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The 180 School Day Expulsion: A Potential Option for Disciplining Dangerous Students

The Ohio House of Representatives passed an amendment to Ohio’s expulsion law that would permit a board of education to adopt a policy allowing the superintendent to expel a student for up to 180 school days for conduct that posed an “imminent and severe endangerment to the health and safety” of other students or school [...]

Ohio House and Senate Approve Four Extra Snow Days; Bill Sent to Governor

The Ohio House and Senate both gave their approvals Wednesday to a compromise plan that will provide four additional calamity days, once districts have used their initial five already outlined in state law and four contingency days they planned at the start of the school year.  The legislature approved recommendations from a legislative conference committee, including [...]

National Report Touts the Importance of Mentoring

A newly published report provides insightful viewpoints on the importance and benefits of mentoring for at-risk children.  The Mentor Effect: Young People’s Perspective on the Outcomes and Availability of Mentoring was commissioned by the National Mentoring Partnership. The report is based on a national survey of 18-21 year olds about the experiences – or lack [...]