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Anthony Richardson Named to Lead Commission to Improve Lorain City Schools

A leading member of the Lorain community has been named chairman of the new Lorain Academic Distress Commission by State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria.

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Spread the Word: Kids Eat Free This Summer!

This summer, the Ohio Department of Education is sponsoring the Summer Food Service Program, providing children with free, healthy meals.

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STEM Students Design Solutions to Opioid Abuse

Ohio is facing a major opioid overdose crisis. And as many Ohio families fight opioid abuse, the impact cascades into the learning environments in Ohio schools. Last fall, Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria and the Ohio STEM Learning Network challenged Ohio’s students to design solutions to help end the opioid crisis. Throughout this school year, more than 1,200 students accepted the challenge and developed hundreds of ideas to fight opioid abuse.

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Ohio School Recognized as National Green Ribbon School

An Ohio school is among 45 schools, nine districts and nine postsecondary institutions nationally honored for their exemplary efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, improve health and wellness, and ensure effective environmental education, including civics and green career pathways.

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Ohio Department of Education Announces Newly Designated STEM Schools

Ohio’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Committee recently approved 12 new STEM schools for next school year that will focus on inquiry and a design-thinking approach to science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the arts and humanities. Thanks to new legislation, elementary schools (kindergarten through fifth grade) are now able to receive the designation.

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