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Ohio Department of Education Press Releases
10/24/2017

Ohio Launches SuccessBound Initiative

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.

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10/3/2017

Ohio Receives $35 Million Literacy Grant from U.S. Department of Education

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.

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9/15/2017

Ohio Submits its ESSA State Plan to 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.

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8/31/2017

September is Attendance Awareness Month

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.

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8/17/2017

Back to School 2017: Top 10 Things to Know

The 2017-2018 academic year is under way across Ohio, and the Ohio Department of Education has some great resources for families as our children head back to the classroom. Here are the top 10 things to know this year

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