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Ohio Department of Education Press Releases

$10 Million Available Through Ohio’s Community Connectors Program

For the third year, community organizations, faith- or values-based groups and businesses are being asked to partner to encourage one-on-one mentorship in Ohio’s schools and help give more students access to role models who can motivate and inspire them.

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Ohio Department of Education Listens to Stakeholder Feedback

The Ohio Department of Education is taking several steps to further engage the state’s education stakeholders and develop a strategic plan for education in Ohio.

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Applications Now Being Accepted for Private School Scholarships

The Ohio Department of Education is now accepting applications for scholarships for students assigned to underperforming public schools, students from lower income families or those with special needs for the 2017-2018 school year. The awarded scholarships help students attend participating private schools or providers.

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National School Breakfast Week Encourages Students to Start the Day with Breakfast

Well-nourished students have well-nourished minds. Starting the school day with a nutritious breakfast is a healthy way to help students focus and concentrate on schoolwork. To encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available to them, the Ohio Department of Education is promoting National School Breakfast Week.

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College Credit Plus Process for 2017-18 Starts Feb. 15

Students intending to participate in the third year of College Credit Plus, the successful program that provides Ohio students with the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school, can begin the notification process for the 2017-2018 school year today (Feb. 15). College Credit Plus debuted at the start of the 2015-2016 school year, with more than 52,000 students participating and getting a jump start on college, saving more than $120 million in college tuition costs.

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