PARMA—State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) recently hosted an evening forum where parents could hear from and speak with representatives of local institutions of higher learning. The forum, which included presentations from the Ohio Department of Higher Education, the Department of Education, the Cuyahoga County Public Library, and Rep. Anielski, highlighted different programs, pathways, and opportunities that are available to students thinking about college or trade schools.
“I decided to host the education forum to make sure local parents had all of the information they needed for their children between grades 7 and 12,” said Rep. Anielski. “Having a knowledge of the programs available in their area could help their students get a leg up in their transition to college or a vocational school.”
Representatives were also available from Cuyahoga Valley Career Center, Cleveland State University, and Cuyahoga Community College. Together, the presenters and attendees discussed a variety of different topics, including College Credit Plus, two-plus-two programs, dual enrollment, dual admission, safer school initiatives, homeland security, human trafficking, drug prevention and suicide prevention.
The following websites have additional information: SaferSchools.Ohio.gov, StartTalking.Ohio.gov, SuicidePrevention.Ohio.gov, Education.Ohio.gov, OhioHigherEd.org, and CuyahogaLibrary.org.