Stories from Ohio

As Ohio schools and families are working together, Ohio children are growing into the leaders, innovators, and citizens who will lead our state and nation. We are proud to share with you stories from Ohio families, communities, and schools that demonstrate the impactful ways family engagement is happening across our state.

Share your story! We would love to hear your examples of family engagement that happens everywhere and anytime. From reading to your child, planning for college, and sharing family meals to parent universities, home visits, and connecting using technology.

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Featured Stories

Ohio School Story: Harmon Middle School's Counselor Supports Families During the Pandemic

Ohio School Story: Harmon Middle School’s Counselor Supports Families During the Pandemic

The counselor at Harmon Middle School in Pickerington Local Schools gathered resources for families to promote the well-being of their ...
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Ohio District Story: How Columbus City Schools is Supporting Families During the Pandemic

Many thanks to Scott Varner and the rest of the Columbus City Schools' Department of Engagement for submitting their district-wide ...
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Ohio Family Story: Building My Support System

As my son was starting preschool, I had just learned that he was diagnosed with autism, developmental delay, and many ...
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Ohio Family Story: Transition from Homeschool to Formal Education

Kenyona and her husband decided to homeschool their children through kindergarten and first grade. While both children have since transitioned ...
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Ohio Family Story: Supporting Your Child’s Dreams

We are so inspired by this family story from Salem, Ohio. Watch the video below to see William's dreams become ...
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Ohio Family Story: Michael's Story with Strength, Courage, and Bravery

Ohio Family Story: Michael’s Story with Strength, Courage, and Bravery

We share the following videos with permission from Michael's family and the Ohio Coalition for the Education of Students with ...
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Ohio School Story: Columbus City Schools Provides Opportunities for Families Who Speak Languages Other Than English

This story was written by Scott Varner, Executive Director of Community Engagement & generously shared by Seneca Bing, Family and ...
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Ohio Family Story: Same School, Different Experience

Hunter (L) and mom Bess (R) Bess is the mom of eight-year-old Hunter. An active and energetic child, Hunter attends ...
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