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The Week Ahead...

TODAY IS ELECTION DAY
#VoteYourValues

Ohio Primary Election: May 3, 2022



Election Day Voting 
Polls Open 6:30am-7:30pm
Find your Polling Location HERE
Required Voting ID HERE


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The State Board of Education has selected three finalists to be interviewed for Ohio's next superintendent of public instruction. These candidates will be interviewed at the May Board meeting on May 9 and 10. Learn more below!

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Parents Want Honest Education
New NPR/Ipsos poll finds most parents believe their child’s
school keeps them well-informed on the curriculum

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May is Mental Health Month!

Join us on Friday, May 6, at noon for an important discussion about the
pivotal role that Social-Emotional Learning plays in student wellness,
academic achievement, and supportive classrooms. 


REGISTER

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Happy Teacher Appreciation week!
Sending love and gratitude to all the Ohio educators!
UPDATES
STATEHOUSE

There is no scheduled activity for HB 616, HB 327, or HB 322 this week. The Ohio Statehouse is on break until the week of May 9th.

Learn more about HB 616 here, and more about HB 327 & 322 here.

Over 125 education bills are currently waiting in the Ohio legislature. These deal with honest education, as well as school buses, guns in schools, bullying, school administration, and much more.
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
 

The State Board of Education has selected three finalists to be interviewed for Ohio's next superintendent of public instruction. These candidates will be interviewed at the May Board meeting on May 9 and 10. Board members met for a special meeting on Thursday, April 28, 2022, where they voted on seven candidates, narrowed down from the 27 candidates who applied for the role.
 
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PROTECT SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING

Calling on social workers, mental healthcare provider, counselors, and educators: your testimony is needed at the State Board of Education.

Certain State Board members and community organizations are working to remove social-emotional learning (SEL) from Ohio education standards and frameworks. Read about the growing attacks against SEL HERE & HERE

SEL is the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions. (CASEL)

Learn more about the importance of SEL and why it is essential for student wellness and academic achievement:

In the news: What is social-emotional learning? The decades-old framework for inclusivity is accused of promoting radical gender ideology

K-16

It's Teacher Appreciation Week! We're sending a huge thank you to Ohio's fantastic educators.

Read statements on Teacher Appreciation Week here:
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The National Council of Teachers of English has shared a Statement on Media Education in English Language Arts

The Ohio State University will recruit 25 research faculty members focused on race and equity issues.
YOUTH & YOUNG ADULT COALITION!
Are you a middle school, high school, or college student who cares about honest education and amplifying student voice?



All Ohio students are welcome. Bring your energy, ideas, skills, talents, and passion!

YYA Coalition Meetings: Second Sundays, 2pm
May: May 15, 2pm (special date in honor of Mother's Day)
June: June 12, 2pm  

REGISTER for YYA Meeting

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Join the YYA Coalition Discord! Scan the QR code or click here to join. Connect with students across Ohio, build community, take action, and receive important updates about the state of Honest Education in Ohio.

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Educators! If you would like to connect your classroom or student group with the YYA Coalition, register your interest here
Learn More
EVENTS
 

 
Honesty Lunch & Learn:
Friday, May 6, noon


May is Mental Health Month! 
Join Honesty on Friday, May 6,
at noon for an important discussion about the pivotal role
that Social-Emotional Learning plays in student wellness,
academic achievement, and supportive classrooms. 


REGISTER

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Youth Forum: Conquering Fear for Positive Change:
Thursday, May 12, noon


The City Club of Cleveland is hosting the
Youth Forum: Conquering Fear for Positive Change event
on Thursday, May 12, at noon  to celebrate the winners of this year's
Hope and Stanley Adelstein Free Speech Essay Contest.


REGISTER

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Honesty Education Exchange:
Thursday, May 19, 7pm


May's Education Exchange focuses on Prioritizing Mental Health in Education. We hope you join us on Thursday, May 19, at 7pm. ​Learn how educators can work with students, families, and mental health professionals to ensure students have the care and resources they need
to thrive in school.

Topics include:
Awareness and Identification, School & Community Resources,
and Whole Child Approaches & Frameworks


REGISTER
COMING UP...

Tuesday, May 3, 7:30pm
SWEEP Salon: Let's Meet Up

HOSTED BY: Red Wine & Blue
REGISTER

Wednesday, May 4, Noon
Naomi Sigg will discuss the Model Minority Myth
HOSTED BY:  Office For Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity, Case Western Reserve University 

REGISTER

Saturday, May 7, 10am
Education Matters Advocacy Postcard Party

HOSTED BY: League of Women Voters Greater Cleveland
MORE INFO

Sunday, May 8, 2pm
Honesty Youth and Young Adult Coalition Meeting

HOSTED BY: Honesty for Ohio Education
REGISTER

Tuesday, May 10, 7:30pm
Teaching Right Now: A NExT Hub teacher panel
HOSTED BY: NExT Hub, Otterbein University, and Erase the Space
REGISTER

Thursday, May 12, Noon
Youth Forum: Conquering Fear for Positive Change

HOSTED BY: The Cleveland City Club
REGISTER

Thursday, May 12, 7:30pm
Troublemaker Training: Let's Talk About Sex (Ed!)

HOSTED BY: Red Wine & Blue
REGISTER

Saturday, May 14, 10am
Education Matters Advocacy Postcard Party

HOSTED BY: League of Women Voters Greater Cleveland
MORE INFO

Wednesday, June 1, Noon
HB616: Ohio's "Don't Say Gay/Don't Mention Race" Bill

HOSTED BY: Columbus Metropolitan Club
REGISTER

Wednesday, June 1, 7:30pm
RWB Banned Book Club: All Boys Aren't Blue

HOSTED BY: Red Wine & Blue
REGISTER

June 13-June 17
Montgomery to Selma Bus Tour: Tour includes the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, Rosa Parks Museum, US Civil Rights Trail in Selma

HOSTED BY: Akron Canton Association of Black Social Workers  
REGISTER: Call Penney 330-999-0312 to reserve your seat
 
Monday, July 11-22, 2022, 1pm
Mapping Past & Present: Spirits & Beasts of East Asia
HOSTED BY: The OSU East Asian Studies Center and the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia 
REGISTER
More Events
GOTV
TODAY IS ELECTION DAY
Ohio Primary Election: May 3, 2022



Election Day Voting 
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Polls Open 6:30am-7:30pm
Find your Polling Location HERE
Required Voting ID HERE
NEWS
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DID YOU KNOW?
In the Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson listed 27 grievances against King George III as reasons to justify breaking away from England.
 
The 27th grievance reads:
 
"He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes, and conditions."
 
These words capture the captures the hostility towards Indigenous people who are described as merciless savages who murder men, women, and children.
 
This thinking lead to the ongoing gradual removal or extermination of Indigenous people from all the states East of the Mississippi after the success of the American Revolution
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