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2023 STEM Designated Schools

Ohio’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Committee recently approved schools for five years or five additional years of STEM School Designation.

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Ohio Schools Recognized for Commitment to Serving Students in Military Families

The Ohio Department of Education today announces 165 Ohio schools are receiving the Purple Star designation as members of the Purple Star Class of 2023. Purple Star schools show a significant commitment to serving students and families connected to our nation’s armed forces. Eighty-eight Ohio schools received the esteemed award for the first time, and 77 schools earned a renewal after three years as dedicated Purple Star schools.

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Ohio Afterschool Child Enrichment (ACE) Program Doubles Grant Amounts and Expands Eligibility Access Through 2024

The Ohio Department of Education is pleased to announce changes to the Afterschool Child Enrichment (ACE) educational savings account program. Passed in December 2022, House Bill 45 of the 134th General Assembly expanded access and increased grant amounts for qualifying Ohio students and families.

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Ohio Department of Education Celebration Honors Ohio Students Committing to Service in U.S. Armed Forces

Today, the Ohio Department of Education and Ohio Second Lady Tina Husted recognized high school students from around Ohio who have committed to service in the U.S. military.
High school seniors and juniors who are entering service academies or have committed to serve as active duty, Reserve or National Guard members were invited to take part in the All-Ohio U.S. Armed Forces Career Commitment Celebration at the National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus.

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Ohio Students to Qualify for Free, Reduced-price Meals through Medicaid Application

A program beginning next school year will increase student access to nutritious meals and ease the burden of paperwork and financial strain on families. Ohio is one of 14 states selected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to participate in the Direct Certification with Medicaid Demonstration Project. Ohio’s participation, which starts in the 2023-2024 school year, will allow households that receive Medicaid to automatically qualify for free or reduced-price school meals for their school-age children.

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