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May 7, 2015

State Education News

Senate’s charter-school bill praised by past critic of Ohio laws
Columbus Dispatch                                                                  5/7/2015

The co-author of a scathing 2014 report assessing charter-school laws in Ohio said new legislation aimed…


Ohio school levies pass at highest rate in decade
Columbus Dispatch                                                                  5/7/2015

Ohio voters were feeling generous in the primary, approving 85 percent of the 101…


A look at who’s grading state tests that computers can’t
Columbus Dispatch                                                                  5/7/2015

Mark Farmer spent hours recently studying a math problem that third-graders throughout the country…




Civil rights groups blast parents opting kids out of high-stakes tests
Washington Post                                                                    5/7/2015

Is high-stakes standardized testing helping students who live in poverty and students of color…



National Education News

Growth in English language learners challenges Indy teachers
Indianapolis Star                                                                     5/7/2015

When an Indianapolis school meets new students from Burma, there is a lot the teachers…



Local Education News

Students learn about Africa through art
Portsmouth Daily Times                                                            5/7/2015

Teachers at West Elementary School just brought their students back from a trip to Africa…


Euclid City, Schools meet to discuss shared income tax
Willoughby News Herald                                                           5/7/2015

Members of Euclid City Council and the Euclid School District met in what is expected to be the first…


Poland students get rare visit from Marines
Youngstown Vindicator                                                            5/7/2015

Hundreds of people eagerly scanned the skies, shielding their eyes from the glaring…



Higher Education News

Ohio Senate votes to boost college-savings tax credit
Columbus Dispatch                                                                  5/7/2015

Ohio families using a 529 college-savings plan could take a $10,000 tax deduction…


OSU music school director decried firing of Waters in letter
Columbus Dispatch                                                                  5/7/2015

The head of the Ohio State University School of Music fought the firing of marching-band…




Will Volunteer State get it right on education
Nashville Tennessean                                                               5/7/2015

Tennessee is at a crossroads when it comes to the future of education in the Volunteer…


Don’t use students as pawns in walkout
Seattle Times                                                                        5/7/2015

Local teachers unions that are voting to walk off the job, throwing family schedules for a loop…


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