund Section 263.10: Increases the Lottery Profits Education
Fund 7017 appropriation item 200648, Straight A Fund, by $50 million in each
fiscal year. Appropriates $100 million in FY14 and $150 million in FY15.
Early Childhood Education 263.20: Increases GRF appropriation item
200408, Early Childhood, to $33.3 million in FY14 and by $45.3 million in FY15.
Eliminates the Ready to Learn program and GRF appropriation item 200468, Ready
to Learn, funded at $5.05 million in each fiscal year.
Read Baby Read Section 263.255: Re-establishes GRF appropriation item
200566, Literacy Improvement, with an appropriation of $150,000 in each fiscal
year and specifies that the funds be used for Read Baby Read.
Ready, Set, Go.... to Kindergarten (Lorain County): Moves the $50,000
earmark in each year for the Ready, Set, Go...to Kindergarten Program from
appropriation item 200468, Ready to Learn, to appropriation item 200408, Early
Jon Peterson Scholarship: Increases GRF appropriation item 200550,
Foundation Funding, by $5 million in FY14 and earmarks that amount in 2014.
Specifies that the earmark must be used to reimburse school districts for the
full cost of Jon Peterson Scholarship deductions taken for students who did not
attend a public school in their resident district in the previous year, and
specifies that the payment amounts may be prorated if the earmarked amount is
Auxiliary Services: Decreases GRF appropriation item 200511, Auxiliary
Services, by $48,338 in FY14 and increases this appropriation item by $3.3
million in FY15.
Nonpublic Administrative Cost Reimbursement 3317.063: Decreases GRF
appropriation item 200532, Nonpublic Administrative Cost Reimbursement, by
$21,836 in FY14 and increases this appropriation item by $1.5 million in FY15.
Allocates $58.9 million in FY14 and $62.4 million in FY15. Increases the
maximum per pupil amount for reimbursement of noncharter school administrative
cost funds to $360.
Board of Regents Section 363.483: Increases the earmark under GSF
appropriation item 235653, Co-op Internship Program, for the Ohio Center for
the Advancement of Women in Public Service at the Maxine Goodman Levin College
of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University from $75,000 to $150,000.
Board of Regents Section 363.10: Increases GRF appropriation item
235444, Post-Secondary Adult Career-Technical Education, by $500,000 in each
fiscal 11 year.
Board of Regents Section 363.483: Earmarks $10,000 in each fiscal year
in Fund 5JC0 appropriation item 235649, Co-op Internship Program, for the Ohio
College Access Network to support the Ohio Student Education Policy Institute.
Formula Amount: Changes the formula amount to $5,745 (from $5,732) in
FY14 and to $5,800 (from $5,789) in FY15.
Bi-annual ADM Counts R.C. 3317.01 and 3317.03 31: Requires the
superintendent of each city, local, exempted village, and joint vocational
school district to certify the average daily membership of students receiving
services from schools under the superintendent's supervision during the first
full week of October and the first full week of February (rather than during the
first full school week of each month as required by the bill). Specifies that
annualized periodic payments for each school district must be based on the
district's final student counts verified by the superintendent of public
instruction based on reports under section 3317.03 of the Revised Code, as
adjusted, if so ordered, under division (K) of that section, equal to the sum
of one-half of the number of students verified and adjusted for the first full
week in October plus one-half of the average of the numbers verified and
adjusted for the first full week in October and for the first full week in
Preschool Special Education Students: Credits school districts with
funding for preschool students who receive a scholarship to attend an
alternative provider under the Autism Scholarship Program.
Special Education: Replaces the special education multiples of the
formula amount in the bill (which are the multiples in current law) with dollar
amounts for FY14, and increases those dollar amounts in FY15.
Third Grade Reading Guarantee: Changes the bill's formula for
Kindergarten through third grade literacy funds by decreasing the dollar
amounts that are multiplied by the state share index, but adding an additional
dollar amount that is not multiplied by the state share index to the payment,
and provides for these dollar amounts to increase in FY15. Provides $125 in
FY14 and $175 in FY15 per pupil for students in grades K-3. The added amounts
per pupil are $100 in FY14 and $160 in FY15.
Economically Disadvantaged Students: Changes the bill's formula for
economically disadvantaged funds by decreasing the dollar amounts from $300 to
$250 per pupil in FY14 and to $253 in FY15.
Career Tech: Replaces the career-technical education multiples of the
formula amount and the career-technical education associated services multiple
in the bill (which are the multiples in current law) with dollar amounts for
FY14, and increases those dollar amounts in FY15.
Joint Vocational School Districts:
Changes the formulas for special education funds, economically disadvantaged
funds, career-technical education funds, and career-technical education
associated services. Changes the formula amount to $5,745 in FY14 and to $5,800
in FY15. Allocates an estimated $269 million in FY14 and $276.1 million in FY15
for JVSD state aid.
Community Schools and STEM Schools: Changes the formulas for special
education funds, Kindergarten through third grade literacy funds, economically
disadvantaged funds, and career-technical education funds.
Student Counts for Certain Payments: Specifies that 25 percent of a
district's students that attend a community school (other than an Internet- or
computer-based community school (e-school)) are included in the district's
"net formula ADM" for purposes of calculating targeted assistance, to
correspond with the provisions of the bill's school funding formula specifying
that community schools (other than e-schools) receive payments for 25 percent
of students in this category. Subtracts a district's students attending an
e-school from the district's counts of limited English proficient students,
Kindergarten through third grade students, and economically disadvantaged
students to correspond with the provisions of the bill's school funding formula
specifying that e-schools do not receive payments for these categories of
Gain Cap: Increases the factor by which foundation funding is capped for
traditional and joint vocational districts from 1.06 times prior year funding
in each fiscal year to 1.0625 and 1.105 times prior year funding for FY14 and
Transitional Aid Guarantee JVSD: Requires the ODE to adjust, as
necessary, the transitional aid guarantee base of school districts that
participate in the establishment of a joint vocational school district (JVSD)
that first begins receiving funding under the JVSD funding formula in FY14.
Pupil Transportation: Specifies the amounts of $413.4 million in FY14
and $434.1 million in FY15 earmarked from GRF appropriation item 200502, Pupil
Transportation, for pupil transportation formula payments to school districts
rather than earmarking the remainder of this appropriation for such payments
after the allocation of certain set-asides.
Pupil Transportation: Specifies that, for purposes of calculating transportation
funding, "rider density" means "total ADM per square mile of a
school district" rather than "the number of qualifying riders per
square mile of a school district."
Kindergarten Students: Requires the ODE to adjust a district's average
daily membership certification by one-half of the full time equivalency for
each student charged fees or tuition for all-day kindergarten.
Tuition: Removes a provision of the bill specifying that a district may
charge tuition for a student enrolled in all-day kindergarten as long as the
student is included in the student count reported to the Department of
Education as less than one full-time equivalent student.
Spending Requirement for Economically Disadvantaged Funds: Requires a
city, local, exempted village, or joint vocational school district, community
school, or STEM school to spend the economically disadvantaged funds it
receives for any of the following initiatives or a combination of any of the
following initiatives: extended school day and school year, reading improvement
and intervention, instructional technology or blended learning, professional
development in reading instruction for teachers of students in kindergarten
through third grade, dropout prevention, and school safety and security
Requires each school district, community school, and STEM school to submit a
report to the ODE at the end of each fiscal year describing the initiative or
initiatives on which the district's or school's economically disadvantaged
funds were spent during that fiscal year, and requires the ODE to submit a
report of this information to the General Assembly not later than December 1 of
each odd-numbered year, starting in 2015.
Educational Service Centers: Reinstates the $6.50 per pupil transfer and
current law that permits the board of education of any client school district
to pay an amount in excess of $6.50 per student, per district approval. Sets
the state payments per pupil to ESCs at $37.00 per pupil in FY14 and $35 per
pupil in FY15. Increases the state earmark for ESCs to $43.5 million in FY14
and $40 million FY15, in addition to a $3.8 million earmark for ESCs to provide
services for gifted students.
Physical Education Exemption for Children with Disabilities R.C. 3302.032,
3313.603, 3313.6016, and 3313.674 98: Subject to a child's individualized
education program (IEP), exempts a child with a disability from the physical
education requirement to graduation from high school; the physical activity
pilot project; and the school body mass index screenings.
Specifies that a child with a disability must not be included in the measure
established by the State Board of Education to gauge student success in meeting
physical education benchmarks, compliance with local wellness policies prescribed
by the federal "Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004,"
whether a school district or building elected to administer the screenings for
body mass index, and whether a school district or building is participating in
the physical activity pilot program.
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Modifies the Early Childhood Education program to qualify licensed child care
providers for funding and requires programs that are highly rated under the
Step Up to Quality program to comply with the requirements of that program,
instead of certain requirements of the existing program.
Requires the Early Childhood Advisory Council to issue recommendations
regarding an early childhood voucher program to the Superintendent of Public
Instruction, the Governor's office of 21st Century Education, the Speaker of
the House, President of the Senate, and chairmen of the House and Senate
Education Committees by October 1, 2013.
Increases the appropriation for Early Childhood Education to $33.3 million in
FY14 and to $45.3 million in FY15. Increases the number of providers who are
eligible to receive funds under the program.
JOINT VOCATIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS R.C. 3311.19:
JVSC Board: Replaces the current method of appointing members of a JVSD
board of education with a system where the school districts or ESC that belong
to a JVSD each appoint one member to a JVSD board. Specifies that the appointed
individuals may not be members of the appointing board or ESC and that the
total number of members appointed to the JVSD board is equal to the number of
members on the JVSD's board prior to the bill's effective date. Requires the
appointing board to select members who represent regional employers and who are
qualified to consider a region's workforce needs. Specifies that a term of office
for a JVSD board member be three years and limits members to two consecutive
EDUCATIONAL SERVICE CENTERS
Carryover Funds: Specifies that the option to carry over ESC funds at
the end of a fiscal year applies only to both unexpended and unobligated funds,
rather than funds that are only unexpended as under the bill. Removes the
bill's provision that would permit an ESC client to use a portion of its
carryover funds for a purpose other than those specified in its service
agreement, and requires that those funds only be used for services specified in
the service agreement.
Removes ESC Responsibilities: Requires each "local" district
board to prescribe a curriculum for all schools under its control, and removes
this requirement for ESCs with respect to "local" districts (R.C.
3313.60). Removes a requirement that each ESC annually certify the average
daily membership (ADM) of students receiving services from schools. Permits a
"local" district superintendent to excuse a child that resides in the
district from attendance for any part of the remainder of the current school
year upon satisfying conditions specified in law and in accordance with
district board and State Board rules, and removes this authority for an ESC
superintendent acting on behalf of a "local" district (R.C. 3321.04).
Requires the superintendent of a "local" district in which a child
withdraws from school to immediately receive notice of the withdrawal from the
child's teacher, and removes this requirement as it applies to ESC superintendents
acting on behalf of "local" districts (R.C. 3321.13).
Attendance Officer: Permits a city or exempted village district board to
obtain services from an ESC attendance officer instead of employing its own
attendance officer (R.C. 3321.14). Permits, rather than requires, every ESC
governing board to employ an ESC attendance officer, and requires an ESC to
make the decision regarding employment of an attendance officer based on
consultation with the districts that have agreements with the ESC (R.C.
Instructional Program: Permits a "local" district, rather than
the ESC, to provide an instructional program for the employees of the district,
in the same manner as currently authorized for "city" and
"exempted village" districts (R.C. 3315.07(A)).
Business Advisory Council: Requires a "local" district board
to appoint a business advisory council unless the district and an ESC have an
agreement providing that the ESC's business advisory council will represent the
district's business (R.C. 3313.82). Applies the above exception to the
requirement to appoint a business advisory council to city and exempted village
districts, which are already required to appoint a council under existing law
Parental School Transportation Subsidy: Restores current law provisions
for a payment in lieu of transportation to a student's parent, where a school
district board determines it is impractical to transport the student by school
conveyance. Changes the minimum amount for payment in lieu of transportation
from an amount determined by the ODE to $225, effective July 1, 2014. The
maximum amount for payment in lieu of transportation, or the average cost of
pupil transportation for the previous school year as determined by the ODE remains
the same.Increases GRF appropriation item 200502, Pupil Transportation, by $2.5
million in FY15 and earmarks the same amount for payments in lieu of
Transportation of Chartered Nonpublic and Community School Students on
Weekends R.C. 3327.01: Maintains the bill's provision exempting school
districts from transporting students to and from chartered nonpublic and
community schools on Saturday or Sunday, unless an agreement to do so is in
place prior to July 1, 2014.
STRAIGHT A PROGRAM
Straight A Program Section 263.325: Adds both of the following to the
list of entities that may receive grants from the Straight A Program and
removes them from the list of entities which may be part of an education
consortia: institutions of higher education and private entities partnering
with one or more of the educational entities that are eligible to receive
grants from the program.
Purpose of Program: Specifies that Straight A Program grants are for
projects that aim to achieve significant advancement in one or more of the
following goals: student achievement, spending reduction in the five-year
fiscal forecast, and utilization of a greater share of resources in the
Board Membership: Adds an additional gubernatorial appointee to the
governing board that makes grant decisions for the Straight A Program.
Grant Application Reviews: Removes a requirement that the system for
evaluating and scoring grant applications under the Straight A Program must be
given priority to applicants whose goals "demonstrate particular
attempts" in achieving the following: cost reduction in the delivery of
services, progress in improving literacy in grades kindergarten to three,
achievement and progress for students with disabilities, economically
disadvantaged students, limited English proficient students, and gifted
students improving the performance measures that comprise the Prepared for
Success component under the new academic performance rating system, and
"utilizing programs recognized as innovative under the federal Race to the
Maximum Grant: Removes a provision specifying that the maximum amount of
a grant that may be awarded to a school district, educational service center,
community school, STEM school, college preparatory boarding school, or
individual school that applies for a grant is $500,000. Removes a provision
specifying that the maximum amount of a grant that may be awarded to education
consortia is $1 million.
Administer State Achievement Tests: Requires each chartered nonpublic
school to administer the state achievement assessments to all of its students
if at least 35 percent of its total enrollment is made up of students who are
participating in the Educational Choice Scholarship Program, Autism Scholarship
Program, Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program, or the Pilot Project
(Cleveland) Scholarship Program. For each chartered nonpublic school that has a
total enrollment in which less than 35 percent of students participate in the
scholarship programs described above, maintains current law which requires the
school, if it educates students in ninth through twelfth grades, to administer
the Ohio Graduation Tests, and permits the school to elect to administer the
elementary state assessments.
