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Toledo City’s school-to-work program
A need by area businesses for skilled tradespeople has led to a school-to-work program in Toledo City Schools that is growing rapidly.

The concept is a simple one: Start by giving high school students the workplace knowledge they will need when they graduate then have them work on job sites while they are seniors. Students start proving themselves to potential employers and receive job offers before they even get their diplomas, district administrators say.
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Authentic family and community engagement
The issue of family and community engagement has been a challenge for as long as there have been schools, school boards and superintendents. Unfortunately, a lot of what we have traditionally done isn’t really engagement — it’s involvement. With the rapidly changing demographics of our student population, effectively engaging with families and communities has never been more important.
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Community learning centers help revitalize schools and neighborhoods
More than 30 urban school district board members and administrators heard about efforts in Cincinnati to help schools become community learning centers.

Darlene Kamine, executive director of the Community Learning Center Institute in Cincinnati, spoke at the OSBA Urban School District Advisory Network’s winter meeting Feb. 14 in Columbus. Not only has the institute’s work been instrumental in improving Cincinnati City Schools, the concept potentially translates to many urban districts.
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July 11, 2017 - Summer meeting.
OSBA Board Room 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Promoting your Schools - Ryan McLane and Eric Lowe, authors of the book, Your School Rocks . . . So Tell People, and Connect your Schools with your Community - Jeffrey Stec, Executive Director - Citizens for Civic Renewal.


Capital Conference: 
Urban Solution Room spotlight session: 
Urban Preschool Expansion Strategies That Work
Tuesday November 14 at 1:30 PM


CPS Community Learning Center Site Visit Survey

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