In a celebration at Hamilton Township High School, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria announced the first eight Ohio schools to receive the Purple Star Award for their commitment to serving military-connected students and families.
In opening remarks to conference attendees, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria launched the SuccessBound initiative that brings together Ohio’s strong business and education partnerships to engage and inspire students about career opportunities.
To build on ongoing work to improve the language and literacy development of our state’s children, Ohio was awarded a $35 million Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
The Ohio Department of Education today submitted the state’s plan, as approved by the State Board of Education, to the U.S. Department of Education for implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Ohio’s ESSA plan specifies, to the federal government, key aspects of Ohio’s education policy framework and reflects engagement with parents, students, educators, and business and community leaders, as well as the governor and General Assembly.
With the new school year underway across Ohio, it’s more important than ever that our students be in class every day ready to learn. Missing too much school has long-term, negative effects on students, such as lower achievement and graduation rates.