Ed Choice Scholarship - Volunteering in Lieu of Payment R.C. 3310.13 20:
Eliminates the requirement that chartered nonpublic schools that accept the Ed
Choice Scholarship permit families of eligible students to provide volunteer
services in lieu of cash payment to pay all or part of the amount of the
school's tuition not covered by the scholarship.
Ed Choice Scholarship Eligibility R.C. 3310.032: Removes a provision
that deems a student who has received an educational choice scholarship in the
previous year an eligible student in subsequent years even if the student's
family income rises above 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines and
replaces it with a provision that establishes tiered eligibility according to
If the student's family income is above 200 percent but at or below 300 percent
of the federal poverty guidelines, the student may receive a scholarship in the
amount of 75 percent of the full scholarship amount. If the student's family
income is above 300 percent but at or below 400 percent of the federal poverty
guidelines, the student may receive a scholarship in the amount of 50% of the
full scholarship amount. If the student's family income is above 400 percent of
the federal poverty guidelines, the student is no longer eligible to receive an
Educational Choice Scholarship.
Ed Choice Eligibility R.C. 3310.03: Specifies that a student who will be
enrolling in school in this state for the first time and would otherwise be
assigned to a school building that would qualify for the Ed Choice scholarship
(under the bill) must be at least five years of age by January 1st of the
school year that the scholarship is sought. (Age five is the age at which a
student who is not a preschool child with a disability becomes entitled to
attend school in the district. The students parents, or in some case the
student, resides in.)
Autism Scholarship Program
Autism Scholarship Program: Specifies that individuals that provide
services to a child under the Autism Scholarship Program are not required to
obtain a one-year, renewable instructional assistant permit until December 20,
2014, which is 24 months (rather than 12 months as under current law) after the
effective date of the act that authorized the State Board of Education to issue
such a permit to an individual, upon the request of a registered private
provider, qualifying that individual to provide services to a child under the
Autism Scholarship Program.
Jon Peterson Scholarship
Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program: Provides that, during
the fall 2013 application period for the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship
Program, the ODE shall not accept any applications from students who have not
received a scholarship from the program in the previous or current school year.
HOME-SCHOOL and PRIVATE SCHOOL PARTICIPATION
Participation by Home-schooled and Private School Students in School
District Extracurricular Activity R.C. 3313.5311 and 3313.5312 141: Affords
students enrolled in chartered or nonchartered nonpublic schools and students
receiving home instruction the opportunity to participate in an extracurricular
activity at the school of the student's resident school district to which the
student would be otherwise assigned under specified conditions. Permits the
superintendent of any school district to afford any student, who is enrolled in
a nonpublic school and is not entitled to attend school in that district, the
opportunity to participate in a school's extracurricular activities if, the
nonpublic school in which the student is enrolled does not offer the
extracurricular activity, and the extracurricular activity is not
interscholastic athletics or interscholastic contests or competition in music,
drama, or forensics. Requires the superintendent of any school district to
afford any student receiving home instruction and who is not entitled to attend
school in that district the opportunity to participate in a school's
extracurricular activities, if the activity is not offered by the student's
resident district. Prohibits a school district, interscholastic conference, or
organization that regulates interscholastic conferences or events from imposing
eligibility requirements on nonpublic school or home schooled students that
conflict with the amendment's provisions. Authorizes a school district board of
education to require students enrolled in chartered or nonchartered nonpublic
schools and students receiving home instruction who are participating in an
extracurricular activity in that district to enroll and participate in not more
than one academic course at the school offering the extracurricular activity as
a condition to participating in the activity. Requires the district board, if
it chooses to implement the course requirement described above, to admit students
seeking to enroll in an academic course to fulfill that requirement as space
allows, after first enrolling students assigned to that school.
E-school Provisions R.C. 3302.035, 3314.261, and 3314.29: Requires the
ODE to issue composite grades to a community school operator that manages, in
whole or in part, more than one Internet- or computer-based community school
("e-school"), based on the grades issued for the e-schools managed by
the operator. Requires that an e-school managed by an operator described above
be subject to sanctions or permanent closure based on the lower of the
composite grade of the operator or the grade that the individual e-school
received. Exempts community schools where the majority of its students are enrolled
in dropout recovery and prevention programs from the provisions of the
amendment. (Those schools are issued separate report cards that do not include
letter grades and are subject to separate closure standards.) Specifies that a
student who transfers from one e-school to another e-school managed by the same
operator is considered "continuously enrolled" for purposes of state
assessment administration.Specifies that the resulting two e-schools from a
separation under the bill may not add grade levels.
E-School Exemptions: Exempt students enrolled in e-schools from the
physical education requirement to graduate from high schools and exempts
e-schools from the physical education/wellness measure on the report card.
Licensing Requirements: Removes a House provision that removed the
requirement that physical education teachers in community schools to hold a
proper teacher license to provide instruction in physical education.
Community School Closure: Specifies that in order to trigger permanent
closure of a community school after July 1, 2013, a school that offers any of
grades 4 to 8 and does not offer a grade higher than grade 9, in at least two
of the three most recent school years, must have been both, in a state of
academic emergency and showed less than one standard year of academic growth in
either reading or mathematics, as determined by ODE. (Both criteria apply for
such schools before July 1, 2013. Current law requires only that such schools
be in academic emergency for 2 of the last 3 years to trigger permanent closure
after July 1, 2013.) According to the Legislative Service Commission this
provision might make it more difficult to close community schools after July 1,
2013 (compared with current law after that date).
New Leaders for Ohio Schools: Requires the State Board of Education to
adopt rules for the issuance of an alternative principal or administrator
license to an individual who successfully completes the New Leaders for Ohio
Schools pilot program.
Tuition for All-Day Kindergarten R.C. 3321.01: Specifies that the only
school districts that may charge fees or tuition for all-day kindergarten are
those districts that are offering all-day kindergarten for the first time or
that charged fees or tuition for all-day kindergarten in the 2012-2013 school
Gifted Funding Study Section 263.433: Removes the provision that
mandates a study of appropriate funding for gifted students.
Executive Session Municipal School District R.C. 3311.86: Authorizes the
committees and subcommittees of a board of directors of a municipal school
district transformation alliance to hold executive sessions as if the committee
were a public body with public employees. A provision in the bill authorizes
the boards of directors of such entities to hold executive sessions under the
Student Participation in the PSEO Program R.C. 3365.02: Requires the
Chancellor of the Board of Regents to report recommendations to establish the
College Credit Plus Program. Revises the bill's requirement that student in the
Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program be based solely on the participating
college's established "admission" standards, to instead be based
solely on the participating college's established "placement"
standards for credit-bearing, college level courses. Prohibits the ODE from
reimbursing a college for any remedial college courses.
Completion Plan R.C. 3345.81: Replaces the bill's language requiring all
boards of trustees of state institutions of higher education to adopt by May 1,
2014, an institution-specific strategic completion plan with certain
provisions. Retains the bill's requirements that the strategic completion plan
be designed to increase the number of degrees and certificates awarded to
students, be consistent with the
mission and strategic priorities of the institution, and include measurable
student completion goals
Senate and House Leaders
Introduce Education Bills:
U.S. Senate Republicans, Senate Democrats, and House Republicans introduced
last week separate legislation to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary
Education Act (ESEA), also known as the No Child Left Behind Act (2002). The
act has been in limbo since 2007 as lawmakers continue to disagree about the
federal role in K-12 education and specifically about how to reauthorize
various provisions of the act that have become controversial. Both the U.S.
House and Senate have passed legislation to reauthorize ESEA, but neither
chamber has seriously considered the other chamber's bills.
Senate Democrat Plan: Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), chairman of
the Senate Health, Education, Pension, and Labor Committee (HELP), introduced
on June 4, 2013 the Senate Democrat's latest version to reauthorize ESEA
entitled, Strengthening America's Schools Act of 2013 (SASA) (S1094).
According to a summary of the bill, the Strengthening America's Schools Act of
2013 provides a framework to help all students graduate from high school with
the knowledge and skills needed for success in college/and or a career by
supporting teachers and principals to provide high quality instruction;
ensuring disadvantaged students get the supports they need to succeed; and
focusing federal attention on supporting states and districts in turning around
low-performing schools and closing achievement gaps.
To accomplish these goals SASA focuses on education programs for young
children; the achievement of subgroups of students; equal educational
opportunities; flexibility for states to sustain current reforms; and teachers
The bill would direct states to develop guidelines for what children should
know and be able to do prior to kindergarten entry to reduce gaps in school
readiness; encourage states to provide full-day kindergarten and expand early
childhood education; and help more schools provide a well-rounded education
with time for the arts and physical activity.
The bill also includes a number of provisions that arts education advocates
support. The arts are listed as a core academic subject; arts and music are
included as enrichment activities in the Expanded Learning Time and Supporting
Successful, Well-Rounded Students sections; and the bill amends ESEA to require
states to develop core standards for key subjects such as math, reading, and
"creative arts" for students in kindergarten through 3rd grade. This
is a very positive step, because it will align K-3 standards with existing
standards for grades 4-12, which already include the arts as key subjects.
Some of the more controversial and unpopular provisions of No Child Left Behind
Act are modified, but still included in SASA, such as the practice of
disaggregating student achievement data across subgroups to focus on
disparities, and teacher evaluations based on student performance.
The bill calls for an expansion of the categories of disaggregation to include
gender and English proficiency, and disseminating an equity score card to
provide school-level information to parents on the school's climate, the
school's educational opportunity offerings (such as AP, full-day kindergarten,
or gifted programming), the number of assessments required, and the school's
funding by sources (state, local, and federal).
However, states would be provided more flexibility to set their own
accountability goals for student achievement and reforms to improve
low-performing schools. Currently 37 states have received an NCLB waiver from
the U.S. DOE to set their own accountability standards within certain federal
guidelines. States without a waiver would be allowed to adopt their own
accountability targets based on certain criteria. However, the bill still
requires that all state accountability systems must "include student
academic achievement and growth, English language proficiency for English
Learners and, for high schools, graduation rates for all students; systems will
also include accountability for all subgroups."
One of the more interesting requirements would require that local and state
resources per-pupil for Title I schools are equal to or greater than the
average combined local and state funds per pupil in non-Title I schools.
The Strengthening America's Schools Act is available.
Senate Republican Plan: Senate Republicans introduced their
version to reauthorize ESEA on June 6, 2013 entitled the Every Child Ready for
College or Career Act (S.1101). The bill is sponsored by Senators Lamar
Alexander of Tennessee, Richard Burr of North Carolina, Johnny Isakson of
Georgia, Pat Roberts of Kansas, Orrin Hatch of Utah, and Mark Kirk of Illinois.
At just 220 pages, compared to the Senate Democrat plan at 1,150 pages, the
Republic plan would "move out of Washington and back to the states
decisions about whether schools and teachers are succeeding or failing".
The Senate Republican bill would transfer decisions about measuring student
achievement and fixing under-performing schools to state and local control;
give states the authority to define standards and tests for students in
reading, math, and science; allow states to use $14.5 billion in Title I funds
for low-income children to follow those children to the public school they
attend; encourage the formation of charter schools; end the federal definition
of "highly qualified" teachers and encourages states to use their
share of $2.5 billion in federal Title II funds to create teacher evaluation
systems related to student performance and other factors; consolidate 62 programs
into two block grants, and give states more flexibility in spending education
dollars; and continue state and district report cards; and create an annual
Secretary's report card about the nation's schools.
The Republican Plan is available.
House Republican Plan: Representatives John Kline
(R-Minnesota) and Todd Rokita (R-Indiana) introduced on June 6, 2013 the
Student Success Act (H.R. 5) to reauthorize ESEA, and "....restore local
control, support more effective teachers, reduce the federal footprint, and
empower parents." Representative Kline is chair of the House Education and
Workforce Committee, and Representative Rokita is chair of the House Early
Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Subcommittee. The bill does the
the federal role in education by returning authority for measuring student
performance and turning around low-performing schools to states and local
officials. The bill repeals the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) metric and
federally-prescribed school improvement and turnaround interventions, and
empowers states to develop accountability systems that effectively evaluate
school quality. At the same time, the legislation maintains a focus on high
standards and disaggregated assessment data, ensuring school and student
performance is transparent and parents have the information needed to make
decisions about their children's education.
more than 70 programs and replaces them with the Local Academic Flexible Grant
to provide states and school districts the flexibility to support initiatives
based on their local needs.
separate funding streams for the Migrant Education, Neglected and Delinquent,
English Language Acquisition, Rural Education, and Indian Education programs,
but merges them into Title I of the law. The legislation also strengthens these
programs to improve student achievement, and provides states and districts
flexibility to use funds across programs to better support their students'
the Highly Qualified Teacher requirement and supports the development and
implementation of state- and locally-driven teacher evaluation systems that
provide states and school districts the tools necessary to measure an
educator's influence on student achievement.
most of the teacher quality programs in current law into a Teacher and School
Leader Flexible Grant program to support evidence-based initiatives to recruit,
hire, train, compensate, and retain effective teachers.
the Charter Schools Program, which supports the expansion and replication of
high- quality charter schools. The legislation also strengthens the existing
Magnet School and Parent Information and Resource Center programs, which
provide states, school districts, and other entities with federal support so
parents can identify quality options and participate in their children's
the five existing Impact Aid programs, which provide direct funding to school
districts impacted by the presence of the federal government. The programs
reimburse districts located near, or serving students from, military bases,
federal lands, and Indian reservations for the loss of property taxes.
provisions to ensure the participation of private school students and teachers
in the programs funded under the law, and improves the military recruiting
provisions by ensuring military recruiters have equal access to high schools as
institutions of higher education.
the authority of the Secretary of Education in four key ways: prohibits the
secretary from imposing conditions, including conditions involving state
standards and assessments, on states and school districts in exchange for a
waiver of federal law; prevents the secretary from creating additional burdens
on states and districts through the regulatory process, particularly in the
areas of standards, assessments, and state accountability plans; prohibits the
secretary from demanding changes to state standards, and influencing and coercing
states to enter into partnerships with other states; and outlines specific
procedures the secretary must follow when issuing federal regulations and
conducting peer review processes for grant applications.
the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and places a greater emphasis on
improved identification of homeless children and youth; provides better
collaboration and information sharing among federal and state agencies to
provide services for homeless students; and strengthens provisions in current
law to enhance school stability and protections for homeless youth and parents.
