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December 19, 2014


State Education News

Mass retirements fuel teacher churn in Ohio districts
Akron Beacon Journal                                                           12/19/2014

If Mallory Galbreath had listened to labor reports instead of her heart, she wouldn’t be teaching today.

http://www.ohio.com/news/local/mass-retirements-fuel-teacher-churn-in-ohio-districts-1.551108


Gov. John Kasich vows to get tough on charter schools
Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                           12/19/2014

Gov. John Kasich on Thursday pledged to get tough next year on Ohio's underperforming charter schools.

http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2014/12/gov_john_kasich_vows_to_get_to.html

Also:
Gov. John Kasich: Toughen charter school rules (Cincinnati Enquirer)
Kasich to revamp Ohio laws on charter schools (Columbus Dispatch) 

 

Local Education News

60 percent of Stark third-graders pass reading test on first try
Canton Repository                                                               12/19/2014

By the end of the school year, third-grade students must pass the reading portion of the Ohio Achievement Assessment in order to be promoted to fourth grade, according to the law known as the Ohio Third Grade Reading Guarantee

http://www.cantonrep.com/article/20141218/NEWS/141219208


Schools awarded wellness grant
Findlay Courier                                                                    12/19/2014

City and county school officials hope a pilot nutrition and exercise program will help “Crunch out Obesity” among schoolchildren.

http://thecourier.com/local-news/2014/12/19/schools-awarded-wellness-grant/


Meigs County schools take part in ‘Seniors in Schools’ program
Pomeroy Daily Sentinel                                                          12/19/2014

The Southern Local third grade is one of many classes at Southern Local and across Meigs County that have teamed up with retired teachers for the “Sr.’s In The Classroom”/Seniors in Schools’ campaign.

http://www.mydailysentinel.com/news/news/150936885/Meigs-County-schools-take-part-in-Seniors-in-Schools-program


People may be able to support SPARC via payroll deductions
Ashtabula Star-Beacon                                                          12/19/2014

Members of Conneaut’s Board of Education are intrigued by a plan to allow people to financially support an athletic complex via payroll deductions.

http://www.starbeacon.com/news/people-may-be-able-to-support-sparc-via-payroll-deductions/article_042dbb34-8712-11e4-bd2d-17b0f7653770.html


Invitations out for school economic summit
Newark Advocate                                                                12/19/2014

Community leaders and the public in general are officially invited to an Economic Sustainability Forum at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, in the Granville High School Performing Arts Center…

http://www.newarkadvocate.com/story/news/local/granville/2014/12/18/invitations-school-economic-summit/20582111/


Milton Union Students Get Hands-On Agriculture Experience
WKEF                                                                               12/19/2014

Students at Milton Union Schools are working on getting good grades and green thumbs.

http://www.abc22now.com/shared/news/top-stories/stories/wkef_vid_23850.shtml


Eagles nesting at Avon Lake elementary school
WKYC                                                                              12/19/2014

Redwood Elementary in Avon Lake has some new residents on the campus, and they're causing quite a stir.

http://www.wkyc.com/story/news/local/lorain-county/2014/12/18/eagles-at-avon-lake-school/20623049/

 

Higher Education News

Notre Dame College will help nontraditional students obtain degrees
Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                           12/19/2014

Notre Dame College is participating in a project to help nontraditional students obtain degrees by accepting transfer credit from those who complete a select group of online courses.

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/12/notre_dame_college_will_help_n.html


Denison gets historic tax credit for inn upgrade
Newark Advocate                                                                12/19/2014

Denison University got an early Christmas present this week. The university's improvement efforts for the Granville Inn got a boost with the approval of a $1.4 million tax credit under the Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program…

http://www.newarkadvocate.com/story/news/local/granville/2014/12/18/denison-gets-historic-tax-credit-inn-upgrade/20601361/


Education Department releases framework for rating U.S. colleges and universities
Washington Post                                                                 12/19/2014

By the start of next school year, the federal government plans to rate colleges on access, affordability and student outcomes — possibly relying on graduates’ employment and earnings data.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/education-department-releases-framework-for-rating-us-colleges-and-universities/2014/12/18/b8d4a4b8-86e4-11e4-9534-f79a23c40e6c_story.html
 

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