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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…

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2015/05/06/Charter-school-bills-testimony-Senate.html


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…

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2015/05/06/state-school-levy.html


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…

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2015/05/07/the-official-scorers.html

 

Op/Ed

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…

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2015/05/06/civil-rights-groups-blast-parents-opting-their-kids-out-of-high-stakes-tests-why-they-are-wrong/

 

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…

http://www.indystar.com/story/news/education/2015/05/07/growth-english-language-learners-challenges-indy-teachers/70933642/

 

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…

http://portsmouth-dailytimes.com/news/home_top-news/153342117/Students-learn-about-Africa-through-art


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…

http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20150506/euclid-city-schools-meet-to-discuss-shared-income-tax


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…

http://www.vindy.com/news/2015/may/07/poland-students-get-rare-visit-marines/

 

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…

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2015/05/07/state-senate-votes-to-boost-college-savings-tax-credit.html


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…

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2015/05/06/Waters_letter_Ohio_State_Band.html

 

Editorial

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…

http://www.tennessean.com/story/opinion/editorials/2015/03/07/will-volunteer-state-get-right-education/24489829/


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…

http://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/editorials/teachers-used-students-as-pawns-in-walkout/
 

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