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June 16, 2015
State Education News
Charter school billed state $1.2 million for no-show students, some in prison or out of state
Cleveland Plain Dealer 6/16/2015
State Auditor Dave Yost today accused a recently-closed Dayton charter school of defrauding taxpayers of almost $1.2 million by billing the state for students who were not attending school.
Districts Concerned about School Bus Driver Shortage in Ohio
State Impact Ohio 6/16/2015
The Pupil Transportation Coordinator for the state board of education, Bob Harmon, said school districts just don’t have enough drivers.
Turkish religious movement influence alleged at Ohio school
Akron Beacon Journal 6/16/2015
A recent court filing raises anew allegations a Turkish religious movement is wielding influence inside a chain of Ohio charter schools targeted in federal raids last year, claims the schools’ operator maintains are false.
National Education News
Why green spaces are good for your kid’s brain
Washington Post 6/16/2015
When it comes to the physical and psychological benefits of being exposed to nature — and especially to scenery that is filled with lush plant life — the evidence lately has been rolling in.
Local Education News
Hundreds Of Columbus Third Graders Getting Another Shot To Avoid Repeating Grade
Columbus City Schools said 87 percent of its third graders made the third grade reading guarantee and will move on to the fourth grade.
Summer Food Program provides free lunches, more
Marion Star 6/16/2015
A bite of a turkey sandwich, and 4-year-old Seth Breece was ready for a game of hide-and-seek with the new friend he met during the Ohio Summer Food Service Program at Garfield Park.
Canton City school board call OGT results unacceptable
Canton Repository 6/16/2015
Canton City school board members on Monday called the district’s recent Ohio Graduation Test results unacceptable and insisted that action be taken to improve them.
Rossford board drops idea for classes at Owens
Toledo Blade 6/16/2015
Rossford Schools officials have dropped a proposal to move high school students to classrooms at Owens Community College this fall because too many questions about the plan remain unanswered.
Quaglia work will continue in city schools
Youngstown Vindicator 6/16/2015
A group that’s been working to bolster student achievement through improved city school climates will continue the work next year although some school board members aren’t convinced that the program is effective.
Innovative approach could help students
Columbus Dispatch 6/16/2015
When schools are failing, usually their neighborhoods are, too. Trying to educate children who come from communities in chaos is an uphill battle…