• In 2011, the Youngstown City School District (YCSD)—made up of 14 schools—became the first Local Educational Authority (LEA) in Ohio to be designated "in Academic Distress." As part of a comprehensive turnaround effort, initiated and supported by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) through a state appointed Academic Distress Commission (ADC), the Quaglia Institute was brought in to work with administrators, teachers, students, and the community to improve the teaching and learning environment in YCSD schools.