Autum Barry, a Project Lead The Way medical intervention teacher at Logan High School, is one of seven teachers nationwide to receive the National Teacher of Excellence award for 2014. Barry and the other six teachers received the honor during the Nov. 12 Project Lead The Way national summit in Indianapolis, Ind.
The Utica Shale Academy, located within Southern Local Schools in Columbiana County, is about to graduate its first student. Austin Sadler, the only senior in the academy, completes high school in several months with a diploma and three certifications for the oil and shale industry: Rig Pass, which is for safety; Drilling Instructors Training; and Well Controlled Certification.
Department announces $2.5 Million planning grant for Adult Career Opportunity Pilot Programs
Dr. Richard A. Ross, state superintendent of public instruction, is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for the development of Adult Career Opportunity Pilot Programs.
As many as five community colleges, state community colleges, Ohio technical centers or technical colleges around the state will receive up to $500,000 each in planning grant funds in fiscal year 2015 to develop their own Adult Career Opportunity Pilot Program.
The program, to be implemented in 2015-2016, will be designed to assist adults ages 22 or older in completing their high school diplomas while also earning an industry credential or certificate. The funds will be distributed geographically among five regions.
The application deadline is Nov. 21, 2014.
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Brookville student awarded Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Scholarship
Grace Klosterman, a Project Lead The Way biomedical senior from Brookville, is one of 250 students nationally and one of five youth in Ohio accepted into the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Scholarship program. Grace is receiving elective credits from Johann-Michael-Sailer-Gymnasium, a high school near the village of Blindheim, Germany, while finishing up English and religion classes remotely to graduate next spring from Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School in Dayton.
Introduced under a Presidential initiative in 1983, the exchange program aims to strengthen U.S.-German relations through cultural understanding. More information about youth cultural immersion programs can be obtained at www.afsusa.org.
A local board of education may adopt a resolution that its district will not provide career-technical education students enrolled in grades 7 and 8. The Ohio Department of Education must receive that resolution by Sept. 30, 2015 in order to grant a waiver to the district for 2015-2016 school year.