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Mandy Minick

Press Secretary
(614) 728-5959
Mandy.Minick@education.ohio.gov

Venessa Menerey

Communications Specialist
(614) 728-5959
Venessa.Menerey@education.ohio.gov

Media Releases

Ohio Department of Education Press Releases
7/31/2020

Ohio Department of Education Announces Regional Teachers of the Year and Statewide Finalists

The Ohio Department of Education today announced the 11 teachers who are designated as the “2021 Teacher of the Year” for their respective State Board of Education district through the Teacher of the Year Program. Of the group of 11, the following four teachers were selected as state finalists to be considered for recognition as Ohio’s Teacher of the Year for 2021

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5/15/2020

Ohio Department of Education Celebrates 2020 Graduates in Prime-time TV Special Saturday Night

The Ohio Department of Education is partnering with the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and XQ Institute in support of Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020, a one-hour, nationally-broadcast commercial-free special to air Saturday, May 16 at 8 p.m.

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3/12/2020

School Closure Response Statement from Paolo DeMaria, State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Governor DeWine has taken an extraordinary step today to protect the health and safety of Ohio’s residents, students and educators. We appreciate the cooperation we’ve received from schools across the state during this time and their focused activity to be ready for this reality. We anticipate continued cooperation as we transition to this period of suspended in-person activity as seamlessly as possible. We are especially grateful to schools that have proactively developed plans to keep learning going even if school buildings aren’t open. There is a lot of momentum in Ohio’s schools right now and we would hate to see that momentum stalled, although we understand that today’s announcement does mean there will be disruptions.

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3/9/2020

Ohio Awarded $3.25 Million Federal Grant for Data Systems and Analysis

The Ohio Department of Education announced today that it will receive a $3.25 million federal grant aimed at helping states design, develop, implement and expand educational data systems.

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1/30/2020

Ohio Department of Education Announces 2020 Summer Food Service Program

The Ohio Department of Education announced it is seeking local nonprofit agencies to participate as sponsors or meal sites for the 2020 Summer Food Service Program. The Summer Food Service Program ensures that children ages 1-18 continue to receive nutritious meals during the summer break from school, when they do not have access to school breakfast or lunch. Children with disabilities and approved individualized education programs may participate through age 21.

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