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 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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Students and teacher wearing hijabs at table

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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Image of Hunter (L) & mom Bess (R) smiling at the camera

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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a diverse group of families and students playing instruments together

Ohio School Story: Cincinnati’s Roll Hill School Partners with Local Non-Profit to Host Jam Sessions for Families, Students, and Staff

We love this story from Cincinnati, because it is an example of family engagement that is sustained throughout the school ...
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Ohio Family Story: New School, New Chance for Family Engagement

Ohio Family Story: New School, New Chance for Family Engagement

Sophia (L) & mom Sara (R) Sara Owens, Assistant to the Director of the Center on Education and Training for ...
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Ohio Family Story: Parent University -- A Personal Experience

Ohio Family Story: Parent University — A Personal Experience

In the Spring of 2019 I attended a free day of educational sessions at my local school District in Hilliard, ...
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newborn baby wrapped in pink

Ohio Family Story: What Counts as Family Engagement?

By the time I got pregnant at 31, I was so excited to have a baby. A little girl to ...
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Ohio School Story: Family Engagement Team remains focused on student success in Berea Schools

Ohio School Story: Family Engagement Team remains focused on student success in Berea Schools

Berea City School District, near Cleveland, is transforming their family engagement work to include all families. "When all of us ...
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Ohio Parents and Caregivers -- Click Here to Apply to be on our Advisory Council in 2020 -- Applications Due November 1, 2019

We are now recruiting Ohio parents and caregivers of Ohio children from birth to grade 12 to be members of our advisory council beginning in January 2020!

Click here to apply now or download and share the application with families in your community.

Applications are due by November 1, 2019, and can be emailed as an attachment to OhioSFEC@osu.edu.

To read more about the work of the council, visit our state advisory council web page.