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Sept. 4, 2014

State Education News

Common Core replacement for Ohio would have biases, differences from its supposed
Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                              9/4/2014

The alternate education standards that Common Core opponents want for Ohio have a few other twists beyond opening the door for creationism in the classroom.


Grant helps schools afford Statehouse tour
Columbus Dispatch                                                                  9/4/2014

School is back in session. That means students are hitting the books — but also, hopefully, getting the chance occasionally to learn more about the world through field trips.



National Education News

Hooked on Metrics: Why Learning Can and Should Be Measured
Scientific American                                                                  9/4/2014

(By Scott Bennett, principal of eSTEM Academy in Reynoldsburg, Ohio) When I first started teaching science 10 years ago, no one ever talked about achievement or thought about data.


'Active Shooter' Drills Spark Raft of Legal Complaints
Wall Street Journal                                                                  9/4/2014

When Michelle Meeker approached a strange man last October at the Colorado nursing home where she worked, the man flashed a gun and forced her into an empty room as she tearfully begged for her life, she said.



Local Education News

Ohio House Bill 264 Safe at School: New diabetes law helps Aiden Dine manage disease at school
WEWS                                                                                 9/4/2014

Ohio House Bill 264 --Safe at School -- was signed into law by Gov. John Kasich in June. A 9-year-old boy from Hudson was there when the bill was signed and now managing his diabetes at school is much easier.


Charter school, district at odds over academic records
Mansfield News Journal                                                            9/4/2014

Mansfield City Schools officials say incomplete or missing academic records received from charter schools caused scheduling and enrollment delays for transferring students.


Mini-Grant Funding Available to Support Environmental Education in Appalachian Ohio
Logan Daily News                                                                   9/4/2014

Mini-grant funding is now available for educators and nonprofits looking to introduce youth to the environment. These mini-grants have supported varied projects and lessons across the region.


Parents On Edge After Reynoldsburg Education Association Votes To Authorize Leadership To Call A
WBNS                                                                                 9/4/2014

There were some tense moments Wednesday after a security upgrade at a Reynoldsburg Elementary school left  some teachers unable to use their key cards to enter the building.


Medina Social studies course wins award
Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                              9/4/2014

Medina High School social studies teacher Shannon Conley recently received the Blackboard Catalyst Directors Choice Award for Exemplary Course Design for her blended learning course, "Local and American History."




State Sen. Peggy Lehner is right to call Common Core repeal hearings a "circus"
Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                              9/4/2014

Bravo to State Sen. Peggy Lehner, a Dayton-area Republican, for one of the strongest denunciations to date of an Ohio House bill seeking to repeal the Common Core educational standards.


Taxpayers pick up tab
Columbus Dispatch                                                                  9/4/2014

The travel bills of a central Ohio superintendent, who has a fondness for $799-a-night hotel rooms and exotic locales, are appalling for what the state auditor called their “gag-inducing” waste.


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