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October 28, 2014

State Education News

Proposed legislation would lengthen Ohio school year
WXIX                                                                               10/28/2014

Ohio State Senator Eric H. Kearney (D-Cincinnati) is proposing legislation Tuesday to lengthen the school year.


LMHS sale may be challenged in court
Hamilton Journal-News                                                         10/28/2014

The proposed sale of the former Lemon-Monroe High School could end up in court as a Washington, D.C.-based legal group says the transaction would be unconstitutional if the public school district sells the building to a local church.


Rural schools praised in Columbus stop by U.S. education chief Duncan
Columbus Dispatch                                                               10/28/2014

Rural schools face a host of problems: a lack of resources, high teacher turnover and insufficient access to technology. But there is still much to be optimistic about, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said yesterday in Columbus.


National Education News

5 Marysville school friends invited to lunch, then shot, sheriff says
Seattle Times                                                                     10/28/2014

The five students targeted in Friday’s shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School were invited to the cafeteria by the freshman who shot them, authorities revealed Monday.



Local Education News

Riverside teachers reject district's offer
Willoughby News Herald                                                        10/28/2014

The Riverside Local Education Association has rejected the district’s last best final offer and has authorized its negotiating committee to file an intent to strike notice if necessary.


West G students stage walkout in support of open enrollment
Willoughby News Herald                                                        10/28/2014

About 300 students at West Geauga High School demonstrated their support of open enrollment in the form of a walkout at 1 p.m. Oct. 27.


Suspicious powder leads to court fight
Toledo Blade                                                                      10/28/2014

An Anthony Wayne Junior High School student who said she mixed flour and sugar to simulate drugs for a classroom assignment has been accused of bringing the real thing to school.


Apple Provides Tech Grant for Chaney STEM School
Youngstown Business Journal                                                  10/28/2014

The grant will provide every student, teacher and administrator at Chaney with an iPad…


Cleveland school wins more than 400 iPads from Apple - one for every student
Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                           10/28/2014

Every student at Orchard STEM elementary school will receive a free iPad from Apple Inc. as part of an Apple plan to help low-income and minority students have better educational opportunities.


More than 1,100 attend Science Alliance in Piketon
Chillicothe Gazette                                                               10/28/2014

As assistant principal at Portsmouth West High School, Eric Nichols was aware of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Science Alliance, an interactive science fair aimed at high school juniors in southern Ohio.


Attendance crept back up after Ebola concern at Cleveland school
Cleveland Plain Dealer                                                           10/28/2014

Though an Ebola concern scared off nearly half of John F. Kennedy High School's freshmen on Oct. 16, attendance slowly increased back over 90 percent within a week.


Positions reinstated after heated school board meeting
Mansfield News Journal                                                         10/28/2014

A special Mansfield City Schools board meeting turned tense Monday as a divided board approved filling nine positions previously eliminated by a reduction in force.


Ponzi scheme just the latest problem for SCPA
Cincinnati Enquirer                                                               10/28/2014

There's been a lot of drama lately at the School for Creative and Performing Arts, and it's not on the stage.


Newark Digital wins statewide award
Newark Advocate                                                                10/28/2014

Newark Digital Academy got a shout-out from the state this month — named a Charter School of the Year by the Ohio Alliance for Public Charter Schools.


Higher Education News

Big Ten and the Next Big Thing
Inside higher ed                                                                   10/28/2014

Competency-based education is going upmarket. Three brand-name, Big Ten-affiliated institutions are now offering degrees in this emerging form of higher education.


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