Nearly 150 Ohio schools are being recognized today by the Ohio Department of Education for sustaining high academic achievement among their students, including many from economically disadvantaged homes.
COLUMBUS – Through Ohio’s new Schools of Honor program, the Ohio Department of Education is recognizing 90 schools that have sustained high academic achievement and made substantial progress while serving a significant number of economically disadvantaged students. The department is presenting a total of 92 awards: 38 High Performing Schools of Honor and 54 High Progress Schools of Honor. Two schools, Citizens Academy of Cleveland and Youngstown Early College, are receiving both honors.
Through its efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, promote better health, and ensure effective environmental education, Kenston High School in Chagrin Falls was selected as a national Green Ribbon School. Kenston High is among 64 schools to receive this national honor.
“I still love to teach,” says Tim Dove, the 2011 Ohio Teacher of the Year and a 29-year classroom veteran.