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This blog is written by members of the Ohio Leadership Advisory Council (OLAC), a partnership between the Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA) and the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). Please note that the information provided in each blog post represents the individual author's point of view and does not necessarily reflect the position of the OLAC, BASA or ODE.

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Supporting Teachers to Support Diverse Learners

April 24, 2020

Guest blog by Josh Englehart, Ed.S., Ph.D., Superintendent, Painesville City Schools

A major point of pride in Painesville City Schools is our diversity. Fifty-three percent of our students are Hispanic, 20% are white, 18% are black, and 9% are multi-racial. One out of every four of our students is an English Language Learner. Our students come to us from a wide variety of backgrounds, with a vast array of different experiences.

Staying Engaged in the School Improvement Process

April 3, 2020

Guest blog by Kevin Casey, Student Services Coordinator, Middletown City Schools

Similar to what Isaac Newton acknowledged when discussing earlier scientists in 1675, the OLAC resources have provided me as an educational leader with the ability to see further "by standing on the shoulders of giants." For an active user like myself, the OLAC resources are a user-friendly database, or some would even say, a warehouse of best practices from renowned educational leaders, that work. With these resources at hand, I do not have to be, nor can I realistically be, an expert in every area of education.

OLAC Action Forum

January 6, 2020

On December 10, nearly 600 Ohio education leaders gathered for the 2019 OLAC Action Forum in Columbus to learn, network, and collaborate around the use and impact of the OLAC tools and resources to strengthen leadership practices, all centered around the theme of Better Together.

OLAC Action Forum: Who's presenting?

November 6, 2019

Better Together

Here is the list of keynote, luncheon, and breakout speakers and the organizations they represent.

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