Student Success Act is available.
Events and Resources – On the following topics:
Advocacy, Arts, Child Abuse Prevention, Childbirth Education, Child Welfare,
Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management, Diversity and diverse learners,
Early Childhood, Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) and Career Tech, Health,
Juvenile Justice, Literacy and GED, Mental Health, Ohio Dept. of Ed. and State
Board of Ed, Opinion, Parents, Research and Policy, Safety, Teens, Volunteers,
and at the end, a special list of Webinars, Blogs and Trainings.
Approaches to Teen Pregnancy Prevention Chapin Hall Family Policy Forum
Join our discussion on collaborative
approaches to prevent teen pregnancy
overall declining rates of teen births in the United States, there exists
significant disparity across race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and
youth living in conditions of higher risk. Teen pregnancy and birth rates in
the United States are also significantly higher than in other industrialized
nations. The social and economic costs of teen pregnancy are high and have a long-term
impact on teen parents, their children, and communities.
the national dropout rates by state
For more articles from a variety of sources see USEP-OHIO
E-Updates on our website at www.USEP-OHIO.com.
Advocacy for Families and
See 2013 information on Child Poverty under
Diverse Learners and Policy headings below.
Children Regional Children’s Forums: The 2012
on state and federal issues impacting children
on the Ohio Governor's Office of Health Transformation and changes to
tips for working with policymakers, candidates and constituents during the
Voices for Ohio's Children has created an
electoral advocacy kit with tips and guidelines for communicating with
candidates and with staff and supporters. Download the kit here (pdf).
www.vfc-oh.org (Voices for
Children) go to http://www.vfc-oh.org/cms/site/e257a7b5582c5470/index.html or for
links directly to these resources:
Ohio candidates database
County Fact Sheets 2011
KIDS COUNT Data Book
eNewsletters (published on the first and third Tuesday of each month)
National Policy Seminar – Association for Career and Technical Education
the CTE community Climbed the Hill in March during the 2013 ACTE National
Policy Seminar. Our focus centered on how we can overcome key obstacles, such
as funding battles, and work with both sides of the aisle in today’s partisan
environment to create successful CTE policy. More details about the offsite
content, as well as all the speakers and issues, will keeping coming! Continue
the CTE Policy Watch blog and this
page for the latest updates!
Alliance for Arts Education Statement – Contact
members of Congress and the President and urge them not to limit the charitable
deduction in the lame duck session and to avoid deficit reduction and tax
reform solutions that would increase poverty and widen income inequality.
Contact information for Congress and the President is available.
From Marian Wright Edelman and the
Childrens’ Defense Fund – The Massive Costs of Gun Violence
View this email online
poverty increasing (Jan. 30, Ohio.com)
families struggling continues to grow in Ohio (Jan. 30, Dispatch.com)
Campaign for Children, a national, bipartisan children's advocacy
group, recognized 100 members of Congress for leadership on issues important to
children during the 112th Congress (2011-2012). The list included Ohio's
Sen. Sherrod Brown and Rep. Pat Tiberi.
"Lots of politicians talk about kids'
issues, but few back it up," said Bruce Lesley, president of the Campaign
for Children. "Champions and defenders delivered for kids." The
advocacy organization recognized as "Champions for Children" 50
members of Congress whose extraordinary efforts to protect and improve the
future of America's next generation. An additional 50 members were recognized
as "Defenders of Children" for their support of policies that advance
the well-being of children.
In selecting champions and defenders,
First Focus Campaign for Children noted leaders who introduced, co-sponsored
and voted for legislation to meet children's needs. In addition, the
organization considered members who demonstrated extraordinary initiative by
spearheading activities such as sponsoring hearings or garnering the support of
their colleagues to improve the health and well-being of children.
Learn more online.
Family Policy Forum: Chapin Hall Webinar - Measuring
Child Well-Being at the Neighborhood Level.
The webcast will be available for viewing on the Chapin
Hall website during the
Child and Family Policy Forum.View the live webcast Register
for the live webcast or
view later through the website.
Panelists:Robert Goerge, Senior Research Fellow, Chapin Hall at the University
of Chicago; Alaina Harkness, Program Officer for Community and Economic
Development in U.S. Programs,
The MacArthur Foundation; Chris Brown, Director, New Communities Program, LISC
Chicago; Nancy Ronquillo,
President and Chief Executive Officer, Children's Home + Aid Moderator
Matthew Stagner, Executive Director, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago
HandsOn Central Ohio Gearing Up
for Back-to-School Needs for more information or a back to school event,
contact Kiley Orchard at email@example.com or 614-221-6766 ext
Matters Ohio News and Comments:
Policy Matters - New normal? – Ohio added just 7,600
jobs in April, nowhere near what’s needed to fix Ohio’s slow-growth economy.
The state needs 235,000 jobs just to make up for losses in the last recession.
If the current job-growth rate becomes Ohio’s new normal, the state is in deep
trouble. See our latest
JobWatch report for more.
No miracle -- Ohio has the fourth-worst job
creation record among states since June 2005, when we slashed taxes in the name
of job creation. Since then, we’ve underperformed the nation in every sector,
according to our
comprehensive look at Ohio jobs. The
country has added too few jobs since then, but Ohio has actually gone backward.
True, our unemployment rate is lower than the nation’s, but that’s mostly
because people are leaving the labor force, not because they’re finding jobs.
Ohio’s shrinking schools -- A large majority
of Ohio school districts responding to our survey are making
serious spending cuts. Of those, most have gotten rid of staff, cut or frozen
salaries, reduced benefits or cut back on classroom materials to deal with the
loss of state funding since 2011. Students in many districts are facing larger
class sizes and reduced course offerings, at a time when investing in education
is essential to our economy. There’s still time for legislators to craft a
stronger, more predictable school funding system for the next two years and
Hit while down -- Thousands of unemployed Ohioans soon will be feeling the
effects of federal sequestration budget cuts through a reduction in their
weekly unemployment compensation checks, according to our
statement on the automatic federal cuts.
Altogether, unemployed Ohioans are expected to see $25 million less in benefits
between now and the end of September. Too bad, since these benefits are a
proven way to prevent deeper downturns.
Thanks from Amy Hanauer and the Policy
JobWatch -- Ohio
added 16,100 jobs in February,
welcome news after job revisions showed that 2012 had the slowest rate of job
growth since the end of the recession -- the state lost 10,500 jobs in the last
six months of 2012. Ohio’s unemployment rate remained steady at 7 percent.
$10.10 by 2015 -- Increasing
the federal minimum wage to $10.10 would create 5,800 jobs, give more than 1 million Ohio workers a
raise, and circulate some $2.1 billion in the state economy. More than half of
those helped would be women and more than four out of five are over 20 years
old. The Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013 would help our lowest-paid working
people get a share of America’s rising productivity.
In the news, as always --
National, state and local media with some great recent coverage: The
American Prospect examines state think tanks across the spectrum and lauds Policy Matters as an
effective force, while Huffington
Post and Dayton
Daily News rally around our effort on SharedWork. We're
cited in stories in: the Cleveland
Plain Dealer calling for “adequate funding of traditional public schools not undeserved
rewards for some poorly supervised charters;" the Akron
Beacon Journal and the Toledo Blade recommending a fairer
tax system (including an Earned Income Tax Credit); the Youngstown
Vindicator on trade policy; the Canton
Repository on regressive tax proposals; the Mansfield
among others, on whether people change states because of taxes (they don’t);
yet more ineffective tax cut proposals for business; and more.
Nominations for Governor's Awards for the
Arts: The Ohio Arts Council is now accepting
online nominations for the 2013 Governor's Awards for the Arts in Ohio. The
annual awards are given to Ohio individuals and organizations in recognition of
their outstanding contributions to the arts statewide, regionally and
nationally. View the complete press
Local PTAs can apply for up to $1,000 in funding for Arts Enhancement Grants
from National PTA.
The National PTA is now accepting applications for the 2013 Mary Lou Anderson
Reflections Arts Enhancement Grants. The grants will award local PTAs up to
$1,000 in matching funds to student-centered programs geared toward sustaining
and enhancing creativity and artistic values for large groups of at-risk
students. With research showing students receive the most benefit from programs
that include consistent involvement in the arts, the National PTA proudly
supports these invaluable opportunities. Local PTAs are invited to apply for funding to establish or enhance arts
programs in one or more arts areas: visual arts, photography, music, dance,
literature, and theater. Priority is being placed on projects that represent
research-based best practices in arts education. Specifically, PTA will fund
arts programs that:
- Are of
a sustained nature (rather than a one time event) and
large numbers of at-risk students
Find out about applications and the timeline
for submission on the PTA's
Science, Technology, and Society on a Global Stage: The
National Endowment for the Arts, the Salzburg Global Seminar, and the Embassy
of Austria hosted a discussion entitled, "Transcending Borders: The
Intersections of Arts, Science, Technology, and Society on a Global Stage"
was held June, 2012. Participants examined how today's artists and scientists
improve our critical understanding of the world by provoking new ideas,
experimentation, and creative strategies. This conversation featured
artists-scientists teams, along with policy makers and curators who champion
their work, to examine the impact creativity and collaboration across these
sectors can have to reshape the world.
This event was archived for viewing webcast through the NEA website. More
information is available.
Child Abuse Prevention
Child abuse reporting phone number ready (Feb
4., Toledo Blade)
Poverty numbers for Toledoans rose 53.3%
between 1999 and 2011 (Feb. 1, Toledo Blade)
Ohio introduces central child abuse hotline
(Jan. 31, Dayton Daily News)
Profile in poverty (Jan. 31, Ohio.com)
Ohio ramps up the fight against human
trafficking (Jan. 28, Vindy.com)
Human trafficking hard to detect, Ohio AG
says (Jan. 23, Dayton Daily News)
Prevention and the Child Protection
Implementing Effective Child Abuse Prevention Programs
This national conference was designed for
child abuse prosecutors, investigators and other child protection
professionals. This three-day course assisted professionals in recognizing the
factors in their communities contributing to child abuse, and expose them to
numerous evidence-based prevention programs that can be implemented in their
communities. To download the
Prevention Conference reports or get more information click here.
available: The application period for the Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion
of Child Well-Being (formerly named the Doris Duke Fellowships for the
Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect) is now open. The fellowships
are designed to identify and develop a new generation of leaders interested in
and capable of creating practice and policy initiatives that will enhance child
development and improve the nation's ability to prevent all forms of child
maltreatment. Application materials and more information.
– 1515 Indianola Avenue, Columbus 43201; Instructor: Nancy Derian, R.N. Please click on the link for the
current Directions For Youth & Families Childbirth Education click to see
Date: Wed. July 10, 2013
4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
1515 Indianola Ave., Columbus, 43201
Nancy Derian R.N.
classes are designed for Mothers ages 12-21 and their support system.
Contact Intake at 614-294-2661 to
Childbirth classes are designed for Mothers ages 12-21 and their support system.
Contact Intake at 614-294-2661 to pre-register. Please
bring a pillow.
Child Welfare also see Foster Care
Hall Webinars like Children Whose Parents Have Experienced
Childhood Trauma: Challenges, Obligations, and Reasonable Efforts for
Reunification recently recorded and archived at www.chapinhall.org
News articles:New effort to strengthen Ohio's
foster care system (Jan. 14, Public News Service)
Foster kids to get school help (Jan. 22, Dispatch.com)
Welfare/Foster Care and Adoption Issues so critical to the many children in our
state child welfare system are discussed with new remedies by a wide variety of
advocates working for Ohio children to be supported with family permanence! We need to offer support to those
involved in the plans at state and national levels. Summer Forums have created a plan for legislation and
action. For more information see notes and contact persons at www.pcsao.org. http://www.pcsao.org/WeeklyUpdate/2012/2012PermanencyForumsSummary.pdf
Million Children in Poverty in 2011 (pdf)
Casey Institute - Great Resource for Child Welfare information:
Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management
Columbus Mediation Services Trainings CMS
provides personal conflict resolution, Basic mediation, and Domestic mediation workshops
ranging from 6 to 40 hours in length to educators, legal, mental health
and business professionals as well as youth, parents, schools, employees, and
neighborhood groups. Fall classes (Continuing
is available for most professionals. See
Fee Schedule.) Free
Classes available from Community Mediation Services in Central Ohio. Contact Joe Ridder at 614 228
7191 firstname.lastname@example.org New dates. Contact for information.
Certificate Program in Conflict Management
and Peace Studies Core Courses
can be applied towards the Social and Behavioral Science degree requirements
for any degree. Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies (East,
West, and Metro Campus) Conflict Management Skills Class (East and West
Campus), Implementing Peace Studies and Conflict Management Theories and
Practices with Service Learning (Independent Study) Call 216-987-3075 to
register at CCC.
Sustained Dialogue Campus Network -
Student-run and Student-lead at East/West and Metro Campus
Interested in helping to help the college
create a safe and supportive learning environment for all students?
Interested in learning important conflict management skills transferable to all
disciplines? Find out more
Exhibit - Photographic Images: A Local to
Global Perspective, Critical issues affecting our planet and its people, West
Campus and East Campus Library. Global
Issues Resource Center and students involved in the Tri-C Conflict Management
Peace Studies certificate program share
their peacebuilding experiences at a local to global level in Asia, Africa, the
Americas, and the Middle East.
Jennifer Batton, M.A. Director, Global Issues Resource Center and
Library, Cuyahoga Community College
Conflict Management Bullying Prevention: Changing
School and University Culture and Climate
Location: Cuyahoga Community College, East
Campus, Highland Hills, Ohio, (near Cleveland)
Sponsored by: Global
Issues Resource Center, Cuyahoga Community College, in partnership with Facing
History and Ourselves, Virginia Tech, Cleveland State University, University of
Akron, Orange High School, Beech Brook, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, The Ohio
Department of Education and The Office of the Ohio Attorney General.
available at: http://www.tri-c.edu/enrichment/communityservices/GRIC/Pages/ProfessionalDevelopmentEvents.aspx
Events Offered by: Global Issues
Resource Center, Virginia Tech, Cleveland State University, University of
Akron, Orange High School, Beech Brook, the Ohio Department of Education and
The Office of the Ohio Attorney General
For materials generated or followup to the
Summit, Call Global Issues Resource Center at 216.987.2224 or email Elizabeth.Wuerz@tri-c.edu See
registration link above.
