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