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

Grandma with three high school aged kids standing outside on a sunny day smiling and looking at the camera.

Ohio Family Story: Grandfamilies…You Are Not Alone

“I got the phone call from the hospital that my baby was born,” said Pandora Pandora, a 2-time cancer survivor ...
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Ohio Family Story: From Grandparents to Grandfamily

This story captures the experiences of an Ohio grandfamily. Due to the sensitive nature of the story, the name Brenda ...
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Ohio School District Story: Youngstown Schools’ Supports for Families During the Pandemic

Linda Hoey Chief of Family Engagement Youngstown City School District During this Pandemic, with Covid-19, many of the parents my ...
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Ohio Regional Story: Talk First Stark encourages “language nutrition” as the foundation of healthy growth and brain development

The Ohio Department of Education's State Support Team 9 has been working in collaboration with Great Start for Great Futures ...
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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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