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Ohio Department of Education Press Releases

$9.4 Million in New Community Connectors Mentoring Grants Awarded

One hundred eight community partnerships will share $9.4 million to mentor approximately 40,000 Ohio students in the latest round of grants in the Community Connectors school mentorship program. Since July 2015, 216 community partnerships have been awarded $19.2 million for programs that give more Ohio students access to role models who can motivate and inspire them and help them develop skills that lead to success in school and the workplace.

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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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Dr. Laura Meeks Steps Down from Youngstown Academic Distress Commission, John Richard Appointed

Dr. Lonny J. Rivera, interim state superintendent of public instruction, today accepted the resignation of Youngstown Academic Distress Commission member Dr. Laura Meeks, effective June 1, 2016, a position she held since May of 2015.

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State Board of Education of Ohio Awards High Performing Schools

The State Board of Education of Ohio today recognized two districts and 46 schools with the All A Award for earning straight A’s on their 2014-2015 Ohio School Report Cards.

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Paolo DeMaria Selected as Ohio’s State Superintendent of Public Instruction

In a unanimous vote today by the State Board of Education of Ohio, Paolo DeMaria was selected as the next State Superintendent of Public Instruction to lead the Ohio Department of Education.

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