State agencies offer webinar series to combat
bullying and improve school climate ODE has
joined several other state agencies to form the Ohio Anti-Harassment,
Anti-Intimidation and Anti-Bullying (Anti-HIB) Initiative
Bullying Senator Sherrod Brown’s STOPBULLYINGINOHIO@GMAIL.COM or go to http://tinyurl.com/8ypysk7
Diversity and Diverse Learners
Multiethnic Advocates for Cultural Competence (MACC) hosted its 10th
Anniversary Gala on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at the Ohio
Historical Society in Columbus, Ohio. MACC is one of the first in the nation
and Ohio’s only statewide organization dedicated to developing cultural
competence strategies and solutions to improve health care outcomes. This
is an important milestone for us. In addition to interactive cultural
entertainment and ethnic foods, the celebration will be capped by the
presentation of the 2013 “Enlightened Kaleidoscope” awards.
Contact maccinc.net for more information and for dates to
We invite you to submit a
proposal to present
at the Multiethnic Advocates for Cultural Competence (MACC) Annual Training Conference to be held on September
The conference will focus on health and
behavioral health integration and in eliminating disparities across communities
and systems. The audience mainly consists of behavioral health and social
services providers and administrators, advocates, consumers, and family
members. Conference early discounted registration is now available on www.maccinc.net
MACC 2013 Training Conference
“Streams of Change: From Disparities to Equity”
September 19-20, 2013
Holiday Inn Columbus-Worthington,
7007 N. High Street, Worthington Oh, 43085
HHS releases 2013 poverty guidelines
additional person, add $4,020. ($3,960 was added for each additional person in
The full report was release Jan. 24 and is
CARE Training Sponsored by the Multiethnic
Advocates for Cultural Competence
CARE Ohio – Building Cross-Cultural
Competence In Health and Human Services - Free Training
Sponsored by MACC Inc. and funded by the
ADAMH Board of Franklin County Community Mini-Grant
CARE Ohio (Level I) training is a
foundational training program that increases the knowledge and understanding
about the impact of cultural practices, attitudes and beliefs on the
patient/client and provider relationship, and provides tools, concepts and
strategies for strengthening cross-cultural skills.
For new trainings Please
register online or
complete the registration
form and fax it
to: 614-487-9320 See below.
Join your colleagues in becoming
cross-culturally trained by attending one of the upcoming CARE Ohio trainings.
CARE Ohio (Level I) training is a foundational training program that increases
the knowledge and understanding about the impact of cultural practices,
attitudes and beliefs on the patient/client and provider relationship, and
provides tools, concepts and strategies for strengthening cross-cultural
Thursday, June 13, 2013 -
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Multiethnic Advocates for Cultural Competence
2323 W. Fifth Avenue, Suite 160, Columbus, Ohio 43204
Friday, August 16, 2013 - Columbus, OH
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Multiethnic Advocates for Cultural Competence
2323 W. Fifth Avenue, Suite 160, Columbus, Ohio 43204
Friday, October 4, 2013 - Columbus, OH
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Multiethnic Advocates for Cultural Competence
2323 W. Fifth Avenue, Suite 160, Columbus, Ohio 43204
Please register online or complete the registration form and fax it to: 614-487-9320.
in the 21st Century Cross-Cultural Issues
Globalization is an inevitable process in the
21st Century, and so is the cross-culturalization. On the one hand, the world
is becoming more homogeneous, and distinctions between national markets are not
only fading but, for some products, will disappear altogether. This means that
marketing is now a world-encompassing discipline. To read full article click here.
Resource:One World - Cultural Cues and Clues Resource Guide from USEP-OHIOYou have told us you need tools for communicating
effectively with the families of students from many cultures. We have a new page on our website
devoted to sharing information and tips that may help to understand and be
Please go to http://www.usep-ohio.com/ResourcesPage.html or click on the
following link to go directly to the document. http://www.usep-ohio.com/documents/One_World_Cultural_Cues_and_Clues.doc
Immigrant and Refugee Toolkit - Materials in 18 languages The U.S. Committee for Refugees and
Immigrants Healthy Living Toolkit is designed to educate refugees and
immigrants so they can become proactive health consumers in their communities.
The toolkit presents material in a culturally appropriate manner and is
intended to help health care-related professionals to more effectively assist
refugees and immigrants and reduce the health disparities among these
populations.If you need a resource for an individual who speaks one of these
languages you can access it by following this
The Toolkit includes a section on Mental Health which covers the topics of
Adjusting to a New Culture, Substance Abuse and How to Manage Stress. Other
topics include -- Communicable Diseases, Domestic Violence, Environmental
Health, Health Care, Hygiene, Maternal and Child Health, Nutrition Related
Diseases, Respiratory Diseases and Women's Health.Please share it with your
Education CEC Webinars - Online
professional development for special educators Tier One Instruction for
Diverse Pre-K Learners A CEC/DEC Collaborative Webinars on
a variety o topics. Participants
in this webinar will learn to:
sources of common learning outcomes for diverse groups of young children.
daily routines and activities in which learning opportunities can be embedded.
multiple and varied teaching sequences built upon the principles of universal
design for learning and developmentally appropriate practice.
diverse Pre-K learners is a unique challenge. Participate in this webinar to
learn how to plan,
key evidence-based instructional practices that can be used for preschool-aged
children with diverse abilities to ensure high-quality Tier-One
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood oaeyc conference info
plus. Ohio Association for the
Education of Young Children Ignite your passion, purpose and performance.
Network with professionals; get informed on the latest state updates; enjoy
being with adults for a few days. The next best thing to being there is to attend online. Go to www.oaeyc.org for
information and to register Rates as low as $75. Attend online – live broadcast rates as low as $25.
Save the Date for NAEYC's 2013 National
Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development
Attend an exciting conference designed for leaders who prepare and mentor early
childhood professionals in San Francisco, California June 19-20,
Developmentally Appropriate Practice. Full story >>
2013 Week of the Young Child™ Resources Now
The 2013 Week of the Young Child™ was April 14–20 and we have new
resources to help you plan your celebration for next year! Full story >>
Regional Workshop for Parents, Teachers and others Ohio Coalition for the
Education of Young Children with Disabilities: hear about future events - Visit our website at www.ocecd.org 800-374-2806 and ask for Jane.
ARTSblog Posts: Early Childhood
Education and the Arts click on
Early Arts Education by Kristen Engebretsen
Preschool: The Science (and Magic) in Preschool for All by Kaya Chwals
Songs, New Opportunities by Erin Gough
Arts: Promoting Language & Literacy of Young Children by Louise Corwin
Trap Early STEM Learning Through the Arts Propels Science Learning by Akua
with Wonder: 5 Attributes of Quality Theatre for the Very Young by Lynne
Arts to the Equation by Susan Harris MacKay
Over Product: Building Creative Thinkers with Art by Rachelle Doorley
Making a Difference in Early Childhood Arts Education by Ron Jones
Creative Dance for Babies & Toddlers by Rachael Carnes
Parents On Board With Creative Development by Bridget Matros
Brains & Other Learnings from the Preschool Classroom by Korbi Adams
& Moving into Kindergarten with ArtsBridge & Reading in Motion by Kerri
& Red Flags in Child Development by Kristy Callaway
Happy Kids: The End of Our Early Arts Ed Blog Salon by Kristen Engebretsen
Association for the Education of Young Children
e-mail email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Needed for Ohio Standards Ohio AEYC encourages you review the new standards
carefully and take advantage of this opportunity to:Express
your voice. Engage in a professional community. Influence the
future of early childhood!Note: If you have difficulty with any links in
this email, go to the Build-Ohio website: www.build-ohio.org New
Step Up To Quality Program Standards Available for Review.
Overview, and Ohio's Draft Program Standards
presentation by Alicia Leatherman, Deputy Director, Division of Child Care,
(ODJFS) and Stephanie Siddens, Director, Office of Early Learning and School
Click the link for more information on Ohio's
Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant
Questions? ODE: Please contact ELSR@education.ohio.gov or
ODJFS: Please contact email@example.com
CAEYC - Columbus
Association for the Education of Young Children presents free professional
training for Columbus AEYC members. firstname.lastname@example.org Go to http://www.oaeyc.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3292 for a list of the many oaeyc chapters in Ohio – Dayton, Toledo,
Cincinnati, Cleveland and many more.
NAEYC http://families.naeyc.org/ New opportunity - Parent information
website provided by NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young
Children) authors - T Berry Brazelton, M.D. and Joshua Sparrow, M.D. Families Today has been featured in the N.Y. Times for 20
years. Get answers to Early
Ohio Association for the Education of Young
Children (OAEYC) Ohio
Association for the Education of Young Children Webcasts/Training are presented
by Early Care & Education National Experts. Click here for all webcasts
& registration details!
Approved Professional Credit includes: ODJFS In-Service, CDA, Ohio Department
of Developmental Disabilities Pending Credit Approval: IACET Education and
Social Work CEUs.
The webcast trainings may be viewed free of charge by both parents and early
childhood professionals. An optional professional credit/certificate of
completion (including ODJFS in-service form) is offered for a $25 fee. Your
certificate is automatically issued for you to download as soon as you complete
the webcast! Go to www.oaeyc.org<http://www.oaeyc.org> for all
Call for Proposals Early Childhood Conference 2014 get
them in early by using the 2013 guidelines as first contact. Conference Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center,
Columbus, OH- Proposal
should include: Title - consider the marketing appeal to your targeted audience
Description – a short paragraph which accurately describes and markets
the attendee experience Two measureable objectives including the content,
teaching time and method The Core Knowledge and Competency Area for each
objective and the overall workshop The targeted training level, focus and
audience. See 2013
Ohio Early Care & Education Conference Call for Proposals Guide
Vision Screening Certification Training (Prevent Blindness
Learn more online
a printable PDF of the full article on Parent
Communication – ten tips from the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
NAEYC The National Association for the
Education of Young Children, Read Young
Children and Use NEXT to Support Early Childhood Professional
issue of Young Children covers current trends and initiatives in the
early childhood field—from research to policy to practice. Learn about
technology to enhance learning, programs tailored to children's and families’
cultures, the status of state-funded pre-K programs, and more. Read select
articles by visiting the Young Children website. Then
further early childhood professional development with NEXT for Young
Children, an electronic publication that accompanies each issue of Young
Children. NEXT includes discussion questions,
research-to-practice connections, and training session activities that build on
the content from selected articles. This great resource is free for a limited
Family and Consumer Sciences and Career Tech see more at end of resource section
From Mary Jo Kohl email@example.com
School Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers
Middle School FCS SLO Pre and Post – Assessment Writing
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Granville Middle School
210 New Burg St., Granville, OH 43023
We will spend time writing pre and
post-assessments for the three courses to use with SLO’s.
Variety of salads buffet style for $10.00 per
person including beverage, salads, and cookie.
Coffee will be available.
laptops, flash drives and materials to help write assessments.
to Maryjo.firstname.lastname@example.org by May 29th.
Development Through Career Connections
Wednesday, July 31
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
($75 to attend the pre-conference ONLY, $50 if you are attending the whole
conference. Includes lunch)
Join us for the 4th annual Career
Development Conference. This year's conference will focus on the
state initiative Career Connections. Presentations and breakout sessions
will focus upon the integration of career-based learning academic classrooms.
There will also be continued focus on labor market information and trends,
business and education partnerships, as well as strategies that support
students' college and career exploration, planning and decision-making. Who:
K-12 Teachers, Counselors, and Administrators
What: Featuring Chad Foster (author of Career
Readiness for Teens) &
engaging breakout sessions focused on
career-based learning across K-12
When: Wednesday, July 31
Where: Hilton Columbus at Easton
3900 Chagrin Drive
Columbus, OH 43219 Contact
Treasurer Josh Mandel offers -Smart Money Choices is a free, half-day financial planning conference for all Ohioans, presented by
the Ohio Treasurer's office, and supported by a variety of statewide and
regional partners. The Ohio Treasurer is committed to providing Ohioans with
helpful tools to make informed decisions in personal finance. Each Smart Money
Choices conference includes an opening session, three breakout sessions taught
by financial planning experts, and a closing session. Smart Money Choices is
offered from 8:00 AM to 12:15 PM (registration opens at 7:30 AM). *Smart Money
Choices Columbus will be held from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (registration opens at
12:30 PM). Courses offered include Budgeting, Credit & Debt Management,
Consumer Scams, Investments, Student Funding & Debt Management, Retirement
Planning, Social Security and NEW Financial Education Resources for Educators.Click to RegisterOr
Me! …..a perfect summer professional development fit! Summer conference 8/5 and 8/6.
your calendar is marked, your purchase order is created and you are on board to
spend August 5th and 6th with your
fellow FCS and Workforce teachers for the only professional development planned
with you in mind! You are invited to the 2013 conference, held
at the Hilton Easton, Columbus on August 5-6, 2013.
Some of our Featured presenters will include:
Dr. Ruth Dohner, Teaching to the Language
Arts Common Core in Family and Consumer Sciences.
Everfi, online personal finance learning to
support your classroom.
Deb McDonald, Breaking Down the Classroom
Walls, using Internet resources to improve and individualize Early Childhood
Kim Root, Farm to Table in Your Classroom
Jeremy Dunn, Financial Literacy Removing
Heather Roberts, How Current Business Trends
are Affecting Careers
Ohio AG’s Office, Know Your Rights, A
Consumer Law Guide for Teachers
Carol Miller, Give Your Students An Advantage
in the Food Industry
Tami Baumberger, Be a STAR in the FCS
Post Conference on August 7 will provide
opportunities to be trained in depth in…
ServSafe - become Level One Certified to give your students the edge in
FCCLA - in depth training. New to
FCCLA or returning to FCCLA this is the workshop for you.
CDA certification for Early Childhood
Pro Start New Teacher Training
GRADS Parents with Prospect Curriculum Training
Teaching Professions New Teacher Training
This is the most extensive professional
development offered for every FCS and workforce teacher. Check the OATFACS website for updates
and posting of schedule after June 15. Plan to attend to make 2013-2014 your best year ever!
