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January 27, 2015

State Education News

Kasich calls out Common Core opponents
Cincinnati Enquirer                                                                1/27/2015

Gov. John Kasich on Sunday defended Common Core with some of his most direct language to date, saying the only people opposed to the educational standards are "running for something."


New state law changes when some schools must make up snow days
Canton Repository                                                                 1/27/2015

A new state law means that some districts can avoid makeup days altogether.


New law requires education about painkiller abuse
Sandusky Register                                                                 1/27/2015

A new law requires Ohio schools to teach children about the dangers of prescription painkillers, a leading gateway drug to heroin abuse.



National Education News

Fifth Annual National School Choice Week Kicks Off
Education Week                                                                   1/27/2015

It's the fifth annual National School Choice Week this week, and organizers say there are over 11,000 events and rallies planned by local organizations across the country.



Local Education News

Ohio Education Department Considers Dayton Schools 'At Risk'
WYSO FM                                                                           1/27/2015

An Ohio Department of Education district review team is in Dayton this week because its schools are considered “at risk.”


Replace schools superintendent, group says
Youngstown Vindicator                                                           1/27/2015

The president of Youngstown’s NAACP branch says city schools Superintendent Connie Hathorn and the deputy superintendent lack the ability to improve district academics and should be replaced.


Distress commission grapples with nontraditional needs
Lorain Morning Journal                                                           1/27/2015

Content matters to the Lorain Academic Distress Commission. Homework, not as much, according to discussion Jan. 26 at the Charleston Administration Building in Lorain.


Marietta board hires superintendent
Marietta Times                                                                     1/27/2015

A familiar face will be taking up the position of superintendent of Marietta City Schools after the board of education unanimously approved current Marietta Middle School Principal Will Hampton for the job at its Monday meeting.


C-TEC seniors plan anti-bully campaign
Newark Advocate                                                                  1/27/2015

Four students from the Career and Technology Education Centers of Licking County have a message for bullies: Cut it out.


Student accused of attacking teachers
Chillicothe Gazette                                                                1/27/2015

Juvenile charges are being considered against a Mount Logan Elementary School student for allegedly assaulting two teachers.



Higher Education News

Bending the Cost Curve
Inside Higher Ed                                                                    1/27/2015

Online education can “bend the cost curve” of an undergraduate degree, according to a working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research…




Higher Education and the Public Good
Greenville Daily Advocate                                                        1/27/2015

The debate over who benefits from higher education and whose responsibility it is to pay is certainly not a new debate, but one can agree that there are significant implications for all of higher education.


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