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Preliminary District and School Report Card Data Released

Preliminary district, traditional school, community school, and STEM school results on Ohio’s 2011-2012 state tests and several related measures were released Wednesday by the Ohio Department of Education.

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Number of Advanced Placement Test Takers Increases in Ohio

COLUMBUS – Strong growth in the number of Ohio public high school students taking and passing Advanced Placement (AP) courses is good news as Ohio works to encouraging college and career readiness for students in high school.

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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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