August 2012 OATFACS conference presentations at View
Presenter Information from our 2012 Conference
This conference will be attended by
approximately 300 Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers, Early Childhood
Educators, Culinary Instructors, Teaching Professions Teachers, Hospitality and
Lodging Instructors and FCS Supervisors. We are the premier conference for family and consumers sciences
programming and have a long history of providing relevant content for all
This year our focus is on helping conference
attendees: Acquire concepts,
strategies and lesson plans to implement in their classrooms that directly tie
Family and Consumer Sciences to course standards,
Help attendees meet the new demands of
teacher evaluation systems including data collection and student learning
objectives, and Improve networking opportunities for attendees.
Lois Stoll, Conference Chair, email@example.com. Presenters who are conference attendees
must register for conference, other presenters may arrive for their
students understand their rights, the Ohio Attorney General's Consumer
Protection Section offers various consumer
education programming. The following resources are available:
Publications, e-newsletters, and other educational materials
workshops to train educators or individuals who work with students about
relevant consumer laws and issues
. Free guest
speakers to speak directly to student groups
a workshop or guest speaker, or for more information, contact Rachael Wummer at
Rachael.Wummer@OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov or 614-387-1103.
New Financial Literacy Source
Check this out the Life.Money
Webinar If you cannot get this above link to
work go through Google Docs
Ohio Association of Family and
Consumer Sciences OAFCS Annual Meeting was March 22-23 at Salt Fork Lodge and
Conference Center. Look for the agenda
at www.oafcs.org and
contact Mary Jo Kohl for outcomes.
From Paulette Farago and FCCLA
Officer Deadline April 10. On June
14, 2013, Regional Officer Leadership Training will be held in Columbus.
This is required. Information and
Application is posted at www.ohiofccla.com/applications.php
See new deadlines for contests
scholarships, awards – video competition, etc. 3 have April deadlines as early as April 15th!
Go to www.CafeMeetingPlace.com
See new deadlines for Food
related contests – videos, etc.
Success Story Nominations- Deadline for Submission: May 1, 2013. Please
send nomination form to Joyce Sheets
at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Email:email@example.com or Paulette Farago for more information Paulette.Farago@education.gov
information about other FCCLA issues and dates go to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
More from CTE and FCS:
nomination process for ACTE's Board of Directors is
now open! Completed applications are due by June 15.
will begin April 1. Completed applications are due June 15. In order to vote, you must be an
ACTE member by Nov. 6, 2013. Voting will open during ACTE's
CareerTech VISION 2013 on Fri.,
Dec. 6 and end at 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 4, 2014.
Legislative info from ACTE:
Congress Includes Sequestration Cut in Final FY 2013 Funding
The Senate and House approved a Continuing Resolution (CR)
last week that will provide funding for Perkins and other federal programs for
the remaining six months of Fiscal Year (FY) 2013. The bill lowers the
discretionary funding cap for FY 2013 by incorporating the 5 percent
sequestration cut to almost all federal programs, including Perkins. Unless
reversed, the cut will impact CTE programs nationwide in the 2013-14 school
House and Senate Pass FY 2014 Budgets
Recently, both the House and Senate approved their
respective budget resolutions for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014. These resolutions set
the overall discretionary spending caps for the coming fiscal year and
establish the total amount of funding that will be available for programs like
House Passes Workforce Investment Act Reauthorization
The House of Representatives voted to pass the Strengthening
Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (SKILLS) Act on March 15. The final bill contains several controversial
measures, including consolidating 35 workforce training programs into a single
block grant controlled by state governors and eliminating all required
representation on workforce boards except for businesses. Read
Senator Begich Completes CTE Legislation Package
part of a package of CTE-related legislation, Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK)
introduced two new bills aimed at professional development for CTE educators
and modernization for CTE facilities. Read more...
2013 ACTE National Policy Seminar
ACTE members joined together to “Climb the Hill” and advocated on
behalf of CTE during the 2013 National Policy Seminar in Washington! For more
resources, visit our NPS
page and read the event coverage on the CTE Policy Watch Blog:
It's Electric! (Electronic, At Least)
Students Pursuing Dual Credit CTE
Decision-making for CTE Educators
Effective Work-based Learning
Read More on the CTE Policy Watch Blog
Welcome to the latest issue of ACTE
Interactive (ACTE-i). ACTE-i is your guide to all the interesting CTE-related
content making its way around the web. Whether it’s social media, viral videos,
or a good old-fashioned website, ACTE-i will bring you up to speed on the
fast-paced world of #careerteched. In this issue, we bring you the latest
on ACTE’s Career Tech
VISION 2013, update you
on our webinar series, as well as information on how you can volunteer with
resource page on the
Dibble website especially for FACS student teachers. It's chock full of
research, free sample lessons, brochures, FCCLA tip sheets and more!!
with high schools to help teachers incorporate insurance into
their classroom. The high school program can be tailored to each school's
curriculum/academic requirements and is flexible to accommodate any teaching
Webinar: Evaluating Family & Consumer Sciences
Programs (K-12): Data, Documentation, and Decision-MakingProgram evaluation
can provide the data and documentation necessary for assessing the quality of
FCS programs. With increasing accountability and diminishing resources,
FCS programs must be equipped to review curricula, evaluate programs, make
decisions to respond effectively, and communicate the results to stakeholders.
This webinar will discuss the need for
evaluating FCS programs and provide strategies and suggestions for appropriate
Now! Or get
information for viewing after the event.
National Career Development Month!
Promoted by the National Career Development
Association, November is National Career Development Month! The Ohio Career
Development Association would like to encourage you to celebrate the journey
that is career development with career related activities for the students with
whom you work. According to the ASCA National Standards, Career Development is
a primary theme of studentsuccess. Since November is National Career
Development Month, it's a great time to promote or host career awareness
activities with students. This is an excellent opportunity for all educators
and professional staff to integrate career development into curriculum and
programming. Here is a snapshot of what others have done in the past:
job shadowing day/students can experience careers hands-on Have students explore career interests
Create a career-themed book display in your school library;
Prepare display boards focused on career pathways
Host a career day where professionals discuss many types of
career fields; Increase awareness and usage of career resources and assessments
Looking for more ideas? Check out OCDA's website: www.ocdaonline.org.
Rane Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of the 2013 Jimmy Rane
information, please visit www.jimmyranefoundation.org.
a free nutrition education tool that calculates exercise time required to
Oct. 2012, Park Ridge, Ill.-A free nutrition
education tool that earned an elementary school teacher in North Carolina a
trip to the White House is being featured this month by ENC-Teacher
information-sharing program introduced this year by Egg Nutrition Center (ENC),
science division of The American Egg Board in Park Ridge, Ill. Snack
Neutralizer Computer Sciences teacher Jeffrey Schwartz was honored at the White
House in 2010 for creating The Snack Neutralizer, a free
online program that teachers and students of all ages can use to calculate the
time required to perform most any given exercise activity to burn calories of a
wide variety of snack foods. Schwartz created three new lesson plans this month
to accompany the video story called "Snacking on Technology," which
can be found here. All nutrition educators in grades K
thru 12, notably members of The American Association of Family & Consumer
Sciences (aafcs.org) with which
ENC is affiliated, are invited to join ENC-Teacher Exchange online at no charge
by clicking here. And
they're encouraged to submit new or existing obesity-fighting program ideas and
teaching tools to ENC-Teacher Exchange for a chance to earn the $500 honorarium
by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Technical Educator a Part of Governor's New Workforce Board – Dennis Franks,
Superintendent at Pickaway Ross Career and Technology Center, will represent career technical
schools, as a member of the Governor’s new Executive Workforce Board, according
to the announcement issued by Gov. John Kasich on Sept. 24. The
Governor created the new workforce board through an executive order issued in
The order initiated the Governor's Office of
Workforce Transformation and the Executive Workforce Board with the goal of
better coordinating Ohio's disparate system of 77 workforce programs spread
across 13 state agencies.
Members of the board "will advise the
Governor and the Governor's Office of Workforce Transformation on the
development, implementation, and continuous improvement of Ohio's entire
See the complete
announcement by clicking here.
Legislative Seminar look for
followup info on the website.
Connections to Education: The Ohio ACTE Conference
July 31, 2013 • Hilton Easton - Columbus, OH
PACE Spring Conference
April 30, 2013 • Embassy Suites - Dublin, OH
Association for Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences (OATFACS) View presentation materials from the August conference
at Easton in Columbus at the following link http://www.oatfacs.org/2012_Presenters.html
View Presenter Information from
our Conference see all presentation links here.
ENC-Teacher Exchange offers new
resources to combat obesity
Park Ridge, Ill.—Color-coding
foods into three categories that mimic a traffic light to help elementary
school students distinguish good foods (green light) from unhealthy foods (red
light) is proving to be a very successful nutrition education device in
Colorado and elsewhere.
And that’s precisely why the “Go
Slow Whoa” color-schemed system introduced three years ago at Laredo Elementary
School in Aurora, Col. is featured this month by ENC-Teacher Exchange, a
free web-based program for teachers that offers new and updated teaching
methods that can help combat rising obesity trends in K thru 12 schools.
The success of Laredo Elementary’s
“Go Slow Whoa”
program is illustrated on the ENC-Teacher Exchange web site in a brief video
that is accompanied by instructional tools that teachers can download at no
charge.Laredo is one of 18 schools so far in Colorado that is participating in
the education initiative offered by Denver-based LiveWell Colorado, a
non-profit organization committed to preventing and reducing obesity in the
state by promoting healthy eating and active living.
ENC-Teacher Exchange was
introduced a year ago by Egg Nutrition Center(ENC),
science division of The American Egg Board in Park Ridge, Ill. Egg Nutrition
Center’s contribution to America’s battle against obesity in elementary and
high schools is expressed in two ways:
teachers and schools that have created successful programs for combating
teachers to create and submit new ideas so that other teachers can learn and
benefit from them.
Health, nutrition and physical
education teachers in all 134,000 U.S. schools are invited to become members of
ENC-Teacher Exchange, whereby they’ll receive E-mail notification when new
video stories or teaching tools are added. Click herefor
easy online application.
ENC-Teacher Exchange is supported
by The American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (aafcs.org).More
than 800 AAFCS members are currently enrolled.
K thru 12 teachers are invited to
submit new obesity-fighting ideas to ENC-Teacher Exchange, with the understanding
that concepts must be developed by teachers into practical teaching tools that
can be shared with other teachers in order to qualify for a $500 honorarium.New
teaching tools must be worthy of publication on the ENC-Teacher Exchange web
site to merit the honorarium.That process usually requires a teacher to begin
by sending a one-page concept description to email@example.com.For
more information, please E-mail ENC-Teacher Exchange membership manager Linda
Tinoco, or phone her at 708-974-3153.
Exchange web site address: www.encteacher.org
Family and Consumer Sciences
end of the year reports: Listserv
FCS Teachers and Supervisors
High School End of Year Report: http://survey.education.ohio.gov/se.ashx?s=60DA72703927D16E
Middle School End of Year Report: at http://survey.education.ohio.gov/se.ashx?s=60DA727044AF22DC
New Program for created to teach Ohio standards was rolled out at the August
Parents with Prospects™
GRADS is a unique
set of blended learning resources, which are fully mapped to all 5 of the Ohio
Department of Education GRADS Standards.
Parents with Prospects™ student curriculum consists of 1000 page color session
packets covering allaspects of the GRADS delivery. The workbook is supported by
online learning materials and progress is tracked through our unique database
to enable complete statistical analysis.
Working in partnership with Ohio Department of Education GRADS teachers we have
created a full learning curriculum.
Keynote OATFACS Conference 2012.ppt
Grads student packet demo
Ohio FCCLA Update- What's New
The Ohio FCCLA Website www.ohiofccla.com has been
Click here to see all of the fall FCCLA event
and organizational information
Ohio FCCLA Sign up members to compete in
STAR/Skill Events at the regional level competitions
Advisers to sign up to volunteer at regional
competitions and to sign up other adults to volunteer at regional competitions
Choose online registration site for your
region. Look at map to see your region or list of CTPDs in each region.
Please note three regions have separate Culinary online sites.
Regional Online Registrations by Regions
Region 1 - https://www.registermychapter.com/fccla/oh-r01
Region 2 - https://www.registermychapter.com/fccla/oh-r02
Region 3 - https://www.registermychapter.com/fccla/oh-r03
Region 3 Culinary - https://www.registermychapter.com/fccla/oh-r03-culinary
Region 4 - https://www.registermychapter.com/fccla/oh-r04
Region 5 - https://www.registermychapter.com/fccla/oh-r05
Region 6 - https://www.registermychapter.com/fccla/oh-r06
Region 7 - https://www.registermychapter.com/fccla/oh-r07
Region 8 - https://www.registermychapter.com/fccla/oh-r08
Region 9 - https://www.registermychapter.com/fccla/oh-r09
Region 9 Workforce Culinary and Early
Childhood - https://www.registermychapter.com/fccla/oh-r09-work
Region 10 - https://www.registermychapter.com/fccla/oh-r10
Enter your User Name and Password ( Use
the User Name and Password that you set up in your affiliation profile)
Read instructions and click on Registration
Add members and select events for them
Outstanding Chapter, Power of One, Leaders at
Work, Dynamic Leadership and State Degree Projects will be evaluated at several
sites throughout the State of Ohio.Evaluations will be conducted at various
times at each site.Evaluation information will be mailed from the site. ALL
POWER OF ONE PROJECTS MUST BE COMPLETED AND SIGNED BEFORE MARCH 1.Power of One
Five Unit Recognition Application must be typed.The Power of One Project Sheets
must also be typed.
Chapters may choose to attend any site(s) but
must pre-register number and names of students according
to site(s).You do not need to register
according to regions! Register for the most convenient site for your
chapter.All checks are sent to: Chapter and Personal Achievement Awards, Ohio
FCCLA, 25 South Front Street, MS#611, Columbus, OH 43215.Regional Coordinators
will not accept applications!All registrations are online.
1) . Go to www.registermychapter.com/fccla/oh-cpa.
All Ohio FCCLA chapters will affiliate
directly through Ohio FCCLA. You will not send anything to National
including money. All checks for dues will be made payable to Ohio FCCLA.
(You should changed this with your treasurer's office.) Ohio FCCLA
feels that we can deliver better service through using a direct affiliation
method. I will be able to know if you affiliate immediately and specially
new chapters. You will be able to print rosters and invoices immediately.
