Spotlight for Schools

Thank you for visiting our spotlight on resources for schools – we put our favorite resources here for schools and community partners working with families in Ohio! Family engagement is a skill that can be developed over time – we can all help launch student success together! Questions? Email us at


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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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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Ready4K: An educational text-based resource that schools can share with families

Ready4K is an evidence-based family engagement strategy via text messages. Schools can set up a way for families to sign ...
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Video: Effective Family Engagement Could Look Like This

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction created this video to share specific ideas about how schools can shift from involving ...
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Front Page of Early Literacy Family Engagement Rubric Report

Family Engagement in Early Literacy: A Rubric and Guide for School Teams

The rubric was written by the Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center in collaboration with the Ohio Family and Community Engagement ...
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