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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.

Valley schools benefit from Sandy Hook Promise programs

State Rep. Glenn Holmes emphasizes the need for violence prevention programs in schools.

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YSU president talks to students about grit, curiosity and selflessness

Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel told Girard High School seniors there are three things they will need to succeed in life: curiosity, grit and selflessness.

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Struthers food pantry addresses needs of school community

Dakota Kuhley, back, and Elijah Dixon straighten boxes on the shelves of the Struthers Middle School’s food pantry. The pantry provides food for students whose families are in need.

Performance audit recommends Howland schools cut 15.5 teaching positions

Howland School District could achieve annual savings of about $3.4 million through staff reductions and other measures recommended in a performance audit released this week by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

Boardman's freshmen orientation a blast, thanks to Link Crew

Most recall the first few days of high school with a grimace, but thanks to Link Crew, the 369 freshmen at Boardman can bypass awkwardness and have fun.

Who should pay for school security?

A Canfield resident and city councilwoman challenge the necessity for the city to pay part of a school-resource officer’s salary

Youngstown JCC names 2 new program directors

The Youngstown Jewish Community Center has named Ben Katz director of its Early Learning Center and Laura Weymer director of JCC’s new Health and Wellness Department.

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New programs, faces for Valley students this year

Joe Lendar, a ninth-grade social studies teacher at Austintown Fitch High School, prepares his classroom for the start of the new school year. Austintown and many other school districts in the Mahoning Valley are ushering in changes for the new year.

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Struthers students step-up to help incoming fifth-graders

Incoming Struthers Middle School fifth-grader Anthony Patella, 10, right, visits eighth-grade student Bella Slaina, 13, center, during a schoolwide scavenger hunt during a fifth-grade orientation program Wednesday morning.

Campbell releases current offer in negotiations

After weeks of silence about the details of negotiations, Campbell Board of Education released a statement Friday night about its offer to the teachers’ union.

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Girard-McDonald viaduct to be renamed for Leo

A free 2-mile run/walk event through downtown Girard in honor of the slain officer will follow the Sept. 3 dedication ceremony.

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Safety Village at Boardman a hit with kids

Michael Salser, resource officer at Boardman Center Intermediate School, reads to incoming kindergarteners Thursday during Safety Village at Glenwood Junior High School.