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July 2, 2014


State Education News

Applications being taken for EdChoice
Lima News                                                                           7/2/2014

The second application window for two state-funded scholarship programs — the EdChoice and Income-Based Scholarship programs — began Tuesday and will run through the end of the month.

http://www.limaohio.com/news/news/1477668/Applications-being-taken-for-EdChoice

 

Op/Ed

Students' progress can be measured many ways
This Week News                                                                     7/2/2014

"Why are there so many different measurers reported for the third-grade reading test?

http://www.thisweeknews.com/content/stories/hilliard/news/2014/07/01/hilliard-schools-connection-students-progress-can-be-measured-many-ways.html

 

National Education News

Know a Problem to Fix It
Inside Higher Ed                                                                     7/2/2014

Remedial education is getting plenty of attention from state lawmakers. Yet there is little consistency in how states track students’ college preparedness and subsequent progress through remedial coursework.

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/07/02/education-commission-states-takes-inconsistency-tracking-remedial-education - sthash.b3XErtOy.dpbs


Local Education News

GAR Foundation funds 29 classroom initiatives
Akron Beacon Journal                                                              7/2/2014

The GAR Foundation distributed $300,317 to 29 teams of educators this spring through its annual Educator Initiative Grant program.

http://www.ohio.com/news/local/gar-foundation-funds-29-classroom-initiatives-1.500925


Kent schools select next superintendent
Akron Beacon Journal                                                              7/2/2014

The Kent Board of Education has hired George J. Joseph as the district’s new superintendent.

http://www.ohio.com/news/break-news/kent-schools-select-next-superintendent-1.500711


Franklin County survey on kids’ drug views is canceled
Columbus Dispatch                                                                  7/2/2014

A countywide survey that has long reported student attitudes on alcohol, tobacco and other drugs has been axed for this year, and it’s unclear whether it will continue.

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/07/02/franklin-county-survey-on-kids-drug-use-is-canceled.html


Cincinnati School Receives Environmental Grant
Environmental Protection Online                                                 7/2/2014

The Mill Creek Urban Habitat Restoration project in Cincinnati is one that allows students to provide community service while helping restore and improve Salway Park.

http://eponline.com/articles/2014/07/01/cincinnati-school-receives-environmental-grant.aspx


Newark Digital Academy presents at national conference
Newark Advocate                                                                   7/2/2014

Local educators got some national attention this past week when they presented at the Northwest Evaluation Association’s annual conference in Portland, Oregon.

http://www.newarkadvocate.com/article/20140701/NEWS01/307010021/Newark-Digital-Academy-presents-national-conference


Full-day kindergarten in Green means cuts for seven midday bus drivers
Akron Beacon Journal                                                              7/2/2014

Superintendent Jeffrey L. Miller II told the Board of Education on Monday night that seven midday school bus drivers will lose two hours’ pay per day because of the district’s change to all-day kindergarten.

http://www.ohio.com/news/local/full-day-kindergarten-in-green-means-cuts-for-seven-midday-bus-drivers-1.500919


Assessment raises tech concerns for Mansfield City Schools
Mansfield News Journal                                                            7/2/2014

Mansfield City Schools entered into a $15,000 contract with Cobra Systems Inc. in January to perform a comprehensive technology assessment for the district’s overall technology usage.

http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/article/20140701/NEWS01/307010033/Assessment-raises-tech-concerns-Mansfield-City-Schools?nclick_check=1


West Geauga School Board seeks to settle differences, move forward
Willoughby News Herald                                                           7/2/2014

After a shake-up in administration and months of controversy surrounding open enrollment, the West Geauga School Board is working toward getting back on track.

http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20140701/west-geauga-school-board-seeks-to-settle-differences-move-forward

 

Higher Education News

Back From War, Veterans Enter Education Fight at Home
U.S. News and World Report                                                      7/2/2014

It’s a quiet night at Yale’s Saybrook College residence hall, nestled within the Gothic confines of the university’s stately New Haven campus.

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2014/07/02/warrior-scholar-project-helps-veterans-enter-education-battle-at-home
 

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