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May 22, 2015

State Education News

Board votes to trim student testing time by 90 minutes
Columbus Dispatch                                                                5/22/2015

Facing growing opposition from teachers, parents and legislators, new standardized tests given to students in Ohio, along with 10 other states and the District of Columbia, will be shortened by 90 minutes next year.


Common Core tests shortened, but is it enough?
Mansfield News Journal                                                          5/22/2015

New state exams based on Common Core principles will be shorter and simpler after complaints about the long tests plagued their first year of official implementation.


State could give charter schools $25 million to buy, rehab buildings
Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                            5/22/2015

Until now, Ohio drew a hard line between charter schools and traditional school districts in helping cover costs of school buildings.



Local Education News

Employment First changing attitudes
Chillicothe Gazette                                                                5/22/2015

A change is underway in how special needs students are encouraged to see their future and in how Pioneer Center teachers and administrators help them prepare for it.


Parents banned from school activities because of their behavior
Akron Beacon Journal                                                             5/22/2015

With 22,000 students in Akron Public Schools (most economically disadvantaged and many with disabilities), it’s hard to determine if 17 banished parents is a lot.


Are taxpayers ready to foot the preschool-for-all bill?
Cincinnati Enquirer                                                                5/22/2015

Calling it a "once-in-a-generation opportunity," leaders behind Cincinnati's Preschool

Promise announced Thursday they'll ask voters to approve funding to offer two years of quality preschool to all toddlers in November 2016.


Substitute teacher accused of giving quiz answers to stepson, loses license
Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                            5/22/2015

A substitute teacher has been barred from teaching again in Ohio after a hearing officer ruled that she gave her stepson answers to a quiz while filling in at Olmsted Falls Middle School.


Lorain Schools predicts deficit spending in 2015-16 school year
Lorain Morning Journal                                                           5/22/2015

A five-year forecast predicts an almost $2.9 million deficit by the 2016-17 school year for Lorain City Schools.


Historic New Carlisle school in jeopardy
WDTN                                                                               5/22/2015

A historic Miami Valley high school building was named to Preservation Ohio’s 2015 list of most endangered historic sites.



Higher Education News

University of Akron spends $111,000 to determine it should be "Ohio's Polytechnic University"
Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                            5/22/2015

The University of Akron spent $111,000 to determine it should be "Ohio's Polytechnic University."


Six Ohio colleges touted for veteran-friendly online degrees
Dayton Business Journal                                                          5/22/2015

Six Ohio schools are among the top-ranked schools on U.S. News & World Report's 2015 Best Online Bachelor's Degree Programs for Veterans list.




Public budget talk was long overdue
Columbus Dispatch                                                                5/22/2015

Tuesday’s Columbus Board of Education meeting offered a glimpse of both the benefits and challenges of a more-transparent budget process…


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