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July 4-7, 2014

State Education News

Tracking pupils’ Common Core progress? There’s an app for that
Lima News                                                                           7/7/2014

When the state of Ohio adopted the Common Core Standards for education, teachers found themselves having to try to keep track of multiple pupils’ progress in multiple standards in multiple subjects.


Students could earn elective credit for religious classes
Youngstown Vindicator                                                            7/7/2014

Students could earn elective credit for religious classes offered away from school property, under legislation recently approved by lawmakers and signed by Gov. John Kasich.



National Education News

White House pushing education 'equity plans'
The Hill                                                                                7/7/2014

The Obama administration will unveil a new education initiative on Monday designed to ensure that all students, regardless of their race or their family's income, have access to effective teachers.



Local Education News

Data-scrubbing: Whetstone stands out in scandal subpoenas
Columbus Dispatch                                                                  7/6/2014

Two guidance counselors at Whetstone High School sat down at their computers at roughly the same time, just before 10 a.m., on June 6, 2011. School was out for summer.


City schools report expected soon
Youngstown Vindicator                                                            7/7/2014

An Ohio Department of Education report reviewing six areas of the city schools is expected to be completed late this month.


Grant gives Global STEM students access to OSU coursework
Springfield News-Sun                                                               7/5/2014

Students at Springfield’s Global Impact STEM Academy will soon have college-level curriculum prepared by Ohio State University faculty integrated into their problem-based learning model, giving them a leg up when it comes to college readiness.


Campbell City Schools invests in almost $225k in technology upgrades
Youngstown Vindicator                                                            7/7/2014

This fall, Mary Janek will begin her 30th year of teaching science at Campbell Memorial High School.


Bishop Flaget uses grant to expand STEM curriculum
Chillicothe Gazette                                                                  7/7/2014

A grant from the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio has been helping Bishop Flaget School students study life science and environmental issues as well as build a new bluebird trail in Chillicothe.


Teens test their mettle at Common Ground Canopy Tours
Lorain Morning Journal                                                             7/7/2014

Zipline guides provided more than climbing gear and helmets to teens and adult chaperones embarking on a treetop adventure.


Reward offered for information on Johnstown schools break-ins
Newark Advocate                                                                   7/7/2014

The Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in break-ins at two schools in the Johnstown-Monroe Local School District.


Pioneer Center superintendent to retire
Chillicothe Gazette                                                                  7/4/2014

Rick Marriott, a longtime educator who’s spent the majority of his career at the helm of the Pioneer Center, announced this week he’s planning to retire by the end of 2015.


MCCTC superintendent retiring after 39 years in education
Youngstown Vindicator                                                            7/6/2014

After 39 years in vocational/ career-technical education, Mahoning County Career and Technical Center Superintendent Roan Craig is closing the book on that chapter of her life, retiring later this month.



Higher Education News

Programs push to keep incoming college students on track
Akron Beacon Journal                                                              7/6/2014

The excitement of acceptance into that dream college has passed. The first day of classes is still weeks away. But the resources provided by high school teachers and computer labs are no longer available for recent graduates.


Area colleges battling enrollment decreases
Newark Advocate                                                                   7/7/2014

It’s been a rough couple of years for higher education when it comes to enrollment, and experts are predicting the rough patch will continue.


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