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Ohio Seeks Nominees for Green Ribbon Schools Recognition

Ohio schools that combine environmentally conscious practices with their curriculum are eligible to represent the state in the 2012-2013 U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) Green Ribbon Schools competition. Interested schools must apply no later than Nov. 15.

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Public Meeting Notice Ohio Educator Standards Board to meet Sept. 24-25

The Ohio Educator Standards Board monthly meeting will be Sept. 24–25 at the Quest Business Center, 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus, Ohio 43240.

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Blind Marching Band to Perform Locally

The Ohio State School for the Blind Marching Band, the only blind marching band in the world, will perform at several events this fall. The nationally recognized band, under the leadership of Director Dan Kelley and Music Director Carol Agler, has been recognized for their ability to both entertain and inspire.
The band performs half-time shows at area football games, assisted by volunteer marching assistants. More than a fourth of the band’s members have "perfect pitch," as do Kelley and Eaton’s own Amanda Gabbard. Both have been blind since birth. A person with perfect pitch, when hearing a musical note such as B-flat, has the innate ability to name that note correctly or to sing that note when requested without any assistance.

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State Board of Education to Meet Sept. 10 and 11

Columbus, OH – The State Board of Education will conduct its monthly meeting on Sept. 10 and 11, at the Ohio School for the Deaf, 500 Morse Road, Columbus. Sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. each day. Topics to be discussed include the proposed FY2014-2015 budget recommendations and Third-Grade Reading Guarantee policy.

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COLUMBUS, OH - The State Board of Education President has called an emergency meeting of the Board’s Executive Committee on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at 1 p.m. at the Ohio Department of Education, 25 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio, 43215, in the Franklin B. Walter conference room.

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