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December 3, 2014

State Education News

Frazer Elementary's Jessica Tsoufiou awarded teaching's 'Oscar'
Canton Repository                                                                 12/3/2014

For teachers, principals and specialists, the mark of excellence is known as the Milken Educator Awards.


Also: Stark County teacher receives rare cash award with national honor (Akron Beacon Journal)

Teacher pay rules are off the chopping block for the Ohio House
Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                            12/3/2014

House leaders have dropped a plan to kill the minimum pay scale for teachers across Ohio.


Common Core tests have started - for real - in Ohio
Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                            12/3/2014

The Common Core became very real for some Ohio students today as they sat to take the first-ever state tests based on the new standards.



National Education News

Chromebooks outsell iPads - in education at least
Digital Trends                                                                       12/3/2014

Remember when the iPad promised to inspire a revolution in education? Those days aren’t far in the past, but many schools have found Apple’s tablet isn’t as useful as they’d hoped.



Local Education News

Columbus teachers fare well if they stay 30 years, study says
Columbus Dispatch                                                                12/3/2014

Columbus teachers who stick with the district for 30 years could earn more than $2 million over the span of their careers, a study of teacher salaries released today says.


FFRF condemns 'culture of religion' at Licking Valley
Newark Advocate                                                                  12/3/2014

The Freedom From Religion Foundation leveled a fourth complaint against Licking Valley Local Schools — charging the district is violating the constitution via a football-team chaplain.


3rd graders rush to find teacher help after she suffers stroke in classroom
WEWS                                                                               12/3/2014

Linda Morey sat in a chair at Heartland of Mentor, a post hospital care center, with a smile knowing she just may have cheated death less than two weeks ago.


Public schools show promise
Zanesville Times-Recorder                                                       12/3/2014

Every year, local schools deal not only with the challenges of continually tightening purse strings but also with using those resources to successfully educate children, 17.3 percent of whom live under the poverty line.



Higher Education News

Lakeland Community College buys Holden University Center
Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                            12/3/2014

Lakeland Community College last month bought the Holden University Center, where students can obtain bachelor's and graduate degrees from several four-year institutions.


University of Dayton dedicates center in China
WBNS                                                                                12/3/2014

The U.S. ambassador to China has helped dedicate a new cultural center at a University of Dayton institute in that country.


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