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Leveraging Student Data for Informed Decision Making within an Interconnected Systems Framework

In the dynamic landscape of education, where every student's journey is unique, the importance of data-driven decision-making cannot be overstated. As educators, mental health providers, and stakeholders, we are constantly striving to enhance outcomes and provide effective support to our students. In this endeavor, leveraging meaningful data becomes not just beneficial, but essential.
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Supporting Military-Connected Youth through Ohio’s Purple Star Designation

Military students lead lives that are marked by frequent relocations, separation from loved ones during deployments, and the challenges of adapting to new schools and communities. For these reasons, military-connected students are considered one of the 7 vulnerable youth groups in the State of Ohio, yet most exhibit remarkable courage and adaptability. This resilience is often due to Ohio’s commitment to supporting military families and students through the Purple Star designation for schools. The special recognition is awarded to schools that demonstrate a commitment to meeting the unique needs of military-connected students by providing a welcoming and supportive atmosphere where students can thrive academically, socially and emotionally.
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Kirtland Champions Fitness for School Success

At a time when many districts responded to academic challenges by reducing recess time, PE, Health, or Family and Consumer Science classes, Kirtland Local Schools did what seemed counterintuitive; they increased their focus on fitness, wellness, and nutrition districtwide.

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Student Health and the Whole Child

Across the state of Ohio, educators rely on the Whole Child, a framework that underscores children’s need to be healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged. And critical to these needs, is a coordinated effort from schools, health systems, mental health partners, and communities.
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