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Ohio Department of Education Press Releases
11/15/2016

State Board of Education Awards High Performing Schools

The State Board of Education of Ohio today recognized one district and five schools with the All A Award for earning straight A’s on their 2015-2016 Ohio School Report Cards. In addition, 54 districts and 169 schools received the Momentum Award for exceeding expectations in student growth for the year.

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11/15/2016

Ohio Department of Education Recognizes Schools of Promise and Schools of Honor

Ohio is recognizing four schools today for maintaining high academic achievement among their students, including many from economically disadvantaged circumstances that can make learning difficult.

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11/14/2016

Ohio Schools Join Statewide Challenge to Fight 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. Today, the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio STEM Learning Network are announcing a program to help schools better prepare for this crisis.

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10/13/2016

Community School Sponsor Evaluations Released

As part of ongoing efforts to increase accountability and quality in Ohio’s community school system, the Ohio Department of Education today released the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 sponsor evaluations. Ohio law requires the evaluations to be released between Oct. 1 and Oct. 15.

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9/22/2016

Dustin Weaver Named 2017 Ohio Teacher of the Year

When Dustin Weaver teaches English classes at Chillicothe High School, everyone listens, including students, administrators, fellow teachers and aspiring teachers from college education classes. His passion for making teaching engaging and effective, and his dedication to students are two of many reasons why Weaver received the title Ohio Teacher of the Year today at his alma mater.

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