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5/13/2014

Gifted Student Data Added to Nationally Recognized Local Report Cards

As part of an ongoing effort to provide better information for parents, the Ohio Department of Education today added data to school and district report cards on the opportunities for, and performance of gifted students.

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5/6/2014

2011 Report Cards Revised for Districts, Schools Found to Have “Scrubbed” Data

The Ohio Department of Education has recalculated the 2011 report cards for six districts to include test scores for students who had been improperly excluded from the calculations by local officials.

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4/28/2014

Three Ohio Schools Recognized as National Green Ribbon Schools

Green efforts are putting three Ohio schools in a national spotlight. They are among a group of 48 schools nationwide receiving the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School designation. Each school is an outstanding example of reducing environmental impact and utility costs, promoting better health for students and staff, and incorporating environmental education, including civics and green career pathways, into the curriculum.

Metro Catholic School in Cleveland, Milton-Union Exempt Village School in West Milton and West Geauga High School in Chesterland are models of a comprehensive approach to being green in learning and operations.

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4/28/2014

More than 300 Straight A Fund Grant Applications Submitted

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A total of 662 unique organizations, including 446 public school districts, have requested more than $761 million in the second round of the Straight A Fund grant award process. The applicant pool includes 73 percent of Ohio school districts. The $250 million Straight A Fund was created to promote innovative local ideas and programs to help transform and modernize Ohio’s education system.

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4/25/2014

Ohio Department of Education Warns Sponsors of Consequences

The Ohio Department of Education, Office of Community Schools has warned three sponsors that they will be shut down if they proceed with plans to open six community schools.

The department sent letters to leaders of the Educational Resource Consultants of Ohio, Inc., the Warren County Educational Service Center and Kids Count of Dayton, Inc., informing the potential sponsors of the severe deficiencies in their school application and approval processes. 

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