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State Board of Education Passes Resolution Re-Affirming Importance of In-Person Learning

At its February meeting on Tuesday, the State Board of Education of Ohio passed a resolution to “Re-Affirm the Irreplaceable Role of In-Person Learning for K-12 Education in Ohio.”

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Ohio Department of Education Announces Summer Food Service Program

To increase participation in summer meal programs, the Ohio Department of Education is seeking local nonprofit agencies to participate as sponsors or sites for this year’s Summer Food Service Program. The Summer Food Service Program ensures that children ages 1-18 continue to receive nutritious meals during the summer break from school, when they do not have access to school breakfast or lunch.

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McPherson, Ward Selected as Ohio’s Nominees for National Recognizing Inspirational School Employees (RISE) Award

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria together with Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today honored Cerssandra McPherson, a paraprofessional working with special education students in the Toledo Public School System, and Barbara Ward, a school bus driver for the Fairland Local School District, as Ohio’s nominees for the first annual national Recognizing Inspirational School Employees (RISE) Award.

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Philanthropy Ohio and Ohio Department of Education Announce Round 2 Grants from The Collaborative Fund for Educating Remotely and Transforming Schools

Philanthropy Ohio and the Ohio Department of Education are pleased to announce grants awarded to 29 projects, totaling just over $2.6 million and benefitting approximately 107,516 students across Ohio, through the Collaborative Fund for Educating Remotely and Transforming Schools (the Collaborative Fund) in a second round of funding. 

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Ohio Student Wellness and Success Fund Report Shows More Than 3,000 Initiatives Serving More Than 1 Million Students

The Ohio Department of Education released a new report showing a $675 million investment made by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and the Ohio General Assembly nearly two years ago has resulted in the planning or implementation of more than 3,000 student support initiatives that are serving more than 1 million Ohio students. The 2019-2020 Student Wellness and Success Funds Report details how the funds are helping eligible schools and districts, as well as community partners, address the needs of the whole child. 

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