There are many reasons families might choose one type of school over another. Our Guide to Choosing a School in Ohio provides families with information and tools to help make school choices in Ohio. Each year we make updates to this resource to stay current with Ohio’s school choices.
Our Center is currently partnering with the Ohio Department of Education, Ohio families, and educators to develop sample communication tools and guidance for schools related to Ohio’s Dyslexia Laws. These resources are aligned with Ohio’s Dyslexia Guidebook for schools, and can be copied/adapted for local use.
This podcast blends the stories of Ohio families with strategies from education professionals. Host Tom Capretta and producer Fara Allen cover a range of topics and questions about the education system.
Our Family-to-Family videos are 2-minute windows into the parenting world of other families. We can learn so much from each other to launch each child’s success in and out of school. We’re grateful to all the Ohio families who have submitted videos about their guidance and experiences.
The Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center’s GrandUnderstandings project is designed to provide resources to assist grandfamilies and the educators who support them. We provide infographics with resources for grandparent caregivers, sample school communications, and a research brief with many ideas for educators.
Families and schools both play a critical role in supporting the mental health of children and adolescents. While individuals can make a difference on their own, when schools and families come together, the impacts can be amplified. Our ongoing mental health project has resulted in a research brief for educators, videos for educators and families, and Ohio family stories about how they support mental health in partnership with their child’s school.
Research shows the middle school years are the most appropriate time for students to start engaging in self- and career-exploration. At the Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center, we recognize the impact that families, schools, and community partners have on students’ career development. Our goal is to provide valuable information, tools, and resources that can assist all stakeholders as they support students in their career journey. We’ve made a research brief for educators, family/student activity guides, and career conversation starters for families.
Money Talks is a short, family-friendly online series about talking to your middle school child about money. For each of 5 topics, you will find conversation starters to use at home, quotes from parents/caregivers like you, games, activity ideas, and other resources. This series is available in English and Spanish.
This toolkit is an ongoing collaboration of the Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center and the Ohio Department of Education. Our toolkit accompanies Ohio’s Whole Child Framework. You will find interactive links to explore resources for engaging families within the 12 sections of the framework.
The Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center is part of The Ohio State University’s Center on Education and Training for Employment, a translational research center within the College of Education and Human Ecology.