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 By Superintendent Philip Pempin This article, titled “Manufacturing is Not Necessarily a Dirty Job and Someone Will Be Paid Well to Do It” is written by Steve Gratz for “Extra Credit”, the official blog of the Ohio Department of Education.  Dr. Gratz is senior executive director of the Center for Student Support and Education Options at…

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By Superintendent Philip Pempin   Check the internet for articles about school safety and you will find an abundance of columns like the one below.  Parents are frightened to send their children to school, and they want to know what schools are doing to keep students safe.   School shootings and armed teachers: Sending my…

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 By Superintendent Philip Pempin       You may have heard news reports about the educational achievements of U.S. students compared with students in other countries.  Many times these reports paint a grim picture of a public education system that is falling far behind student achievement in other nations.  I was interested to read a recent report commissioned…

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By Superintendent Philip Pempin I came across the article below in my reading and research.  This expresses many of the thoughts I have regarding the State Report Card. “Most of us can remember getting report cards as kids. Sometimes the grades would be a validation of a job well done; sometimes they were disappointing, considering…

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By Superintendent Philip Pempin and Treasurer Suzanne Wilson By now everyone is aware of the loss of teacher Matt Kobal last week.   As a school community we are still grieving the loss of Melanie Stainbrook, and this additional loss has been overwhelming for our staff and students.  Through it all, we have been proud of…

Superintendent suggests alternative to protest state report cards

By Melanie Williamson Last month the state report cards for all the school districts were released. In an article published in the Thursday, September 21, edition of the Photojournal, superintendent Phil Pempin and assistant superintendent Jim Balotta responded to the release of the state report card. At that time, both Pempin and Balotta reiterated their…