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 [...]
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A conference committee agreed on snow days legislation after the Ohio House and Senate passed different versions of a Bill addressing the issue. Key conference committee amendments include: Four additional calamity days for the 2013-2014 school year. These additional days that do not have to be made up would be granted to districts only after [...]
In the first decision of its kind, the Main Supreme Court ruled that a school’s failure to allow a transgendered student to use the girls’ restroom violated state anti-discrimination laws. Susan Doe, born biologically male, was diagnosed with gender dysphoria before fifth grade. Initially, the district developed a Section 504 plan that allowed Susan to [...]