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The Ohio Department of Education has released the 2020-2021 Ohio School Report Cards.
Due to the continued challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s report cards, like last year’s, do not contain overall grades for any districts or buildings, individual grades or ratings for given components or performance measures. This is in keeping with legislation passed earlier this year, which acknowledged the various obstacles to education the pandemic has presented.
This year, the Ohio School Report Cards provide information on graduation rates, Prepared for Success indicators, and demographic and enrollment data, along with other district and school operational details. More…
From record highs, Delaware County schools are now experiencing a rather sharp decline in reported infections of COVID-19 for children and staff. When the Ohio Department of Health shared updated numbers on Thursday, Delaware County districts and individual buildings reported a total of 85 infections in the last week in eight school settings. Two weeks ago, the number of total cases stood at 130. This week’s report included the following: More…
The number of positive COVID tests reported from Delaware County school districts and buildings grew when numbers were announced on Thursday by the Ohio Department of Health.
Led by a reported 46 student cases at Olentangy Local Schools, there were a total of 130 cases among students and staff. This number is an increase from the 79 positive tests included in the total two weeks ago.
That shared, there were 6 districts or buildings included, down 2 from the September 9 report. Those included: More…
As the 2021-2022 school year progresses, it is clear that the rise in COVID infections in non-school settings is also taking place in Delaware County’s educational facilities.
Numbers released by the Ohio Department of Health on Thursday show that the number of reported infections in the county’s school districts and buildings more than doubled in the last seven days.
The footprint of that impact has also increased, with eight schools/buildings involved, versus six last week. More…
Perhaps reflecting its location in the most vaccinated county in the state, school districts and buildings in Delaware County showed a relatively modest increase of reported COVID infections on Thursday in numbers published by the Ohio Department of Health.
Those figures showed that 36 students and 13 staff had new reported cases, for a total of 39.
Last Thursday, in the first set of full results after the launch of school, there were a total of 34 reported cases during the previous week. These included 29 new student infections and 5 staff. These were found in six different school districts and buildings. More…
With the first full week of school finished for many Delaware County schools, this Thursday was the first real opportunity to assess the level of COVID impacting local students and teachers.
As it turns out, there were new reported cases from six public or private school districts/facilities.
All in all, 29 new student cases were reported as well as 5 instances of positive COVID results for staff — for a total of 34. More…
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The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) is committed to celebrating, supporting, and advocating for high school musical theatre education throughout central Ohio. Through CAPA’s standing as a member of the Broadway League, Columbus is an official Regional Awards Program of The Jimmy Awards®/National High School Musical Theatre Awards®.
CAPA sponsors the prestigious national program for high school musical theatre students through its own newly created, local awards program—the CAPA Marquee Awards.
To be considered for participation in the CAPA Marquee Awards Presented by AEP Foundation, schools must submit an online application, and present a full-length musical from a list of Jimmy® Awards-approved productions between October 15, 2020 – April 18, 2021. More…
The Ohio Department of Health has released the most recent numbers related to COVID-19 cases in Ohio’s school and long-term care facilities, as well as for the pace of vaccinations.
Not surprisingly, the age group leading the charge of vaccination in Ohio are in the 70 to 74 age bracket; some 71.28% of Ohioans in that category have had at least one vaccination.
Here are the numbers for Ohio and Delaware County: More…
By 1808Delaware and State of Ohio
Information released on Wednesday and Thursday provides an updated picture of the current state of the pandemic across the Buckeye State and here in Delaware County.
STATEWIDE CASE RATE
Governor DeWine announced that Ohio’s statewide case rate stands at 143.8 cases per 100,000 people over the past two weeks. When Ohio reaches 50 cases per 100,000 people for two weeks, all health orders will be lifted. More…
Ohio is seeing a marked reduction in the number of new infections of COVID-19 being reported by the state’s schools.
At the same time, even considering an apparent cluster taking place among students at Olentangy Local Schools, Delaware County numbers are falling as well.
The numbers shared on Thursday for infections across Ohio showed 847 new cases, which represents the smallest increase since October. This brings the total infection number for Ohio schools to 60,954.
The biggest weekly increase since the State of Ohio began sharing those numbers wsa recorded just a month and a half ago, on January 14. Then, some 6,535 students and staff had new caes of COVID-19. More…
The number of students and staff reported by Delaware County schools as having new infections of COVID-19 was almost exactly the same as the week before, according to numbers released on Thursday by the Ohio Department of Health.
Last week, those figures showed a total of 60 students and 24staff, for a grand total of 84. On the previous Thursday, that same total stood at 129.
The largest number of infections came from the district with the largest enrollment, Olentangy Local Schools. More…
Ohio’s 10 PM to 5 AM curfew will be extended past its expiration date this coming weekend, Governor Mike DeWine said in his Thursday briefing.
Look, we would love to get rid of it, DeWine said. The culprit that will keep it around is the arrival in Ohio of new, more contagious strains of the COVID-19 virus and the uncertainty that creates.
The curfew began in mid-November, and was extended an initial time the next month. More…