Title IX: Past, Present & Future

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 By: Amanda Clapp Esq., Neola President and Board Chair […]

EDUCATION POLICY MATTERS: The Mission-Critical Role of Policy in Education

Now more than ever, policy has a direct impact on the quality of education provided to students. Effective education policies can help to reduce inequalities, promote social mobility, and ensure that students have the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the workforce and in their personal lives. On the other hand, poorly designed education […]

USDA Announces New Investments in School Meals to Support Healthy Kids

On March 22, 2023 the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced several actions to expand support for and access to the school meal programs, including awarding $50 million in grants that will increase collaboration between schools, food producers and suppliers, and other partners to develop nutritious, appetizing school meals for kids. The department also announced $10 […]

MEET ANGELA DE LOS SANTOS: Neola Executive Director of Policy Services

We recently interviewed Neola’s Executive Director of Policy Services, Angela De Los Santos. Angela is an accomplished Senior Policy & Governance Leader with over 15 years of experience in public policy, policy services, and product development. With a proven track record of guiding thousands of governing boards to effectively manage local policies and procedures, Angela […]

Celebrating the Life of Richard N. Clapp

It was with great sadness that we announced the death of Dr. Richard N. Clapp, President/CEO of Neola, Inc.  Please join Dick’s wife, Paula, their daughter’s Amanda and Jennifer, and the Neola Family for a celebration of Dick’s life at 12:30pm on March 14, 2020 at the Silver Lake Country Club in Silver Lake Ohio. […]

A Loss in the Neola Family

It is with deep sadness that we share this news with you:  Richard N. Clapp (“Dick”), Ph.D., President/CEO of Neola, Inc., passed away peacefully on Monday, March 2, 2020. Dick earned his bachelor’s degree at Hiram College and his master’s degree and Doctorate of Philosophy from Kent State University.  He served seventeen years as a […]


OHIO SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY WORKSHOP Event Recording: Recorded video link The keynote presentation will only be live streamed and it will not be made available with the recorded material. Handouts Jesse Weinberger: Parent Presentation Handout – April 2019 Jesse Weinberger: Professor Development and Educator’s Handout Neola: USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA-po7544 Neola: SOCIAL MEDIA-ag7544 Neola: Archiving Social […]

Social Media: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

WISCONSIN SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY WORKSHOP The video stream will go live on May 14 at 9:30 am Click on the link to access the stream event: Live Stream Link Contact Scott Westhoven at 419-704-3284 if you have any technical issues. Event Recording A recording of most of the event will be made available to participants after […]