With the unanimous support of the State Board of Education, Paolo DeMaria begins today as Ohio’s 38th superintendent of public instruction.
A total of 23 grants representing 90 schools were recommended for $14.8 million in funding by the Straight A Fund Governing Board.
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.
This summer, the Ohio Department of Education is sponsoring the Summer Food Service Program, providing children with free, healthy meals.
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.