Ohio is facing a major opioid overdose crisis. And as many Ohio families fight opioid abuse, the impact cascades into the learning environments in Ohio schools. Last fall, Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria and the Ohio STEM Learning Network challenged Ohio’s students to design solutions to help end the opioid crisis. Throughout this school year, more than 1,200 students accepted the challenge and developed hundreds of ideas to fight opioid abuse.
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Akron Public Schools and some of its community partners are teaming up to bolster the support by engaging more and more families in their children’s education. Family participation has been found to be a key a ingredient in student proficiency and excellence. Without family support, many students can and often do struggle.
Greenleaf Family Center has partnered with Akron Public Schools (APS) as its sponsor for the “Helping Students Succeed” fundraising event Friday, October 21, 2016, at St. George Family Center in Akron, Ohio.
The event is open to the public and benefits the APS programs that keep parents engaged with their children’s education.
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