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January 7, 2015

Local Education News

What do teachers do on their snow days? We asked a few
Columbus Dispatch                                                                  1/7/2015

Experience tells us that a snow day from school generally becomes an invitation for older kids to sleep in (and maybe binge on Netflix) and younger kids to rush outside to play in the elements.


Youngstown school board gives mixed reviews of recommendations
Youngstown Vindicator                                                            1/7/2015

City school board members agree with most of the recommendations issued last month by a consultant appointed by the Youngstown School District Academic Distress Commission.


Lake to discuss arming staff
Bowling Green Sentinel Tribune                                                   1/7/2015

School shootings have become so common that officials at a little school district like Lake have them on the agenda.


Camera enforcement for school bus passing will stay
Lancaster Eagle-Gazette                                                           1/7/2015

Video cameras will still be used to catch people passing school buses in Lancaster.




Ohio charter schools need to be fixed
Cincinnati Enquirer                                                                  1/7/2015

At a recent meeting with state business leaders, Gov. John Kasich vowed to fix Ohio charter school policy. We strongly commend the governor for pledging his energetic leadership to reform charters in the days ahead.



Higher Education News

Higher Education Issues: 15 for '15
Forbes                                                                                 1/7/2015

For us in higher education, here is a list of issues that will be with us in 2015. Some are new. Others carryover from 2014. Each will likely require our time and attention.


Kent State dean elected president of international arts council
Akron Beacon Journal                                                              1/7/2015

The dean of Kent State University’s College of Arts has been installed as the 19th president of the International Council of Fine Arts Deans.


Ohio State Crushes Oregon In Classroom
Forbes                                                                                 1/7/2015

The University of Oregon Ducks and The Ohio State University Buckeyes face off in this year’s NCAA College Football Championship Game, Monday, January 12, at the Jerry Dome in Arlington, TX. But, how do they match up in the classroom?




Many teachers go the extra mile
Columbus Dispatch                                                                  1/7/2015

The fact that some central Ohio high-school teachers keep office hours or otherwise make themselves available to their students even when school’s out — and that some students are enthusiastic about it — is refreshing and encouraging.


Bill banning sexual contact between school employees, students stalls
Canton Repository                                                                  1/7/2015

Our view: Ohio Senate needs to act on sex-with-students bill


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