You will receive follow up emails.
You will register at www.registermychapter.com/fcclamem/oh. It
is actually ready now. You will be able to upload a special Excel
spreadsheet also. More details will follow. If you use the system
to register for State Leadership Conference, your information is stored in the
FCCLA Events: Contact
Paulette Farago firstname.lastname@example.org Reserve
tickets now for the 2012 Fall 3rd annual career day with the
Columbus Blue Jackets. Go to the end of the Events and Resources for a complete
list of FCCLA dates. See Adviser
Academy, Chef’s Challenge, State Fair + more. http://www.fcclainc.org/content/adviser-academy-home/.
(Also see MORE
references to Family and Consumer Sciences information and resources, and FCCLA
at the end of this document after Webinars, Blogs and Trainings.)
American Association for Family and Consumer Sciences
(AAFCS) presents Webinars like Nutrition-Dehydration, and others; register now for Dehydration and its
effects on the body webinar or a new presentation, Why group Work Does Not Work,
presented by Catherine Anstrom, PhD, a 90 minute program including Q and A.
Through a case study, literature review, and a qualitative study on university
faculty members' perceptions of group work, Dr. Anstrom learned that very few
educators are trained in group work. And because teaching has become so
over-burdened in the past decade, teachers are reluctant to invest time in
learning new strategies for things like group work. AAFCS webinars are $35 for AAFCS members, $50 nonmembers. Register
Now! State licenses and group discounts also
OACTE the Ohio Association for Career and
Connections to Education: The Ohio ACTE Conference July 31,
2013 • Hilton Easton - Columbus, OH
For information, please contact the ACTE Public Policy Department.
You can read more about ACTE's policy activities and the latest happenings in
Washington, D.C., on ACTE's CTE Policy Watch blog -- check it out today
Former CDC obesity expert visits Cleveland to
talk about how to easily get kids to lose weight (Jan. 22, Cleveland.com)
Snacking: Cause or potential cure for
childhood obesity? (Jan. 21, Post-Tribune)
The nomination process for
ACTE's Board of Directors is now open! Completed applications are due by June 15.
Nominations will begin April 1.
applications are due June 15.
In order to
vote, you must be an ACTE member by Nov. 6,
open during ACTE's CareerTech VISION 2013 on Fri., Dec. 6 and
end at 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 4, 2014.
More from CTE and FCS:
nomination process for ACTE's Board of Directors is
now open! Completed applications are due by June 15.
will begin April 1. Completed applications are due June 15. In order to vote, you must be an
ACTE member by Nov. 6, 2013. Voting will open during ACTE's
CareerTech VISION 2013 on Fri.,
Dec. 6 and end at 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 4, 2014.
Includes Sequestration Cut in Final FY 2013 Funding Bill:
and House approved a Continuing Resolution (CR) last week that will provide
funding for Perkins and other federal programs for the remaining six months of
Fiscal Year (FY) 2013. The bill lowers the discretionary funding cap for FY
2013 by incorporating the 5 percent sequestration cut to almost all federal
programs, including Perkins. Unless reversed, the cut will impact CTE programs
nationwide in the 2013-14 school year. Read more...
Senate Pass FY 2014 Budgets Recently, both the House and Senate approved their respective budget
resolutions for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014. These resolutions set the overall
discretionary spending caps for the coming fiscal year and establish the total
amount of funding that will be available for programs like Perkins. Read
Workforce Investment Act Reauthorization The House of Representatives voted to pass the
Strengthening Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (SKILLS) Act on March
15. The final bill contains several controversial measures, including
consolidating 35 workforce training programs into a single block grant
controlled by state governors and eliminating all required representation on
workforce boards except for businesses. Read more...
Begich Completes CTE Legislation Package As part of a package of CTE-related legislation,
Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK) introduced two new bills aimed at professional
development for CTE educators and modernization for CTE facilities. Read
National Policy Seminar ACTE
members joined together to “Climb the Hill” and advocated on behalf of CTE
during the 2013 National Policy Seminar in Washington! For more resources,
visit our NPS page and read the event coverage on the CTE Policy Watch Blog:
AAFCS Webinars: New
EXperiences in Training (NEXT) are designed to utilize online meeting
technology to provide professional development activities throughout the year.
2013 Webinar Season is here! If the webinar date is passed, look for
information on content. Thursday, April 11th at 4:00pm ET: Preparing Our Students
for the Real World: Are Colleges Doing Enough?
Thursday, April 18th at 4:00pm ET: Playground Power: Why
Outdoor Play is Beneficial
Wednesday, April 24th at 4:00pm ET: Applying STEM Concepts
to Real World Issues Using Family and Consumer Sciences Curriculum
registration rates are just $35 for AAFCS Members ($50 for nonmembers). Group
rates are also on sale!
Go to AAFCS
(www.aafcs.org) to sign up!
National Eating Disorders Awareness Eating
disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder are serious and
illnesses which are often misunderstood, misdiagnosed and hidden from public
SIBS Looking Foward: A Weekend
Retreat about Transition (Ohio SIBS)
Brochure available at the SIBS website
In 2008, the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act was
unanimously passed into law. California became one of the earliest adopters of
extended foster care when Assembly Bill 12 (AB 12), California's Fostering
Connections Act, became law in late 2010, and is highly relevant for today.
report on the Chapin Hall website
Health See safety for more health related resources and news
Immunization Day at the Ohio
Statehouse (Immunization Advocacy Network of Ohio)
Was April 9 - 9 a.m. Follow the information at this link for
future dates and times.
Capitol Theater Lobby
Former CDC obesity expert visits Cleveland to
talk about how to easily get kids to lose weight (see Jan. 22, Cleveland.com)
Snacking: Cause or potential cure for
childhood obesity? (Jan. 21, Post-Tribune)
2013 Kids Health Conference: All Together Now
March 27-28, Columbus. Contact Voices for
Ohio’s Children for more information and future meetings.
www.vfc-oh.org (Voices for
Planning is well underway behind the scenes
for Voices’ annual Children’s Health Conference, was held March 27-28, at the
Columbus Airport Marriott Hotel. This year’s conference is titled “All Together
Now” and offered a holistic approach to children’s basic health needs.
Featuring breakout sessions on topics from
high-risk care management to trauma and mental health, the conference included
opportunities for discussion on a myriad of health issues beyond traditional
determinants. Highlights of the two-day conference included a lunch panel with
state officials, who will offer a comprehensive update from a number different
of agencies and departments that provide services to children.
Ohio OKs $1.5 million for summer food
programs (Jan. 30, Dayton Daily News)
Ohio ramps up the fight against human
trafficking (Jan. 28, Vindy.com)
Ohio summit seeks ways to feed more kids in
summer (Jan. 25, Ohio.com)
Despite improvements, differences persist in
health care quality among racial and ethnic minority groups. People in
low-income families also experience poorer quality care. This fact sheet
discusses differences between groups in terms of relative rates, which is the
ratio of the comparison group (e.g., Black) to a baseline group (e.g.,
Creating Trauma Informed Systems of Care
Presented by Licking County Municipal Court in conjunction with the Specialized
Dockets Section of Judicial & Court Services, BHP of Central Ohio, Inc. and
Mental Health and Recovery for Licking and Knox Counties (Funding provided by
SAMSHA’s Promoting Alternatives to Seclusion and Restraint through Trauma
Informed Practices). (a one day training was offered twice) Location: Cherry
Valley Lodge – Newark, Ohio, for Court and agency personnel
· What is trauma and how it affects
· How to identify strategies to reduce
· Exploration of self-regulation strategies
Presenters: Raul Almazar, RN, MA
Sharon D. Wise, M.H.S
Joseph R. Madonia, LCSW-R, CASAC
This training was free of charge. For more
information and future events, contact Charlsia Brown, Charlsia.Brown@sc.ohio.gov or 614.387.9425.
the Health Care Law in Spanish Hosted By
the HHS Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. To register for the webinar, please
click on the date below. The Health Care Law 101 webinars will change monthly
to include tours of www.CuidadoDeSalud.gov , a
presentation on the main provisions of the law, and a presentation on health
disparities and the health care law.
Health Index Workshop (Buckeye Healthy Schools Alliance)
See the 2012 flyer and contact for
information for future events
Download flier .
Guide to Dental Health: one of the good resources with free access on the internet. Aetna provides this information on
childrens dental health. Try it. http://www.simplestepsdental.com/SS/ihtSS/r.WSIHW000/st.31840/t.31840/pr.3.html
www.NotASingleDrop.org is Ohio's web site about Fetal
Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). FASD refers
to conditions such as fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), fetal alcohol effects
(FAE), alcohol-related neurodevelopmental disorder (ARND), and alcohol-related
birth defects (ARBD).
of Alcohol & Drug Addiction Services Department of Mental Health Behavioral
News Now from John
R. Kasich, Governor, Orman Hall, Director, ODADAS,Tracy Plouck, Director, ODMH
Medicaid Health Homes Will Coordinate
Services New initiative marks the ongoing partnership between ODMH and Ohio
Medicaid. Today, public officials and community advocates visited Toledo’s Zepf
Center to announce a statewide
initiative focused on coordinating mental and
physical health care and boosting the overall health of Ohio’s Medicaid
enrollees with serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI). The Ohio
Department of Mental Health (ODMH), in conjunction with the Office of Medical
Assistance (Ohio Medicaid), first will implement the new Medicaid benefit --
called a Health Home -- in five Ohio counties, including Adams, Butler,
Lawrence, Lucas and Scioto. Within a year, the benefit delivered by community
behavioral health providers will be available statewide. Read the ODMH press
release for complete details.
ODADAS, BWC Observe National Drug-Free
A skilled, healthy and drug-free workforce is
the engine that drives Ohio’s economic recovery. That’s
why the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug
Addiction Services (ODADAS) and the Ohio Bureau of
Workers’ Compensation (BWC) are partnering to
support National Drug-Free Work Week from Oct. 15-20.
This annual awareness campaign underscores
the importance of drug-free workplaces and encourages
workers with substance abuse problems to seek
help. View the press release for complete details.
Are you a fan of infographics? If so, the
National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare has
created the “Addiction is a Disease”
infographic to help you share information about the disease, its
stages, statistics about how widespread it
is, and how treatment works. You can download the
infographic from the National Council’s web
site to share on your web and social media platforms.
New Insurance Provides Concussion Testing for
Wells Fargo is teaming up with the region's
four biggest medical providers to bring the coverage to local athletes and make
Sacramento a model of brain-injury prevention for the rest of the country. Find
out details about the care plan.
The War Over Prescription Painkillers CDC and the
DEA and several other government agencies have been issuing some alarming
reports about abuse of prescription painkillers, and what the government says
has been a dramatic rise in overdose deaths. Read
Webinar To Examine the Use of Restorative Justice
Practices in School Discipline
March 20, 2013, at 4 p.m. ET and available
The U.S. Departments of Justice, Education,
and Health and Human Services will present “Stemming the
School-to-Prison Pipeline: Applying Restorative Justice Principles to School
Discipline Practices .” This
one-and-a-half hour Webinar, fourth in a series from the Supportive School
Discipline Initiative, will address how school districts and schools can apply
restorative justice principles (conflict resolution, fostering understanding
and empathy, and building stronger relationships in schools and communities) to
school discipline practices to stem the school-to-prison pipeline. Registration
information is available online.
Get more information on the Supportive
School Discipline Webinar series.
the Just Detention International Webinar. Contact the information at the link above. Part I was April 13,
2013. But they are continuing.
"One in Eight: The Reality of
Sexual Abuse in Youth Detention” is the first in a three-part series of
webinars on providing services to survivors of sexual abuse in juvenile
detention. This webinar will cover the juvenile detention system, focusing on
the crisis of sexual abuse facing youth detainees. These perspectives will help
shed light on why so many youth detainees – one in eight overall –
are sexually victimized, and on the impact of this abuse on youth and their
Literacy and GED
Cooperative 216-776-6184. For more information, call Ellen
Webinar Series invites you to attend
the Internet-based seminar presented by Dr. Robin Lovrien Schwarz. Adult
English Language Learners with Limited Print Literacy - A Group with VERY
Special Learning Needs
Dr. Lovrien Schwarz's presentations, whether live or online, are
always highly praised for format, content, depth of knowledge and her
practical, easy to implement solutions for helping ESOL learners succeed.
Register ONLINE – Go to www.naasln.org/webinars.htm
See the News Now alert for
important updates from the Ohio Departments of Alcohol and Drug Addiction
Services and Mental Health. They
will merge by summer of 2013.
The Ohio Departments of Mental Health and
Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services have launched a website — www.adamh.ohio.gov — dedicated to the planned
consolidation of Ohio’s Cabinet-level behavioral health services agencies. The
website features news and information related to the consolidation, project
charter, timeline, agency overviews, quick links, a blog and a section
dedicated to Frequently Asked Questions.
Boards, providers, stakeholders, consumers
and advocates are also invited to participate in
a special consolidation survey that will help
guide decisions moving forward.
ODMH-ODADAS Consolidation Website, Survey
The Ohio Departments of Mental Health and
Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services have launched a website —
www.adamh.ohio.gov — dedicated to the planned consolidation of Ohio’s
Cabinet-level behavioral health services agencies. The website features news
and information related to the consolidation, project charter, timeline, agency
overviews, quick links, a blog and a section dedicated to Frequently Asked
Boards, providers, stakeholders, consumers
and advocates are also invited to participate in
a special consolidation survey that will help
guide decisions moving forward. To view, visit: email@example.com .
Institute on Community Psychiatry was held March 1-2,
2013 – Cleveland. Download flier for more
information and contacts for future events.
Prescription Drug Drop Box Program Launched
The Ohio Attorney General’s Office is
partnering with the Ohio Department of Health and Drug Free Action Alliance to
invite southern Ohio’s law enforcement agencies to participate in the newly
established Ohio Prescription Drug Drop Box Program. The pilot program will
provide approximately 75 drop boxes to collect prescription drugs and at least
three incinerators to destroy them. The drop boxes are secure mailbox-style
disposal boxes that can be placed inside law enforcement departments where
residents can walk in and deposit their unwanted, expired or unused
prescription drugs. The portable drug incinerators will be provided to agencies
that are able and willing to serve as a regional destruction site for the pills
collected from other drug drop boxes in the area. ODADAS is also supporting the
pilot program through funding provided to the Drug Free Action Alliance.
