15 Valley schools among 90 in Ohio honored for achievements

Staff report


Fifteen Mahoning Valley schools were recognized through Ohio’s new Schools of Honor program.

The Ohio Department of Education recognized 90 schools that have sustained high academic achievement and made substantial progress while serving a significant number of economically disadvantaged students.

The department is presenting 92 awards: 38 High Performing Schools of Honor and 54 High Progress Schools of Honor. Two schools, Citizens Academy of Cleveland and Youngstown Early College, are receiving both honors.

“These schools are proud examples of what can happen when principals, teachers, parents and community members come together

believing that all children can learn,” said Richard A. Ross, state

superintendent of public instruction. “Teachers in this year’s 90 Schools of Honor uniformly believe that all children can learn despite the challenges presented by their backgrounds and experiences. What they have done is working. I am urging them to help other Ohio schools learn how they can overcome their challenges as well.”

Read more about the program and the Valley schools that achieved the honor in today's Vindicator or on Vindy.com.

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