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12/11/2019

State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria Attends 2019 Ohio Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Showcase

By: Staff Blogger

State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria helped recognize 230 schools and districts at the 2019 Ohio Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Showcase.

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12/10/2019

State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria Celebrates Computer Science Education Week

By: Staff Blogger

State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria helped celebrate Computer Science Education Week and Ohio's inaugural Computer Science Advocacy Day at the Ohio Statehouse, where more than 100 students showcased their skills and highlighted the impact of computer science for Ohio legislators.

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12/6/2019

State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria Visits the Arts & College Preparatory Academy

By: Staff Blogger

State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria visisted the Arts & College Preparatory Academy in Columbus, meeting talented student artists and their inspiring instructors. State Board of Education Member Stephanie Dodd joined Superintendent DeMaria for the visit.

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11/23/2019

State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria Invites 10 First-Year Teachers to Dinner

By: Staff Blogger

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria showed his gratitude to those choosing the teaching profession by inviting 10 first-year teachers to join him for dinner. Superintendent DeMaria and the group of teachers discussed their experiences with students during this first year, the future of education, shared ideas and celebrated victories. On behalf of all of us at the Ohio Department of Education, thank you to all teachers for the important work you do every day. Happy Thanksgiving!

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11/22/2019

State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria Attends Youth Human Trafficking Prevention Summit

By: Staff Blogger

State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria was at the statehouse with the 2019 Ohio Teacher of the Year and current Ohio Teacher Fellow, Mona Al-Hayani. Al-Hayani is an advocate for human tracking prevention. Her student group, Young Women for Change, assisted with the programming at this year’s summit.

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