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9/20/2012

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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9/13/2012

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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9/7/2012

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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8/21/2012

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE TO HOLD EMERGENCY MEETING AUG. 23

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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8/20/2012

STATE BOARD UNANIMOUSLY ENDORSES POSTPONING LOCAL REPORT CARD RELEASE AS INVESTIGATION MOVES FORWARD

COLUMBUS, OH – The State Board of Education Monday unanimously agreed to postpone the release of 2011-2012 Local Report Cards until questions are answered about the accuracy of attendance data reported by local school districts. The Board also launched a national search for a new State Superintendent.

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