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10/31/2017

Ohio Department of Education Recognizes First Eight Purple Star Schools

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.

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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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