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March 26, 2015
State Education News
Ohio Supreme Court hears arguments at Mansfield Senior
Richland Source 3/26/2015
The auditorium of Mansfield Senior High School was transformed into a courtroom on Wednesday morning as the Ohio Supreme Court convened to hear oral arguments as part of the Off-Site Court program.
Supreme Court Considers School Bus Driver Liability
The Ohio Supreme Court heard oral arguments today (Wed) on whether school bus drivers are liable for injuries suffered by students who did not go straight home after leaving the vehicle.
House vote nears on Ohio charter school changes
Akron Beacon Journal 3/26/2015
A bill cracking down on low-performing Ohio charter schools and imposing a host of new accountability standards on sponsors could hit the House floor before lawmakers leave for spring break.
State bill would cut testing times, ease rules for some school districts
Columbus Dispatch 3/26/2015
Higher-performing districts could hire uncertified teachers and testing times would be reduced for all districts under a broad education bill that passed the Senate on Wednesday.
Cleveland Teachers Union will crosscheck Strongsville strike replacement teachers
Cleveland Plain Dealer 3/26/2015
Strongsville Schools will comply with an Ohio Supreme Court ruling to release the names of substitute teachers who taught through the 2013 strike, despite lingering disappointment in the decision.
Reynoldsburg schools might have to release replacement teachers’ names
Columbus Dispatch 3/26/2015
Reynoldsburg City Schools might have to release the names of and background information on more than 300 replacement teachers hired by the district during a three-week strike last year, in the wake of an Ohio Supreme Court ruling on Wednesday.
Local Education News
Woman in Springfield bus driver attack blames driver
Springfield News-Sun 3/26/2015
Shaela Baker, the 19-year-old Springfield resident charged with felony assault of a school bus driver, said she attacked because of the driver’s attitude and impatience.
Student athletes help with educational campaign
Chillicothe Gazette 3/26/2015
The public may soon see posters depicting high school male student-athletes from the Scioto Valley holding babies as part of an educational campaign by South Central Ohio Job and Family Services to raise awareness of shaken baby syndrome.
Heath students put 'Serial' on trial for English class
Newark Advocate 3/26/2015
A sign taped to the door of the Heath High School library let students know that "Court is in session."
National Education News
New Data Tool Exposes Size of Funding Gaps for Students in Poverty
The Journal 3/26/2015
Two weeks after a report explained how a calculation loophole in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act results in Title 1 schools receiving about $1,200 less per student than comparable schools, a new report confirmed the size of the gap…
Higher Education News
Apollo Education Swings to Loss as Enrollment Declines
Wall Street Journal 3/26/2015
Apollo Education Group Inc. swung to a loss in the quarter ended in February as continued enrollment declines contributed to a bigger-than-expected revenue drop.
YSU to House Valley STEM+ME2 High School
Youngstown Business Journal 3/26/2015
The Valley STEM+ME2 Academy, the only STEM-designated high school in the area, will open on the campus of Youngstown State University for the 2015-2016 school year, the Mahoning County Education Service Center announced today.