News & Updates

Students rally for increased gun control
About 250 students from Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus descended on the Statehouse on National School Walkout Day (March 14) to encourage legislators to enact new laws to reduce gun violence.  READ MORE

Draft strategic plan for education released
The Ohio Department of Education seeks feedback on a recently released draft strategic plan that will inform public education in the Buckeye State throughout the 2019-2024 school years.  READ MORE

School funding discussions underway
Well in advance of the next state biennial budget bill, two House members are beginning discussions on school funding through a workgroup comprised of lawmakers, school superintendents and school treasurers.  READ MORE

New report card indicator unveiled
Under Ohio’s Every Student Succeeds Act plan, absenteeism rates will become a graded component of school performance on state report cards.  READ MORE

Safer Schools Ohio addresses cyber threats
Safer Schools Ohio recommends that schools take steps to help mitigate further threats by The Dark Overlord, which forced a number of  schools to close for several days last fall.  READ MORE

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Workshops and Events

Drop Out Recovery Roundtable – Spring
The Spring Drop Out Recovery Roundtable will focus on topics of interest to our Drop Out Recovery Schools. The program will be determined in early spring and communicated via email.
April 23, 2018 Columbus 4-6:30pm Register online

Survival Spanish II
Learn some valuable lessons about culture and communication with your students! In response to the overwhelming success of Survival Spanish I, our facilitator, Jay Poroda will lead us through some more Spanish vocabulary and conversational exchanges. This will build upon the vocabulary presented at our March 14 seminar. If you did not attend the first session, we will give you study documents to get you caught up, email Anita at amccarty@buckeyehope.org!
May 2, 2018 10am-3pm (lunch included) Register online

Speaking Out with Students
Effective instruction requires active engagement of learners. This workshop will help you to set up and facilitate active class discussions that get all students participating and learning! Four strategies will be explored and practiced to help you create more dialogue and discourse in instruction: four-corners activity, inner/outer circles, full-class discussion, and persistent questions.
May 10, 2018. Cleveland. 10am-3pm Register online

May 17, 2018. Columbus. 10am-3pm Register online

R & R For Teachers of English Learners
This workshop is intended for teachers of English learners (TELs) who are in school leadership roles or roles in which they support the rest of the teaching faculty. The focus is on effective planning and implementation to build teacher capacity for teaching English learners.
May 16, 2018 10am-3pm Register online

Leadership Summit
Mark your calendar now to reserve the dates for our Summer Leadership Summit. The Leadership Summit brings together leadership teams from almost 50 community schools across Ohio for an intense and productive 2-day event focused on improving student performance. For 2018 the dates are June 14-15 and the location will once again be at the Quest Conference Center at Polaris.
June 14-15, 2018. Columbus. 9 am Thursday - 4 pm Friday. Register online

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