Two Ohio schools receive big honor from U.S. Department of Education

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Two Ohio schools received a big honor on Monday.

Loveland High School and North Adams Elementary School are among 78 schools across the country to receive the first ever U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award.

"Science and environmental education play a central role in providing children with a well-rounded education that prepares them for the jobs of the future," said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. "Green Ribbon Schools demonstrate compelling examples of the ways schools can expand their coursework while also helping children build real world skill sets, cut school costs, and provide healthy learning environments."

Honored schools create green environments by reducing environmental impact and promoting health. The winning schools were among 100 nominees submitted by 30 state agencies, the District of Columbia and the Bureau of Indian Education. Green Ribbons are recognized for one year and next year's competition will begin this summer.

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