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Innovative Teacher grants awarded to area educators

The Turning Foundation, in partnership with The Raymond John Wean Foundation, has awarded 15 Innovative Teacher Mini-Grants.


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Be careful how you impact each other's lives, ex-pro wrestler tells Choffin students

Former WWE and WCW wrestling champion Marc Mero visited Choffin Career and Technical Center Tuesday morning as part of his “Make It Stop!” tour.


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Ursuline alum returns to study struggles of Generation Z

When Michael Narducci met with Ursuline High School students Friday morning, his aim was twofold.


McDonald theft investigation began at start of school year

Hilbun had just started the new school year one day earlier as a teacher’s aide in the district’s Roosevelt Elementary School, McDonald police say. She was placed on leave just after the investigation began.


Abatements cost Ohio schools $125.6M

Property tax abatements caused 180 school districts across Ohio to forgo $125.6 million in revenue, according to district financial reports issued for the 2017 fiscal year


Hilbun pleads not guilty in parent group theft case

She is accused of stealing $8,300 from the McDonald Parent Educator Group.


4 arrested at KSU open-carry walk

A high-profile open-carry walk at Kent State University on Saturday was far from what “gun girl” and alumna Kaitlin Bennett wanted it to be.


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Prestin Allan, a special needs student, is Hubbard’s Homecoming king

Prestin Allan embraces the Hubbard Homecoming queen, Ramiah Givens, during a rehearsal of the homecoming pep rally Friday afternoon at the high school. At the time he was a candidate, but later found out he was chosen this year’s homecoming king.


School bus collides with truck in W. Pa.

Authorities say a school bus with students aboard has collided with a pickup truck in Pittsburgh, leaving some students with minor injuries.


YSU alum among Yale protesters on Capitol Hill Monday

The protesters asserted that the judicial confirmation process should be extended to thoroughly investigate sexual-assault allegations made by women against Kavanaugh, who is a Yale law-school alum.


Valley produces six National Merit Semifinalists, 2 from Poland

Six seniors from the Valley were named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists.


More than 200 enrolled at Potential Development

Potential Development School for Students with Autism saw a 44 percent increase in students’ enrollment from the 2017-18 school year to the 2018-19 school year


The politics of education

School leaders discussed changing graduation requirements.


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UPDATE | State Report Card shows some Valley schools making progress

Third-graders do work Thursday in Tracy Kaschak’s McKinley Elementary School classroom in the Poland School District. The district earned an overall B grade in the latest Ohio Department of Education State Report Card.

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State report cards are coming this week

Youngstown City Schools CEO Krish Mohip said he doesn’t anticipate dramatic improvement in letter grades but hopes to see improvement in student growth.


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