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FILE - In this photo, students at a Connecticut high school work on Google Chromebooks.

Trimble Local Schools Provides Broadband Hotspots for Families Without Internet Access

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GLOUSTER, Ohio (WOUB) — The Trimble Local School District is providing internet access to students who do not have an internet connection at their home. John Hurd, superintendent at Trimble Local Schools, said the district purchased 12 Verizon Wireless hotspots for families in the district. Trimble began distributing the hotspots on Thursday, March 26. Hurd… Read More

West Elementary school in Athens

Athens City Schools Adjusts Remote Instruction Tech Delivery Plan

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Athens City School District announced it has adjusted the delivery plan for students to receive the necessary technology for remote learning while schools are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to Superintendent Tom Gibbs, they are asking families to come to one of three locations for a drive-through Chromebook pickup… Read More

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose

3-week School Closure Begins; Election Day Prep Underway

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio is making final preparations for the Tuesday primary as the coronavirus pandemic spreads. Secretary of State Frank LaRose has ordered curbside absentee ballot drop-off stations at county boards staffed with bipartisan teams on Tuesday. Children accompanied by parents and grandparents began picking up to-go meals at designated schools as at… Read More

A meal being served at Beach School

Coronavirus School Closures Send Teachers, Parents Scrambling To Adjust

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School systems across the Ohio Valley are responding to the coronavirus pandemic by canceling face-to-face classes and extending spring breaks. That’s left teachers, administrators and parents scrambling to meet the unexpected challenges to care for, feed, and educate children while they are away from school. Ashley Blankenship has two school-age children in Athens, Ohio. One… Read More

A row of desks in a classroom with a backpack hanging up on the back wall

Coalition says Spending Money on Kids Early Can Pay Off Big in Future

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A group of advocates working on education, health care, trauma prevention and early intervention for young children has launched a new campaign to encourage investing in programs earlier than ever before.  It’s aimed at the more than 545,000 kids three and younger who are living in Ohio – half in poverty. “When you have a… Read More

State schools superintendent Paolo DeMaria speaks at a press conference in 2018.

Students Taking State Math, English Tests Must Be “Competent” – Not “Proficient”

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Spring is coming, and so is state testing season in Ohio’s schools. And next week, the state school superintendent and the Ohio Department of Education will set minimum scores for students to show competency in Algebra 1 and English II – but they won’t  be required to be proficient. State tests have always had five areas… Read More

Laura Jones, who chairs the citizens committee that works to pass levies in the Hudson City Schools, hands a bagged lunch to Rep. Don Jones (R-Freeport), who chairs the conference committee hearing the changes to EdChoice.

Public, Parochial Schools Sound Off at Holiday Hearing on EdChoice Vouchers

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Lawmakers and school leaders would normally have Presidents Day off, but instead they spent it at the Statehouse, as testimony on changes to the EdChoice private school voucher program went on. Most of the witnesses were firmly in one of two camps – public schools or parochial schools. The rare Presidents Day hearing was a… Read More

Associations representing Ohio's superintendents, school treasurers, and school board members push their support for the House voucher plan at the Ohio Statehouse.

School Officials Back Ohio House Voucher Plan

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Ohio’s major school associations representing superintendents, school treasurers, and school board members are backing the House plan to phase-out the voucher program known as EdChoice. The Ohio House passed legislation that would grant vouchers based on a family’s income instead of basing vouchers off of a school building’s academic performance. There are 1,227 public school buildings set to be… Read More

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CHIP Info Session


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The Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) is a research-tested lifestyle intervention designed to prevent, arrest, and facilitate the reversal of many common chronic diseases. This program provides support to individuals who are motivated to build long-lasting lifestyle habits that address the root causes of chronic disease.