Law enforcement agencies in the following
counties are eligible to apply for the pilot program:
Adams, Athens, Brown, Butler, Clermont,
Clinton, Fayette, Gallia, Greene, Hamilton, Highland, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence,
Meigs, Montgomery, Pickaway, Pike, Preble, Ross, Scioto, Vinton, Warren and
Network Seeking New Members
The Ohio Women’s Network, a statewide
organization of ODADAS-funded service providers who are committed to advancing
gender-specific prevention and treatment programming in Ohio, is seeking to
expand it membership. OWN meets monthly in Columbus and offers free “best
practices” trainings for any staff working in women’s programs. The Network
co-sponsors Ohio’s biannual Women’s Symposium and, as a 501 c(3), is qualified
to compete for grants. Membership is $100. To apply, download the application.
For meeting information, contact Jeane Cole, OWN Secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org or 513 961-4663.
Launches BH Facility Locator for National Guard Members and Their Families
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Services Administration (SAMHSA) has combined online resources and developed a
substance abuse and mental health services facility locator website for
National Guard members and their families. The purpose of this site is to
provide a single location to find resources for substance abuse treatment,
mental health and primary care in the user’s community; however, this tool is
not intended to identify or endorse any program/provider as being knowledgeable
or certified in specifically tailored services or interventions for military
service and veteran populations.
Abuse, Depression, Suicidal Thoughts in College Students Linked
A new study from researchers at Western
Illinois University (WIU) finds college students who use prescription drugs for
non-medical purposes are at increased risk of depression and thoughts of
suicide. The researchers analyzed the answers of 26,600 college students who
participated in a national research survey by the American College Health
Association. Students were asked about their non-medical prescription drug use,
including painkillers, antidepressants, sedatives and stimulants, as well as
their mental health symptoms in the past year. About 13 percent of students
reported non-medical prescription drug use, according to a WIU press release.
Those who reported feeling sad, hopeless, depressed or considered suicide were
significantly more likely to report non-medical use of any prescription drug.
The link between these feelings and prescription drug abuse was more pronounced
in females, the researchers report in Addictive Behaviors. The researchers
conclude that students may be inappropriately self-medicating psychological
distress with prescription medications.
Care for Psychopathology and Behavioral Difficulties in Children with Epilepsy
Nationwide Children’s Hospital presented “Multi-Disciplinary
Care for Psychopathology and Behavioral Difficulties in Children with Epilepsy:
The Importance of Primary Care and Mental Health Teams. visit
www.NationwideChildrens.org/Conferences (keyword: “Epilepsy”).
Addiction Studies Institute — Look
for materials and information still available at www.addictionstudiesinstitute.com.
Visit www.thenadd. org/stateofohio/ for complete details.
Behavioral Health e-Update is published
monthly by the ODADAS Office of Communications, in cooperation with the Ohio
Department of Mental Health, and distributed through the Department’s eNews
listserv. To subscribe to eNews, click HERE. For an archive of previous issues,
visit the ODADAS website at www.odadas.ohio.gov . Click on
your feedback and suggestions. If you have a news item, funding opportunity or
training announcement for a future issue of Behavioral Health e-Update, please
send an email to Eric.Wandersleben@ada.ohio.gov .
Advocates for Cultural Competence Charleta B.
Tavares, Executive Director
CARE Level I – Call for the training schedule for
dates, times and locations:
CARE Ohio Level I Trainings – “Building
Cross-Cultural Competence in Health Care”
The cost of the CARE training Level I (3
hour session) is $35 for MACC members and $45 for non-members and CARE
Level II (8 hours) is $120 and $150 accordingly. CEU’s are available for
RNs/LPNs and LSWs/LISWs; application has been made for CEU’s for Counseling and
Ohio Chemical Dependency professionals. Fax the registration
614-487-9320. For more information about CARE trainings click
CARE Ohio Level II Trainings - “CARE
Columbus, Ohio (Franklin County)
Columbus Public Health Department
240 Parsons Avenue – Room 119 C - Columbus, Ohio 43215
This year’s conference will focus on health care integration in the
context of health care reform that seeks to eliminate health disparities. For
more information or to submit a proposal, click
here or visit www.maccinc.net. For more
information contact Esta Powell at email@example.com or call (614)221-7841.
Ohio Department of Education/State Board of Education and
Articles of Interest:
Educators speculate on Kasich's budget plans
(Jan. 30, Dispatch.com)
Kasich set to unveil school funding plan
(Jan. 28, ToledoBlade.com)
In-depth: Educators on edge as funding plan
nears (Jan. 27, Cincinnati.com)
Teaching the teachers (Jan. 26, Ohio.com)
Kasich schools bill may bear key reformers'
marks (Jan. 26, Dayton Daily News)
Expert: Schools need to get online (Jan. 25, Dispatch.com)
School districts brace for new funding plan
(Jan. 24, Dayton Daily News)
Ohio's teacher training policies receive C-
grades from national group (Jan. 23, Cleveland.com)
City schools facing $48 million deficit (Jan.
Ohio begins educators' school shooting
training (Jan. 17, Dayton Daily News)
DYS Director Harvey Reed DYS was
awarded a grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
to provide mentoring services to 245 youth leaving DYS facilities and returning
to Cuyahoga, Franklin, Hamilton, Montgomery and Summit counties. Mentoring
begins four to six months prior to a youth’s release and continues in the
community for at least an additional six months. Mentoring services support a
youth’s reentry plan and assist with education, employment, housing, behavioral
health treatment and other supportive services.
DYS hosted a mentoring recognition event to show appreciation for all of the
community partners, mentors, mentees and staff who have made the Second Chance
Mentoring Program a success. In 2012, the program matched a total of 99 youth
with mentors! The event’s theme, “The Game of Life,” focused on how a committed
mentor enriches the life of a youth by encouraging personal growth and
development. The event included a youth panel discussion, reentry resources and
presentations from a total of six keynote speakers.
Department of Education (ODE) has issued another updated contact guide for the
ODE. The new
guide is more
comprehensive and organized by areas.
State High School Exit Exams to Become Tougher
The Center on Education Policy (CEP) released
on September 19, 2012 a report entitled, State High School Exit Exams: A Policy
in Transition by Shelby McIntosh. Without funding for research built into
states' plans for these exams, they cannot adequately ensure the success of
these policies or understand the impacts on their students."
The report is available.
for Ohio’s Future Dayton Community Conversation: Local leaders, advocates and state
lawmakers are coming together for Community Conversations across the state to
discuss Ohio’s investment in health and human services in the state budget and
what it means for Ohio and local communities. The following Community
Conversations are scheduled from 2-4 p.m.
March 22 – Toledo (information and registration)
Columbus – tbd
Cleveland – tbd
Athens – tbd
Federal Policy Conference Calls
Topics: Federal budget and other future
events. Ask Brandi for new dates
What a relief! We didn’t go over the fiscal cliff. The American Taxpayer Relief
Act of 2012 officially averted the fiscal cliff of combined tax hikes and
automatic spending cuts. Learn more about what the fiscal cliff means for kids
and how kids and families fared in the broader budget deal.
Our speaker is Jared Solomon, senior director of Budget Policy at First Focus,
a bipartisan advocacy organization dedicated to making children and families a
priority in federal policy and budget decisions.
RSVP to Brandi Scales at firstname.lastname@example.org. The
call-in number is 712-432-3900; passcode 249606#.
Matters Ohio opinions on funding
Illogical - Ohio's unemployment
compensation trust fund is chronically underfunded because employer taxes have
not kept pace with needs. This means that taxpayer funds are
being used to pay interest on debt, according
to our recent statement. The money Ohio is diverting in this way would be
better used to meet critical needs of schools and local governments that have
suffered deep cuts under the current budget. It's illogical, and bad policy,
for the state to be forking over tens of millions of dollars in interest
Unaffordable - Low- and
middle-income Ohioans would pay more in taxes under Congressional Republicans'
approach to extending the Bush tax cuts than they would under President Obama's
proposal, according to a new
comparison by Citizens for Tax Justice. The GOP
also wants to give more cuts to the wealthiest 1 percent than Obama does.
Unfortunately, both sides want "to extend far too many of these
unaffordable tax cuts," says CTJ's director.
by Kim Abraham LMSW and Marney
Recently, I was sitting at lunch
with a friend, swapping stories about our families. I shared that I was
concerned about how my adult stepdaughter was doing—she was facing a
difficult situation thousands of miles away from home. “Well,” my friend said, “You
don’t have to worry about that. You’re not her real mom.”
Teens and Prom Season:
What Do You Worry about Most?
to participate in our poll »
See What's New on the For Families Website
There are new features on the For Families website to support your family engagement efforts.
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UnderYOURInfluence offers parents of teen
drivers numerous FREE resources to help parents create a strong and sustainable
parent-teen driving relationship!
this FREE toolkit!
SW Ohio –
SW Ohio Catholic Charities – Sandy
The busyness of today's
families extracts a price on both children and parents. The average family has
just too much going on. Learn what parents can do to take charge of their
calendar and create a simpler, more meaningful, and healthier life for everyone
in the family.
Avoiding the Trap", was offered on April 11th from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at St. Vincent Ferrer Parish (Hamilton Hall), 7754
Montgomery Road, Kenwood. The fee is $15/person. Contact Sandy Keiser at
Catholic Charities at 513-241-7745 or email@example.com
In today's world, parenting has
never been more challenging. Parents are finding that new methods are needed to
reach, teach and support their children. "Growing
Up Again", is a four session class that will
help parents learn a variety of ways to reach their children and balance love
It began on April 25 at Hyde
Park Health Center, 4001 Rosslyn Drive, from 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm. The fee is
$60/person. Contact Sandy Keiser at 513-241-7745 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
for new dates and titles.
Keiser, LISW-S, CFLE Community Education Specialist and Consultant Catholic Charities
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Evening Presentation: Simplicity Parenting
REGISTER NOW Presenter Kim John Payne explains
why less is more and presents four simplicity pathways you can take to help
your child feel calmer, happier and more secure. This is the work which
provided the inspiration for Kim’s best-selling book, Simplicity Parenting (published in August 2009). It presents not only four simple steps, but
provides examples of how to bring “the power of less” into your home on a daily
basis. So much of modern life
seems to be about more. Very few presentations you will attend will suggest
that you do less, but this is one of them. It quietly presents ‘do-able’ daily
ways in which we can simplify our families lives and by doing so build
resiliency within our children. Presentation was:
May 8, 2013; 7 to 9 p.m.; Antioch
University Midwest; PNC Auditorium
Dayton St. Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387
This event is part of Safe School Climate Conference: Making the Invisible
Visible. The conference
explores ways to promote and build an effective learning environment for
students and staff. Topics include bullying prevention, peer mediation, student
mental health and more. Check out midwest.antioch.edu/education-conference for more information or to register.
Keynote Speaker: Kim John Payne, M.Ed. An international expert on School
Climate & Social Inclusion, consultant, and trainer to over 110 U.S.
independent and public schools, Kim John Payne, M.ED, has been a school counselor,
educator, consultant, researcher, and educator for twenty-seven years. Mr.
Payne has helped children, adolescents and families explore social difficulties
with classmates, attention and behavioral issues at home and school, and
emotional issues such as defiance, aggression, addiction and self-esteem. He
has appeared frequently as a bullying prevention expert on television including
ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox; on radio with the BBC, Sirius/XM, CBC & NPR and
featured in print media such as Time Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, Parenting,
Mothering, and the LA Times.
Session partners include Yellow
Springs High School/McKinney School PTO and Mills Lawn School PTOConference
Partners include: Antioch College, Yellow Springs Community Foundation, Think
Tank of Clark County, Project Trust and ThinkTV
Questions or for information? Email
email@example.com or call Sarah Wallis at 937-769-1862
Learning First Alliance newsletter
available. See School Engagement models:
Parental engagement is a crucial part of student success, but developing
effective family/school relationships requires intentional design. LFA recently
assembled a new resource on models of effective parental engagement strategies,
compiling several examples from many of our member associations. Read
of Public Schools...Fiction Trumps the Truth. If we lose
the public confidence in our work and the value of popular support, in the end
we’ll lose what makes this country great.
Public School Leadership Means a Commitment to Each Child. NASSP's
2013 High School Principal of the Year proves that each school has the
potential to provide a quality education as a stepping stone into the middle
Reform - First Do No Harm. A recent
report argues that the top-down, punitive reform efforts currently in vogue are
ineffective and cause more harm than good in turning around troubled schools.
http://families.naeyc.org/ New opportunity - Parent
information website provided by NAEYC (National Association for the Education
of Young Children) by T Berry Brazelton, M.D. and Joshua Sparrow, M.D. Families Today has been featured in the N.Y. Times for 20
years. Get answers to Early
Directions for Youth and Families upcoming Teen Childbirth Education classes. FREE. If
you have questions please contact Intake at 614 294-2661 Designed for teen
mothers 12-21 and their support system. Please click on the link for information.
Childbirth Education flyer http://www.dfyf.org/user_files/cb.pdf
article from Huffington Post on the later in life mental health effects of
spanking children http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/02/spanking-children-linked-to-mental-health-disorders_n_1643422.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular
New Empowering Parents – Child behavior
help (see under blogs)
by Kim Abraham LMSW and Marney
Recently, I was sitting at lunch
with a friend, swapping stories about our families. I shared that I was
concerned about how my adult stepdaughter was doing—she was facing a
difficult situation thousands of miles away from home. “Well,” my friend said, “You
don’t have to worry about that. You’re not her real mom.”
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Disrespectful Kids and Teens: 5 Rules to Help You Handle
Their Behavior Sick of Your Kid's Backtalk? Here's
How to Stop It 10 Ways to Motivate Your Child to Do
Better in School
My Child Have a Video Game Addiction?" How to Set Limits Around Video Game
Use by Sara
New from EP:
Discipline: Consequences and Effective Parenting
Young Kids Acting Out in
School: The Top 3 Issues Parents Worry about Most
Free EP Downloadable
and Young Children: Unlocking the Secrets to Good Behavior
Parenting: How to Get Control When Your Child is Making You Angry
in the Middle of the Sandwich Generation: Parenting 4 Kids While Caring for My
Angry Child Outbursts: The
10 Rules of Dealing with an Angry Child
Exhausted": 4 Tips to Combat Parental Burnout
Blog – Parenting Reflections http://parentingreflections.com/
Contributors include Jean Clarke, Elizabeth Crary, Connie Dawson, Beth Gausman,
Helen Neville, Sandy Keiser, Emily Williams.
more from USEP-OHIO and many other topics at Chelsea Foundation.
