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Ohio Department of Education statement on investigation report and recommendations regarding Bishop Sycamore High School

Interim State Superintendent of Public Instruction Stephanie Siddens today issued the following statement on the Ohio Department of Education’s investigation report and recommendations regarding Bishop Sycamore High School. The full report resulting from the Department’s investigation was delivered to Governor DeWine earlier today. The report is available online here.

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Ohio Department of Education Releases Abbreviated 2020-2021 School Report Cards

The Ohio Department of Education today released the 2020-2021 Ohio School Report Cards. Due to the continued challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s report cards, like last year’s, do not contain overall grades for any districts or buildings, individual grades or ratings for given components or performance measures. This year, the Ohio School Report Cards provide information on graduation rates, Prepared for Success indicators, and demographic and enrollment data, along with other district and school operational details.

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FAFSA 22 Funding Awards Announced

Funding awards totaling nearly $1.8 million have been announced as part of a state initiative to increase the number of students who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.

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16 Ohio Schools Named 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona today recognized 325 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2021, including 16 schools in Ohio. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.  

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Oberlin City Schools Teacher Named 2022 Ohio Teacher of the Year

Kurt Russell, a social studies teacher at Oberlin High School in Oberlin City Schools, has been named the 2022 Ohio Teacher of the Year. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria made the surprise public announcement during a schoolwide assembly today at Oberlin High School.

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