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Youngstown CBS-27
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is coming to Youngstown State University Monday. He’ll be there to participate in a roundtable discussion about “literacy, education, and Ohio’s future,” his office said. Ohio Department of Education and Workforce Director Steve Dackin, leadership from Youngstown State University, business leaders and local “literacy leaders” will also be there. The roundtable is at 2 p.m. in the McKay Auditorium at YSU’s Beeghly College of Education.

Zanesville Times Recorder
The Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center (MVESC) along with Ohio Means Jobs Muskingum County branch and the Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce to present the Junior Achievement Inspire (JA Inspire) event. The jobs and career fair will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 2, at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds, 1300 Pershing Road. JA Inspire is a career-pathway program for students in eighth to 11th grades. With a focus on hands-on learning and engagement, the program will offer insights into various industries, job roles and education pathways, thereby assisting students in charting their high school coursework effectively.

Hamilton Journal-News
For the second consecutive year, Hamilton City Schools has been recognized with one of the best music education programs. The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) honored the 9,200-plus-student school district with the Best Communities for Music Education designation for outstanding commitment to music education. The school’s administrators, staff and music teachers collaborated to showcase the Hamilton City School District’s music programs, Band director Patrick Naylor said the district’s students have teachers, directors and administrators that provide a well-rounded education involving the fine arts.

Fostoria Review Times
The Liberty-Benton Local School District is asking the community to wear purple today in support of military-connected children. April is the Month of the Military Child, and today is designated as the state-wide Purple Up! Day to show support for children with one or more parents in the military. The color purple was chosen because it represents all branches of the military – blue for the Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard, green for the Army and red for the Marines. Celebrating Purple Up! Day is as simple as wearing purple to show your support of military-connected children. Liberty-Benton also encourages groups to take a photo while wearing purple and post it on their social media pages using the hashtag “#purpleup4militarykids,” and also tagging the Liberty-Benton S.O.S page on Facebook.

Youngstown Vindicator
Telly Hamilton, a Brookfield High School senior, said over the months that he has been part of his school’s drone racing team, he has learned a greater appreciation for drone racing. “Before I joined the drone racing team, I didn’t find racing drones interesting at all,” he said. “I was more interested in the commercial side of flying drones, getting my commercial license. But once I flew a drone — flying the drone quickly and having the delicacy and being accurate with your movements, that is kind of what drew me. I love it. If I could do it in college, I would.” He plans to attend Mount Union University in the fall and study computer science, he said. It would be great to work as a software engineer for DJI, the world’s largest drone company, he said. Hamilton was among the high school drone racers who competed Saturday morning in the Trumbull County Drone Racing League annual competition at the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics and Winner Aviation hangars at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport.

Cleveland ideastream NPR
The library at Buckeye Junior High back in early March was filled with dozens of seventh graders discussing books they read over the last quarter — with each other and with adult volunteers — as part of a unique reading program called the Confetti Project. At one table, students debated about one of the characters' actions in the young adult fiction novel “Stargirl.” Sylvia Simak, a seventh grade English language arts teacher, queried the students.
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