Chapin Hall offering – Articles on many
topics; see Advocacy topic area for new seminar on Public Policy
School Engagement Among Parents of Middle
Most researchers, policymakers, and educators
believe that children do better in school when their parents are involved in
their education. However, there is no gold standard for how to engage parents.
Consequently, schools often employ a broad range of "parent involvement"
efforts, with little clear evidence about what works best and for whom. This
issue brief uses data from Chapin Hall's evaluation of the Elev8 full-service
schools initiative as an illustrative case study to reflect on the efficacy of
different parent engagement approaches during the middle school years.
the Issue Brief on the Chapin Hall website.
Challenges of Military Parents
CNN has published an opinion piece by Doris Duke Cohort One Fellow Tova Neugut
about the challenges that face fathers serving in the military. She discussed
the need to support military fathers who face a number of challenges at home
and during deployment, particularly during the period of reintegration after
service members return from duty.
the opinion piece on the CNN website
Research and Policy
Education Week:Special Report: Leaders To Learn From: Lessons
From District Leaders - In the first of what will be an annual report on leadership, Education
Week’s Leaders To Learn From provides fifteen profiles on forward-thinking
Free Education Week Spotlights Available -
for Free Download:
for English-Language Learners: Take a
look at districts making the standards accessible to ELLs and see how teachers
are preparing for instruction and assessment challenges.
Math and the
Common Core: Discover
how math instruction is changing in light of the common standards and see how
teachers are preparing at-risk students for the common core.
the Common Core: Understand
how curriculum and assessments are shifting as a result of the English/language
arts standards and how literacy is being implemented across the subject areas.
Learning and Adaptive Instruction: Take a
look at blended learning and adaptive instruction models, mixing face-to-face
instruction with online learning.
Community Involvement: Learn how
leaders are involving parent groups in district decisionmaking.
Recovery and Online Learning: See how
districts are using online learning to reach students beyond traditional
the multiple measures being used to measure teacher performance.
School and District Leaders: Discover
how schools are growing leadership capacity.
Readiness and Access: Examine
districts where students are being prepared for the academic and financial
demands of college.
about successful district efforts in data-driven reform and put your school's
data into practice.
Looking for other topics? Check out
Education Week's full series of Spotlights.
Each Spotlight is delivered in an
easy-to-read, easy-to-use digital format, with numerous in-depth articles in
one convenient PDF file.
free Spotlight downloads on Facebook and Twitter.
The State of Poverty across Ohio
By Aleks Panovska, Policy & Advocacy
The Ohio Association of Community Action
Agencies, in conjunction with Community Research Partners, released a study documenting
trends in poverty across Ohio over the past decade. Startling results show that
almost two million people in Ohio live in poverty. That’s one in six people -
enough to fill the OSU football stadium more than 17 times. Results are even
more shocking for children. From 1999 to 2010, the number of children in poverty
grew by more than 232,000. Statewide, nearly one in four children lives below
the federal poverty level. For children under the age of six, that number rises
to one in three. That’s enough for children to make up more than one-third of
all Ohioans who live in poverty.
Well-Being of LGB Youth Transitioning
Out of Foster Care
describes the characteristics and economic well-being of young people aging out
of foster care who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, or bisexual (LGB). It
also compares their economic self-sufficiency to that of their heterosexual
peers also aging out of care.
Read the Issue Brief on the Chapin Hall
Replicating Home Visiting Programs with Fidelity: Baseline
Data and Preliminary FindingsIn 2008, the
Children's Bureau in the Administration for Children and Families at the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services entered into cooperative agreements
with 17 programs in 15 states to support the implementation of home visiting
programs designed to prevent child maltreatment. This report describes the
fidelity measurement framework adopted by the cross-site evaluation team and
early fidelity outcomes for 44 agencies implementing home visiting services as
part of the initiative.
Read the report on the Chapin Hall website
TANF Child-Only Cases: Who Are They?
What Policies Affect Them? What Is Being Done?
cases were far from the center of attention when the federal Temporary
Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program was created in 1996 and when it
was reauthorized in 2005. However, with adult-aided cases at less than
one-quarter of their pre-TANF levels, child-only cases have become a
substantial presence in the nation's TANF caseload. Interest in these cases is
growing. This report is written to aid policy makers as they contemplate
modifications to TANF. Read the
report on the Chapin Hall website
Teacher Evaluations – ASCD Panel
Discusses Teacher Evaluations: The ASCD November 2012 Whole Child Podcast,
hosted by Molly McCloskey, featured a panel discussion on fair and effective
teacher evaluations. The Podcast is available. Information about other Whole Child
Podcasts is available.
Forums - Voices for Ohio’s Children is now in
the process of compiling data and input from each of their Regional Children's
Forums held in the summer, and will compile a policy agenda for the upcoming
year. With Ohio's budget cycle functioning on a biennium-basis, the action list
for 2013 will encompass both legislative and fiscal priorities. Using the
feedback from our partners, we seek to identify emerging patterns across the
state and structure the framework of next year's agenda based on grassroots
recommendations. We anticipate another busy year, and we look forward to
engaging a wide network of child advocates and policy makers at all levels of
government as we begin the work ahead of us.
If you were unable to attend one of the
forums or want to review the handouts, collateral materials are available online.
Changes to the codes in the Psychiatry section of
the AMA's Current Procedural Terminology went into effect to services provided
beginning Jan. 1, 2013
today or get information on OPPA's
Coding and Documentation Workshop
Resources on Poverty in the USA http://www.spotlightonpoverty.org/poverty_day_resources.aspx Parents' Pasts and Families' Futures: Using
Family Assessments to Inform Perspectives on Reasonable Efforts and Reunification. Comprehensive
family assessments conducted by the Illinois Department of Children and Family
Services are used to identify/understand the experiences of parents involved
with the child welfare system who report extensive exposure to trauma in their
own personal histories. Download
the report on the Chapin Hall website
the Discussion Paper on the Chapin Hall website. See others and note Advocacy area
Beyond School Improvement: Chapin Hall Webinar December 6, 2012 Available
archived after presentation.Partnering to Strengthen Educational Opportunities
for Urban Children and Youth. The CWICstats dashboard report for the second
quarter of 2012 is now available. The quarterly dashboard report was developed
for the Chicago Workforce Investment Council (CWIC) to provide a snapshot of
key workforce and economic indicators. The report highlights many of the key indicators
and their most recent changes, and then graphically depicts key and additional
indicators over time.
Afterschool Training to the Workplace: The Second Year of the Palm Beach County
Afterschool Educator Certificate Program
In the second year implementation study of the Palm Beach County Afterschool
Educator Certificate program (PBC-AEC), researchers at Chapin Hall sought to
understand program implementation and establish how this 80-hour course
affected individuals in the second year of operation. The report explains how
afterschool organizations adopted the principles of PBC-AEC, and the extent to
which training graduates used PBC-AEC ideas and practices in their work.
the Report on the Chapin Hall website.
available from Case Western University The
Schubert Center for Child Studies aims to strengthen links between
child-related academic study, public policy formation, and professional
practice. Based in the College
of Arts and Sciences at Case
Western Reserve University, the
Schubert Center convenes experts from across campus and throughout the
Cleveland community to provide an innovative forum for multidisciplinary
education, research, and communications focused on child policy. Follow the links below (control+click)
for information on Schubert Center initiatives, activities, and resources such
as:Our series of Research
and Policy Briefs summarizing
child-related research at CWRU and highlighting implications for policy and
lunch-time seminars featuring
cutting-edge research by CWRU faculty and corresponding commentary by local
Policy Matters Ohio Leveling out - Our latest
foreclosure report points out
that even though new filings dropped for the second year in a row - down to
71,556, a 16 percent decrease from 2010 - foreclosures in Ohio seem to be
leveling off at a crisis-level peak. Mediation and foreclosure prevention
programs are clearly making a dent.
without a cause - Even though there is no budget shortfall,
Ohio Gov. John Kasich and House Republicans propose squeezing $95 million out
of Ohio's current budget with no plans to use the money to restore critical
analysis of HB 487, part of
the governor's "Mid-Biennium Review," suggests that small amounts of
money could have significant impact on the lives of many Ohioans. Just $8
million could pull down a federal match and reduce the wait for 14,000 families
needing services from the Department of Developmental Disabilities; just $6.2
million could stop the cut pending next year to alcohol and drug treatment
services and help provide treatment for 3,800.
From Learning first Alliance Learning
First Alliance Spotlight:
Family Engagement - A Driving Force Behind School Tu Project Yellow Light is a scholarship
competition designed to bring about change. As an applicant you have one clear
mission: encourage your peers to develop and embrace safe driving habits.
Efforts By Betsy Landers, President of the National
Safety and Safety Education
information on a variety of resources and safety programs in the USA
www.SafeConnectionsandResources.org website for
helping volunteers and professionals access info
Safety organizations and websites recommended
by National Association of Women Highway Safety Leaders:
From the NOYS (National Organizations for
Youth Safety) Newsletter:
Check out NOYS
Events Page to find out
the details and for information on more events!
Global Youth Traffic Safety Month
You are cordially invited to
attend the May 8th launch of the Decade of Action for Road Safety events at the
Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC. We will celebrate Global Road
Safety Week, Global Youth Traffic Safety Month and Bike Month. Please see
invitation below from the Honorable Norman Y. Mineta, Chairman of Make Roads
Safe North America.
This year, the theme of Global
Road Safety Week is pedestrian safety and members of the Mandela family
will lead the Long Short Walk, a worldwide walk for road safety in memory of
Zenani Mandela, in locations all over the globe. Won't you join us
and add your steps to thousands of others who share the common goal of safe
roads for all?
Whether or not you can join us in
DC, we encourage you to organize your own Long Short Walk before May 8th in
support of Global Road Safety Week. Perhaps you are already planning a meeting
or a walk? Consider including a Long Short Walk (perhaps during a break) in
support of the Mandelas and our worldwide goal of safe roads for everyone.
You'll be spreading the word about road safety and improving your health (the
CDC recommends 30 minutes of walking every day).
The Long Short Walk in 3 easy
1) Invite friends/colleagues and
make signs (or download them) telling us why you are walking: I'm walking for
health & safety; I'm walking for youth; I'm walking for safe roads for
(2) Find a safe route to walk,
get signs, and register your walk at www.mylongshortwalk.org.
(3) Walk! If you prefer to bike,
you can go on a Long Short Walk & Roll! Use the "Every Body Walks!
App" to keep track of your distance and don't forget to share your photos
by uploading them at www.mylongshortwalk.org, tweeting them #walksafe and
#noysnoise, and publishing them on your websites/blogs/Facebook.
Thank you for being a champion
for road safety. With our combined steps, we can encircle the globe with our
efforts to make roads safe for everyone!
T. Bella Dinh-Zarr, PhD, MPH
North American Director, Make
Everyone can become a Global
Youth Traffic Safety MonthT Partner by clicking
Your commitment can be as grand or small as your time and resources allow.
A simple way to participate in Global Youth Traffic Safety MonthT is to take a
walk with your teen. Your walk can be as short or as long as you want.
Register your walk at www.mylongshortwalk.org.
From NOYS National Organization for Youth
it or Ticket
National Seat Belt Enforcement Mobilization Campaign
May 20-June 2, 2013
Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving Campaign
May 5, 2013
Youth Traffic Safety Month
Everyone should be able to walk and bike
without fear of injury. But every year 1.3 million people are killed on the
roads and many more are seriously injured. Encouraging walking and biking is
good for safety, for health, and for the environment. So, in support of the Global
Road Safety Week 2013 and the
Decade of Action for Road Safety, the Zenani Mandela Campaign (in memory of
Nelson Mandela's great-granddaughter who lost her life in a crash) has launched
the 'Long Short Walk' for safer, healthier, greener mobility. NOYS member
organizations are participating in this effort as part of Global
Youth Traffic Safety Month in May.
Four Steps to Participate in The Long Short
Walk 'N Roll:
what the facts and get involved!
Project Yellow Light is a scholarship competition designed to
bring about change. As an applicant you have one clear mission: encourage your
peers to develop and embrace safe driving habits.
Injury Prevention for Teens
15 to 19 Years Injury prevention tips on a variety of
Easy Steps to Properly Fit a
It's not enough to simply buy a bicycle helmet - it should be properly fitted,
adjusted, and worn each time you ride.
Click. Check. Protect.
New Rules For School Snack
Foods Announced In USA
released its long-awaited nutritional guidelines for snacks that are sold in
Smoking Rate 70 Percent
Higher For Those With Mental Illness
with a mental illness, 36 percent smoke cigarettes, compared with 21 percent of
adults without a mental illness.
Shape Your Family's Habits
Doctors Often Don't Ask Teen
Patients About Drinking
don't ask their teenage patients about their drinking, a new study finds.
DUI Standard in New
Washington Marijuana Law May Be Too High
threshold for the driving under the influence standard that is part of the new
Washington state marijuana law may be too high, a government expert says.
Energy Drinks and Alcohol: A
Dangerous Mix for Teens
drinks can be dangerous for teenagers, according to a new report published in a
Advocates for Highway and
Auto Safety Release 2013 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws
Roadmap Report Grades States on Highway Safety Laws.
South Dakota Lawmakers
Endorse Teen Driving Safety Measures
A package of
recommendations that would ban beginning drivers from using cellphones behind
the wheel and make other changes aimed at reducing teen traffic fatalities and
serious injuries is progressing through the South Dakota Legislature.
Teen Drinking and Driving: A
million high school teens drank alcohol and got behind the wheel in 2011.
Educating Youth About Teen
National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and the facts may surprise you.
College Cyber Bullying,
thinks of bullying, one may imagine a defenseless kid rushing to his bike after
school to avoid a group of tough tyrants; however,bullying occurs in the
university environment too.
Teen Dating Violence: A
Closer Look at Adolescent Romantic Relationships
teenagers do not experience physical aggression when they date. However, for
one in 10 teens, abuse is a very real part of dating relationships.