Spotlight for Families

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Talking Points: A Free App Teachers and Families Can Use to Translate their Text Messages Back and Forth

Two-way communication between families and schools is extremely important in times where teachers are providing remote instruction. To ensure that ...
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Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home – A Chart for Families

By downloading and filling out a blank Positive Behavior Chart, families can create their own, personalized set of expectations for ...
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Family Literacy Day by Day Calendar: Have fun with literacy every day with your child!

The State Library of Ohio, in collaboration with Ohio Ready to Read, is pleased to offer the Day By Day ...
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National “Money Smart” Resources

The Money Smart Week organization empowers people with the knowledge and skills to make good financial decisions when it comes ...
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Video: Hear from other families about the importance of attendance at school

"In this new resource from Attendance Works, a variety of parents speak about the importance of school attendance and making ...
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Middle School Transition Research Brief by OSU

Middle School Family Engagement Resources (Available in English, Spanish, Nepali, Somali, Chinese, & Arabic)

Family engagement in education doesn't stop after elementary school. It's just as important, but it looks and sounds different. This ...
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Video: Advice from Parents/Caregivers – Transitions Can Be Tricky: What Helps?

This video from our partner, the OCALI Family Center, highlights families and their recommendations for helping your child make successful ...
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Video: How Can I Get My Kid to Like Math?

This free video is for parents/caregivers wanting to understand how they can talk to their child differently about math. Note: ...
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