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State Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria today announced 44 Ohio schools that received the Purple Star designation for their commitment to serving military-connected students and families.
Students intending to participate in the fourth 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 2018-2019 school year today (Feb. 15). College Credit Plus debuted at the start of the 2015-2016 school year and has since had more than 65,000 students participating and getting a jump start on college, saving more than $262 million in college tuition costs.
For the fourth 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.
The Ohio Department of Education is now accepting applications for scholarships for students assigned to underperforming public schools, students from lower-income families or students who reside in the Cleveland Municipal School District for the 2018-2019 school year. The awarded scholarships help students attend participating private schools.
With the help of numerous sponsoring agencies and stakeholders, the Summer Food Service Program works to feed thousands of children in Ohio. Since 2014, Ohio has increased participation in the program by 10 percent.