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Ohio Department of Education Press Releases
5/23/2018

Ohio Department of Education Awards $33 Million in Striving Readers Grants

More than $33 million was awarded today by the Ohio Department of Education to 46 school districts and consortiums of districts to improve the language and literacy development of our state’s children.

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5/22/2018

Ohio Department of Education Recognizes New Purple Star Schools

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria announced 33 Ohio schools that received the Purple Star designation for their commitment to serving military-connected students and families.

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5/18/2018

Ohio School Recognized as National Green Ribbon School

An Ohio school is among 46 schools, six districts and six postsecondary institutions nationally honored for their exemplary efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, improve health and wellness, and ensure effective environmental education.

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4/30/2018

Ohio Department of Education Announces Newly Designated STEM and STEAM Schools

Ohio’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Committee recently approved 11 new STEM and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) schools for next school year that will focus on inquiry and a design-thinking approach to science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the arts and humanities.

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3/27/2018

New Options Available for Ohio's High School Equivalence Test

Ohioans now have three testing options for earning a certificate of high school equivalence. The Ohio Department of Education approved GED, HiSET and TASC as the official testing companies for adult learners to use to earn the certificate of high school equivalence, generally considered to be the equivalent of a high school diploma.

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